The D.C. Centennial Awards to Honor African-American Female Leaders in Civic and Community Engagement

Presented by My Black is Beautiful/Imagine a Future

Jul 13, 2013, 01:10 ET from The Wright Group

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by The Wright Group:

The fourth President and Director-Counsel, Emeritus of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), Elaine Jones, Esq. and Jewel James, Special Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs, will both be presented with special civic and community honors at an awards ceremony to take place on Sunday, July 14th.

The awards ceremony will take place during the week of the Centennial Celebration of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, to be held July 11-17, 2013 in Washington, DC.

My Black is Beautiful/Imagine a Future are the official presenting sponsors of the awards program and Moet & Chandon will host the cocktail reception. 


Sunday, July 14, 2013




MASA 14 Rooftop- 1825 14 Street NW Washington, DC 20009

About Imagine a Future     
In July 2012, My Black is Beautiful announced the Imagine a Future initiative, in partnership with educational leader UNCF and community partner BLACK GIRLS ROCK!. It was designed to positively impact the lives of one million black girls over three years. The initiative also aims to reach and teach through tools and solutions created to empower black women and girls everywhere to be their best. In the first ambitious year MBIB has been able to make an impact through scholarships, camps and now, the Imagine a Future documentary.

To learn more about Imagine a Future and join the MBIB conversation, visit, and on Twitter, @MBIB. The thirty-minute "Girl Talk" discussion and an informative Imagine a Future discussion guide will be available through these platforms to help aid in ongoing conversations about the film as well as the overall beauty conversation. The documentary will also be available for online viewing on the My Black is Beautiful YouTube channel.

About Moet & Chandon     
As the world's leading champagne House, Moet & Chandon takes an innovative approach to sharing magic and celebration with the world.  Since its founding days in 1743 by Claude Moet, the House has taken daring steps and created new celebratory traditions, including sabering, the champagne fountain and vessel christenings. Moet is often cited as the world's first international luxury brand, given Jean-Remy Moet's expansion to international markets from the late 1700s.  With the largest vineyard holdings in the Champagne region, Moet creates the world's most-loved champagne from the very best grapes and terroir that the region has to offer. For more than two centuries the House has celebrated accomplishment and charismatic appeal with glamour, grandeur and generosity. Renowned for achievements, firsts and a pioneering spirit, the House celebrates life's most triumphant moments with elegance and extraversion. From Napoleon's conquests and iconic royal weddings to the Oscars and Golden Globes of Hollywood and the red carpets of international film festivals, Moet & Chandon is the champagne of choice. Like the House's celebrity ambassadors and connoisseurs, with their outgoing personalities and effervescent charisma, Moet evokes grandeur and generosity as it dazzles and fascinates. The House's big, bold heritage and larger-than-life events reflect a deep commitment to sharing with the community, long-term responsibility to nature and bringing people together with warm hospitality.

Media contact: Amelia Cobb, 202-904-6824 |

SOURCE The Wright Group