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Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, alongside multiple Congressional Black Caucus Fathers, Celebrate Father’s Day and Uplift Black Fathers

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Ahead of Father’s Day, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-24), Chair of the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, alongside multiple Congressional Black Caucus Fathers, is uplifting Black fathers through a series of initiatives to dispel the myth of the absent Black Father. Unfortunately, Black fathers are often stereotyped as absent and as deadbeat…

ICYMI: Congresswoman Frederica Wilson Hosts Hearing Style Briefing on the Mental Health and Suicide of Black Men and Boys with Top Mental Health Leaders

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On May 1st, in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), Chair of the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, hosted a briefing titled "Mayday: Suicide and the Mental Health of Black Men and Boys.” The briefing brought together esteemed panelists, including five CEOs leading the largest mental health…

Congresswoman Wilson’s Statement on the Racially Motivated Jacksonville Shooting

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…