City honors young local black leaders

5 Feb

Boy, this was a really nice program and a great honor.  The other nine people that we honored are really making things happen, so I was just glad to be up there with them!

To the left is a picture of me receiving my award from Mayor Like Ravenstahl.

[From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

About 100 people attended an opening reception Wednesday for the city’s tribute to Black History Month, an exhibit of photographs and biographies honoring 10 local black leaders.

The exhibit, “History in the Making: Honoring our Young African American Leaders of Today,” will be displayed at the City-County Building through Feb. 26.

Among the 10 honorees chosen were Paul Ellis Jr., 40, of the Hill District, a lawyer who helped negotiate a Community Benefits Agreement with the Penguins, and La’Tasha Mayes, 28, of Morningside, a Philadelphia native who founded New Voices Pittsburgh: Women of Color for Reproductive Justice.

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