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Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network Honors Local Leaders
By Sentinel Wire Service
Published February 7, 2014

HONORABLE MENTION: Rev. Al Sharpton through the National Action Network selected five local leaders to honor at the inaugural Black History Month Awards Luncheon Wednesday, February 5 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Ca (L-R) Reverend Xavier L. Thompson, Danny Bakewell Sr, guest, Mayor Aja Brown,Jon Platt, Randy Falco PHOTO Courtesy of NAN    

The National Action Network (NAN), founded by civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, convened on February 5 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for it’s inaugural Black History Month Awards Luncheon. 

The awards program honored local leaders and one corporation, all whom NAN expressed have worked in the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to promote Black culture and achievement. 

Those honored at the inaugural luncheon included civil rights activist and Los Angeles Sentinel Publisher, Danny Bakewell Sr.; Honorable Aja Brown, Mayor of Compton, CA; Jon Platt, President of North America, Warner/Chappell Music; Reverend Xavier L. Thompson, Pastor, Southern Missionary Baptist Church; and Univision Communications Inc. 

In addition to presenting the awards, Rev. Al Sharpton, President of NAN, unveiled several initiatives at the event to further civil rights in the Los Angeles community, including efforts concerning voting rights and joblessness in particular.

NAN is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the country with over 70 chapters in the U.S. The organization works extensively to promote a modern civil rights agenda, which includes a standard of decency for all people regardless of race or sex, social justice for all communities, education, non-violence, equality in healthcare and improvement of race relations.

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