CASH IN THE APPLE 6-26-14
CONGRATULATIONS, BEN - It is indeed an honor to congratulate our great brother, the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Franklin Chavis, Jr., for being appointed interim President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). The NNPA Board confirmed the appointment Wednesday during its annual conference in Portland, Oregon.
As you'll recall, it was the NNPA who, in association with CashWorks HD Productions, sponsored the documentary, "Pardons of Innocence: The Wilmington Ten," the story about the false prosecution of Rev. Chavis and nine other young civil rights activists in Wilmington, NC in 1972.
Those of us who know Ben in the Black Press have known this was coming for some time, and he and I have spoken at length about his leading the association that represents over 200 black newspapers nationwide.
I have personally pledged to the Ben that whatever I can do to help him be the best NNPA president/CEO ever, then consider it done.
Congratulations, Ben. You are certainly a worthy leader.
FORGOT AGAIN – Father’s Day this year was on June 15th, and yet I forgot to wish all of my readers a Happy Father’s Day prior to the date. Why? Well technically, I’m supposed to not only look behind at the week that was to gain material for writing this column, but I’m also supposed to look ahead for any important events on the horizon.