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Mar 1, 2016

Thank You to the 2016 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Avoice Heritage Celebration Sponsors

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. and the Avoice Virtual Library Project would like to acknowledge the following sponsors for their generous support of the 2016 Avoice Heritage Celebration. Anheuser-Busch Premier Sponsor Exxon Mobil Legacy Sponsor National Association of Broadcasters Legacy Sponsor T Mobile Legacy Sponsor Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers Heritage Sponsor National […]

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Feb 10, 2016

The CBCF and Avoice Present the 2016 Avoice Heritage Celebration

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) will commemorate Black History Month 2016 by hosting its seventh annual Avoice Heritage Celebration on February 23rd 2016 from 6-9pm. This year’s Avoice Heritage Celebration theme, “Because they serve, we soar,” recognizes the sacrifices, accomplishments and service of the members of the CBC and the founding members of the […]

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Nov 23, 2015

Avoice Presents: Keep the Faith in Education

Watch the 2015 Avoice Issue Forum panel on keeping the faith in education! Panelists looked at the monumental passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. was the chair of the Education and Labor Committee at the times and was instrumental in its passage. Using materials curated […]

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Aug 25, 2015

Remembering Representative Louis Stokes

Avoice mourns the passing of Representative Louis Stokes. Rep. Stokes was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the first African-American to represent the state of Ohio. We salute his dedication to public service and his countless contributions to legislative history. To learn more about his life and legacy, we invite you to […]

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Aug 25, 2015

Join Us in September at the 45th Annual Legislative Conference

Avoice Student Workshop Date: Wednesday, September 18th Time: 9:00am-3:00pm Location: National Archives Description: High-school students and their teachers will explore the legislative contributions of African Americans in Congress through an interactive workshop at the National Archives and Records and Administration in Washington, DC. The 2015 Avoice student workshop will focus on “Women of the CBC.” […]

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Jul 9, 2015

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act Revisited

Often hailed as the conscience of the Congress, the Congressional Black Caucus has remained a pillar for minorities across the United States. The Origins of the CBC exhibit walks us through the beginnings of this phenomenal group that has changed the course of legislative history. On June 3, 1971 Representative Charles C. Diggs, Jr. (D-MI) […]

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Apr 30, 2015

A Closer Look at Education Policy

For over 40 years the Congressional Black Caucus has been at the forefront of progressive legislation for African Americans and other minority groups across the United States. This month marks 61 years since the Supreme Court declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. (1954) Though the […]

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Mar 27, 2015

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and Avoice Salutes The Women of the CBC

In March, people across the globe join together to celebrate the contributions of women in today’s society. The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and Avoice would like to take the time to recognize the work of the women of the Congressional Black Caucus. From civil rights to healthcare, African-American women have played a major role in […]

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Mar 6, 2015

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Launches The Permanence Project

The Permanence Project is an online community for people who are concerned about public policy. It engages people in the policy making process and helps them to understand how public policy impacts their daily lives. The Permanence Project is an extension of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). The ALC is […]

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