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Capitol Hill’s Inaugural Caucus on Black Men and Boys

Yesterday’s Inaugural meeting of the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys on Capitol Hill brought together local and national leaders to discuss the issues facing Black male youth and Black men in America. The hearing featured Mr. David Johns, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans; Dr. Michael E. Dyson, author and Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University; Mr. Kweisi Mfume, former Congressman and former President of the NAACP. Additionally, Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin, joined the team to offer insight. See the full video here: CSPAN’s Coverage

Pictures: Before the hearing began, the dignitaries joined Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and others and participated in a candid roundtable discussion on the issues they’d be speaking on. Also included, are images from the hearing.

What’s next? The discussion was very poignant and interesting. I’m excited to see what actions stem from this meeting specifically and also the many meetings, protests and marches being held around the country. Starting/continuing the conversation and having the nation’s attention is needed. Additionally, what’s done while a group has America’s attention is just as important, if not more. I look forward to the change and to what’s next.

Today, I’m thankful for progress. God bless.


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8 thoughts on “Capitol Hill’s Inaugural Caucus on Black Men and Boys

  1. Love the pic with the bag of Skittles in the suit pocket!

    Posted by Sheryl's Pearls | July 25, 2013, 9:52 am
  2. I’m glad you had the opportunity to witness and capture both discussions. The topic is of major importance, and I hope you continue to be a part of the documentary of the progress to come! I like the Skittles pic too!

    Posted by onedallaschick | July 25, 2013, 6:38 pm
  3. I can feel the intensity and emotion of the meeting through your pics, awesome job.

    Posted by mindsostrongy | July 25, 2013, 6:53 pm
  4. How did we not meet?! I’m Cummings’ press secretary. I was there the whole time. Great shots — as usual!

    Posted by SafiyaSafiya | July 26, 2013, 8:44 am
    • Hey!! I saw you in the office, but… you know how that goes. 🙂 I’m glad I was able to be there and thanks for your kind word! I hope Cummings continues to be an influential component of the conversation. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience to add! Thanks for the comment!

      Posted by gjames432 | July 26, 2013, 4:00 pm

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