RNC Honors 2 African-Americans With Trailblazer Awards


The Republican National Committee honored two long-time African-American leaders with its Black Republican Trailblazer Awards in a ceremony Monday celebrating Black History Month.

“None of us gets where we are on our own or by ourselves,” says @KayColesJames.

The awards recognized the achievements of Kay Coles James, the new president of The Heritage Foundation, and veteran U.S. Education Department official and university administrator Leonard Haynes.

“I can think of at least five or six different people that I would like to share this award with. None of us gets where we are on our own or by ourselves,” James said upon accepting her award, recognizing her husband Charles for his support.

James became Heritage’s president in January. She was previously the director of the…

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