One of the Greatest Black Events of the Year is this Week!

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September 17, 2017 By USBC Directory Staff

One of the greatest Black events of the year is taking place this week in Washington, DC. It is largely known to those who are involved in the political and social arena, but it is seemingly a well-kept secret to the everyday person. The 47th Congressional Black Caucus' Annual Legislative Conference will take place September 20th to 24th, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

As stated on their website, the CBCF Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global Black community. Thought leaders, legislators and concerned citizens engage on economic development, civil and social justice, public health and education issues. More than 9,000 people attend more than 70 public policy forums. The conference is attended by elected African American United States senators, representatives, mayors, governors, councilmen, aldermen, state senators, state representatives, judges, prosecutors, business owners, social activists, subject-matter experts, industry leaders and others to explore today’s issues from an African-American perspective.

This year's featured guests includes; Susan Taylor, Judge Greg Mathis, Angela Yee, Shirley Caesar, US Representative "Auntie" Maxine Waters, Senator Corey Booker, Roland Martin, Marc Morial, The Georgia Mass Choir, April Reign, creator of #OscarsSoWhite and more.

After the daily sessions, the night-life intensifies with networking events, concerts, galas, socials, fundraisers, performances and parties that go well into the morning. During this week, public policy that affects the Black community is created, business deals are negotiated, partnerships are formed, activists organize, alliances are strengthened and there are even those that find their soul-mate.

“Black people have no permanent friends, no permanent enemies…just permanent interests.” That was a quote from Representative Charles Diggs of Michigan one of the original 13 founders of the Congressional Black Caucus. Diggs helped to create the CBC in 1971 after becoming frustrated that Blacks had no forum to discuss their interests and topics. In 1976, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) was established by CBC as a non-partisan research institute to promote involvement in the national political process. The CBC has championed a long list of initiatives which have resulted in many accomplishments and victories for the Black community! Don't miss this year's amazing event!

Click on the link to link to register and attend the Congressional Black Caucus' Annual Legislative Conference - Click here