Saturday, September 26, 2009
CBC CLOSES OUT IT'S 39th LEGISLATIVE WEEKEND WITH a "BANG!"
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation hosts it's 39th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington D.C. September 23rd-227th at the Walter E. Washington convention Center. This Years's theme: Reinvest...Rebuild...Renew.
This year's highlight forums include Budget,Appropriations&Taxation;Defense,Veterans&Homeland Security, Economic Security;Energy& Environment;community Reinvestment;Health&Wellness;Foreign Policy& International Relations;Judicial&Civil Rights;CBC Outreach.
The two events that i look forward to is the Prayer Breaakfast. This years' event featureda special appearance by grammy Award winner Yolanda Adams, the Pine Forge Academy choir and Bishop Richard Franklin Norris, Presiding Bishop of first Episcopal district of the African Methoodist Episcopal Churh in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He delivered a powerful word of encouragement. He urged us to pray for the first Family and the nation.
The live Blog Talk Radio Broadcast will be the Annual Phonenix Awards Dinner which will be a tribute to the legacy and the achievements of the members of the CBC and other extraordinary individuals that positively impact African american Life and culture.
This year's honorees include: The Honorable Calvin Smyre, member of the Georgia house of Representatives & President of the National black caucus of State Legislators;Mr. Danny Glover, actor &Humanitarian; Ambassador Susan E. Rice,United Nations;Mr Wyclef Jean,Entertainer&Humanitarian.The Award symbolizes the immortality of the human spirit and an eternal desire to reach its full potential.
Among the 3000 guests expected to attend this years' gala will be President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama