Williams is National President/CEO of the National Congress of Black Women and former Counsel to the U.S. Congress’ District of Columbia Sub-Committee on the Judiciary and Education.  She is a former Professor of International Law at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA.  She previously served as Legislative Counsel and Chief of Staff for a […]

Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile is an adjunct professor, author, a syndicated columnist, and the Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee. Ms. Brazile began her political career at the age of nine when she worked to support the campaign of a city council candidate who promised to build […]

First Lady Trina Jenkins is the devoted wife of the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Glenarden, John K. Jenkins Sr. In 1980, the couple wed and together they are the proud parents of six beautiful children and one grandchild. When she is not serving in ministry, First Lady Trina spends her time maintaining […]

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, now in her thirteenth term as the Congresswoman for the District of Columbia, is the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. She serves on two committees: the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Before her congressional service, President Jimmy Carter appointed […]

On July 7, 2010, Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever became the third Executive Director in the history of the National Council of Negro Women and at only 41, also the youngest. Dr. Jones-DeWeever’s appointment to Executive Director comes during a time of heightened awareness of the historic civil and women’s rights organization. On the heels of the […]

Ambassador Susan Rice, National Security Advisor Ambassador Susan E. Rice is the President’s National Security Advisor. She oversees the National Security Council Staff, chairs the Cabinet level National Security Principals Committee, provides the President’s daily national security briefing, and is responsible for the coordination and integration of the Administration’s foreign policy, intelligence, and military efforts. […]