Local 10’s Calvin Hughes, right, presented the 2017 African American Achievers Award for Business and Entrepreneurship to Shaun M. Davis during this year’s ceremony.


Staff Report

For a quarter of a century JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus have recognized inspirational black leaders from the South Florida community.

Now the tradition continues with a call for nominations for the 26th Annual AfricanAmerican Achievers Awards Ceremony, which was started by Jim Moran in 1992 to recognize leaders for their exceptional contributions toward building stronger communities in South Florida.

Awards are given to outstanding black leaders who set an inspirational example through community involvement and leadership in four categories: Arts & Culture; Business & Entrepreneurism; Community Service; and Education.

In honor of the achievers, JM Family, Southeast Toyota and JM Lexus will donate $10,000 in each achiever’s name to the South Florida charity or charities of his/her choice.

Individuals are invited to nominate people by completing an application available at www.africanamericanachievers.com/nominate or by calling 1-866-516-2497.

Nominations are due by Friday, December 1. The awards presentation and ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Broward County Convention Center.

The companies will also donate $500 to the charity(ies) of choice for those whose nominee is selected as an African American Achiever, for a total campaign contribution of $42,000 to local nonprofits. Each person whose nominee is chosen will receive an invitation to attend the evening’s private reception.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/AfricanAmericanAchievers.