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Payne-Pulliam School is hosting its 25th Annual Door Opener Awards Event on Dec. 8, 2016. This year the school is awarding “10 Image Awards” at the annual Dinner. Payne-Pulliam School will recognize the outstanding works and commitment to the City of Detroit of 10 Image Award recipients.


The Categories and Nominees are as follows:


Spiritual Leader of the Year: Pastor Solomon Kinloch, Bishop Andrew Merritt, Reverend Dr. Tellis Chapman


Young Up and Coming Entrepreneur of the Year: Pretty Brown Girls, Detroit Wick, Kuzzos Chicken & Waffles


Man of the Year: Jimmy Settles, Donnell White, Judge Craig Strong


Woman of the Year: Pamela Moore, Sharon Madison, Tonya Allen, Faye Nelson


Voice of Detroit: Karen Dumas, Bankole Thompson, Mike Vilanti & Terry Foster


Media Outlet of the Year: BLAC Magazine, Detroit Metro Times, The Michigan Chronicle


Spirit of Detroit: Eric Means, Christopher Ilitch, Hiram Jackson


Community Activist of the Year: Reverend Charles Williams, Brother Francis Boylan, Winfred Blackmon, Heaster Wheeler, Pastor Kenneth J. Flowers, Minister Malik Shabazz


Political Activist of the Decade: U.S. Congressman John Conyers, State Senator Burt Johnson, State Senator Coleman A. Young Jr., City Council President Brenda Jones, Wayne County Commissioner Martha Scott


Employer of the Year: Meijer, Henry Ford Health System, ECS Partnership, Macy’s


Payne-Pulliam school is asking the community to select the awardees by going to the website: http://www.paynepulliamschool.org and voting for their choice. Voting will be available until 11/30/2016.


The event will be held at THE HENRY FORD, 20900 Oakwood Blvd. In Dearborn Michigan. The Reception at 6:30, and Dinner at 7:30. This year’s event will feature; Entertainment, Exploration of THE HENRY FORD, Giveaways, the Awards Presentation, and an Afterglow Celebration following dinner.


Payne-Pulliam School is a non-profit 501C3 serving youth, young adults, and older adults in the City of Detroit. Proceeds will be used to continue our mission to provide excellence in literacy training to hundreds of Detroiters. This year’s theme is “Literacy turns your wounds into a career”.


For more information about this year’s Door Opener Event visit the website http://www.paynepulliamschool.org or call 313-963-4710 or 313-825-2708.

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