POSTED ON JANUARY 25, 2012:
Newsie Nominees. For the second year, the Tulsa Press Club is honoring the best in local print, radio, TV and web media. Press Club members picked nominees in 21 categories. Among the nominees is UTW's own reporter Jennie Lloyd, in the Best Feature Reporter category.
Fans will help the nominees win their awards through online voting at tulsapressclub.com. The online poll will be open through Feb. 6.
Winners will be announced at a March 1 event at The Broadway, 720 S. Kenosha, in downtown Tulsa. Tickets are $15 for Tulsa Press Club members and $20 for non-members.
Check out the Press Club's website to vote for your T-Town favorites.
Way to Represent. Hill Harper, an award-winning author and actor, will receive the 2012 Sankofa Freedom Award, presented by Tulsa City-County Library's African-American Resource Center. He will accept the award Feb. 11, 10am, at Rudisill Regional Library, 1520 N. Hartford. This event is free and open to the public.
In 2004, he earned the role of Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on the series, "CSI: NY." For the past three years, Harper has won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Dr. Hawkes.
Harper is also the author of "Letters to a Young Brother," "Letters to a Young Sister: DeFINE Your Destiny" and "The Conversation: How Men and Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships." Each of his books concentrates on keeping an ongoing dialogue in order to face today's serious social pressures. His latest book, "The Wealth Cure," seeks to examine the debilitating relationship with money and wealth.
He established the non-profit organization "Manifest Your Destiny Foundation" to reach youth. The mission of his foundation is "to provide underserved youth a path to empowerment and educational excellence through academic programming, college access skills and personal development.
The Sankofa Freedom Award consists of a $7,000 cash prize and an engraved medallion. It is awarded every-other-year in February during Black History Month to a nationally acclaimed individual who has dedicated his or her life to educating improving the greater African-American community.
The award is presented by the Tulsa Library Trust and TCCL's African-American Resource Center. For more information about the Sankofa Freedom Award or the African-American Resource Center, call the Rudisill Regional Library, 918-549-7645, or visit tulsalibrary.org.
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