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By Bronda Everett-EagansContributing Religion Writer
The Black Employees Association (BEA) 40th Anniversary Celebration and Honors Luncheon will be held on Saturday, February 25, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Brookins Community A.M.E. Church Fellowship Hall, 4831 South Gramercy Place in Los Angeles.
The theme for BEA's event is ‘A Framework for Fairness Beyond 2012.' Each honoree was especially selected based on their individual work within the community. BEA will implement a 48-month ‘Framework for Fairness' campaign. The honorees and their affiliations are the Honorable Judge Joe Brown (Judge Joe Brown TV Court Show), Mother Love (L.A. Talk Radio), Brookins First Lady Yvette Williams (First Ladies to Combat STD Crisis), Lark Galloway-Gilliam (Executive Director, Community Health Councils), Clinton Galloway, CPA (Phoenix Publishing), Cynthia M. Willard, MSW, LCSW (Assistant Director, Institute for Black Parenting), Attorney Victor Manrique, Esq. (Employment and Labor Lawyer), Dr. L. Gail Garrett (President, Council of Black Administrators), Yolanda Washington-Trice (L.A. County Department of Social Services), Mark Williams and Noreen McClendon (Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles), and Attorney Karl Henry, Esq. (Criminal Defense Attorney). The invocation will be delivered by the Rev. Dr. C. Dennis Williams, senior pastor of Brookins.
BEA is celebrating 40 years of continuous service to its members, their families and their communities. According to Attorney Theodore A. Eagans, Esq., COO and General Counsel, "The BEA provides services to its members in three vital areas which are to educate, advocate and litigate for employee rights and protection.
"Upon member request, a BEA representative will come to the workplace and provide an orientation to employees about their rights and responsibilities. BEA also advocates for membership rights in their workplace by acting as a legal representative for each member.
"Finally, the BEA will provide legal counsel to represent its members in employment matters dealing with discipline, unfair practices and discrimination."
BEA members are employed by the County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School District, the City of Los Angeles, Santa Monica Community College, the State of California, the City of Inglewood, the Federal Government and other public and private agencies in the Los Angeles area.
All BEA members, their families and the general public are invited to the celebration. For information, call (323) 314-7972 or email