10 area black men honored


DAYTON — For William Gillispie, the 20th annual Top 10 African American Male Luncheon hosted by Parity Inc. is more than a recognition program.

“This is one opportunity for media, our citizens, our young people to see the great things that our folks do and our (black) males do,” said Gillispie, co-chairman of Parity’s steering committee.

Each year the nonprofit organization honors men who have distinguished themselves in business and have helped change the community by serving as role models and philanthropists.

The event was Thursday at the Ponitz Center on the campus of Sinclair Community College. Each honoree received an award along with a Kente cloth cap and shawl.


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