The New Tri-State Defender's fourth annual Men of Excellence Reception and Awards Celebration is set for Sept. 28, with the window for nominations, which is now open, closing on Sept. 4.
The community is encouraged to submit deserving candidates for this year's class, said TSD President/ Publisher Bernal E. Smith II, who emphasized the active role the community will play in helping to identify the most deserving for 2012.
Through its annual Men of Excellence recognition, the TSD acknowledges that African- American men have contributed much toward shaping America's history and the history of Memphis, often against considerable odds. And today, many African-American men are in the forefront of myriad sectors from politics and public service to business and entertainment. The New Tri-State Defender will acknowledge these men for their contributions to the region, the community and to the business world.
More details are included with the nomination form. All nominations must be received by Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. by mail to Tri-State Defender, 203 Beale St., Suite 200, Memphis, TN. 38103; or by fax to 901-578-5037.