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If we believe Black Lives Matter and think we all have the right to live free from gun violence, it’s time to give these gun violence prevention heroes the funding and support they deserve. Tell Congress to pass the Break the Cycle of Violence Act

From the Tulsa massacre to criminal justice reform, from the halls of Congress to the NBA: #SoulOfANation  explores all facets of Black life in America. Every episode of the groundbreaking series @SoulofaNation  is now streaming on @hulu .

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Urge your members of Congress to support the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act and other health equity legislation with APHA’s action alert. It’s fast and easy. Your voice matters! Do it now: #SpeakForHealth 

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The systematic underrepresentation of Black voters in Congress is every bit as grave an affront to equal citizenship as voting restrictions are. @EricLevitz  writes

The systematic underrepresentation of Black voters in Congress is every bit as grave an affront to equal citizenship as voting restrictions are. @EricLevitz  writes

Our Route 58 swing continues! Great stops yesterday in Emporia, Lawrenceville, Boydton, and South Boston to talk with business owners, childcare providers, parents, and National Black Farmers Association members about their challenges amid the pandemic—and how Congress can help.

The systematic underrepresentation of Black voters in Congress is every bit as grave an affront to equal citizenship as voting restrictions are. @EricLevitz  writes

See photos of Alcee Hastings through the years — from his days as a pioneer Black candidate for U.S. Senate through his criminal trial in the 1980s and his impeachment to his successful run for Congress in 1992 and for 14 terms thereafter.

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Rep. @RepHastingsFL , the #Florida  Democrat who led advocacy on Jewish issues in Congress and helped guide Black-Jewish relations through periods of tension, died at 84.

When Thompson first entered congress in the 1990s there were lots of “gettable” conservative white voters left in the rural South, so packing Black voters into VRA-compliant districts improved descriptive representation for African-Americans but also helped Republicans win seats.

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Black women are 243% more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications than white women — this father brought his heartbreaking story to Congress to change that

If young black or Muslim men were walking into schools and malls and movie theaters and randomly slaughtering Americans — including children! — with anything near this frequency Congress would have acted LONG ago. #elpasoshooting 

As it turns out, police are better at brutalizing Black protesters than stopping the U.S. Congress from being overrun.

Imagine if #BlackLivesMatter  were the ones who were storming the Capitol building. Thousands of black people laying siege to the seat of government — in the middle of a joint session of Congress? Just imagine the reaction.

Black women are 243% more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications than white women — this father brought his heartbreaking story to Congress to change that

The police who shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times must be fired, arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Congress cannot wait any longer to act forcefully to end the horrific violence against Black Americans at the hands of police.

Voting machines down. Limited provisional ballots. Hours-long lines. #VoterSuppression  is happening right now across Georgia, particularly in Black communities. We can't let this happen in November. Congress must immediately pass my VoteSafe Act.

Civil rights veteran Rev. C.T. Vivian has died at age 95. An associate of MLK, in 1965 he was beaten by a segregationist sheriff in Selma while trying to register Black voters — a moment that helped spark the march that pressured Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act.

Can you imagine if Congress responded to Black Americans demanding to not be murdered as quickly as they respond to billionaires demanding tax cuts?

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