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Groundbreaking Black Leaders Honored

The Portland Trail Blazers recognize six African American community leaders during pregame and halftime activities, Tuesday, Feb. 5, and presents them with limited edition game day posters designed by local artist Edmund Holmes. The honorees are (from left) Linfield College President Miles Davis, Meyer Memorial Trust President/CEO Michelle J. DePass, Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw, Oregon Supreme Court Justice Adrienne Nelson, and OHSU President Dr. Danny Jacobs. PHOTO BY ANTONIO HARRIS PHOTOGRAPHY

Portland Trail Blazers spotlighted six leaders from the African American community in a Black History Month celebration during pregame and halftime activities Feb. 5 in a game against the Miami Heat at the Moda Center.

The honorees, representing ground-breaking firsts as top leaders in their professional fields, were Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw; Oregon Health & Sciences University President Dr. Danny Jacobs; Linfield College President Dr. Miles Davis; Meyer Memorial Trust President and Chief Executive Officer Michelle J. DePass; Oregon Supreme Court Justice Adrienne Nelson and Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty.

Each recipient received a limited edition Trail Blazers gameday poster designed by local artist

Edmund Holmes. A portion of the event’s proceeds were donated to iUrbanTeen, a group whose mission is to expose and inspire underrepresented youth to become tomorrow’s business and technology leaders.

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