Recognizing and celebrating Men of Valor
Bobby R. Henry, Sr., Bishop Adam J. Richardson, Rev. George A. Hardy and Sen. Christopher Smith.
From Laura Richardson
The Central District of the South Conference of the Eleventh Episcopal District; African Methodist Episcopal Sons of Allen honors community “Men of Valor.” The 100 Black men of the Sons of Allen honored one of our community’s well deserving men for his contributions and mentorship recently: Bobby R. Henry, Sr. was honored and presented the Entrepreneur of the Year award by Bishop Adam J. Richardson, of the Eleventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, serving Florida and the Bahamas in the category of Entrepreneurship. Although this is a perfect category for Henry, it is known that he has contributed greatly in many other areas. Henry was chosen for the great work he has done as the Publisher and CEO of the family-owned Westside Gazette Newspaper in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
In circulation since 1971, the Gazette is Broward’s oldest and largest Black owned newspaper serving the African American communities in Bro-ward, Dade and Palm Beach Counties, providing local, state, national and international news. Also recognized at the event was our very own Senator Christopher Smith for his contributions in the category of Community Service.
For the 2015 year the Sons of Allen 100 Black men have nominated Rodney Baltimore for his efforts in serving the Community for the “Community Service Award”, and Attorney Johnny McCray for the “Entrepreneur of the Year” A-ward.
These gentlemen have served their communities well and we take great pride in showing our appreciation for their contributions. Baltimore and Attorney McCray will receive their award on March 21, 2015 7 p.m. at the Celebrated Central District Sons of Allen 100 Black Men Concert at Mt. Zion AME Church, 420 N.E. 33 St., Okld. Pk.
This event qualifies these gentlemen as candidates for the upcoming Eleventh Episcopal District Sons of Allen Men of the Year Award. Receiving the 2014 Award for Bobby Henry at this event will be his son; Broderick J. Henry.
The community is invited to come and be blessed in song and praise from some of Broward’s dynamically talented men.
The Sons of Allen is a large organization within the African Methodist Episcopal Church that is responsible for evangelizing men, mentoring boys and young men and empowering them to be socially and spiritually prepared gentlemen.
Rev. George A. Hardy is the South Conference Sons of Allen Coordinator and the concert is one of three to be held State wide which was organized by the Celebrated Central District Coordinator; Rev. Conrad Jenkins. Proceeds from this event will allow an opportunity for disadvantaged young men to attend a Sons of Allen retreat in Daytona Beach May 14-16 at Allen Chapel AME Church.