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Attorney elected as chair of board

Board supports Black affairs in MD-C

Miami Times staff report | 2/20/2014, 9 a.m.

 The Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board elected Stephen Hunter Johnson as its chairman. 

“Supporting the needs of Miami-Dade County’s Black World Community has always been a part of my life and career,” said Johnson. ”Continuing the great work carried on by my predecessor and immediate past chair, Priscilla Dames-Blake, is an honor.”

Johnson is a partner at Miami-based law firm Lydecker Diaz, a full-service commercial law firm that specializes in commercial and financial litigation, intellectual property, labor & employment, appeals and corporate transactions. 

His area of expertise includes banking and corporate interests in multiple international business, commercial disputes and complex business tort. 

Johnson received his Bachelors in Science from Coppin State University and his Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from the University of Miami School of Law. 

The Black Affairs Advisory Board (BAAB) was established in 1994 to act as an advocacy mechanism for the socio-economic, political and educational needs of Miami-Dade County’s Black community.

The BAAB’s current focus is on the establishment and implementation of the Miami-Dade County Coordinated Response Team which consists of a network of agencies, private, public and faith-based entities that provide a range of legal, medical, mental health and other support services to Miami-Dade County citizens. Members serve in an advisory, non-compensatory basis.

It recently elected Gerri Lazarre to vice chair; Edgar Wright to secretary; Ronald Mumford as parliamentarian and Tracey Bowen-Bell as treasurer.

The BAAB meets monthly on the first Wednesday of each month and meetings are open to the general public.  For more information log on to www.miamidade.gov/baab.