YPBC Press Release


Contact: Joshua J. Raby, Chairman
Young Progressive Black Caucus of Alabama
(205) 240-5138

Young Progressive Black Caucus Salutes Outstanding Women of Color in Leadership

The Young Progressive Black Caucus of Alabama will hold its Second Annual “Outstanding Women of Color in Leadership Awards,” February 11, 2017 at 11a.m.. The brunch will be held at Michael’s Restaurant Soho located at 1903 29th Avenue South, Homewood, Alabama 35209.

Come experience an inspiring celebration in honor of the black women who have made a mark on leadership in Alabama. Coming from all walks of life, these outstanding women were nominated by their community and have been chosen to receive this prestigious award.

The 2017 Outstanding Woman of Color in Leadership Honorees are Kim Meadows Clark; Catrena Norris Carter; J’Que Ellis; Tamika Harris; Errin Jackson; Niya Jackson; Lieutenant Donna Jelks; Counsel Woman Velma Johnson; T Marie King; JP Laffsum; Victoria Long; Stephonia Taylor McLinn; Tye Miles; Keara Noy; Judge Shanta Owens; Shaquita Pope – Maxwell; Latanya Millhouse; Mara Jenell Ruffin-Allen.

The 2017 Shirley Chisholm Award will be presented to Myrna Carter Jackson. Jackson has been a civil rights activist since she was a teenager. Jackson is a retired social worker and currently is active with several nonprofit organizations, i.e. NAACP and SCLC.

Come meet, dine and celebrate with these women on Saturday, February 11, 2017, from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. The Young Progressive Black Caucus of Alabama will honor the 2017 honorees at Michael’s Restaurant Soho. This is a public event, donations are welcome.

For Information on Sponsorship Contact Joshua J. Raby, Chairman @ 205-240-5138


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