Skip to Content

Black Men and Boys

Congresswoman Wilson’s Statement on the Racially Motivated Jacksonville Shooting

| Posted in Press Releases

Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), Chair of the U.S. Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, released the following statement following the racially motivated shooting in Jacksonville, Florida that claimed the lives of three Floridians: “I’m filled with grief and outrage over the heartbreaking tragedy in Jacksonville, Florida. It is…

Tackling health disparities in Black men and boys at the roots

| Posted in In the News

When Michael Stern was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago he was shocked. He’d had no idea a disease was attacking him from the inside. Multiple surgeries later, Stern, an Aventura, Florida Commissioner, began to realize how lack of access and information contributes to the health disparities among different ethnicities in the United States. Now, he advocates for others by raising…

‘We have to try to do what we can to give Black men and boys more time on this Earth’

| Posted in In the News

Gun violence, diabetes, colon cancer, hypertension, mental illness, and lack of access to healthcare. Those are some of the challenges Black men and boys face in the United States, according to U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson. The Democrat from Miami-Dade County, who is the chairwoman of the Caucus on the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, hosted a briefing Thursday…

Congresswoman Wilson's Statement on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024

| Posted in Press Releases

Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) issued the following statement on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024, which she voted against: "Once again, extreme MAGA Republicans have hijacked the historically bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act. They have jeopardized the security of our nation to advance their agenda and trumpet radical…

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson Celebrates Black Fatherhood

| Posted in Articles

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), the founder and chair of the Caucus on the Commission of the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, organized a Congressional policy briefing on June 22 at the U.S. Capitol Building to reshape the public perception of Black fathers.  The event acknowledged the contributions of fathers within the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and inducted…

Congresswoman Wilson Presents $6.4 Million Check to the Boys and Girls Club of Miami-Dade and Celebrates Grand Opening of New Club in Miami Gardens

| Posted in Press Releases

Miami, Fla. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) presented a $6.4 million check to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Inc. at the grand opening of the Dr. Frederica S. Wilson Club at Skyway Elementary School. The check includes funds for enhancements to the new club facility, the expasion of existing club programming for the NFL Club located in…

New Miami Gardens Boys and Girls Club gets funding for activities at elementary school Read more at: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-gardens/article274177385.html#storylink=cpy

| Posted in Articles

A new Boys and Girls Club will give children at a Miami Gardens elementary school access to after-school activities that include STEM, arts and crafts, and nutrition programs. U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami Gardens, on Wednesday announced $6.4 million for the new club, named after her, and two others, Northwest Club and the NFL Club at Gwen Cherry Park. The money comes from…

Congresswoman Wilson Presents $3 Million Check to City of West Park for Construction of Cultural Facility at McTyre Park

| Posted in Press Releases

Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) was joined by the City of West Park Mayor, Felicia Brunson, city officials, staff, and community members to present a $3 million check to the City of West Park for the construction of a cultural facility at McTyre Park. The funding awarded for the project are a part of the Community Project…

Democrats are reintroducing bill to highlight Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan

| Posted in Articles

While President Joe Biden’s far-reaching plan to cancel student debt remains questionable, Democrats are arguing for a second time this week for Congress’s role in addressing the debt crisis. On Tuesday, a cadre of about 125 progressives in the Senate and House issued a letter reiterating their support for Biden’s beleaguered plan and hinting at upcoming legislation to support loan…

Senate confirms Mark Lapointe as Miami U.S. Attorney. He's the first Haitian-American in post

| Posted in In the News

Markenzy Lapointe was confirmed by the United States Senate Tuesday night as the U.S. attorney for South Florida, making him the first Haitian American lawyer to serve in the region’s most powerful federal law enforcement position. Lapointe, a former U.S. Marine and ex-federal prosecutor who was raised in Haiti and Miami, was nominated in September by President Joe Biden to fill the…