UPDATED Friday, Sept. 19 at 7:11 p.m. ET: The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation announced Friday that President Barack Obama would give the keynote address at the Phoenix Awards banquet. The foundation also announced additional honorees at the event, including boxer and activist Muhammad Ali; editor, writer and producer Susan L. Taylor; and chairman of FE Holdings, Inc., Robert L. Wright, Jr.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation plans to honor Radio One chairperson and founder Catherine L. Hughes and civil rights leader Wade Henderson next week during its 44th Annual Legislative Conference. NewsOne is a part of the Radio One family of media outlets.
They will be feted at the Phoenix Awards Dinner, a black-tie affair on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
“This year’s honorees are examples of excellence when it comes to advancing entrepreneurship, economic empowerment and eliminating civil and social disparities that many African Americans face,” said A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of CBCF, in a released statement. According to the foundation, “Cathy Hughes will be honored with the CBCF’s Chair’s Phoenix Award, which is presented to an individual whose work and accomplishments stand as a role model for African Americans and the African Diaspora. Wade Henderson will receive the CBC Chair’s Phoenix Award, for exhibiting the highest standards of dedication, ability and creativity.”
The Annual Legislative Conference gathers members of the Congressional Black Caucus and others interested involved in politics and policy to Washington, D.C. each year for several days of meetings, panel discussions, and celebrations.
Those interested in attending the awards dinner may buy tickets here.
Registration information about the entire conference, Sept. 24-27, is here.
Those interested in donating to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation may go here.
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