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Local, state, regional, national professionals to be recognized Aug. 31

GRAMBLING — Grambling State University today announced the list of Beacon Award honorees, including an internationally known pastor, a couple of famous former National Basketball Association players, a couple of prominent business leaders, an educator and a popular singer.

Bishop T.D. Jakes is being recognized in the community development/civil rights category. In 1998, Jakes started the Metroplex Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), which works to remedy social and economic disparities in historically underserved communities.

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