Little Known Black History Fact: E. Steven Collins

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Not just a talent of radio and media, the leader of Philadelphia’s concerned community served as either producer or host of events for the Philadelphia Business Journal; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association; The Urban League of Philadelphia; The Free Library of Philadelphia, United Negro College Fund; Drexel University; Lincoln University, the NAACP, The Anti-Defamation League; The Barnes Foundation, The Congressional Black Caucus and others.

Nationally, E. Steven Collins was tapped for appearances on television shows like Chris Mathews, the MSNBC network, CNN and HLN. He was also a guest on “Hardball With Chris Mathews” for the 2008 Presidential National coverage.

The Temple University graduate Collins lead the marketing effort to increase African American fan participation with the Philadelphia Phillies Major League Baseball team from 2008 to 2011.

Collins also was the driving force behind the successful Back-To-School and Men’s Only events designed to increase parental involvement for the Philadelphia School District in 2009 and 2011.

Collins’ memorial is set for September 21, 2013 from noon to 3 p.m. at Sharon Baptist Church at 3955 Conshohocken Ave. Mayor Nutter, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, and Radio One founder Catherine Hughes are expected to attend. E. Steven Collins is survived by his wife, Lisa Duhart-Collins and two sons, Rashid and Langston Collins.

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