Press Release; Fourth Annual “Black Republican” Trailblazer Awards Luncheon.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Washington, DC – Black Americans for a Better Future (BAFBF) announces its Fourth Annual “Black Republican Trailblazer Awards Luncheon™” to be held at The Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 12 Noon.
This year’s celebration includes an entertainment-filled VIP Reception on Saturday, February 13, 2016 as well as the Black Republican Trailblazer Awards Luncheon that will recognize and honor a great list of individuals who have truly made a significant impact within America and the Republican Party.
This year’s entertainment includes a performance by local recording artist and District of Columbia native BriaMarie and graduate of the prestigious Atlanta School of the Performing Arts Algebra Blessett who recorded the 2013 hit “Nobody But You.”
The Black RepublicanTrailblazer Awardees for 2016 include:
- Jennifer Carroll – Former Florida Lieutenant Governor
- Ambassador Harold E. Doley, Jr. – Trailblazing financier
- James “Jimmy” Jones – Legendary ABA/NBA Basketball Player
- Fred D. McClure – CEO of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library
- Allegra McCullough – Professor, Webster University Graduate School
- Robert L. Woodson, Sr. – Founder & President, Center for Neighborhood Enterprise
Several of this year’s honorees have personal stories to share about the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that have never been told publicly; one of the honorees has built a career on working around danger; another one of the honorees is a true Southern Bell, while another is a true Caribbean queen.
“Black Americans for a Better Future” is a 527 Political Action Committee (PAC) founded by longtime Republican political operative, syndicated newspaper columnist and author Raynard Jackson. This PAC is the first and only 527 dedicated to attracting African-Americans to the Republican Party. It’s immediate focus however, is primarily on the African-American entrepreneur.
The goal of this PAC will be to counter those liberal organizations that receive an inordinate amount of media attention and to present a counter narrative to messages given by organizations such as; The People for the American Way, National Council of La Raza, and the Center for American Progress.
Staff Writer; Raynard Jackson
Mr. Jackson is also founder of a political and industrial consultant firm which is based in Washington, DC; Raynard Jackson & Associates.