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The Permanence Project

Beta Testing Permanence Project

Interested in beta testing a new online public policy engagement tool? This week, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) announced the enrollment launch of a new virtual community, named the Permanence Project. The project is designed to engage the public around policy issues impacting black communities. As part of the enrollment launch, the CBCF is […]

Michael Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford III, Trayvon Martin & Countless Others: Where Do We Go From Here?

Hands Up Dont Shoot

First of all, our thoughts and prayers go out to the mother, father and family of Michael Brown. There are no words of comfort that can ease the loss of your beloved child. Though we did not know Michael, we are grateful for his life, and certainly his death is not in vain. Our hearts […]

US-Africa Leaders Summit: Investing in the Next Generation

US Africa Summit

Have an interest in emerging markets? You are not alone. In fact, countries across the African continent are in the process of reaping the benefits of emerging market investors. Governments around the globe have also raced to strengthen partnerships. Toward this end, over the next few days, President Obama will welcome leaders from across the […]

Projection: 90,000 Unaccompanied Children will hit the US Border by Year End

Familes and Children Held In U.S. Customs and Border Protection Processing Facility

The number is astounding, and begs the question, “why kids?” In a recent interview with the National Journal, Leslie Velez, senior protection officer at the U.N. High Commission for Refugees, explains why tens of thousands of children are fleeing El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala—some of the most dangerous places in this hempisphere. On Capitol Hill, […]

Student Loan Relief: The Presidential Memoranda

Pay as you earn

Are you paying off student loan debt? If you are like millions of Americans across the country, the answer is yes. Monday, President Obama signed a student loan memorandum enabling an increased number of borrowers to receive student loan payment relief. There are five key actions as outlined in the memorandum: – Expanding the Pay […]

Reading Rainbow: Cutting Across the Rainbow of Love and Experience

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Remember Reading Rainbow? “Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high. Take a look, it’s in a book, a reading rainbow. I can go anywhere, friends to know, and ways to grow, a reading rainbow…” These are well-known lyrics from the theme song of the popular children’s series that first aired on PBS […]

Grateful for Your Service and Sacrifice

Memorial Day 2014

In what way will you honor our nation’s fallen Armed Forces members? It could be with a moment of silence, or simply by hugging your loved ones a little tighter on Monday. However you choose to spend your Monday, let’s be reminded that Memorial Day is a federal holiday wherein the men and women who […]

The Significance of the Paul Ryan Budget

House Passes Paul Ryan Budget

What does the passed budget mean for Americans? Most would agree that the recent passing of the bill by the House of Representatives in a vote of 219 -205, means very little for actual policy. Afterall, the Senate would need to pass its own similar legislation, and both would need to be combined in conference. […]

Everybody Can Be Great

Dr. King Arrested Image

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Every year, at the beginning of the […]

Water Bill. Farm Bill. Defense Bill

Legislation

Year end bills blitz? Possibly. These are the top priority bills that are making their way to becoming law. There also happens to be only about two weeks left for their passing. Here is a brief rundown provided by thehill.com. – Water Resources Reform and Development Act The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRDA) […]

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