The US African Development Foundation (USADF) provides grants to grassroots organizations and associations with the goal of fostering economic development among marginalized African countries. These videos were used at their awards ceremony to recognize trailblazers who are entrepreneurial leaders in their country.
Robert L. Johnson is best known for creating Black Entertainment Television. After selling that company for a billion dollars, he formed the RLJ Companies, focusing on hospitality, financial services, real estate, professional sports and film production. This video introduces Johnson as he accepts the Reginald F. Lewis Lifetime Achievement Award.