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Stacey Abrams was awarded by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation for her transformative civic engagement work.

President Obama on Saturday dedicated his keynote speech at the Phoenix Awards — a banquet to culminate the 45th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference — to the sacrifices Black women have historically made to advance this great nation, even without much recognition. In a speech that called for equal pay, fair policing and criminal justice […]


This year’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards Dinner kicked off a night in Washington, D.C. to be remembered. The festivities began on Sept. 27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, where President Barack Obama hailed departing attorney general Eric Holder and encouraged Black voters to participate in the 2014 midterm elections (and quipped that if the gala “wasn’t black-tie, I would have […]

President Barack Obama delivered the keynote at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual Phoenix Awards dinner Sunday. His speech touched on a number of issues domestic and international. the president touted his administration’s impact in repairing the economy, providing access to affordable healthcare and he created a standing ovation in the packed convention hall when he honored Attorney General […]

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The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation bestowed its coveted Phoenix Award on Cathy Hughes, Chairperson and Founder of Radio One. Ms. Hughes joined Roland Martin Friday on “NewsOne Now” to talk about the honor, her origins in broadcasting and discussed some of the pitfalls African Americans fall prey to. See Ms. Hughes’ acceptance speech below:     […]