‘Still We Rise’: Honoring a Champion

(Courtesy of Bobby Joe Champion) Senator Bobby Joe Champion

FREEDOM NOW! Free The Land and friends are inviting community members to join in a musical tribute honoring the servant-leadership of Senator Bobby Joe Champion, Esq.

Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1926taught us to take every opportunity to honor the too-often overlooked or neglected accomplishments and good deeds of African descendants in our everyday life; especially those who give of their time and talent to carry forth the torch of our ancestors who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship and equality. So it is with Senator Bobby Joe Champion, Esq.

As a Minnesota State Senator representing District 59 residents, Senator Champion has worked hard to improve the lives of all Minnesotans to enhance educational programs, make our neighborhoods safer, provide opportunities for employment, restore the right to vote, make health care affordable, as well as reform the criminal justice system, just to name a few accomplishments.

Senator Champion is a devoted husband, father, and a man of strong and unwavering faith in God. He has promised to “…work hard, with honesty and integrity, to advocate on behalf of our citizens.”

He is a life-long resident of North Minneapolis and a graduate of North Community High School and Hamline Law School. He is a true “champion” for not only his people but a “servant” to all—local and nationally.

A scholarship is being designated in honor of Senator Champion to be awarded to a law student of his choosing who has made significant contributions to the advancement of social and economic justice to the community. To contribute to the scholarship fund, make checks payable to Stairstep Foundation, Inc.

The musical tribute to Sen. Champion will be held on Saturday, March 21, from 4-6 pm, at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, located 2507 Bryant Avenue North in Minneapolis. The event is free and open to the public. A fellowship dinner will be held following the musical tribute. RSVP no later than March 15 by calling 612-521-5755.