Chairwoman Lee is the first African American to serve as chair to the powerful committee, which has jurisdiction over the country’s nondefense international affairs. She says she will focus on reinvesting in the State Department. Representative Lee is a long ...

On January 3, 2021, the 116th Congress adjourned and with its closure two members of HDI’s Congressional Advisory Board Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Pete Olson (R-TX) retired. HDI would like to extend its sincerest thanks to Representative Lowey and Representative Olson for ...

HDI is proud to announce that Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI) has become a member of HDI’s bipartisan Congressional Advisory Board.  Congressman Pocan will be replacing Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH) who has been selected by President-elect Biden to be Secretary ...

On Monday, December 14, the United States officially removed the Republic of Sudan from its State Sponsor of Terrorism list.  HDI Chairman Dr. Alsadig Khalafalla and the entire Board of Directors extends sincerest congratulations to the people of Sudan. Since ...

President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has selected Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH) as Secretary-designate of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. HDI extends its sincerest congratulations to Congresswoman Fudge. The Congresswoman is a long-time member of HDI’s Congressional Advisory ...

On December 3, 2020 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced those Members who has been chosen by the Democratic Caucus to Chair House Committees in the 117th Congress. Six members of HDI’s 33-member bipartisan Congressional Advisory Board (CAB) were announced ...

On December 1, 2020 the South Asian Film Festival of Montréal concluded its 2020 Festival (Virtual).  HDI is proud to announce that The Accused: Damned or Devoted? co-produced by HDI trained Pakistani filmmaker Musharaf Shah was named runner up in ...

HDI is proud to work closely with the Congressional Black Caucus.  On December 3, 2020 the Caucus chose by acclamation the following leadership team for the 117th Congress. Chair -Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) First Vice Chair – Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) ...

  HDI Congratulates Congressional Advisory Board Member Barbara Lee (D-CA) on receiving The Elijah Cummings Award for Minority Health Equality from NMAC, the national HIV/AIDS advocacy organization for her longstanding commitment to fighting the HIV epidemic.  We are honored that ...

Award winning author and HDI Cultural Envoy Adrian Miller gave a virtual presentation for U.S. Embassy Bahrain on Soul Food and African-American Holiday Traditions.  Mr. Miller was joined renowned Bharani chef Mahmood Janahi. Please view the presentation at HDI Facebook ...