Behind the Curtain at ALC

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) plans the Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) every September, which attracts thousands of multi-generational attendees, spills into almost a dozen hotels, and has 58 congressional honorary session hosts.

Timeline of the Congressional Black Caucus

The Congressional Black Caucus was founded in 1971 with 13 members, representing 82 million Americans and 25.3% of the total U.S. population, and has since grown to 58 members, with President Barack Obama being the first African American and CBC member to be elected president.

Annual Legislative Conference Emphasizes Critical Historical Moment

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation is hosting its 52nd Annual Legislative Conference, themed “Securing Our Democracy, Protecting Our Freedoms, Uplifting Our Culture”, from September 20-24, with events centered on voter education and engagement and a long-term strategy centered on voter education and engagement in the lead up to the 2024 election season.

Jonathan Cox Sets Aside Academia to Lead CPAR

Dr. Jonathan Cox, a scholar with 20 years of experience in academia, has joined the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation as the new vice president of the Center for Policy Analysis, charged with developing public policy and research strategies for the foundation and its work in eradicating disparities among people in the African diaspora.

ALC Co-Chairs Have Earned Respect of Peers, Constituents

Rep. Stacey E. Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) and Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) have been appointed co-chairs of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 52nd Annual Legislative Conference, demonstrating their commitment to advancing the rights and well-being of all Americans.

HUD’s Marcia Fudge Bolsters Homeownership for Black Americans

Marcia Fudge, the newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, is passionate about increasing homeownership for African Americans and people with low to moderate incomes, and is working with organizations to provide programs and tools to assist them in becoming homeowners.

Meet the CBCF 2023 Interns

CBCF offers internship programs that prepare college students and young professionals to become principled leaders, skilled policy analysts, and informed advocates by exposing them to the processes that develop national policies and implement them from Capitol Hill to federal field offices.

Rep. Terri A. Sewell Continues the Voting Rights Fight

Terri Sewell, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., is a staunch advocate for electoral justice and the Voting Rights Act, and has introduced the John Robert Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to restore prior preclearance in Section 5 of the original VRA.

The People That You Will Meet in ‘The Neighborhood’

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 52nd Annual Legislative Conference will feature more than 200 exhibiting companies, a Professional Career & Job Diversity Fair, Authors Literary Circle, Health & Wellness Way, Taste of ALC, and a Market Place with 75 vendors, all re-imagined as a community experience.