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Take a look at the 2019 African-American Achievers Honorees

JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus Announce 2019 African-American Achievers

Four local leaders from throughout South Florida will be honored at April 24th African-American Achievers ceremony in Fort Lauderdale. The four honorees are listed below.


Webber J. Charles – Miami-Dade County – Director of Student Achievement at Breakthrough Miami. Charles helps kids achieve their goals through coaching, mentoring and tutoring.

Webber Charles

Arts & Culture

Addonis Parker – Miami-Dade County – Accomplished painter and muralist. Parker brightens and inspires the Miami-Dade community through the arts.

Adonis Parker

Business & Entrepreneurism

James Thomas – Palm Beach County – Entrepreneur, award-winning radio personality on WHQT- Hot 105 and former program director for 99 JAMZ. Thomas uses his business success to help develop the professional talents of others.

Community Service

Jasmin D. Shirley – Broward County – Senior Vice President of Community Health Services at Broward Health. Shirley has revolutionized the way South Florida cares for people with HIV/AIDS.

Each year, in recognition of the Achievers and their efforts to improve the quality of life in our community, JM Family and its subsidiaries Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus make a contribution of $10,000 in each Achiever’s name to the South Florida charity(ies) of his or her choice. This year’s contributions will bring the total donation made by JM Family to more than $600,000 on behalf of 160 individual African-American Achievers.

The 2019 honorees were selected by an independent panel of community leaders, including former Achievers from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The selection committee reviewed nominations received from throughout South Florida after an extensive public outreach campaign.

The 27th annual African-American Achievers ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Broward County Convention Center. This event is open to the public and will feature live musical entertainment, catered refreshments and a moving awards presentation.

JM Family Enterprises, Inc., founded by Jim Moran in 1968, is a $15.1 billion diversified automotive company ranked No. 21 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies. It is also ranked No. 51 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, its 20th consecutive year on the list.

To RSVP to attend the ceremony, visit or call 866-516-2497. Interact with African-American Achiever on Facebook and Instagram.

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