I went back and checked the list of attendees that Mayor spokesperson Chris Poynter had supplied to Insider Louisville's Terry Boyd. None of the 23 attendees on that list were African American. ('It was a very broad and diverse group'...)
It was pointed out in a comment on that post by one of the attendees, Terena Bell, that Business First reported over 40 people who attended. A quick look over reveals at least two African Americans went along on that trip, Betty J. Fox with Dress for Success Louisville Inc. and Wilbert James, president, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky.
I think the lesson from all this is, when someone calls out the Mayor's office on a question, answer the damn question. Don't play games trying to cover up something even when there's nothing to cover up. How hard would it have been to type:
"Thanks, Jaison. African American representation is important. Betty Fox and Wilbert James were there, too. They just weren't in the picture."