PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Black History Month began Saturday.
Speakers from around Florida held a fundraiser in Palm Beach County to benefit breast cancer research as well as recognize black history.
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Former White House senior adviser and “Apprentice” contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman was in attendance to speak about the importance of expanding and maintaining African American culture.
“We are marking the incredible contributions that these beautiful women make to this community but more importantly to acknowledge the contributions that African Americans make to this nation as a whole,” said Newman.
One of the honorees, Betty Lou Wells, was recognized at the event. She has taught at Bear Lakes Middle School in West Palm Beach for nearly 50 years.