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Calendar salutes Black male leaders in South Florida

COVID-19 pandemic forces changes to annual calendar release
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Posted at 1:45 PM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2021-01-01 17:38:28-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A 2021 calendar to highlight the important work of Black men in Palm Beach and Broward counties is set to be released this weekend.

For six years, the organization SHE Holdings LLC has held a black-tie event to release the Project 12 calendar. The event and the calendar are meant to empower and inspire South Florida's Black community. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the team behind the annual event had to rearrange things.

Shenetria Moore, the CEO of SHE Holdings LLC and the publisher of Project 12, will release the 2021 calendar Saturday at John Prince Park during a "drive-in release party." The event is planned for 3 p.m. The calendar features the 12 Black men in Palm Beach County who've risen to success in politics, law enforcement, law, ministry and medicine.

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Organizers said the money raised from the calendar and event will go toward scholarships and enrichment programs for Black youth and young adults from age 10 through college and early adulthood.

To view the 2020 calendar, click here.

Despite the challenges that arose in light of the pandemic, Moore said it was important to hold a calendar release event mostly because of the summer's social justice protests. She said those protests "made the comfortable become uncomfortable."

"Regardless if I'm a multimillionaire or not -- this (killing of Black men) is affecting me. I need to put all boots to the ground. I need to put my hands to the plow. … We're putting positive affirmation in front of the next generation," Moore said.

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