( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Brought CBCF Sunday Broadcast to BET and BET Her on Oct. 11th
ENSPIRE Contributor: Octavia Johnson
The CBCF partnered with long-time sponsors to bring CBCF Sunday, the grand finale of the Annual Legislative (ALC) conference, to BET on Oct. 11th. The broadcast closed out the inaugural Virtual Annual Legislative Conference with the “Day of Healing” broadcast and ended with the “Phoenix Awards” broadcasting.
A Day of Healing hosted celebrities, political leaders, top gospel artists, and ministers. Hosted by Kirk Franklin, there was a message from TD Jakes which featured Donnie Simpson as the Voice of God. The program featured Motown Gospel Revue that includes performances by The Clark Sisters, Tye Tribbett, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, and Evvie McKinney. Taraji P. Henson hosted the Phoenix Awards to recognize extraordinary individuals who made significant contributions to society. The honorees included Secretary Lonnie Bunch III, William Larry Lucas, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Benjamin Crump, and Joe Biden. Special guests include Keisha Lance Bottoms, Donna Brazile, and Senator Kamala Harris.
MC Lyte served as the Phoenix Awards Voice of God. Performers for the Pheonix Awards included Andra Day, Anthony Hamilton, Black Violin, Common, Cynthia Erivo, India Arie, Jonathan Traylor, Kem, Ledisi, and T-Pain.
President and CEO Tonya Veasey said, “With our first virtual Annual Legislative Conference and our inaugural foray into television production, we relied on our partners to help us bring our signature events to a broadcast audience. The need to celebrate Black culture and those leading change for Black people is now more important than ever.”
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