Images of the Hottest CBC Weekend Parties

Washington insider Nicole Venable gives us her personal look at some of the fun from the receptions at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual conference.

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  • Great Scott and Friends

    Great Scott and Friends

    From left: Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), Suzanne Fuller (Global Novations), Patrice Webb (Heineken), Kheri Tillman (Heineken USA), Dolf van den Brink (CEO, Heineken USA) and Sylvia van den Brink.


  • Meet the Next Mayor of D.C.

    Meet the Next Mayor of D.C.

    District of Columbia Mayor-Elect Vincent Gray, still celebrating his victory, poses at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation gala dinner with Cheryl Parker Rose, adviser to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Tammy Boyd.


  • A Chip Off the Old Hughley

    A Chip Off the Old Hughley

    Ryan Hughley, daughter of comedian D.L. Hughley. She is a member of the staff of Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.). 


  • Celebrity Sighting

    Celebrity Sighting

    Paul Wharton from Bravo’s Real Housewives of D.C. and actress Niecy Nash at the CBC Foundation Gala Dinner.

  • The Outgoing Senator

    The Outgoing Senator

    Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.), who filled Barack Obama’s seat, is not running for re-election.

  • The Carolina Reception

    The Carolina Reception

    The Carolina reception was held at the Library of Congress Friday night. In this photo, from left: Nicole Venable, Dr. Caroline Lang, Rhonda Bray, Dr. Kendel Wylie and Dr. Colleen Ewing.

  • Harmonica Player Extraordinaire!

    Harmonica Player Extraordinaire!

    Jazz-harmonica virtuoso Frederic Yonnet, who has toured with Prince, among others, performed at the Carolina reception.

  • Members of the Staff

    Members of the Staff

    Ashli Scott Palmer, who works for Rep. John Spratt (D-S.C.); and La’Tanta McCrimmon, on the staff of Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.), at the Carolina party at the Library of Congress.

  • Here Come the AKAs!

    Here Come the AKAs!

    From left: AKA sorors Kendel Wylie, Colleen Ewing and Adora Andy, who works with Lisa Jackson at the EPA, at the Carolina reception.

  • Men About Town

    Men About Town

    Reggie Waters and William Clyburn at the Carolina reception at the Library of Congress.

  • Enjoying a Night Out

    Enjoying a Night Out

    Reggie and Marcia Waters at the Carolina reception.

  • Carolina Reps

    Carolina Reps

    Nicole Venable and Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.).

  • Next Florida Senator?

    Next Florida Senator?

    Kendel Wylie; Nicole Venable; Kendrick Meek, the only CBC member running for U.S. Senate; Colleen Ewing; and Caroline Lang.

  • Supporting Kendrick Meek

    Supporting Kendrick Meek

    Alethia Jackson, Chaka Burgess, Tiffany Cross (BET) and Lucia Riddle at the Kendrick Meek fundraiser at Acadiana Restaurant.

  • Powerful Ladies

    Powerful Ladies

    Kriston Alford McIntosh, staff director of the Senate Steering and Outreach Committee; Obama Political White House appointee Micaela Fernandez; and Kanya Bennett, counsel on the House Judiciary Committee, at the California “Salute to Chairs” reception.

  • Bright, Colorful and Beautiful

    Bright, Colorful and Beautiful

    Rolande Price of the World Bank, Naomi Walker of the AFL-CIO, Marie Nelson, and Marisa Milton of HR Policy Association at the California reception.

  • California Celebration

    California Celebration

    David Sutphen, co-chair of the Internet Innovation Alliance; his wife, Tina Lara D’Souza; and Sam Kass, White House assistant chef and senior policy adviser for health-food initiatives.

  • Saluting Excellence

    Saluting Excellence

    Nicole Venable with CNN and CBS News political contributor Jamal Simmons.