Concerned Black Men of Massachusetts
invites you to help empower urban youth and support
the Paul Robeson Institute for Positive Self Development at the
19th Annual Andrew J. Davis Jr. Unity Breakfast
Saturday, April 19, 2008
9am – 12noon
Cambridge Center Marriott – Kendall Square – Massachusetts
Celebrity Guest and Awardees
Clifton Powell • Paul Robeson Leadership Award
Concerned Black Men of Massachusetts is proud to announce that Clifton Powell, award-winning actor and Emerson College graduate, will be the celebrity guest at the 2008 Unity Breakfast. CBMM will recognize Powell’s accomplishments — both in front of and behind the camera — as well as his commitment to empowering youth by presenting him with a Paul Robeson Leadership Award. The celebrated actor, producer and director has built a resume of great performances in films, on television, and on stage since he began his professional career. With memorable performances on the big screen in the Taylor Hackford film RAY opposite Jamie Foxx and as the unforgettable ‘Pinky’ in FRIDAY and FRIDAY AFTER NEXT, on television as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in SELMA, LORD, SELMA, and on stage in the national tour of David E. Talbert’s THE FABRIC OF A MAN as ‘Blair,’ opposite Shemar Moore, for which he won the NAACP’s Theater Award for Best Actor, Powell has established himself as a dynamic and versatile actor. (Full bio available at www.cbmm.net/breakfast.html).
Pastor Ray Hammond, MD • Paul Robeson Leadership Award
Pastor and Co-founder of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston and Executive Director of Bethel’s Generation Excel program. Pastor Hammond, who has a long history of involvement with youth and community activities, is Chairman and one of the Co-Founders of the Boston TenPoint Coalition — an ecumenical group of Christian clergy and lay leaders working to mobilize the greater Boston community around issues affecting black youth. In addition, Pastor Hammond is Chairman of The Boston Foundation and Vice President for Membership of the Boy Scouts Minuteman Council (Boston, MA). (Full bio available at www.cbmm.net/breakfast.html).
Chief Anthony Scott • Paul Robeson Community Service Award
In May of 2001, Chief Anthony Scott became the first African-American appointed Chief of Police in Holyoke, Massachusetts where he currently serves. He was appointed by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to the Governor’s Commission on Criminal Justice Innovation and has received several community awards since becoming Holyoke’s Police Chief. Chief Scott has a chapter dedicated to him in a book entitled, ‘Long River Winding: Life, Love & Death Along the Connecticut’ (2003), which chronicles individuals who have impacted quality of life in the Connecticut River Valley. (Full bio available at www.cbmm.net/breakfast.html).