(LITTLE ROCK) – Eight Arkansans who have positively impacted the state are set to be honored by the Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus at the 14th Annual King-Kennedy Dinner on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Metroplex Event Center, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock, AR. A VIP reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner following at 7 p.m.

This year’s honorees include:

Irma Hunter Brown Women’s Leadership Award
Kandi N. Hughes, Esq., Little Rock
Attorney at Southwest Power Pool

Thomas E. Patterson Education Award
Lloyd Jackson, Hot Springs
Deputy Superintendent of the Hot Springs School District

Annie Abrams Community Service Award
Michael F. Johninson Sr., Little Rock
Founder and Executive Director of Compassion In Action

Jerry Jewel Government Leadership Award
The Late John M. Lewellen, Little Rock
Former State Representative

Calvin King Economic Development Award
Dr. Karama Neal, Little Rock
Chief Operating Officer of Southern Bancorp Community Partners

President’s Award
Cynthia Sims, Pine Bluff
Education Counselor at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Charolette Tidwell, Ft. Smith
Founder of Antioch for Youth and Family

President’s Award – Lifetime Achievement
Carol Willis, McGhee
Political Aide to President Bill Clinton

Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at http://ardemocraticblackcaucus.org/king-kennedy-dinner/.

About the Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus

The Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus (ADBC) was established in 1982 as an extension of the Democratic Party of Arkansas. It provides a vehicle, within the Democratic Party of Arkansas, to address the concerns of African-Americans. The objective of this organization is to achieve proportionate representation of African-American Democratic public officials, elected or appointed in Arkansas; foster election of and monitor the performance of all elected officials and disseminate information to the African-American community through effective communication.

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