Tag Archives: Congressional Black Caucus


Congressional Leaders Call for Greater Tech Diversity

Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Members of the Tri-Caucus introduced a Congressional resolution this week calling for greater transparency and access to computer science education for all students to ensure greater diversity in the booming tech [...]
Student leaders from the Peralta Community College District attended the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Annual Legislative Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C. Sept. 16-20. Left to right: Lasana Hotep, Dean of Student Success and Equity; Vivian Allen, President of the Black Student Union, Berkeley City College; Patricia Warfield, Professional Alumni Student Success Leader, Laney College; Denis Salazar, President of Associated Students of College of Alameda; Chancellor Jowel Laguerre; Ajari McCaster, Senator of Associated Students of Merritt College; Marquita Price, President of Associated Students of Merritt College; Linda Handy, Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees, Area 3; Meredith Brown, President of Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees; Adrien Abuyen, Student Trustee; Brianna Rogers, President of Associated Students, Berkeley City College; Jon-Mychal Cox, President of Associated Students of Laney College. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Peralta Students Gain Leadership Skills at CBC Annual Conference in D.C.

  Student leaders from the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) put their leadership and networking skills to work last week as they engaged in panels around legislative policy, criminal justice, STEM education and hip-hop at [...]
The tech diversity panel included (left to right): Van Jones, president and co-founder of Dream Corps; Angel Rich, founder of Wealth Factor; Harrison Harvey, student at Head Royce High School, Oakland; Olivia Zama, student at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Maryland; Jamal Simmons, co-founder of CRVIII.com; and Andrea Hoffman, founder and CEO of Culture Shift Labs. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Diversity Panel Addresses Need for Black Youth in Tech

  It is no secret that the tech industry is growing. However, the dismal numbers of African Americans in the industry continues to be a problem that politicians with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are [...]
Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Congressional Black Caucus Releases Report on Health Disparities

The Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust has released “The 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America,” an official Congressional analysis of the state of African American health in the U.S. that offers a blueprint [...]
Amelia Boynton Robinson. Photo: Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images.

Congressional Black Caucus Remembers Civil Rights Icon, Amelia Boynton Robinson

Amelia Boynton Robinson, civil rights activist and leader in the 1965 Bloody Sunday march who endured a brutal beating that day in Selma, died on Wednesday at the age of 104.

Congressional Black Caucus Takes Tech Initiative to Silicon Valley

Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), all members of the CBC Diversity Task Force visited Silicon Valley this week, Aug. 2-4, to meet [...]
Sylvia Young, Felecia Greenly, Kristina Wong, Cynthia Cary-Grant, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Sylvia Britt, Nikia Harris, Shirley Gainey, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Gerri Robinson, Denise Jones, Agripina Alejandres and Jamila Guess at the WORLD offices in Oakland.

Congresswoman Robin Kelly Supports Local Services for Women Living with HIV

Congresswoman Barbara Lee recently welcomed Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-Illinois), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, to the East Bay. Congresswomen Lee and Kelly, both members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), visited Women [...]

Obama Tells America, “Frustrations … Have Deep Roots in Many Communities of Color”

President Barack Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus have released statements in the wake of protests in Ferguson, MO, which have spread to at least 37 states after a grand jury failed to indict a [...]
Photo courtesy of the Office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee.

Congresswoman Lee Joins National Day of Prayer to End Poverty

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) joined members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and interfaith leaders from around the country on Thursday on the Capitol Hill East Lawn for the first national CBC Day of Prayer [...]