JM Family Enterprises chairman Colin Brown with 2019 African American Achievers Webber J. Charles, Lanaria Johnson (Youth Achiever), Addonis Parker, Jasmin D. Shirley, and James Thomas.

By: Sharon Aron Baron

The 28th annual African-American Achievers awards ceremony will recognize four inspirational African-Americans from the South Florida community.

Awards will be given to outstanding African-Americans who set an inspirational example through community involvement and leadership in four categories: Arts & Culture; Business & Entrepreneurism; Community Service; and Education.

In honor of the achievers, JM Family, Southeast Toyota Distributors, and JM Lexus will donate $10,000 in each achiever’s name to the charity or charities of his/her choice.

The companies will also donate $500 to the charity or charities of choice for those whose nominee is selected as an African-American Achiever, for a total campaign contribution of $42,000 to local nonprofits. Each person whose nominee is chosen will receive an invitation to attend the evening’s private reception.

Nominations are due by Friday, November 29, 2019.  Tamarac residents are encouraged to nominate someone at www.africanamericanachievers.com/nominate or by calling 866-516-2497.

The awards presentation and ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will be held on April 23, 2020, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

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Sharon Aron Baron
Sharon Aron Baron created the Woodlands Tamarac in 2010 for original News for the community. In 2011 she went on to create Tamarac Talk, in 2012, Coral Springs Talk and 2017, Parkland Talk.
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