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Black History Month Honoree: Winston M. Strickland
Congressman Phil Gingrey, MD (R-GA)
Mr. Speaker, in celebration of Black History Month, I want to recognize African Americans from throughout
Today, I rise to honor Winston Strickland of
In addition to Winston Strickland’s many accomplishments in the business world, he has also had a major impact on the youth of his community – helping to found the Cobb organization of Blacks United for Youth. This community organization builds positive relationships between young people and officials in the school system and the business community through mentorship programs and the
Winston Strickland strives to be a man of peace who helps others and is a role model for the community; one who, through his commitment to God, family and community service can help bridge the gap between those in need and those who are willing and able to provide assistance. I ask that my colleagues join me in thanking Winston M. Strickland for his leadership and service to
Sweet Claudette (Johnson) Harrell
A great talented singer a favorite on the Detroit circuit. One of our own. Born in Heflin Al and moved to Detroit at the tender age of 5. Always busy with creative projects, she decided at age 50 to become a professional vocalist.
Her albums include:
Linament and Collard Greens
Ain't Gonna Wash Your Dirty Clothes
Sending You to Man School
Live & Kickin
That Man's Got to Go
Did you know that John Johnson was Governor of the Alabama District of Kiwanis in 2004? John is and was committed to community and family: "If it is to be, it up to me. Let's commit ourselves to service with humble excellence."
What do you know about the Kiwanis:
Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers headquartered in Indianapolis Indiana. Kiwanis emphasizes service to children and youth, both through initiatives intended to improve the quality of life of children around the world, and through their Service Leadership Programs, made up of about 7,000 youth clubs with about 320,000 youth members. Kiwanis members have helped shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick. They have developed youth as leaders, built playgrounds, and raised funds for pediatric research
Kiwanis clubs and members are guided by six "Objectives:"
But you knew all this right?
One of our own: Cynthia Johnson also known as CJ:
Local Author Highlights Domestic Violence in Her Book:
C.J. published a book, "Stop the Music", which you won't be able to put down until you've reached the end. C.J. is one of 5 siblings and a native of Detroit and married to Andrew Johnson.
The book, "Stop the Music", is a fictional novel, with clear sounding ring to a real life drama that many women who experience domestic violence acros America endure on a daily basis.
I found it on ebay...get it, it is truly a great work.