*The Los Angeles Chapter of The National Congress of Black Women held their first West Coast Anniversary Awards and Installation Luncheon on August 15 at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, CA.  

The sold out event was an afternoon of special moments that included the exclusive unveiling of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama busts handcrafted by renowned artist, Ms. Artis Lane.

Left to right: NCBW LA Chapter – (Front row) – Third Chair Honorable Lula Davis Holmes; First Vice Chair, Judy Matthews; Honoree sculpture/painter Artis Lane; President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama busts; LAC Chair Gwen Newman-Jones; (Second row) – National NCBW Chair Dr. E. Faye Williams; NCBW luncheon Mistress of Ceremony Florence LaRue; legendary singer Marilyn McCoo; Second Chair Rogena Burrus; Parliamentarian Del Huff; (Back row)- Reporting Secretary, Lauren Sutton. (photo: Lisa Mosely)

Since 1984, The National Congress of Black Women, Inc. (NCBW), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has been dedicated to the educational, political, economic and cultural development of African American Women and their families. Programs include health and childhood obesity, domestic violence, and green team and more.