The mission of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference is to advance the global Black community by developing leaders, informing policy, and educating the public. Since 1970 CBCF has executed it’s Annual Legislative Conference to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information to address critical issues affecting our communities.
This year U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) president Ron Busby participated in an array of events held during “CBC Week,” to serve as the voice of the nation’s Black business owners.
Black-owned businesses continue to be the largest employers of African Americans. During their panel discussion on this topic, speakers shared their thoughts on how Black-owned businesses can grow and be a driving force for the economy. Speakers included Julianne Malveaux (Economic Education); Ron Busby Sr. (U.S. Black Chambers Inc.); Henry Childs II (U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency); Alfred Edmond Jr. (Black Enterprise); and Ben Chavis (National Newspaper Publishers Association). “Black-owned newspapers tell our stories,” Busby told attendees. “We need to make sure that they have relevance and that we support and advertise with them.”