African-American Cultural Garden is honored
A Hearty congratulation is extended to the African-American Cultural Garden for their outstanding support amongst all the cultural gardens as the runners passed through on Sunday, May, 19, 2013 during the Cleveland Marathon. As a reward for their fine work, Debbie Hanson who represents ClevelandPeople.Com presented a $500 gift card from Petitti Garden Centers to Carl Ewing who serves as president of the African American Garden. A second place $150 gift card from Petitti was awarded to the Irish Cultural Garden. For photos and video taken at the
African-American garden during the Marathon, go to
Community Leaders speak at the City Club on “Street Violence: Guns, Gangs, and Guiding our Youth”
Hajj Amir Khalid A. Samad (Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Coalition for A Better Life, dba Peace in the Hood, Inc) and Curtis Donald (who has worked for over 30 years with troubled youth, severely mentally disabled adults, and the chemically addicted populations) spoke at the City Club on April 24, 2013.
The forum discussion was titled “Street Violence: Guns, Gangs and Guiding our Youth”. Attending the forum was Cleveland community leaders as well as a group of youths. Photos and videos from this important event are at http://www.clevelandpeople.com/groups/africanamerican/2013/city-club-kha…
Mark Your Calendar for this upcoming important event
June 14, 2013 is the date for the Cleveland Branch NAACP’s 54th annual Freedom Fund Dinner. The event will be held at the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel (located at 24 Public Square, Cleveland) and will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The theme for this year’s event will be “Turning the Pages of History” and will reflect on the Cleveland NAACP’s vibrant history and contributions to the Cleveland community while looking to the future in which the new leadership will be shaping the organizations goals.
Dr. William Pickard will be the Keynote speaker. Dr. Pickard is a Black entrepreneur now based in Detroit and is a former executive director of the Branch.
During the gala, the following individuals will be honored for their contributions in fostering the core principles of the organization:
• Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge will be presented the President’s Award.
• Mr. Arnold Pinkney will receive the Ambassador of Civil Rights Award.
• Reverend Kenneth Chalker (a noted theologian) is being bestowed the Branch’s Community Service Award.
• Ms. Shayla King and Mr. Devon White will be recognized for their energetic leadership in the Branch’s Youth Council.
• Former Congressman Louis Stokes will present the Annual Carl B. Stokes scholarship awards to local students who have shown high academic achievement.
The dinner is a benefit that is used to raise much needed funding for the Cleveland Branch NAACP in order to continue its vital work. For ticket information, contact the NAACP on 216-231-6260.