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Past Events

A Conversation With Michele Rayner: Florida state Rep. Michele Rayner made history as the first openly queer Black woman to be elected to the Florida Legislature. Rayner sat down with us to discuss her work as a public defender and civil rights attorney, her record as a state representative, and her experience running against a member of the extremist Oath Keepers group who is awaiting trial for his alleged role in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot. 

A Conversation With Deidre DeJear: Iowa Democratic gubernatorial nominee Deidre DeJear joined us for a wide-ranging conversation about her focus on public education, her plan to turn Iowa blue, and her experiences as a Black candidate running in a state with a 90% white population.

A Conversation With Stacey Abrams: The Georgia candidate for governor fielded questions Capital B sourced from Black voters from around the state on housing, policing, health care, and jobs.

Black Student Debt: Will Biden’s New Plan Do Enough ? An exploration of the possible outcomes of Biden’s loan forgiveness plan and what this means for Black communities.

Monkeypox in the Black Community: What You Need to Know: An important conversation about the spread of Monkeypox, disinformation, and how Black Americans can keep themselves safer in the face of health and care disparities.

Capital B Fest: Capital B’s flagship event: A two-day, virtual summit discussing politics, technology, business, and more.

The State of Black Maternal Health: Our Black Maternal Health Week event focusing on some of the most important topics related to maternal and reproductive health, including the joys of Black parenthood, solutions to increase birth and health care equity, and reproductive rights.

The Firsts: An afternoon of conversation about the Black women making history in the present day

The Power of Black Stories : A series of conversations focused on the importance of authentically centering Black narratives. From policy to health and entertainment, we’ll unpack the ways in which Black stories can ignite real change and manifest opportunities. 
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