The Austin African-American Business Networking Association is hosting its annual celebration Dec. 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Malcolm X College, 1600 W. Jackson Blvd. Tickets are $40. 37th Ward Ald. Emma Mitts, Deputy Police Chief Betts and businessman Howard Blake will be honored.
Che “Rhymefest” Smith will be the guest speaker at the event, sponsored by the Austin African American Business Networking Association. Officer Tonya Collins, Pastor Steve Epting and businessman Mr. W. Harris will be honored.
The former South African president was honored Thursday at a pre-Kwanzaa performance at The Sankofa Cultural Arts Center. The Leaders Network of Chicago will remember him with prayers and tributes starting at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Columbus Park Refectory.
Friday’s event, organized by the Austin African American Business Networking Association, will honor Austin Green Team founder Mary Peery, Chicago Police Department First Deputy Al Wysinger and businesswoman Kelley Moseley.