Friday, June 14, 2013

Congresswoman Fudge to receive President's Award at Cleveland NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner tonight, Arnold Pinkney, Shayla King and Delon White to get awards too, keynote speaker is Dr. William Pickard, Cleveland NAACP President The Rev. Hilton Smith says local chapter is moving in new direction

Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-11)

By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief,  Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com, Ohio's No 1 and No 2 online Black newspapers (www.clevelandurbannews.comReach Cleveland Urban News.Com by email at and by phone at 216-659-0473

CLEVELAND, Ohio- Ohio 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, a Warrensville Hts. Democrat who also chairs the Congressional Black Caucus, will receive the President's Award from the Cleveland Chapter NAACP at its 54th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner on Friday, June 14 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Cleveland. (For tickets call 216-231-6260)

Other award recipients are political guru Arnold Pinkney, Shayla King, and Delon White.

The theme for the event is "Turning The Pages of History," and the keynote speaker is Dr. William Pickard, an entrepreneur and former executive director of the local branch. 

Cleveland NAACP President The Rev. Hilton Smith (pictured), a top executive at Turner Construction Co. and an associate minister at Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church in Cleveland,  said that the gathering will highlight "the new direction the branch is taking while acknowledging the organization's rich immeasurable contribution to our community."