HOT SHOTS: Towanda Braxton, Ciara, Monique Pressley, Clinton Portis, LaTavia Roberson, Mathew Knowles, Flo Anthony & more

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference took place in Washington, DC this weekend and politicians, celebrities, influencers, newsmakers, scholars and voters alike gathered for what’s best described as a party with a purpose.

The CBCF is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African-Americans and the global black community.

More than 10,000 people converge on the Nation’s Capital for panel discussions, symposiums, economic development sessions, networking gatherings, various parties, Hollywood screenings, an awards dinner and other various events.cbcf_logo

Based at DC’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center and with events happening all over the city, the CBCF is the place where Capitol Hill and Hollywood collide with the average constituent.

Check out several photos from this year’s CBCF week, including’s Jawn Murray with “Braxton Family Values” star Towanda Braxton posted above.

Legal eagle Monique Pressley, the former attorney for Bill Cosby, and “CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King pose for a photo at the CBCF’s 46th ALC Phoenix Awards.monique-pressley-gayle-king-1Former music mogul Mathew Knowles and gossip maven Flo Anthony pose with their respective books at the CBCF Author’s Pavilion.matthew-knowles-flo-anthony

Jawn Murray poses with Jeffrey Webster, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Nissan North America at a media brunch at Fiola Mare in Washington, DC.jawn-murray-jeffrey-websterSyndicated radio host & the first African-American and first woman to co-chair The Hollywood Caucus, Tanya Hart posed with Hollywood legend, Emmy Award winner Cicely Tyson on the red carpet at the 2016 Emmy Awards.tanya-hart-cicely-tysonNewlywed Ciara offered a sneak peak at a photo shoot in a sexy outfit she sported for her a spread in Love magazine, a UK fashion glossy.ciaraAcademy Award winner Matthew McConaughey posed with retired NFL star Clinton Portis on the sideline of a Washington Redskins’ game at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.matthew-mcconaughey-clinton-portisOriginal Destiny’s Child member LaTavia Roberson appeared at the 5th Annual Art of Luxury Pre-BET Hip Hop Awards Beauty/Grooming Lounge in Atlanta presented by Akoo (Photo Credit: Michael Rogers)latavia-roberson[box_light]READ ALSO: Her History: Tanya Hart First Woman & African-American To Head Prestigious Hollywood Caucus

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