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Black Newspaper Unveils Most Influential List

 PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Tribune, the nation’s oldest and the Greater Philadelphia Region’s largest newspaper serving the African-American community, will honor ten people who have been named to its annual list of the City’s “Most Influential” African Americans, at a private reception on Wednesday September 15, 2010. The list includes elected and government officials, education leaders, businesspersons, community activists and labor leaders. One outstanding “Influential” winner will be recognized and given the National Achievement Award, given to the individual who has had the most nationally significant impact on the community-at-large.


In addition to the list of the ten “Most Influential,” the Tribune will also honor and publish, in the September 19, 2010 edition of its Sunday Supplement, The Tribune Magazine, a list of “10 People Under 40 to Watch,” 82 “African-American Leaders,” and 37 “Movers & Shakers” of the Delaware Valley, who demonstrate leadership beyond their positions.


More than 300 persons are expected to attend.


WHO:                                     Participants will include:

  • Tribune Publisher Robert W. Bogle
  • Tribune Magazine Editor Shonda McClain

Confirmed Attendees include:

  • Hon. Michael Nutter, mayor, City of Philadelphia
  • Arlene Ackerman, superintendent, School District of Philadelphia
  • J. Wyatt Mondesire, president, NAACP, Philadelphia Chapter
    Bill Mills, president, Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey market, PNC Financial Services Group
    Vikram Dewan, president and CEO, Philadelphia Zoo
  • Denis O’Brien, president and CEO, PECO Exelon Corporation
  • Blondell Reynolds Brown, councilwoman, City of Philadelphia
  • Gregory Burrell, president, Terry Funeral Homes
  • E. Steven Collins, director, Urban Marketing and External Affairs, Radio One Philadelphia
  • Lloyd Ayers, fire commissioner, City of Philadelphia



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