PAST EVENTS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
As director of GOTDAD, journey through time and verify our many accomplishments.
BlackHistory4ever Quiz Bowl (past to present news articles)
Journey through the years of archived Fayetteville Observer newspaper coverage from our humble beginnings to present:
No news coverage years 1 & 2
3rd Annual | 4th Annual | 5th Annual | 6th Annual | 7th Annual | 8th Annual | 9th Annual | 10th Annual
11th Annual | 12th Annual | 13th Annual extra article | 14th Annual | 15th Annual extra article
Letter from Governor of NC
Letter from Mayor of Fayetteville, NC
Organized and hosted the Christmas Skate Party & "Letters to Students" of Sandy Hook Elementary with the
C.O.C. East North Carolina bikers. (NBC 17 news video clip)
Hosted the "Ride 2 Freedom" convoy for Iraq Vets. This event was recognized by MSNBC The Rachel Maddow Show
as the nations second organized event for Iraq Vets. (Rachel Maddow news clip)
(Officlal Rachel Maddow link on Ride 2 Freedom)
Received Official Letter of Recognition from Governor of North Carolina forthe 8th Annual Black History Quiz Bowl and African-Americans in the Military Appreciaton Day.
Received a $2,500 grant from the N.C. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission to initiate a youth program in Fayetteville, NC with a central focus on Dr. King's philosophy of nonviolence. (Fayetteville Observer article)
Successfully organized & hosted the Shaniya Davis One Year Memorial Anniversary and assisted with the 5K Walk in Atlanta, Ga. (radio ad)
Successfully organized Shaniya Speaks Day - First observance for Shaniya Davis (5 year old who went missing
Nov. 10th 2009. Her abduction & murder made National News attention.
Received Official Letter or Recognition from Mayor of Fayetteville, NC the 7th Annual Black History Quiz Bowl.
Organized the 45th Anniversary "March on Washington" observance & " I Have a Dream" too balloon release at
Marketfair Mall. Fayetteville, NC (flyer)
Went to Louisiana in support of the Jena 6 Rally, organized local Fayetteville, NC gathering and gave ground
eyewitness reports from Jena, La. (Fayetteville Observer article)
Raised over $1,000 in an afternoon Car Wash for a local slain teenager’s family. (flyer)
Adopted a victimed Hurricane Katrina family, giving them a new start with housing, job and support.
(The Johnson family story)
Presented a Certificate of Excellence for our outreach efforts for Hurricane Katrina families by the Mayor of Fayetteville.
Received a Proclamation from the Mayor of New Orleans for organizing a One Year Hurricane Katrina Anniversary
gathering for families who relocated to Fayetteville. (Fayetteville Observer article on event)
Started MPIRE Boxing Gym, gave free lessons to underprivileged youth & birth of Flight of Fight Family Safety
and anti-abduction & rape prevention clsses. (flyer)