AFRICAN AMERICANS

AFRICAN AMERICANS

Addresses

Elaine Massacre Memorial Dedication Ceremony: Brian Miller, E10 [8JA]

I Have a Dream (excerpt): Martin Luther King, Jr., E49 [16JA]

State of the Union: President Trump, S850–S855 [4FE], H759–H763 [4FE]

Amendments

Coins: mint coins in commemoration of Negro Leagues baseball establishment anniversary (S. 2321), S1608, S1613 [5MR]

Dept. of Education: reauthorize mandatory funding programs for historically Black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions (H.R. 2486), consideration of Senate amendment (H. Res. 891), H1612 [11MR]

Articles and editorials

Youth Tobacco Use Legislation Would Have Unintended Life-or-Death Consequences for Black Tobacco Users, H1236 [27FE]

Bills and resolutions

Alabama Black Belt National Heritage Area: establish (see S. 3363), S1219 [27FE] (see H.R. 5989), H1250 [27FE]

Ali, Muhammad: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see H.R. 5955), H1190 [25FE]

Armed Forces: award a Congressional Gold Medal collectively to the Buffalo Soldier regiments, authorized by Congress in 1866, in recognition of their superior, dedicated, and vital service (see H.R. 6022), H1422 [28FE]

Army: tribute to Women’s Army Corps 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion and celebration of Black History Month (see H. Res. 867), H1225 [26FE]

Black History Month: observance (see S. Res. 516), S1220 [27FE] (see H. Res. 869), H1251 [27FE]

Bronzeville-Black Metropolis National Heritage Area: establish (see H.R. 5990), H1250 [27FE]

Capitol Building and Grounds: authorize use of the rotunda for a ceremony to present statue of Mary McLeod Bethune for placement in National Statuary Hall (see H. Con. Res. 94), H1423 [28FE]

——— replace bust of Roger B. Taney in Old Supreme Court Chamber of the U.S. Capitol with a bust of Thurgood Marshall (see H.R. 6131), H1553 [9MR]

Committee on the Library (Joint): obtain a statue of Harriet Tubman to display in the U.S. Capitol National Statuary Hall (see S. 3423), S1672 [10MR]

Dept. of Defense: establish Ronald V. Dellums Memorial Fellowship for Women of Color in STEAM fields (see H.R. 5922), H1164 [18FE]

Dept. of Education: establish competitive grants to empower community colleges and minority-serving institutions to become incubators for infant and toddler child care talent, training, campus and community access (see S. 3168), S93 [8JA]

——— expand Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program to provide scholarships to students from underrepresented populations pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degrees (see H.R. 5784), H935 [6FE]

——— reauthorize mandatory funding programs for historically Black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions (H.R. 2486), consideration of Senate amendment (see H. Res. 891), H1586 [10MR]

Dept. of HHS: improve data collection on maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity (see H.R. 6165), H1586 [10MR]

——— improve maternal mental and behavioral health outcomes with particular focus on minority women (see H.R. 6143), H1554 [9MR]

——— provide grants and guidance to grow and diversify the perinatal workforce (see H.R. 6164), H1586 [10MR]

Dept. of Labor: urge labor unions and businesses to recruit, hire, and train unemployed young African American men to rebuild infrastructure, technology and computer networks, and energy distribution systems (see H.R. 5748), H752 [3FE]

Discrimination: prohibit discrimination based on an individual’s texture or style of hair (see S. 3167), S93 [8JA]

Education: create equity offices in State and local education agencies to encourage programs to improve diversity in advanced placement and gifted and talented academic programs (see H.R. 6107), H1535 [5MR]

Government: promote diversity and inclusion in Federal workforce (see H.R. 6240), H1668 [12MR]

Greensboro, NC: recognize significance of Greensboro Four Woolworth lunch counter sit-in (see H. Res. 816), H633 [28JA]

Hazel M. Johnson Environmental Justice Month: designate (see H. Res. 846), H1046 [11FE]

Health: improve prevention, detection, and treatment modalities for African-American women with cardio-vascular disease and diabetes (see H. Res. 873), H1251 [27FE]

Housing: acknowledge history and lasting impact of the Federal Government-created problem of redlining and responsibility of the Federal Government to address such impact (see H. Res. 829), H765 [4FE]

Johnson, Katherine C. Goble: tribute (see S. Res. 519), S1220 [27FE]

Jones, Nathaniel R.: tribute (see S. Res. 517), S1220 [27FE]

Malcolm X: recognize legacy as a civil rights leader and need to reopen investigation into assassination (see H. Res. 863), H1190 [25FE]

Mary Ann Shadd Cary Post Office, Wilmington, DE: designate (see H.R. 5972), H1224 [26FE]

Miller, Doris: award Medal of Honor posthumously (see H.R. 5549), H12 [7JA]

Monuments and memorials: prohibit destruction of civil rights memorials (see H.R. 6026), H1422 [28FE]

National Minority Health Month: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 918), H1882 [10AP] (see H. Res. 924), H1888 [14AP]

National Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Day: designate (see H. Res. 883), H1470 [3MR]

Redding, Louis L.: tribute (see S. Con. Res. 37), S1220 [27FE] (see H. Con. Res. 93), H1423 [28FE]

Revels, Hiram R.: tribute (see S. Res. 508), S1219 [27FE]

Scipio A. Jones Post Office, Little Rock, AR: permit display of a portrait of Scipio A. Jones (see S. 3187), S193 [14JA]

Tubman, Harriet: mint coins in commemoration of bicentennial of birth (see H.R. 5873), H1124 [12FE]

Tuskegee Airman Lieutenant Colonel Robert J. Friend Memorial Post Office Building, Irvine, CA: designate (see H.R. 5711), H712 [29JA]

White, George H.: issue a commemorative postage stamp (see H.R. 5847), H1045 [11FE]

Women: end preventable maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity and close disparities in maternal health outcomes (see S. 3424), S1672 [10MR] (see H.R. 6142), H1554 [9MR]

——— improve maternal health outcomes, especially for underserved populations, through investments in technology (see H.R. 6138), H1554 [9MR]

——— make investments in community-based organizations and other initiatives to prevent maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity, especially for African-American women (see H.R. 6144), H1554 [9MR]

Woodie Rucker-Hughes Post Office Building, Riverside, CA: designate (see H.R. 5983), H1224 [26FE]

Essays

What Black History Month Means to Me: JyMir Starks, E237 [28FE]

——— Trenton B. Townes, E232 [28FE], E245 [2MR]

Factsheets

Big Tobacco Has No Problem Targeting African American Communities—But Congress Should Have a Problem With It: Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund (organization), H1266 [28FE]

Letters

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Homeland Security Partnerships Act: Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Committee on Homeland Security (House), H982 [10FE]

——— Representative Velazquez, Committee on Small Business (House), H982 [10FE]

Notices

Estimated budget effects of H.R. 35, Antilynching Act, H1223 [26FE]

Remarks in House

Alabama: Tuskegee Airmen Day observance, E261 [4MR]

Ali, Muhammad: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (H.R. 5955), E206 [25FE]

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.: anniversary, H249 [15JA], E17 [9JA]

Atlantic City, NJ: anniversary of Atlantic City Bacharach Giants (baseball team), H1465 [3MR]

Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity (organization): tribute to incoming president and cabinet officers, E61 [21JA]

Black History Month: observance, H757 [4FE], H775 [5FE], H980, H1001 [10FE], H1020, H1021, H1023 [11FE], H1119–H1121 [12FE], H1143 [13FE], H1195 [26FE], H1233 [27FE], H1255, H1256, H1290 [28FE], E86 [27JA], E123 [4FE], E172 [12FE], E185, E188, E189 [14FE], E226, E227, E228, E229 [27FE], E256, E257, E258 [4MR]

Cap May Court House, NJ: anniversary of John Wesley United Methodist Church, H1522 [5MR]

Civil rights: anniversary of voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, AL, H1196 [26FE]

Coins: mint coins in commemoration of Negro Leagues baseball establishment anniversary (H.R. 4104), H1465 [3MR]

Commission To Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans: establish (H.R. 40), H1005, H1007 [10FE], H1214 [26FE]

Constitutional amendments: anniversary of ratification of the 15th amendment prohibiting the government from denying a citizen the right to vote based on race, H1003–H1009 [10FE]

Crime: specify lynching as a hate crime (H.R. 35), H1194, H1197–H1203, H1214, H1219 [26FE], E239 [2MR]

Dept. of Education: reauthorize mandatory funding programs for historically Black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions (H.R. 2486), consideration of Senate amendment (H. Res. 891), H1599–H1613 [11MR]

Dept. of Homeland Security: strengthen partnerships with historically Black colleges and universities and minority-serving institutions (H.R. 1494), H981–H983 [10FE], E194 [21FE]

Economy: impact of unequal distribution of wealth and income on African Americans, H1117 [12FE]

Florida: decision to place statue of Mary McLeod Bethune in the U.S. Capitol National Statuary Hall, H1144 [13FE]

Gary, IN: tribute to Gary Frontiers Service Club, Inc., Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Breakfast honorees and officers, E9 [8JA]

Government: promote diversity and inclusion in Federal workforce (H.R. 6240), E314 [12MR]

Greensboro, NC: recognize significance of Greensboro Four Woolworth lunch counter sit-in (H. Res. 816), H572, H579 [28JA]

Groveland, FL: dedication of Groveland Four Monument, E191 [18FE]

Haley, Teresa: NAACP Activist of the Year award recipient, H1256 [28FE]

Hazel M. Johnson Environmental Justice Month: designate (H. Res. 846), H1038 [11FE]

House of Representatives: moment of silence for Katherine C. Goble Johnson, H1241 [27FE]

Houston, TX: tribute to Jack Yates High School, H75 [9JA]

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day: observance, H245, H251, H252, H276 [15JA], E9 [8JA], E48 [16JA]

Memphis, TN: tribute to mural by artist Jamond Bullock that honors students who integrated Bruce Elementary School in 1961, E66 [24JA]

Miller, Doris: award Medal of Honor posthumously (H.R. 5549), H757 [4FE], E7 [7JA]

Music and dance: anniversary of ‘‘Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing’’, H1038 [11FE]

National Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Day: designate (H. Res. 883), H1447 [3MR]

Pennsylvania: tribute to NAACP leaders in the 4th Congressional District, H1256 [28FE]

Philadelphia, PA: impact of Mercy-Douglass Hospital School of Nursing on integration of Pennsylvania health care system, H1291 [28FE]

Phillips County, AR: dedication of memorial to victims of Elaine massacre honoring African Americans killed during racial violence, E10 [8JA]

Positive Community (publication): anniversary, H856 [6FE], E85 [27JA]

Rayville, LA: tribute to preservation of Eula D. Britton School, H1591 [11MR]

San Diego (CA) Voice & Viewpoint: anniversary, H941 [7FE], E153 [7FE]

Scipio A. Jones Post Office, Little Rock, AR: permit display of a portrait of Scipio A. Jones (H.R. 3317), H831, H832 [5FE]

Selma, AL: commemorate anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the role it played in ensuring passage of the Voting Rights Act, E296 [11MR]

Silver Spring, MD: anniversary of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Montgomery County Alumnae Chapter, H1562 [10MR]

Texas Southern University: tribute, E194 [21FE]

Trump, President: evaluation of administration relative to women and minorities, H859 [6FE]

Virginia: tribute to 4th Congressional District Black History Month essay contest winners, E232, E237 [28FE], E244 [2MR]

Voting Rights Act: impact, H1005–H1007 [10FE]

Women: end preventable maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity and close disparities in maternal health outcomes, H1650 [11MR]

——— end preventable maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity and close disparities in maternal health outcomes (H.R. 6142), H1595 [11MR]

——— make investments in community-based organizations and other initiatives to prevent maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity, especially for African-American women (H.R. 6144), H1595 [11MR]

Remarks in Senate

Alabama: Tuskegee Airmen Day observance, S1592 [5MR]

Black History Month: observance, S1065 [13FE], S1096 [24FE], S1126, S1143 [25FE], S1169 [27FE]

——— observance (S. Res. 516), S1236 [27FE]

Civil rights: anniversary of voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, AL, S1278 [3MR]

Clotilda (vessel): discovery of wreckage of slave ship (S. Res. 315), S1235 [27FE]

Coins: mint coins in commemoration of Negro Leagues baseball establishment anniversary (S. 2321), S1169 [27FE], S1612 [5MR]

Dept. of HHS: place coronavirus testing facilities in rural areas and make testing available to underserved population, S1871 [20MR]

Emancipation National Historic Trail: designate (H.R. 434), S163 [13JA]

Harriet Tubman Day: observance, S1653 [10MR]

Health: address racial disparities in receiving health care in communities of color, S1127 [25FE]

Housing: address affordable housing crisis, S1248 [2MR]

Johnson, Katherine C. Goble: tribute (S. Res. 519), S1236 [27FE]

Jones, Mattie F.: Louisville, KY, Mayor’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Freedom Award recipient, S850 [4FE]

Jones, Nathaniel R.: tribute (S. Res. 517), S1236 [27FE], S1661 [10MR]

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day: anniversary of New Hampshire celebration, S241 [15JA]

——— observance, S241 [15JA], S271 [16JA]

McGee, Charles E.: authorize honorary promotion to brigadier general in the Air Force, S1592 [5MR]

Medicaid: reduce maternal mortality by extending duration of coverage after women give birth, improving obstetric case management, and providing training to clinicians to better care for women of color (S. 916), unanimous-consent request, S1130, S1131 [25FE]

——— reduce maternal mortality by extending duration of coverage for women after they give birth, improving obstetric case management, and providing training to clinicians to better care for women of color (S. 916), S1127, S1129–S1132 [25FE]

Revels, Hiram R.: tribute (S. Res. 508), S1175 [27FE]

Selma, AL: commemorate anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the role it played in ensuring passage of the Voting Rights Act, S1285 [3MR], S1623 [9MR]

Voting: protect rights of African Americans by increasing access and boosting registration, education, and election participation and eliminating discriminatory barriers, S1143 [25FE]

Women: improve maternal outcomes for African-American women and reduce racial disparities in infant mortality, S1127 [25FE]

Reports filed

Consideration of Senate Amendment to H.R. 2486, Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 891) (H. Rept. 116–415), H1586 [10MR]

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Homeland Security Partnerships Act: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H.R. 1494) (H. Rept. 116–393), H934 [6FE]

Permit Display of a Portrait of Scipio A. Jones at the Scipio A. Jones Post Office, Little Rock, AR: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 3317), S1738 [12MR]

Texts of

H. Res. 891, consideration of Senate amendment to H.R. 2486, Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act, H1599 [11MR]

H.R. 35, Antilynching Act, H1197 [26FE]

H.R. 1494, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Homeland Security Partnerships Act, H981 [10FE]

H.R. 3317, permit display of a portrait of Scipio A. Jones at Scipio A. Jones Post Office, Little Rock, AR, H831 [5FE]

S. 2321, Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, S1613 [5MR]

S. Con. Res. 37, tribute to Louis L. Redding, S1234 [27FE]

S. Res. 508, tribute to Hiram R. Revels, S1226 [27FE]

S. Res. 516, Black History Month, S1231 [27FE]

S. Res. 517, tribute to Nathaniel R. Jones, S1232 [27FE]

S. Res. 519, tribute to Katherine C. Goble Johnson, S1233 [27FE]

Tributes

King, Martin Luther, Jr., H304 [16JA]