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Civil rights icon John Lewis will come to Delaware on Friday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. to join U.S. Senator Chris Coons for a town hall discussion of how his role as statesman and civil rights pioneer fit into America’s civil rights movement.
The event, “50 Years After Selma: Civil Rights in America,” will be held at a soon to be determined location in Wilmington, and is cosponsored by the Metropolitan Urban League Young Professionals and Bank of America. It is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required using the form below.
Friday, March 4th at 1:30pm (doors open at 1:00pm)
RACE & HEALTH: The Impact of Racism on Individuals & Organizational Environments
Featured Speaker: Dr. Camara P. Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones is President of the American Public Health Association, and a Senior Fellow at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute and the Cardiovascular Research Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Jones is a former research director of Social Determinants of Health for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and a leading specialist on the health impact of racism.
Partnering Organizations: Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow, Delaware Black Caucus, National Medical Association (DE Chapter), National Association of Social Workers (DE Chapter), Interdenominational Faith Coalition of Sussex County (IFC of Sussex).
For more information, contact Social Solutions LLC @ 302-239-4666 or email@example.com.
Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall & the NAACP: For 20 years civil rights attorney Thurgood Marshall traveled hundreds of thousands of miles through the Jim Crow South, fighting segregation case by case, establishing precedent after precedent, all leading up to one of the most important legal decision in American history—the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision to desegregate America’s public schools. Marshall, who became the first African American Supreme Court justice in 1967, won more Supreme Court cases than any attorney in U.S. history, laying the groundwork to end legal segregation and changing the American legal landscape.
Dr. Steve Perry’s heart pumps passion and produces positive change. Featured in CNN’s Black in America series, Dr. Perry is the most talked about innovative educator on the scene today. Perry is the founder and principal of what U.S. News and World Report has cited as one of the top schools in the country, Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. Capital Prep has sent 100% of its predominantly low-income, minority, first generation high school graduates to four-year colleges every year since its first class graduated in 2006.
Perry is in a hurry to transform the community. Born into his family’s third generation of poverty on his mother’s 16th birthday, Perry believes that the success of a life is determined by where you end, not where you start. It is this philosophy that inspired him to transform the lives of poor and minority children by providing them with access to a college education.
Dr. Steve Perry is a strong advocate of personal and civic responsibility in all aspects of life. He emphasizes the social issues that aim at building up both the individual and the community so that the next generation can be better contributing members of society. When Perry speaks, he reaches the heart of his audience to motivate change in themselves and their community. His secrets to success and calls to action are revealed in his new book, “Push Has Come To Shove: Getting Our Kids The Education They Deserve – Even If It Means Picking A Fight.”
In addition to being the principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School, Dr. Perry, MSW is an Education Contributor for CNN and MSNBC, an Essence Magazine columnist, best-selling author, and host of the #1 docudrama for TVONE “Save My Son.”
Benefiting LLS for the Blood Cancer Mission
Hosted by Sharon Clark (Blood Cancer Survivor & LLS Volunteer)
Come support your favorite guest bartender as we wipe out Blood Cancer
Waynna Dobson (Wilm. City Council At-Large Candidate & Co-Host of The Congo Hour)
Erin Hutt (Wilm. City Council Candidate)
Linwood Jackson (Host of Urban Compass, Comcast 28 & The Linwood Jackson Radio Show)
Kevin Kelley (Wilm. Mayoral Candidate)
Nancy Lopez (Nancy Lopez Media)
Matt Meyer (NCC Executive Candidate)
Gregory Lloyd Morris (The Morris Project)
Ciro Poppiti (DE Lt. Governor Candidate)
Hanifa Shabazz (Wilm. City Council President Candidate)
Leonard Young (Delawareblack.com)
Steven Washington (Wilm. Mayoral Candidate & Host of HBCU Delaware Talks)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25 7:00 pm;
Doors open at 6:30 pm
University of Delaware Trabant Multipurpose Rooms
BEYOND KING’S DREAM: Perspectives on Economics, Race, Justice & Our Nation’s Future Dr. Julianne Malveaux is President Emeritus of Bennett College for Women and an accomplished author, economist, commentator and civic leader. As a writer and syndicated columnist, her writing appears regularly in USA Today, Black Issues in Higher Education, Essence Magazine, and The Progressive. She is the author of Wall Street, Main Street, and the Side Street: A Mad Economist Takes a Stroll; co-editor of Slipping Through the Cracks: The Status of Black Women and The Paradox of Loyalty: An African American Response to the War on Terrorism. Dr. Malveaux’s contributions to the public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender and their economic impacts are shaping public opinion in 21st-century America. Dr. Malveaux is a charismatic and popular guest on a variety of shows and appears regularly on CNN, BET and TV One’s NewsOne Now with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on PBS’s To the Contrary, ABC’s Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher and Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor. Dr. Julianne Malveaux received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in economics from Boston College and her Ph.D. in economics from MIT. She serves on the boards of the Economic Policy Institute and the Liberian Education Trust. Dr. Julianne Malveaux will share her insights on economics and equality; a cornerstone of Dr. Martin Luther King’s work.
“Empowering Our Sisters: Our Journey to Wellness”
The third annual health and wellness summit, “Empowering Our Sisters: Our Journey to Wellness”,will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the John Ammon Education Center located at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. This year we are so excited to collaborate with One Village Alliance to bring the “Girls Can Do Anything!” experience to our 11-17 year old guests.
The summit seeks to empower women and girls to take control of their health by promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. There is a pressing need within our community to elevate awareness of the physical and mental health issues that women and young ladies, age 11 and over, are facing.
The Summit will focus on health and wellness – body, mind and spirit, with an emphasis on women and adolescent health, chronic disease management (cardiovascular, diabetes, and kidney disease), mental and emotional wellness, healthy living and holistic wellness (nutrition, fitness and beauty).
A healthy continental breakfast, registration and health screenings will begin at 8:30 a.m. Workshops, sessions and drawings for prizes will occur throughout the day. A free lunch will also be provided. If you need transportation please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delta Outreach and Education Center, Inc. (DOEC) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that was established in 1993 by the Wilmington (DE) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., to provide a variety of community outreach services in the areas of physical and mental health, youth development, education, economic development and political awareness and involvement to Wilmington and surrounding areas. In addition, DOEC engages in an extensive array of programming to fulfill its mission of transforming Great Girls of Today into the Greater Women of Tomorrow. Its youth development programming is centered on four themes: Scholarship,, Mentoring, and Health Awareness. The current programs are: ACTS (Adopt-a-Family, Christmas Party, Thanksgiving Baskets and Sojourner’s Place), Delta Reader, Jabberwock and a Healthy Living Initiative.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (DST) is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Since its founding more than 200,000 women have joined the organization. The organization is a sisterhood of predominantly Black, college educated women. The sorority currently has 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Republic of Korea.
The theme for this biennium is “Uncompromising Commitment to Communities: Service, Leadership and Empowerment.” The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust, Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health and Political Awareness Involvement
Wilmington (DE) Alumnae Chapter (WAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered on March 6, 1949 by ten Deltas in Wilmington to address social needs in New Castle County. Today, the chapter has blossomed into an organization of over 260 dedicated, resourceful members. Recognized for its comprehensive, innovative and impactful programming, WAC honors include the 2013 DST Eastern Region Chapter of the Year award (for large chapters), the 2013 DST National Programming Award for its Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy program and recipient of the 2013 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award for Community Service.
Come out and join us for a day of celebrating with Unique Butterflies, performing will be the ChattaBoyz out of Philadelphia and we will be having our Unique Queens performing for you. WJBR will be Live!!!
Join us for an evening of jazz performed by ” Saxophone Queen” Fostina Dixon and Winds of Change. Fostina has been guest soloist with many greats including Abbey Lincoln, Roy Ayers, Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, and Cab Calloway. This event will benefit women impacted by homelessness and will highlight the work of Veronika Scott and The Empowerment Plan, our award recipient. The event will feature culinary creations by Chef Naimah Rutling of The LaRue Group. This promises to be an evening to remember. Thank you in advance for your support.
Tickets: $25.00 per person – $45.00 per couple – $200.00 – table of eight!! Food, Vendors, Cash Bar, and Prizes !!
Delaware Marathon Running Festival 5k
to Benefit the 24th Arthur J. Turner Jr. Scholarship 5k
May 7, 2016 – Saturday – Wilmington, DE
7:30am- Registration opens
8:45am- Race start
Register online –
click here (Weekend races close online registration the Thursday before the race at noon)
Register by mail –
Universal entry form (DMRF 5k, c/o Races2Run, PO Box 24, Montchanin, DE 19710). Make checks payable to Races2Run.
Entry fee- $25 pre-registration
(until the Thursday before the race at Noon) / $30 after and day of event
(NEW) Location for AJTJSF
Delaware Marathon Running Festival
Tubman Garrett Park
Rosa Parks Drive
Arthur J. Turner Jr. Scholarship Fund
City of Wilmington Parks and Recreation
No baby strollers are allowed in the run portion of this event.
You may WALK with strollers.
No dogs allowed due to insurance liability.
Bibs are non-transferable.
Please reference our policies page for more details.
-Gender specific tee shirts
-Post race refreshments
–Part of the City of Wilmington’s Park & Recreation Summer Series
-Beautiful trophies for overall male/female
-Awards for top 3 male/female in 10 year age groups 13 & under through 70 & over
-Awards to top 3 male/female walkers
NOVA Timing Systems will chip time using the MYLAPS BibTag Timing System
Event sanctioned by USA Track & Field
I 95 exit 6 Proceed to the MARYLAND Ave./Martin Luther King Blvd. Turn RIGHT onto M.L.K. Blvd. Stay in the RIGHT-MOST lane. From MLK BLVD, turn RIGHT onto S. ORANGE ST and left onto WATER STREET. The Riverfront Park is located on Water Street between Market and French Streets across from the Train Station.
email@example.com ~ Delaware Marathon Running Festival 5k to Benefit the 24th Arthur J. Turner Jr. Scholarship 5k May 7, 2016 – Saturday – Wilmington, DE Register Now Race Time 7:30am- Registration opens 8:45am- Race start Entry Info Register online – click here (Weekend races close online registration the Thursday before the race at noon) http://www.races2run.com/events/dmrf-5k/ Register by mail – Universal entry form (DMRF 5k, c/o Races2Run, PO Box 24, Montchanin, DE 19710). Make checks payable to Races2Run. Entry fee- $25 pre-registration (until the Thursday before the race at Noon) / $30 after and day of event (NEW) Location for AJTJSF Delaware Marathon Running Festival Tubman Garrett Park Rosa Parks Drive Wilmington, DE Benefits Arthur J. Turner Jr. Scholarship Fund Sponsors City of Wilmington Parks and Recreation Races2Run Horizon Services Course Course map http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=572489 NOTICE: No baby strollers are allowed in the run portion of this event. You may WALK with strollers. No dogs allowed due to insurance liability. Bibs are non-transferable. Please reference our policies page for more details. Amenities -Gender specific tee shirts -Post race refreshments –Part of the City of Wilmington’s Park & Recreation Summer Series Awards -Beautiful trophies for overall male/female -Awards for top 3 male/female in 10 year age groups 13 & under through 70 & over -Awards to top 3 male/female walkers Timing NOVA Timing Systems will chip time using the MYLAPS BibTag Timing System Event sanctioned by USA Track & Field Parking Free Directions I 95 exit 6 Proceed to the MARYLAND Ave./Martin Luther King Blvd. Turn RIGHT onto M.L.K. Blvd. Stay in the RIGHT-MOST lane. From MLK BLVD, turn RIGHT onto S. ORANGE ST and left onto WATER STREET. The Riverfront Park is located on Water Street between Market and French Streets across from the Train Station.”>
The Markevic A. Johnson Educational Fund was established in March of 1999 in memory of Keisha Marie Kidd. Keisha was a graduate of Delaware State University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Keisha passed shortly after her son, Markevic was born. He is now fourteen years old. She loved pursuing her education and clearly understood its value.
The annual Scholarship Luncheon is held to commemorate Keisha’s life as well as to generate contributions for a scholarship fund for Markevic and two other graduating seniors pursuing a college education to Delaware State University & Wilmington University in the fall of 2016.
We invite you to join us at this year’s Markevic A. Johnson Scholarship Luncheon.
RESH Salon & Spa is celebrating their Grand Opening with an indoor and outdoor Open House on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at 7pm. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, raffles, music, drinks, vendors & more! There will also be a special presentation to Lieutenant Colonel Vaughn Bond, New Castle County’s highest ranking black officer ever!
RESH’s team of creative, multi-talented and fun loving stylists and skin care specialists have made the salon and spathe scene in Delaware. What sets this place apart from the rest is their eco-luxurious, cool, laidback atmosphere while also being dead serious about promoting the values of damage-free hair and skincare through organic and eco-friendly concepts.
Please come out and help Sherell and Michael Flagg and their team celebrate on September 3rd!
Bakari Selllers – Youngest SC State Rep, Attorney and CNN Correspondent
Bakari Sellers made history in 2006 when, at just 22 years old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent State Representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation. In 2014 he was the Democratic Nominee for Lt. Governor in the state of South Carolina.
Earning his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College, where he served as student body president, and his law degree from the University of South Carolina, Sellers has followed in the footsteps of his father, civil rights leader Cleveland Sellers, in his tireless commitment to service taking championing progressive policies to address issues ranging from education and poverty to preventing domestic violence and childhood obesity.
His impressive list accomplishment in addition to having served on President Barack Obama’s South Carolina steering committee during the 2008 election, Sellers is widely considered to be a rising star within the Democratic Party and leading voice for his generation. That coupled with his uncommon ability to reach across the aisle and get things done has led to numerous accolades including being named to TIME Magazine’s 40 Under 40 in 2010 as well as 2014 and 2015 “The Root 100” list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans and has provided commentary and analysis to CNN and MSNBC including multiple appearances on Hardball with Chris Matthewsand Morning Joe. He now currently serves on AIPAC’s National Council.
He has served as a featured speaker at events for the National Education Association, College Democrats of America National Convention, the 2008 Democratic National Convention and, in 2007, delivered the opening keynote address to the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC.
Sellers practices law with the Strom Law Firm, LLC in Columbia, SC and is a Political Commentator at CNN. He is married to Dr. Ellen Rucker-Sellers.
The National Association for Black Veterans, Inc., Delaware Chapter 94 is pleased to host its 3rd Anniversary Dinner/Gala. Join honored veterans, officials, and guests for an evening to remember!
6:00 PM Registration
6:30 PM Commencement
7:30 PM Dinner
9:00 PM Social Hour
1. Ticket Sales
- $35 – Special Discount (Guest Speakers and Members only) Tickets on sale through October 31, 2016 with coupon code
- $40 – Early Bird (Discount) Tickets on sale through October 31, 2016
- $45 – At the Door (Full Price) Tickets on sale through November 19, 2016
Week after week, a wealthy businessman rides the same bus, befriending Shatique, a young single mother putting herself through school and struggling to raise a son on her own. As they get to know one another, their pasts unfold and tensions rise, unraveling a complex web of revenge, social mores and racial biases from a candid and unexpected perspective.
Following every performance
Stick around after the show and reflect on the play during one of our community discussions.
Panel Discussion on Race, Equity and Education
February 11 / 4:30pm
Teach for America, in partnership with Delaware Theatre Company, will host a panel discussion at the theatre focusing on race, equity, and education.
Dr. Umar Johnson will be making his first indoor power lecture visit in Wilmington, Delaware since 2013. Black America’s #1 School Psychologist is coming to the area to equip parents and a concerned community with the data, facts, laws and statistics they need to dismantle Delaware’s school to prison pipeline.
Dr. Umar will address: EDUCATION
a) The crises in special education referrals
b) Learning disability
c) The ADHD conspiracy
d) High stakes testing
e) The criminalization of black boys
f) The test gap
g) Dangerous side effects of drugs, and much, much more!
Dr. Umar will also address five (5) major issues: POLITICS
1) Donald Trump and a Republican rule
2) The new pro-choice secretary of education, Betsy Devos, and her plans to intensify the public school voucher
3) The political economy of the black community
4) The future of the black family and the male-female romantic commitment crisis
5) The need for a new black leadership
Other topics to be discussed: UPDATES
- Future plans for the Frederick Douglass and Marcus Garvey Academy (Plus, updates regarding his recent visits to potential school sites across America)
- The dangers of immunizations
- The 2017 Repatriation Task Force to Afrika, as well as the 2017 Black College and Consciousness Tour (ages 11-17) which will begin and end in Atlanta (June 28 -July 12)
ABOUT DR. UMAR JOHNSON
The Prince of Pan-Afrikanism will be making his first indoor PowerLecture visit to Wilmington Delaware since 2013. Black America’s #1 School Psychologist is coming to town to equip parents and concerned community with the data, facts, laws and statistics they need to dismantle Delaware’s School to Prison Pipeline.
America’s foremost School Psychologist will address: a) the crises in Special Education referrals, b) the Learning Disability Hustle, c) the ADHD Conspiracy, d) high stakes testing as the New Jim Crow, e) the criminalization of Black boys, f) the Black-White Test Gap, g) dangerous side effects of Brain drugs, and much, much more!
Dr.Umar will be dealing with 5 major issues during this most important Black History MONTH Message: 1) The Donald Trump Coup De’Tat and what Republican Rule will mean for Black America in the post-Obama years, 2) The new Pro-Choice Secretary of Education Betsy Devos and her plans to intensify the public school voucher and shutdown movement in America, 3) The Political Economy of the Black Ghetto and how the Christmas shopping frenzy has become an Economic Cancer in the Black community,
4) The Future of the Black family & the Male-Female Romantic Commitment Crisis, 5) and the need for a New Black Leadership for a renewed Racist White America. The Son of Ogun will discuss the Obama-Blacklash which has become a form of domestic terrorism against Black America, as well as the media blackout on issues relevant to American Africans.
Black America’s most requested public speaker will expound upon his plans for the Frederick Douglass & Marcus Garvey Academy to include his recent visits to potential school sites across America. Dr.Johnson will discuss the dangers of immunizations and the need for the Black Consciousness Community to begin dealing with the critical needs of Black people rather than exclusively dealing with the dissemination of information.
Prince Ifatunde will discuss his upcoming repatriation task force to Afrika, as well as the 2017 Black College & Consciousness Tour (11-17 yr boys & girls) which will begin and end in Atlanta this year (6.28-7.12). Wilmington Delaware get ready for the return of the Prophet Pan-Afrikanism! Guaranteed to sellout please get your tickets in advance. Questions/Media Interviews & Vendor Requests should be directed to 844.4DR.UMAR or DrUmarJohnson@Yahoo.Com. GoFundMe.Com/DrUmar
The Delaware Historical Society will host a talk by author Dr. Tiffany Gill on Thursday, March 9 at 6pm at the Delaware History Museum. Admission is free but reservations are requested. Dr. Gill will discuss her latest book, Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry. Dr. Gill is an Associate Professor of History and Black American Studies at the University of Delaware. Her book, Beauty Shop Politics will be available for purchase in the museum store. http://bit.ly/2kCsT3H
On April 22, 2017 the Delaware Junteteenth Association (DEJA) will be hosting the First Annual Freedom Gala, benefiting the Delaware Junteenth Pageant Scholarship Fund. The Freedom Gala is a unique event that will create a celebratory atmosphere as we raise awareness of and express the importance Juneteenth. Please join us for a night of elegance, celebration and freedom. Dinner will be prepared by Award-winning Chef O’Shay Lolley. Entertainment will be provided by a live band.
We need your support to help continue to grow our efforts.Tickets are $50 per person and are available from January 20th until April 10th. Group discounts available.
Please visit http://delawarejuneteenth.org/ or contact 302-513-5863 for additional information!
See you there!!!
Come unwind and #Network with Female #WorldChangers
Special guests & lots of surprises. Come share or just listen, relax and laugh as we discuss strategies to champion life, love and #LivingInPurposeOnPurpose
Light Refreshments & Giveaways
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Tickets are only $10
In the 21st century, there is a clear divide between the haves and the have nots. Something as simple as your zip code can determine your economic, educational, professional and social trajectory. Being on the right or wrong side of the fence, be it literal or figurative, can have a momentous effect on your future.
Join WHYY, our partners, the Christina Cultural Arts Center and the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, and corporate and community leaders for a lively discussion on how everyone can be part of the solution.
Doors open for this event at 5:30 p.m.
This event will be recorded to be televised at a later time.
Rev. Dr. Malcolm T. Byrd, Panel Host, Pres., NewCORE
- Tony Allen, Ph.D., Chairman, Wilmington Education Improvement Commission
- Charlie Copeland, Former DE GOP Chairman, Businessman
- Ashley Biden, MSW, Executive Dir., Delaware Center for Justice
- Joe Madison, “The Black Eagle,” Talk Show Host, Sirius XM Urban View
- Alicia Clark, Entrepreneur & Activist
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP
Pryme Models, Chanelle S. Reynolds and #TeamKnockItOutTogether Presents:
“Pumping Through Life Fashion Show”
HOSTED BY: Jamila Mustafa, actress & host as seen on FOX, BET, ESPN, iHeart Media & More
MUSIC BY: DJ Fr8Train
All profited proceeds will be donated to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society on behalf of @ChanelleSReynolds and #TeamKnockItOutTogether (JayvonJames, Jasmine Lane, MissJone & Chanda Reynolds)
Date: May 20th
Time: Seating begins at 7:00pm
Location: ARTZSCAPE 205 N Market Street Wilmington, Delaware 19801 (Across from Al’s Sporting Goods)
Harana Brand Co.
Styles by Gregory J
Food & Drinks will be sold!
Limited Advanced Tickets $15, More at the door!
For questions please contact:
Chanelle S. Reynolds 302-438-4335
Tickets also available at: Babe Styling Studios (213 N Market Street Wilmington, De 19801)
DELAWARE’S HOTTEST TALENT IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY BEING SHOWCASED AT DELAWARE’S BIGGEST INDUSTRY EVENT OF 2017! SEE YOU THERE!
The 40th Annual Sickle Cell Tennis Classic, sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, In., Zeta Omega Chapter, and the Pearls of Hope Foundation, Inc., the 501 (C) (3) charitable arm of Zeta Omega, will take place the weekends of 8/5 & 8/6 and 8/12 and 8/13/17, at Rodney Street Courts and Rockford Park Courts in Wilmington, DE, starting at 8:00 AM. Funds raised from the Tennis Classic will be donated to the A.I. Dupont Nemours Children’s Hospital Partnership for Children’s Health to benefit Sickle Cell Anemia research/programs. To date, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Zeta Omega Chapter and Pearls of Hope, Inc., have donated over a quarter million dollars as a result of this tennis classic. Everyone is invited to attend this exciting and fun event for the entire family, which supports a very worthwhile cause. To register for the tournament, or for more information, log onto: www.sctennistournament.org.
The Delaware Barristers Association, is proud to present its sixth Annual Louis L. Redding Benefit and Awards Gala at the Hotel du Pont’s Gold Ballroom, 11th and Market Streets, Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. The celebration will honor distinguished members of Delaware’s government, bar, and community for their work, contributions and commitment to liberty and justice for all.
The Association will recognize and honor the following individuals for their exemplary leadership, commitment, and contributions to the community and legal profession: Governor Jack Markell, for his outstanding leadership and commitment to diversity and social justice before, during, and after his tenure as Governor. Prior to his election as Governor of the First State, Governor Markell was an executive with Sprint. Governor Markell also served as Chair of the Board for the Wilmington Urban League. Governor Markell began his political career as the State Treasurer and held that position for ten years. Gregory B. Williams,Esquire, for his many years of leadership, professionalism, and service to the Delaware legal community. Williams is a former President of the Delaware State Bar Association. Williams also served as Chair of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the State of Delaware, and previously served as Chair of the U.S. Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel. Principal Salome Thomas-El, for his tireless and trailblazing efforts as a teacher and principal who revolutionized educating young people locally and nationwide based on his belief that “every child needs someone to be crazy about them”.
November 2013 the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. established a 501 (c)(3) non-profit chapter in Delaware. This Delaware affiliate became the ninety-fourth (94th) chapter to join the national umbrella. With original intentions to serve the needs of minority veterans, NABVETS quickly realized a greater need and opened its doors to all veterans.
Annually, Delaware Chapter 94 hosts a fundraising Thanksgiving dinner to raise awareness for veteran issues, connect disadvantaged veterans with an array of community resource, and secure sponsorship for the organization’s programs.
This year’s Anniversary Dinner is held at Kingswood Community Center – 2300 Bower Street; Wilmington, Delaware on November 17, 2017 at 6:00pm.
Reeds Refuge will be hosting a Youth Against Violence Conference this December at our offices located at 1601 N. Pine Street Wilmington, Delaware. The primary focus of this event is to educate youth regarding violence prevention, rehabilitation, and recidivism.
However, youth will also learn how the effects of slavery and segregation have shaped the mental health of the African American families and minorities in America today. Dr. Christina Watlington who will be speaking on the legacy of slavery and the effects of mental health in black Americans and other minorities today.
Youth will be taking part in open dialog concerning the ancestry of African Americans. The discussion will include heritage and culture, which was removed from minorities, which is important for human development and growth. The activities include break out sessions and panel discussions, which will focus on racial tension in American today including its history.
Our goal is to Educate and Motivate! Youth from all School Districts including adults are welcomed to attend!
- Dr. Christina & Malik Watlington
- Jordan Hines
- Tramaine Smith
- Bashawn Dixon
- Aja A of Dab Mediation
- Keith James
- Young Setta
- El Rod
- Wells Fargo’s Black African American Team Member Network
- Public Defenders Office