By Zenitha Prince
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – About 10,000 policy makers, activists, business executives, and others are expected to gather Sept. 14-18 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 46th Annual Legislative Conference. The yearly conclave is one of the premier platforms for examining critical issues facing the Black community and setting an agenda for its empowerment.
“The ALC is one of the nation’s most influential conferences of African-American entrepreneurs, business leaders, legislators, and community activists,” said R. Donahue Peebles, chairman of the CBCF board of directors, in a statement. “This year more than ever, it is imperative that beyond measuring the status of racial democracy and economics we take actionable steps towards equalizing those disparities. We intend for this conference to accelerate solutions to the most threatening problems facing African Americans.”