Congressional Caucus on Black Innovation debuts on Capitol Hill

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The new caucus, chaired by members of Congress Stacey Plaskett, Ritchie Torres, and Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland, aims to close the economic gap for Black entrepreneurs in tech and innovation.

Members of the Black Alliance Coalition and others gather with Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett outside the Capitol for the launch of the Congressional Caucus on Black Innovation. (Photo: theGrio/Gerren Keith Gaynor)

A new congressional caucus aimed at closing the economic gap for Black entrepreneurs in tech and innovation was launched on Capitol Hill. 

Dozens gathered at the House Triangle outside of the Capitol building on Tuesday to mark the creation of the Congressional Caucus on Black Innovation, led by Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Congressman Ritchie Torres of New York, and Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland of Washington.

The new caucus seeks to develop policy that will address systemic racism and bias that prevent Black innovators from accessing the capital that allows them to sustain and thrive compared to their white counterparts.  

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