2012 marked the 14th Annual awards luncheon, in honor of the first African American female self-made millionaire and business leader Madam C.J. Walker, celebrating the rich tradition of hard work and entrepreneurial spirit that is deeply rooted in the African-American culture. With over 1000 people in attendance, the event is hosted annually by NCBW/OBAC and is the largest gathering of its type in California.
This year’s guest speaker was the Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights, U.S Department of Education – Russlyn Ali who inspired the attendees with a call to action to ensure that today’s youth are given the critical opportunities that is needed to allow the United States to be able to compete in today’s global economy.
Below are highlights from the event, for full event photos, visit our Flickr page: