Four recognized at Urban League’s Ron Brown Gala 

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20 YEARS OF SERVICE—Esther Bush receiving an award for her 20th anniversary as head of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh. It was presented by Annie Hanna Cestra, Urban League board chairman.  In a surprise ceremony, Esther Bush was recognized for assuming the role as President  & CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh 20 years ago to the date. Complete story was in the Dec. 10-16 edition.

Since 1996, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh has honored outstanding individuals, organizations or corporations in the Greater Pittsburgh community who exemplify leadership in improving the quality of life for African-Americans.
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VANESSA GERMAN proudly holding her award.

The 2014 Ronald H. Brown Leadership honorees were: Vanessa German,  accomplished visual and spoken word artist and advocate, Community Leadership Award; Rev. Dr.  Johnnie Monroe, civil rights champion and community leader, Community Leadership Award; and Nate Smith, labor and civil rights activist,  Special Posthumous Award.
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REV. DR. JOHNNIE MONROE, winner of the Community Service Award, giving his exception speech.

In a surprise ceremony, Esther Bush was recognized for assuming the role as president & CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh 20 years ago to the date.
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NATE SMITH JR., accepting an award on behalf of his late father, said, “They still remember you dad, your name still lives on.”

Complete story was in the  Dec. 10-16 edition.
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NATIONAL ANTHEM—Robert Hill and Eric Springer singing “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” the Black National Anthem.

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REV. DR. HAROLD T. LEWIS Giving the Invocation

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ANDREW STOCKEY The Emcee

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ROSE JOHNSON THOMPSON leading the Black National Anthem.

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THE AFTER PARTY—The ladies getting down on the dance floor at the after party. (Photos by J.L. Martello)c

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