Photo of Sherri and Butch Hamilton

On Monday, December 5, the Free Press and DSCO will honor local community activists at our 2016 Awards event from 7-9pm at The Hub, 1336 E. Main St. One of the awards is a commemorative award in memory of Bill Moss, longtime independent School Board member, activist, radio DJ and music producer. The awardees of the Bill Moss Award for Outstanding African American Activists are Sherri and Lawrence "Butch" Hamilton III.

When Butch and Sherri are passionate about an issue, they take action. In 2009, they built a website dedicated to highlighting injustice in Haiti, caused by foreign nations. In 2012 they launched to counteract the mainstream media narrative on issues affecting people of African descent. In addition to the website, BLACK CENTRAL™ hosted several independent film screening events and panel discussions that focused on mass incarceration, health & wellness, and economic empowerment.

When asked what inspires them the most they responded, “The need for justice and freedom. We’re about the liberation of black, brown and any oppressed people worldwide. We support and will work with anyone who is for the people.”

Please join us at our Awards event, we ask for $10 at the door or $5 for low income, but no one will be turned away. We will have light refreshments, music and the awards ceremony.

The HUB Community Development Corporation is a non-profit Workforce and Economic development enterprise, housed in a 15,000 sq. foot facility, whose primary responsibility is to link individuals and small businesses with viable educational, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.