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Posted on: May 21, 2018

COUNCIL MEMBER KAREN R TOLES RECEIVES SHEILA STEWART SERVICE AWARD

100 Black Men of Prince George’s County Honors Toles for Meritorious Service in Prince George’s County


Prince George’s County Council Member Karen R. Toles (D) – District 7, is the honored recipient of this year’s “Sheila Stewart Service Award,” presented by 100 Black Men of Prince George’s County.


Council Member Toles accepted the tribute, which recognizes meritorious service contributions in Prince George’s County, during the chapter’s 7th Annual Community Brunch, “Empowering Voices of Our Youth,” on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The 100 Black Men of Prince George’s County event was hosted by award-winning journalist Roland S. Martin.


“I am deeply humbled to receive this award from the 100 Black Men of Prince George’s County recognizing my community service efforts,” said Council Member Toles. “I am particularly honored because this award is named for the late Sheila Stewart, who was not only a stellar broadcast journalist, but also a fierce and passionate community advocate. Sheila Stewart used her many gifts and talents to uplift the community and meet the needs of those less fortunate. We should all aspire to her legacy.”


100 Black Men of Prince George’s County President, Emerick Peace, presented the award to Council Member Toles, noting her tireless advocacy and selfless commitment to others.


“Council Member Karen Toles has been a warrior for community service in Prince George’s County, and we are extremely pleased to acknowledge her leadership and selfless commitment to others. Through her community service and advocacy, she has helped to shape the next generation of Prince Georgians, address community needs, and improve the overall living condition of residents.”


Founded in 1963, the 100 Black Men of America is an international organization, providing the largest number of African-American male mentors in the United States. Chartered in 2012, the 100 Black Men of Prince George’s County, Inc., provides programs in education, health and wellness, economic empowerment and mentoring, for youth and their families.


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