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DeKalb’s Romeo Stockett is awarded at 100 national convention

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Stone Mountain’s Romeo Stockett was awarded the “Dr. James Black Award” by the 100 Black Men of America Chairman Curley Dossman, at the group’s 28th Annual National Conference in Hollywood, Florida over the summer.  

 

Stockett was recognized for his outstanding achievements in research, data analysis, advocacy and advancing awareness and protocol changes in the education, care and treatment of prostate cancer. 

Stockett is currently participating in three national initiatives and research in prostate cancer as well as his independent research in advancing prostate cancer awareness and care through data informatics applications.

 

This year, the theme of the conference was “Education in an Era of Change.” With sponsors such as corporations Cadillac and the General Motors foundation, the Atlanta-based national mentoring organization attracted more than 2,000 attendees.

 

The 100 Black Men conference was welcoming to celebrities and dignitaries like comedian Jonathan Slocumb, performers En Vogue, Joe, Erica Campbell of Mary Mary, Sevyn Streeter, Trevor Jackson, educator Dr. Dennis Kimbro, celeb fitness expert Donna Richardson, Olympian Tommy Smith and former NBA superstar Dikembe Mutombo. 

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