Mobile Black History Month honorees

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A dozen outstanding members of the Mobile community were recognized as part of Black History Month at Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, in Mobile. Among those honored, our very own Chief Meteorologist Alan Sealls, who along with Cozy Brown were named “Outstanding Men of the Year”. Others who received recognition included retiring State Representative James Buskey and Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste. Organizers say this type of ceremony is important for the community.

Walter Sumlin, Chairperson: “There have been many a people and many individuals that have done so much. Each year we honor a portion of those people to let them know they are still pioneers and trailblazers in today’s time.”

Also, being recognized, Clarence Ball as an outstanding entrepreneur and Zachary Watkins as Outstanding Young Entrepreneur. Congrats… Well deserved. 

The other 2019 African-American honorees included

Outstanding Community Humanitarian
Representative Barbara Drummond

Outstanding Community Humanitarian
Judge Herman Thomas

Outstanding Woman of the Year
State Senator Vivian Davis-Figures

Outstanding Community Service
Councilman CJ Small
Sister Felica Albritton

Outstanding Inspirational Communicator of the Year
Brother Carl “Tony” Carter
 

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