*Attorney Antonio Moore discusses the T.I., CBC and Charlamagne’s meeting with Trump’s administration and the Congressional Black Caucus for Opportunity Zone funding.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus were joined by rapper and actor T.I. and radio host Charlamagne Tha God while advocating on Capitol Hill Wednesday for investments in black communities, economic development and closing the wage gap.
The lawmakers and entertainers praised efforts to create opportunity zones, an initiative established by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that incentivizes investment in low-income communities.
Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, applauded celebrities and local politicians involved in promoting policies and working to bring about upward economic mobility and enhance poverty-stricken areas.
“We have to make sure, as has already been said, that the community impact and those that are in the communities, that these developments are seeking to benefit, that they’re really at the forefront,” he said at a press conference. “And that’s what our congressional hearings on the Ways and Means Committee will focus on.” The Hill