Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr., Ron Busby Sr., and Local Leadership to Speak against Gun Violence


Washington, DC- Tomorrow the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. CEO Ron Busby Sr. will stand alongside Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. to discuss the dire need to prevent gun violence. 
"Gun violence has long been an issue in our community. This isn't just a Black community issue, it's an American issue that hinders America's moral fabric and economic development. -said USBC CEO Ron Busby Sr.
"In order for there to be a healthy America, leadership and policy makers must do better to protect it's citizens from gun violence as well as create an environment for businesses to thrive. Black-owned businesses simply cannot thrive under current gun-violence conditions."
Press Conference Details:

WHERE: Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, NW Washington, DC - Outside of the Congressional Ballroom

WHEN: Wednesday, December 16, 2015
TIME: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
WHERE: Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, NW Washington, DC - Outside of the Congressional Ballroom
  • Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Founder, Rainbow PUSH Coalition
  • Ron Busby, President and CEO, U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Bishop Steve Smith, Executive Director, Policy Institute, Rainbow PUSH Coalition
  • Reverend Grainger Browning, Senior Pastor, Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal (AME) 
  • Reverend Jamal Bryant, Senior Pastor, Empowerment Temple
  • Kim Keenan, President and CEO, Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council
  • David Honig, President Emeritus, Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council
  • Brent Wilkes, President and CEO, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
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The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) provides committed, visionary leadership and advocacy in the realization of economic empowerment. Through the creation of resources and initiatives, we support African American Chambers of Commerce and business organizations in their work of developing and growing Black enterprises. The USBC is an association of more than 100 self-sustaining viable Black Chambers and small business associations nationwide and serves close to 250,000 small businesses. More information can be found at