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Black History Month

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.

X102.3 is celebrating Black Organizations and Community Leaders!

Here are our top picks.

1.    Urban League of Palm Beach County

The Urban League is about empowering the community with education, economic, and health. They are also invested in growing the youth of the community with many of their educational programs including STEM Education. For the past 43 years, the Urban Leagues has been addressing challenges that is caused in low-income base neighborhoods.

For more information about the Urban League of Palm Beach County click here http://ulpbc.org/

 

2.    Black Chamber of Commerce

The Black Chamber of Commerce is about overcoming the challenges faced by black-owned and minority business. Members of the commerce invest their time in advocacy, education, resource brokering to maximize their success.

For more information about the Black Chamber of Commerce click here https://www.blackchamberpbc.com/

3.    African American Achievers Awards

Our stations had the privilege of going to the 25th African American Achievers Awards in 2017. This origination is about celebrating individuals who is making a difference in the community through Education, Arts & Culture, Business & Entrepreneurism, Youth, and Community Service. Since 1992 Jim Moran’s legacy shining brightly over 150 achievers who have been recognized for their achievements.

Nominees for the 2018 African American Achievers Awards are Cornelia ‘Corky’ Dozier for Arts & Culture, Traci L. Lynn for Business & Entrepreneurism, Germanine Smith-Baugh for Community Service, and Jacquelyn Haywood for Education.

For more information about the African American Achievers Awards click here http://www.africanamericanachievers.com/

 

4. NOBLE

NOBLE which stands for National Organizations of Black Law Enforcement. Is an organization that our very own Reggie Dee patriciates in. It’s the relationship of police with the youth. Community relationships involving members of judges, attorneys, teachers, community leaders, politicians, entrepreneur, artist, and so many others to help make a difference in our community for law enforcement. The goal of NOBLE is to provide solutions to the community and law enforcement faces every day. As well as to ever-changing the needs of our communities and members.

For more information about Noble click here http://www.noblesofl.org/

 

5. X102.3’s Reggie Dee

The Heart and Soul of the community here in South Florida. He has devoted his time, energy, and resources to bring communities together. Reggie works intimately with organizations like The Urban League of Palm Beach County, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk, The Arc of Palm Beach, The Lord’s Place, Palm Beach County Schools and others. Frustrated with the rampant violence and racism facing the urban communities, Reggie started the “Walk with Me against Racism.” His passion for change resonated, loudly, when he pledged to walk 1,300 miles from his hometown of Dallas, Texas to West Palm Beach. Reggie Dee, is more than a radio personality…he is a Father, A Friend, an Activist, and a true Community Hero.

 

6. The National Coalition of 100 Black Women

West Palm Beach Lead by Chapter President, Rhonda Rogers, creates meaningful programs for women and girls of color, promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment. Through their spirit of advocacy and “from protest to policy” initiative, they are committed to developing socially conscious female leaders who will further there advancement and empowerment of black women and girls throughout Palm Beach County.

For more information about The National Coalition of 100 Black Women click here http://www.ncbw.org/

7. Nakishia Freeman

Owner of the Freeman Jewelry Collection and founder of “Freeprenuers” a mentorship and empowerment organization designed to educate young ladies on the importance of community, self-love, self-esteem, and the benefits of having a positive self-image while grooming them to be future business owner. During their monthly sessions, Nakisha teaches them the art of jewelry making while engaging in meaningful conversations surrounding topics like peer pressure, social media, body image, teen pregnancy, and abuse to name a few. Nakisha’s innovative creative way to reach and teach these young people has not gone unnoticed. She was recently honored as “Rivera Beach Citizen of The Year”.

For more information about Nakishia Freeman click here http://www.thepalmbeachbeat.com/tag/the-freeman-jewelry-collection/

Register below to win a pair of movie passes to see Marvel’s new movie, Black Panther. In Theatres this February!

Black History Month | Black Panther

 

 

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