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Chatter That Matters: December 12, 2012

caines | 12/13/2012, 4:30 a.m.

The National Action Network [NAN] was founded in 1991 by the Rev. Al Sharpton and became effective at New Birth Cathedral International in August, 2012. Your membership will help to build an organizational support base around family and community before an emergency occurs relative to civil rights issues. Current officers include: Bishop Victor T. Curry, president; Rev. Alphonso Jackson, first vice; Kishasha B. Sharp, second vice; Darryl K. Sharpton, CPA/ABV; DJuana C. Miller-Brown, assistant treasurer; and Traci E. Boyd-Smith, secretary. Elder Marietta Freeman, director of New Birth employment services has employment opportunities in a field you would enjoy. Meet face-to-face with hiring managers in Fort Lauderdale. Freeman will also be able to assist you in preparing a professional resume. Call 305-757-2199 or visit 8400 NE 2nd Ave. Under the slogan Thou Art a Priest Forever, The Historical Saint Agnes Episcopal Church had their changing of the guard last weekend. A special area was set aside to accommodate parking of over 300 members of the community to witness the outgoing of Reverend Canon Richard Livingston Marquess-Barry and the incoming of Reverend Father Denrick E. Rolle. Some of the participants included: Rev. Leopold Frade; Rev. George W. Sands; Rev. Father Samuel J. Browne; Rev. Father Terrence A. Taylor; Dr. Gershwin Blyden; Congresswoman Frederick S. Wilson; Sen. Oscar J. Braynon, II; Rev. Dr. Carl Johnson; James H. Smith, Jr.; Rev. Dr. Glenroy Deveaux and Rev. Samuel S. Thomas.