OurWeekly columnist Erich Nall (Coach E) is one of five men being honored for positive efforts to improve conditions in their communities. Nall is owner and founder of collegiate Search Youth Organizations, which offer tutorial support and academic assistance to students. He will be honored during the “Fathers of the Community” breakfast hosted by Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Nix Financial and MoneyGram International. The other fathers are Robert Yanez, a 20-year LAPD veteran who has made giving back a lifestyle choice; Ernie G. grew up in the hard streets of East L.A. and today is a nationally known comedian, community activist and spokesperson for the Hispanic College Fund; Pastor Todd Grant of the Watts Powerhouse Church makes his facility a home and sanctuary to youth in need; and Keith “Sarge” Gibbs, an Army and Marine Corp veteran whose organization, “Sarges Community Base Inc.,” helps develop youth into leaders.
The Black Community Forum will discuss the question: “Why we need to appreciate fathers year round?” at 3pm at 3860 Crenshaw Blvd., Suite 228. The event is free; Info: ( 323) 734-2891.
The 10th anniversary of the Honor Thy Father Awards Dinner sponsored by Estelle for Humanity in conjunction with CORE-CA at the Proud Bird Restaurant begins at 5:30pm. 11022 Aviation Blvd., LA. Tickets are $75. Info: (323) 281-0766.
Remembering and Honoring Our Father: His Spirit, Speech and Specialness will be presented at 3pm by Maulana Karenga, professor of Africana Studies, at the African American Cultural Center, 3018 W. 48th St., L.A. Free. (323) 299-6124.