The annual Black Achievers in Business and Industry Awards, a fundraiser for the YMCA Walnut Street program, will feature CNN’s Soledad O’Brien as keynote speaker.
The Black Achievers Program was “created to instill values honesty, caring, responsibility and pride,” according to the YMCA of Delaware. “It is also to recognize the accomplishments of talented and committed African-American men and women for their unheralded successes in business and the community. It pairs minority high school youth with successful adult achievers who, through volunteer service, serve as mentors and role models providing educational, cultural and career guidance.”
Soledad O’Brien talked about her upbringing and how it affected her career path in a 2010 memoir, “The Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities.” She also hosted CNN’s “Black in America” and “Latin in America” series.
The event tonight (Thursday) is being held at the Chase Center on the Wilmington riverfront.