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4 Jul 2012

Governor Corbett appoints members to Advisory Commission on African American Affairs

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July 4, 2012 Category: Local Posted by:

Harrisburg— In recognition of Pennsylvania’s more than 1.4 million African American citizens, Governor Tom Corbett today named distinguished community leaders to serve on the Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs.


“The history of African Americans in Pennsylvania reflects a diverse and unique blend of cultural, social and economic influences which have had and continue to have a beneficial impact on life in the commonwealth,” Corbett said.


The commission advises and makes recommendations to the governor on policies, procedures, legislation, and regulations that affect the African American community. It works to articulate and address the unique needs and issues of concerns of the African American community. The following individuals have been named as commission members:


Otto Banks, Dauphin County

Wayne Barnett, Philadelphia County

Rev. James Breese, Luzerne County

Fred Dark, Dauphin County

Elizabeth Dennis, Allegheny County

Evan Frazier, Allegheny County

Maurice Goodman, Philadelphia County

Rev. Terrence Griffith, Philadelphia County

Cathy Hardaway, Lackawanna County

Rodney Little, Philadelphia County

Sara Lomax Reese, Montgomery County

Marcia Perry, Dauphin County

Rev. Michael Robinson, Delaware County

Dr. Kiron Skinner, Allegheny County

Ronald Steele, Erie County

Karen Stokes, Philadelphia County (Chair)

Bishop A.E. Sullivan Jr., Dauphin County

Floyd Titus, Allegheny County



For more information about the commission, contact Executive Director Karen Stokes at (215) 560-2640.

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