Distinguished Lecturer to Receive NNPA Award

Dr. Ron Daniels, York College Distinguished Lecturer, Haiti relief leader and veteran political activist, will receive a major community service award from the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation March 18 in Washington D.C.

Dr. Daniels will be honored by the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation (NNPA) for his work as president of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century and founder of the Haiti Support Project.

Earlier in the day, he will join a longtime colleague, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, on a panel discussion the state of the black press in the U.S. Daniels was deputy campaign manager during Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign.

Joining Jackson and Daniels on the panel will be Harry Alford, president and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce; Roslyn Brock, NAACP board chair; Mark Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, and Julianne Malveaux, president of Bennett College for Women.

The NANP Foundation's dinner celebrates the 163rdth anniversary of Freedom's Journal, the first African-American owned and operated newspaper in theUnited States. Last year's community service winners were the Rev. Al Sharpton and Xernona Clayton, the Atlanta civil rights icon, broadcast executive and talk show host.

About Dr. Ron Daniels

Dr. Daniels is the former Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights and a veteran social and political activist, I have an extensive familiarity with issues and policy affecting African Americans and other people of color. --read more

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