The RNC officially opened the doors to its Black American Community Center in Jacksonville located on Lenox Avenue on the Westside. Hundreds of republicans, friends and supporters attended the grand opening to support African American republicans in Duval County. The RNC opened two community centers, one in Duval and a Hispanic community center in Doral, Florida as part of the RNC’s multi-million dollar investment in expanding its presence and engagement efforts with minority voters. RNC Chairman Ronna McDaniel, councilpersons Terrance Freeman and Sam Newby, community faith leaders and volunteers were present for the grand opening. Guests and friends opened the ceremony singing ‘God Bless America,’ as Pastor Elywn Jenkins of Tru-Way Church of the Risen Christ spew a light prayer to thank the RNC for moving forward with their promise on supporting African American history and legacy in the republican party. “For generations, Democrats have taken the Black vote for granted while failing to deliver. This week, the Republican National Committee is cutting the ribbon on our first Black American Community Center in Florida,” said RNC Chairman Ronna McDaniel.
To highlight the centers teamwork, RNC Chair McDaniel awarded the Chairman’s Champion award to volunteer Marvette Perry for her support with organizing the centers grand opening and her patriotic service to the Republican National Committee. In addition, the RNC opened the floor for individuals to attend the Coalition of Black Republican Americans (COBRA) first meeting, scheduled for Thursday, March 24th at 6:30 p.m. inside the Republican Minority Community center, 5205 Normandy Blvd., #7. Speaker is former Lt. Governor Jennifer Carol. For more info contact Dr. JG Rice at (561) 891-4633. Shown is RNC Chairman Ronna McDaniel and award recipient Marvette Perry.