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In Memory of Damon Forcey

Damon Forcey and Bill Releford (pic courtesy of Bill Releford Tumblr)

Damon Forcey and Bill Releford (pic courtesy of Bill Releford Tumblr)

#WhatDoWeTellOurSons about being in the wrong place at the wrong time?  Damon Forcey was called home to the Lord on May 26th, 2013.  Damon was the V.P. of Community Affairs for Black Barbershop’s.  Damon was instrumental in the program screening over 30,000 black men for diabetes and high blood pressure in over 43 cities in over 675 black owned barbershops across the country.

Just think, if you had a screening in a black barbershop, it is because of Damon.  You can browse pictures from the last event Damon attended, the Los Angeles Black Business Expo back in May, where screenings were a huge success.

Damon was killed and his murder remains unsolved.  He was 37 years young.

Damon was a good guy who gave back to his community and always with a smile on his face.  Always a pleasure to be around, funny and he will be greatly missed!

Why him?

 


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About Melissa

I am a lifelong Inglewood resident living in District 4. I serve on PTA and School Site Council as Vice-President, for the last 8 years with Inglewood Unified School District. I volunteer on the Wellness Committee for ICEF Public Schools. I am an alumni of California State University, Dominguez Hills with a degree in Political Science. You can find me on Twitter under @CreoleMommie

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