Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Citiparks honored 10 local young African-American leaders in a Black History Month tribute displayed in the lobby of the City-County Building, Downtown.“History in the Making: Honoring Our Young African American Leaders of Today” ran throughout the month of February

HONOREES—Front, from left: Major Lisa Bellamy, Constance F. Horton, La’Tasha D. Mayes, Greer Reed-Jones and Jamilla Rice. Back, from left: Charles Chapman, Paul A. Ellis, Barrett Woods, Monte Robinson and Rob Wilson.

“The city’s 2010 Black History Month exhibit pays tribute to an extraordinary group of young individuals who represent the efforts of many others who share their commitment to serving our community,” said Ravenstahl. “We’re proud to present this impressive exhibit that inspires as well as educates.” The exhibit showcased the accomplishments and contributions of the 10 outstanding individuals, as well as their plans for the future.

Honorees were chosen in the fields of arts and entertainment, business/finance, civil rights/community action, education, health and wellness, military/law enforcement, politics, religion, science and technology, and social services.

Honorees were Major Lisa Bellamy, United States Army–Military, law enforcement; Charles Chapman, The L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry, religion; Paul Ellis, civil rights/community action; Constance F. Horton, MSW, LSW, executive director, FAME, social service; Greer Reed-Jones, education director, Pittsburgh Dance Alloy, arts & entertainment; La’Tasha Mays, New Voices Pittsburgh, politics; Jamilla Rice, teacher and acting curriculum director, Northside Urban Pathways Charter School, education; Monte Robinson, football coach, ACMFA/Westinghouse High School, health and wellness; Rob Wilson, financial adviser, Blazer Capitol Management, business/finance; Dr. Barrett Woods, orthopedic surgeon, science and technology.

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