Atlantic City Branch of NAACP Hosts Freedom Fund Breakfast in January

GALLOWAY – The Atlantic City Branch of the NAACP will host its Freedom Fund Breakfast on Saturday, January 16, 2016.
The breakfast is in remembrance of the nine people who were murdered at the Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, earlier this year, as well as six Atlantic City residents.
Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman will deliver the keynote address inside the Newport Room at the Golden Nugget.
The six Atlantic City resident honorees will include the following:

  • Elijah Langford, a May 2015 Stockton graduate who has paid for and distributed winter coats to the needy and taken cancer survivors out to dinner, will receive the youth award.

  • Jodi Burroughs, an administrator in Atlantic City schools, will receive the education award.

  • First District Freeholder Ernest Coursey, who represents parts of Atlantic City, Pleasantville and Egg Harbor Township, and previously served as an Atlantic City councilman, will receive the government service award.

  • Natalie Devonish, assistant director of Student Support Services at Atlantic Cape Community College, and president of the Youth Exposure Enrichment & Mentoring Program, will receive the community service award.

  • Mikal Abdullah, who operates Mikal’s Funeral Parlor, assists struggling families and works to prevent violence in the area, will receive the business award.

  • Anne Petit-Nelson, an obstetrician and gynecologist and women’s health specialist, will receive the health award.

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