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The Congressional Black Caucus It Starts with YOU by Bernadine Williams Stallings Rep. Marcia Fudge, chairwoman of the CBC welcomes attendees to the Town Hall Meeting “From Poverty to Prosperity: Confronting Vio-lence, Restoring Opportunity and Investing in Our Youth.” PHOTO COURTE SY OF THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION , INC. Political leaders, community s organizers, government and local officials and socially con-science citizens genuinely concerned with the challenges facing people of color once again gathered in Wash-ington, D.C., Sept. 18 – 21, 2013 for the Congressional Black Caucus’ 43rd Annual Legislative Conference. The theme for the event, “It Starts With You,” spoke volumes to the endless list of issues still plagu-ing the African-American community decades after the passage of laws and legislation intended to guarantee socioeconomic freedoms and basic civil rights. Divine and United Under the leadership of Rep. Mar-cia Fudge (D-Ohio), chair of the Con-gressional Black Caucus and 21st Na-tional President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the conference began with its 4th Annual Greek Forum Sept. 18 in the Capitol Welcome Cen-ter where members from the “Divine Nine” organizations of the National PanHellenic Council met to discuss key issues facing the African-Ameri-can community, taking the opportu-nity to reflect on progress made and to determine the necessary future steps for the never-ending struggle for equality. Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, host of Huff- Post Live and BET News, moderated the panel consisting of William “Ran-dy” Bates, Jr., Kappa Alpha Psi Fra-ternity, Inc.; William Douglass Lyle, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Dr. Andrew Ray, Omega Psi Phi Fraterni- DELTA SGIMA THETA SORORITY, INC.


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