This evening, the Africa Society hosted “A Salute to Ambassador Johnnie Carson.” The Event Chair was Congresswoman Karen Bass, and an array of African and US dignitaries were on hand to wish Ambassador Carson the best as he enters retirement. Corporate sponsors, including Chevron and General Electric, funded a delicious culinary spread. I gorged myself on ravioli, salmon, and roast beef. The actor Tim Reid served as the master of ceremonies. In the current tortuous political environment, Africa certainly seems to be something that can bring together both sides of the aisle.
Republicans offered the following tribute to Ambassador Carson: Continue reading