Sunday, September 29, 2013

Activists Don and Norma Freeman to receive Judge Will Dawson Award, Al Porter, others to be honored too, today, September 29, by OPN community activist group at 5 pm, 15453 Euclid Avenue in E Cleveland, event provides for free admission, free food

East Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Will Dawson, for whom an award is named. The award will be handed out by the East Cleveland activist group the Oppressed People's Nation in his name, today, Sept 29, 2013, at the group's Second Annual Community Dinner. The honor will go to longtime Cleveland Community Activists Don and Norma Freeman. Others, including Community Activist Al Porter of Black on Black Crime Inc., will receive recognition too.


Members of the grassroots group The Oppressed People's Nation. The group is led by Community Activist Ernest Smith
Black on Black Crime Vice President  and Community Activist Al Porter (center) and other members of the grassroots community group that fights against injustices.

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EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio- The Oppressed People's Nation (OPN) will hold its Second Annual Community Dinner today, Sept 29, 2013 at 5 pm at 15453 Euclid Avenue in East Cleveland. Honors will go to longtime Cleveland Community Activists Don and Norma Freedman, the Civil Corps My Sister's Keeper group, Chef Balfour, and the BBCI Hip Hop Workshop, which is led by Community Activist Al Porter, vice president of Black on Black Crime Inc. Admission is free and dinner will also be served free of charge too. For more information call 216-704-5036.

The Freeman's will receive the Judge Will Dawson Award, organizers said. Dawson is an East Cleveland Municipal Court judge and the brother of FOX 8 News Anchor Wayne Dawson.

OPN is an East Cleveland community activists organization with members primarily in their twenties and thirties. The group is led by Ernest Smith and does things like feed the poor, provides resources such as food and clothing to impoverished greater Clevelanders, and stresses empowerment and educational advancement for youth and other community affiliates.