National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation to Honor Jennifer Carroll at Black Press Week's Torch Award Ceremony March 26, 2015.
Washington, DC, March 23, 2015: Over 200 black publishers from across the nation gather in Washington DC each March to host Black Press Week.
Published April 07, 2015
Washington, DC, March 23, 2015: Over 200 black publishers from across the nation gather in Washington DC each March to host Black Press Week. This year, Jennifer Carroll will be recipient of the 2015 Torch Award in Politics. Other Torch Award recipients will include Jeff Friday, founder of American black film life, gospel singer Hezekiah Walker, Doyle Mitchell, president of Industrial Bank, and Magic Johnson.
The torch awards are given to individuals who have made significant contributions that positively impact the black community and for their acts of courage. Jennifer Carroll will be honored for being the first African-American/Caribbean and first woman elected to the position of Lieutenant Governor for Florida. In her work as Lieutenant Governor, Carroll fostered many initiatives in Florida that positively impacted black businesses, the health of at-risk low income infants, victims of domestic violence, economic development, space initiatives, the military and veterans. She led trade missions to South Africa and Trinidad West Indies, leading to $70 million dollars in new trade for small business owners, and served as Executive Director of Florida Department of Veteran Affairs.
Jennifer is the author of Amazon best seller “When You Get There”, an autobiography and inspiring testimony to the triumph of the human spirit. Jennifer, with the support of her loving husband Nolan and family, conducts motivational speeches on the subjects of politics, leadership, military, faith, parenting, space and aerospace. She uses her knowledge and wisdom, along with her life story and experiences, to inspire her audiences.
The Torch Award is given annually to figures of national prominence who are high achievers impacting the advancement of communities and country. This award recognizes individuals who willfully give of themselves to be servant leaders; it honors inspirational leaders doing extraordinary things under extenuating circumstances. Carroll is humbled and honored to have been named for this award, as her motivation is to help others. She will be joined by Nolan, her husband of 31 years, along with family and friends, at the Torch Awards in Washington DC.
Visit www.jennifercarroll.com to learn more about Jennifer Carroll.
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