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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  ( )  Reach 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 in quandry since former president George Forbe's resignation on whether to postpone June 23 annual freedom fund dinner

By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com ( ) and ( ) CLEVELAND, Ohio-After accepting the resignation of former Cleveland NAACP President George Forbes two weeks ago amid controversy over whether he had resigned by letter last year or not, organization officials are now seemingly confused over whether the annual freedom fund dinner will go forward as previously planned for June 23 at the Renaissance Hotel in Cleveland. According to a story that ran earlier this month at Newsnet 5.Com, James Hardiman, a Cleveland attorney who by the group’s by-laws went from first vice president to president when Forbe’s resignation was ultimately acknowledged via a unanimous vote of the executive board, said that the freedom fund dinner has been postponed until an unknown date in Sept. But a woman that answered the telephone at the Cleveland NAACP offices on Stokes Blv