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Journalist helps group mark 100th year
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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.