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Today the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Act (S.2163/H.R. 1636), introduced by Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, to establish a 19-member commission examining the social disparities that disproportionately affect black males in America. Led by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), the Senate unanimously passed a companion bill, S. 2163, on June 25. The two lawmakers created a similar commission when they served together in Florida’s state legislature.
Miami, FL – Today, Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement following the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act:
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement in response to Judge Rodney Smith’s lifetime appointment to the federal bench:
“I am overjoyed by the recent confirmation of Judge Rodney Smith to serve a lifetime appointment on the federal bench in South Florida. He grew up in Liberty City, one of Miami’s most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods, and selflessly gives back to the community that helped shape him.
The 5000 Role Models of Excellence conducted its 2nd Annual Awards Ceremony and Dinner at William M. Raines High. Students from the Raines High Culinary program catered the event. The celebration honored 5000 Role Models of Excellence student leaders and graduating seniors who have gone above and beyond for the 2017-2018 school year. Adult Role Models who serve as mentors for the students enrolled in the program and Site Directors who head up each of the 12 school programs were also honored.
Washington, D.C. -- Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement on the anniversary of Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination:
"Today we mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Although African Americans and other people of color have made great gains, it is imperative that we honor his legacy by standing up, speaking out and continuing to fight for what is right and fair.