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Journalist helps group mark 100th year
Douglass Community Association’s 100th Year Celebration

Veteran journalist and Western Michigan University alumnus Ed Gordon will be the keynote speaker at the Douglass Community Association’s 100th Year Celebration, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at WMU’s Bernhard Center.

Gordon, the host of National Public Radio’s News and Notes with Ed Gordon, is an Emmy Award-winning journalist whose career has included working as a news anchor on Black Entertainment Television (BET) and as a contributor to CBS’ 60 Minutes news program. He graduated from WMU in 1982.

The Douglass Community Asso-ciation began as an African-American social hall for troops stationed at Fort Custer and has grown to house a dozen nonprofit organizations that provide social services, arts, youth enrichment, education and employment support for the Northside neighborhood.

The evening’s program will also include live music, a video presentation, additional speakers and dancing. Tickets are $100. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 343-6185.