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Black United Fund of Illinois to celebrate young leaders at Embers event
BUFI will be celebrating African American leaders at a special reception on Thursday, July 19. The organization has dubbed 2012 “The Year of the Man, and have selected eight emerging leaders who are making a difference.
The 2012 Embers are Robert ‘Scoop’ Jackson, sports journalist and ESPN 2 contributor;
Thursday’s reception will feature a panel discussion on leadership moderated by Zondra Hughes of Rolling Out Magazine, who was recognized last year as a female leader - Flame - by BUFI. Joining her will be John Moultrie, restaurateur, entrepreneur and founder of iRock Jazz. Frank Pete, noted spoken word artist will also perform and the event will be followed by an after set at Norman’s Bistro. Please call 773- 324-0494 for more information.
What: Reception hosted by Black United Fund of Illinois celebrating “The Embers”
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Black United Fund of Illinois Center
Chicago, IL 60649
Who: Robert ‘Scoop’ Jackson, sports journalist and ESPN 2 contributor;
Dr. Garrard McClendon, Emmy Award winning talk show host
Kendall Moore, host of the Kendall Moore dmpep Show on WVON and noted AIDS activist
Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Executive Director of the Schomburg Center for Black Research and Culture in New York
Cliff Rome, award winning chef, entrepreneur and owner of the Parkway Ballroom;
Kurt Summers, chief-of-staff to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle
Sharif Walker, regional director After School Matters
Carl West, columnist and founder of TruthBTold News Service
Zondra Hughes, Rolling Out Magazine
Dr. Henry English, CEO Black United Fund of Illinois
Frank Pete, Spoken Word Artist
John Moultrie, Founder of iRock Jazz, restaurateur
Interview and photo opportunities:
About Living Legends/Passing the Torch
BUFI inaugurated the "Living Legends/Passing the Torch" Awards ceremony. This strategy was developed in 2001 to encourage generational continuity in business and professions, assuring a rite of succession, and eliminating the loss of our revered institutions and personal achievements. Passing the torch is a concept that means we teach and guide others as we continue to grow and fine tune our skills, ideas and strategies, and the mentors' involvement is maintained through maturity of the seeds that have been planted. These pioneers start over with each new generation.
About Black United Fund of Illinois
BUFI’s purpose for existing is to provide philanthropic support to projects and programs that address their efforts to the critical needs of African American communities. To date, The Black United Fund of Illinois (BUFI), has assisted over 450 other grassroots organizations and programs. These programs provide services in the areas of arts & culture, health & human services, education & service to youth, homeless & emergency needs, social justice, legal services, and economic development.