2020 Black History Month Brunch Honorees


Taking place on Saturday, February 1 at the Genesys Conference and Banquet Center, the Black History Month Brunch presented by the Genesee District Library, gathers the community together to recognize the contributions of local African Americans to community and world history. This premier event is a much-celebrated affair with proceeds benefiting the Genesee District Library’s Summer Reading Challenge.

This year’s nominees are

  • The Ivy House (Partner in Progress Award)

  • Ms. Melinda Anderson (Award of Excellence)

  • Mr. Recco Richardson (Award of Excellence)

  • Mayor Karen Weaver (Award of Excellence)


The Ivy House – Beginning in 2007, the Ivy House provides assistance to those struggling in areas of health, education and social need in the Flint Community.

Ms. Melinda Anderson – Teacher and community leader, Melinda Anderson is making a positive impact in and around Greater Flint. She is active with the New McCree Theatre and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. As an educator, she is also instrumental in the New Beginning Literacy Program in the city.

Mr. Recco Richardson – Dr. Recco Richardson is a clinical therapist specializing in children and teen development. He has used his knowledge to help advocate for people suffering from ADHD, anxiety, anger, bipolar, depression and other disorders.

Mayor Karen Weaver – Karen Weaver became the first woman mayor of the city of Flint. She has been outspoken and busy fighting for the rights of citizens during and beyond the water crisis while in office. She continues to be a proud advocate for all of the citizens in Flint.


Congratulations to all of the Brunch honorees! Thank you for your service.


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