Black history events top week’s news

Published 12:27 am Monday, February 22, 2010

As we begin the final week of the month set aside to honor our black leaders, it’s easy to look back on the last week and see that Natchez has been blessed with quite a few heroes of its own.

Saturday night’s Legacy Tribute Banquet honored five black citizens who made a difference in the community. The Black History Month parade earlier that day showcased local and national pride in black accomplishments as well.

But Saturday’s events weren’t the only reminders of how far our community has come, and they weren’t the only good news either.

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Let’s review a few other highlights from the week.

4 The Natchez Business and Civic League honored several locals for their contributions to the business community. Congratulations especially to the Man and Woman of the Year, Marlon Richardson and Robbie Cade, respectively.

4 Purple and gold pride are seeping out of the Ferriday Arcade now. A new exhibit highlighting LSU is on display for the next month. We are lucky to have local museums that can bring in educational and interesting exhibits.

4 Kaitlyn Green, Kyla Nobles and Keith Shawn Owens recently won first place in the McLaurin Elementary School Reading Fair. Congratulations to them. Keep up the good work.

4 The community gathered Tuesday at the first of several regionalism meetings. The attendance was exciting and the interest in the project promising.

As we say goodbye to February, let’s hope March is just as nice.