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Chicago Mayoral Candidate Dorothy Brown Celebrates Black History Month With “Pearls of History” Black-Tie Gala

March 20, 2007 by  
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Chicago, IL (Akiit.com) – Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County and Chicago’s 2007 Mayoral Candidate, celebrate and salutes notable Chicagoans and Black History Month with “Pearls of History,” Black-Tie Gala. The event will take place from 5:30pm until midnight, on Friday February 2, 2007, at South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive, Chicago. Guest speaker will be, Dick Gregory and honorees are former Cook County President Bobbie Steele; News Anchor, Allison Payne (WGN-TV); and Black Ensemble Theatre Founder and Executive Director, Jackie Taylor.

The event, Chaired by Honorary Co-Chairs Bob Love, Eugene Pincham and Co-Chairs Clear, John Davis and Barbara Harmon will serve as a fundraiser in the Campaign to Elect Dorothy Brown for Mayor of Chicago. The event will include VIP cocktail reception & silent auction, and VIP dinner, awards ceremony and entertainment. Purchase tickets online at: www.votedorothybrown.com or contact Chief Fundraiser Clear via telephone: (773) 407-1281.

Guest speaker Richard “Dick” Claxton Gregory is a comedian, civil and human rights activist, author (his autobiography has sold over a million copies), recording artist, film and television personality, vegetarian, and a man totally committed to non-violent social change. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, October 12, 1932, Dick Gregory entered the national comedy scene in 1961 when he was booked at Chicago’s Playboy Club. A member of Alpha Phi Alpha (ÁÖÁ), Mr. Gregory is heavily involved in researching nutritional solutions to world and domestic hunger — a project he began in 1974. Two years ago, he donated 2,600 lbs of his 4x formula, which requires no cooking or refrigeration, to the starving people of Ethiopia.

Dorothy Brown has the education, the experience and the values to be Mayor of Chicago. She is an Attorney, a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. In 2000, Dorothy became the first African American elected to Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County where she manages a staff of 2,300 and an annual budget of over $100 Million. In her re-election campaign for Clerk of the Circuit Court in 2004, Dorothy received almost 800,000 votes. As Mayor Dorothy Brown pledges to fight crimes across the city, improve schools in all communities, provide affordable health care and enhance affordable housing. Learn more about the Dorothy Brown campaign at: www.electdorothybrownmayor.com and vote on Tuesday February 27, 2007.


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