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Dr. Richard Strachan | 4/3/2014, 9 a.m.

The Booker T. Washington forum, sponsored by the King of Clubs of Greater Miami, continues Thu. April 17. The dynamic speaker will be Dr. Willie J. Wright, a former President of Florida Memorial University; a former Bethune-Cookman University Alumni National President; and local Basileus of the Pi Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Frat.

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Dr. Richard Strachan

Other speakers will be Dr. Astrid Mack, Dr. Edwin T. Demeritte will introduce the speaker, while Armad Newbold, band director, will provide music from the Jazz Band and Chorus. Dr. Richard J. Strachan will act as EMCEE and will also present a donation to the school and Mr. William Aristide, Principal/Designee. It is also done in memory of Dr. Tee Greer II who started the forum.

More importantly, Dr. Wright’s exclusive experience includes an Administration and Supervision Degree from the University of Florida, adjunct professor of graduate educational leadership, Principal of the year 1973, Assistant Director of Federal Programs, Citizen of the years (4-times), author of several books. He is father to a 7-year-old who keeps him busy and his wife is Dr. Tamara Wright.

Congratulations go out to Roberta C. Daniels, President, Booker T. Washington Alumni, Inc., where she has revolutionized the alumni to one of the finest organizations with a rare underlining tenacity of strength, endurance, wisdom and leadership. I would consider her one of the best preparers of resolutions in America. Her pet motto is “we’re not the greatest, but the best.”

She and a select few will be recognize, Saturday, April 12, at the Annual “Living Legends” Orange and Black Gala, Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, 1633 N.Bayshore Drive. The reception starts at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, dial 305-450-2812

Among the celebration of lives, last week, were Annie Louise Morris-Rolle at Ebenezer UMC with Rev. Dr. Joreatha M. Capers, providing the eulogy and Bishop Arthur L. Wilson, Sr, Pastor, District Overseer Noward E.C. Dean, Officiating, for Bishop Arthur L. Wilson, Sr.

Looking back throughout the years, each one of us can say; this was a “special” mother. In a ”special” kind of way . . . She had a “special” touch of love that only God can give. As we think back now we all know her strength helped us live.

On Wednesday, March 12 God looked into his flowering garden and sorted out a lily that needed picking and said, “It’s time to come home, her work was completed and she sent on to be with the Lord. She was born and raised in Overtown’s Good Bread Alley.

She attended BTW and began working for Bellsouth/ATT where she dedicated 35 years of service and after she began to enjoy her children: Ronnie Morris, Antwan Rolle, Darrell Rolle, Monique and Kareem Rolle.

Furthermore, the extraordinary life of Bishop Arthur L. Wilson began in Miami, September 7, 1927 and continued to graduate from BTW. He married Maebell Antoinette Cox and blissfully lived for 63-years Secondly, his religious experience took place from Bishop Joseph Knowles, the late Bishop Charles Mackey, and State Overseer Bishop M.C. Curry. His family will miss him.