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Friday, September 9 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Closing Reception featuring The Black Diamond Band
Live Music by The Black Diamond Band

The Black Diamond Band is an elite live music experience specializing in weddings, private events & dance parties. The Black Diamond Band was born in 2014 when Christian Smalls, Tony Cobin, Shelton Desaussure, & Paul Quattlebaum all met while performing together at Mister B’s in downtown Charleston. In 2018, the band recruited lead guitarist Greg Loney, one of Charleston’s finest jazz influenced guitar players. The band has brought together their many influences and inspirations ranging from pop, soul, funk, jazz, & blues to create an exciting experience that continues to delight crowds in Charleston and beyond. The recent addition of keyboard player, Richard Harris White, Jr. and AJ Jenkins on drums/vocals, has brought a new & unique dimension to the Black Diamond band.


Ms. Carolyn Sawyer, Conference Facilitator
Communications Strategist, Tom Sawyer Company

The Honorable James E. Clyburn, Majority Whip, U.S.
House of Representatives, South Carolina, District 6 (INVITED)

Ms. Marcia Conner, Executive Director, National Forum of Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), Washington, DC

The Honorable Dudley Gregorie, Charleston City Council, District 6, Charleston, SC

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The Honorable Dudley Gregorie

District 6, Charleston City Council
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Ms. Marcia Conner

Executive Director, National Forum For Black Public Administrators
Marcia L. Conner is the Executive Director of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, (NFBPA). NFBPA is an independent, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing African Americans for top leadership positions in state and local government.  Ms... Read More →
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The Honorable James E. Clyburn

South Carolina, District 6, Majority Whip, U.S. House of Representatives

Friday September 9, 2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Courtyard & Topaz Room