The National Urban League, dedicated to empowering African-Americans, convenes in Chicago today for the start of its annual conference
. The theme this year is the path to power with a focus is on jobs and entrepreneurship. Prominent speakers in business, politics, and entertainment will offer insights to attendees and representatives from Urban League branches from around the country. Theodia Gillespie, CEO of the Quad Counties Urban League
in suburban Chicago, explains what else will go on at the conference.