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Inaugural Legislative Black Caucus Founders’ Day & Black History Month Celebration

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Raleigh, NC – The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus (NCLBC) will host its Inaugural Founders’ Day Reception and Black History Month Celebration, Saturday, February, 24 at 6:30 pm on the campus of North Carolina Central University at the H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building (700 Cecil St, Durham, NC).  

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(L-R): Michaux, Earle, Blue

The Founders’ event will include a reception, awards program and follow with an after party with dancing.  Honorees for the night include founding members

currently serving in the NCGA – Representative Mickey Michaux and Senator Dan Blue, and our first woman chair, Representative Beverly Earle.  We will also be recognizing our former legislators and founding members, Justice Henry Frye, Director Mel Watt, The Honorable Annie Brown-Kennedy, The Honorable Toby Fitch, Jr., The Honorable Sydney Locks, The Honorable Ken Spaulding and The Honorable Frank Ballance for their historical roles in the founding of the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus.

The After Party will be off-site at the cost of the establishment and that information will be provided as soon as it is finalized.

The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus is an association comprised of 37 Senators and Representatives of African American, American Indian and Asian-Indian heritage at the North Carolina  General Assembly.  The Caucus is organized to operate as a vehicle through which African Americans and other people of color residing in the State of North Carolina will be able to exercise their political power in a unified manner; ensure that the views and concerns of African Americans and other communities of color are carried out by their elected representatives; and to work to develop the political consciousness of citizens of all communities and cultures.

Ticket prices for the reception and awards program: Adults 1 for $30 and 2 for $50 and Students 1 for $20 and 2 for $30 and may be purchased at the NCLBC Office at the General Assembly or online at Eventbrite. A portion of the proceeds for this event will go to the NCLBC Foundation HBCU Scholarship Fund and NCLBC programming. Attire is semi-formal. Tickets are available online on Eventbrite or by contacting the NCLBC Office by calling 919-715-5723.

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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative. pcoley@spectacularmag.com
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