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February is Black History Month in the United States – a time to reflect on African American history and contributions to society. And while some progress has been made, black people continue to face challenges in such areas as employment, education, pay and housing – as well as incidents of racially charged rhetoric and violence. To discuss this: Raynard Jackson, Founder and Chairman of Black Americans for a Better Future. Kay Wright Lewis teaches history at Howard University. Hilary Shelton, NAACP’s Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy and Director of its Washington bureau.

Raynard Jackson, Founder and Chairman of Black Americans for a Better Future (BAFBF), Addresses Tax Reform and Economic Empowerment TECN® TV Covers Black Americans for a Better Future (BAFBF) Capitol Hill Briefing Speakers: - House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) - Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President - Jovita Carranza, U.S. Treasurer - Kenya Pierce, Co-President and COO of Voulez Beauté - Robert Wallace, President, and CEO, Bithenergy - Gerald B. Boyd, Jr., CEO of DB Consulting Group, Inc. - Raynard Jackson, Founder and Chairman of Black Americans for a Better Future (BAFBF) As Republicans prepare to release their tax reform plan, Chair McMorris Rodgers is leading a “Faces of Tax Reform” event series all across the United States. As POLITICO reported Tuesday morning, “Starting this week, McMorris Rodgers will launch her own tax tour of the country, focused on the individual side of the tax code. Among the states on her itinerary are Michigan, Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Chair McMorris Rodgers will host a private roundtable with event attendees and Jovita Carranza, the 44th Treasurer of the United States, to hear directly from them the issues that matter to minority entrepreneurs and their businesses.

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