This Week in Washington: CBCF Annual Legislative Conference
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) kicks off its Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) today in Washington, DC and will feature thought leaders, legislators and concerned citizens from across the country who are engaged in economic development, civil and social justice, public health and education issues. With more than 9,000 people attending and 70 public policy forums, ALC is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community.
Things to know about this year’s ALC:
Rep. Cedric Richmond, CBC Chair, will join A. Shuanise Washington, CBCF President and CEO, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, CBCF Board Member, and Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, Honorary Co-Chairs, in headlining the annual event.
John David Washington, Trendsetter Award
Laurence J. Fishburne III, Lifetime Achievement Award
Michelle Ebanks, Trailblazer Award
Bernice A. King, Woman of Truth Award
Hon. Barbara Lee, CBC Woman of the Year Award
Hon. Frederica Wilson, CBC Woman of Courage Award
The packed schedule includes policy forums and exhibits on everything from business, economic development and wealth creation to criminal justice and women and culture. It will also feature a professional development series facilitated by industry experts and focused on continuing professional development certification in specific industries.
Find out more at the official ALC website: https://www.eventscribe.com/2018/ALC/
In The News
In The News
MINNEAPOLIS — Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with murder and manslaughter. Freeman said this moved with extraordinary speed, that the investigation is continuing into other three officers, Freeman says. He said they have never charged a... Read More
TULSA, Okla. — Jim Goodwin ran his thumb over the screen of his iPhone, reading a rough draft of a newspaper editorial. In 300 words, the author recounted one of the worst acts of racial violence in American history and offered a stark suggestion to Tulsa... Read More
SINGAPORE — Life was already hardscrabble for the seven river otters known as the Zouk family. Prime land next to Singapore’s sparkling waterways brimming with fish had been seized by other clans, forcing the hapless group to wander the city-state each day in search of food... Read More
As the world’s courthouses prepare to reopen, many are installing plexiglass “sneeze barriers” and instituting face-mask requirements for litigants and court staff. But one especially vexing problem remains: how to bring back the jury and where to put them. Consider the plight of Minnesota’s Hennepin County,... Read More
AUSTIN, Texas — It took three weeks, but Lawrence and Arlene Maze finally persuaded their younger son, Gregory, of Los Angeles, to get on a flight home to Austin. “He basically shut his business down to come here and has to restart his business when it’s... Read More
WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Friday released the updated plan for conducting congressional business into the summer. The plan and calendar emailed members states that the focus for June will be on having the House committees hold hearings and mark up and report... Read More