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NEWS EVENT

September 21-24, 2011, Washington, DC

41 st Annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference

Martin Luther King III, son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and Everett Glenn connect at the Georgia delegate affair

ESP joined thousands of thousands of elected officials and industry leaders, celebrities, media, emerging leaders, everyday Americans and the 43 Black members of the 112 th Congress for the 41 st Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF). The conference featured participation by the Congressional Black Caucus and included dozens of policy forums, general sessions, exhibits, a job fair, book signings and vast networking opportunities.

Everett Glenn and Harry E. Johnson, President, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Monument Project Foundation, Inc.

This year's theme: "iLead/iServe", in recognition of the importance of making a difference in the life of someone else…also the mission of the staff at ESP. Participants came together to celebrate those who have put others above themselves and maintained a commitment to serving their community. The Conference was a time for our community to gather and present issues concerning our communities, brainstorm solutions, and establish action plans for success in the coming year….to address our nation's current state of affairs and its disproportionate impact on the Black community.

President Barack Obama presented the keynote address at the Phoenix Awards Dinner, saluting the legacy and achievements of 4 extraordinary individuals who have positively impacted the Black experience, including Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowrey, civil rights activist, U.S. Representative John Lewis, Member of Congress and civil rights legend, and George Foreman, athlete, entrepreneur and humanitarian. Entertainment was provided by the O'Jays, Rashida Jolley, Omarosa, Kem and Ledisi. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III, Senior Pastor, Friendship West Baptist Church of Dallas, TX presided over the Prayer Breakfast, the inspirational high note of the ALC.

 

 

 

Paul J. Richardson, Chief Diversity Officer, the Walt Disney Company, Everett Glenn, and networking guru and FraserNet CEO George Fraser

ESP's Everett Glenn joined NFL Hall of Fame members and HBCU grads Richard Dent and Lem Barney, networking guru George Fraser, SIAC Commissioner Gregory Moore, the HBCU Network President Curtis Symonds, Empowerment Experiment CEO Maggie Anderson, Urban Financial Coalition CEO Lavonia Perryman Fairfax and former TSU and FAMU president Dr. Frederick Humphries for a historic discussion and strategy session surrounding the future of athletics at HBCU colleges and universities.

ESP client and 2011 Hall of Fame inductee Richard Dent, Everett Glenn and CNN’s Roland Martin following the National Sports Authority issue panel

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy, research and educational institute that aims to help improve the socioeconomic circumstances of African Americans and other underserved communities. Founded in 1976 and based in Washington, D.C., CBCF envisions a world in which the black community is free of all disparities and able to contribute fully to advancing the common good. Its mission is to advance the global black community by developing leaders, informing policy and educating the public. Over the past three decades, the CBCF has provided African Americans and minorities with the opportunity to become fully engaged in the workings of our democracy.