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Saturday, Charlotte’s who’s who will converge on the Westin hotel will celebrate 20 years of achievement in Charlotte’s African-American community. It will be a celebration of the magazine, the Pride Awards and the impact both have had on the Charlotte community.

A selection committee chose the following finalists who will compete for the newly established Pride Magazine Heritage Award. Gala attendees will vote and choose the award winner; the charity of the winner’s choice will receive a monetary donation. The finalists are:

  • Thereasea D. Elder — a retired nurse from Good Samaritan Hospital and community activist.
  • Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown — a Charlotte physician and Vice President of Community Partnerships at Novant Health.
  • Carlenia Ivory — a part-time employee at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and CMS Parent University.

Christopher Simpson, a senior at Myers Park High School, will receive the prestigious Emerging

Leader (youth) Award.

William ‘Bill’ Strickland, president-CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation and its subsidiaries, is set to enrich and enlighten Charlotte as the evening’s inspirational speaker. Strickland builds partnerships to help the disadvantaged build a better future and is the

author of “Make the Impossible Possible.”

MC Lyte And Community Activists Highlight 2013 Lowe’s Pride Awards  was originally published on oldschool1053.com

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