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Rev. Al Sharpton, founder of the National Action Network, hosted recently the standing-room-only 2014 African American Vanguard Awards reception. The event was created by Lord, Bush & Randolph, LLC. (LBR) to recognize African Americans who have made a positive impact on the city of Los Angeles and surrounding communities.

This year LBR, in partnership with the Los Angeles Chapter (NAN-LA), honored the achievments of L.A.’s most prominent and influential African Americans.

Sponsored by SEIU Local 721 and Macy’s, some of the honorees in attendance included: Judge Greg Mathis, Congressmember Karen Bass, Compton Mayor Aja Brown, L.A. County Supervisor Mark Riley-Thomas, Pastor Beverly “BAM” Crawford, Macy’s Carol Jackson, vice president of government and public affairs, and Union Bank’s Julius Robinson, vice president of corporate responsibility. In addition, the group celebrated Rev. Sharpton’s 60th birthday.