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The metro Atlanta chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women has honored 10 Atlanta women for acts of kindness and making a positive impact in their communities.

Each year, the organization receives nominations from churches, civic organizations and individuals and selects women based upon the number of hours donated and the impact of their volunteer service.

The Unsung Heroines are D. Jean Brannan, Tameka Clark, Susan Cornutt, Annette Dotson, Justina I. Emmanuel, Geneva Nelson Harris, Dr. Sadie Turner McCalep, Tyronda Minter, Helen Ruffin and Anderia Russell.

Xernona Clayton, president and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation Inc., received the coalition's Pioneer Award for groundbreaking accomplishments, and Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin was honored as a Trailblazer for being a leader in politics.

Information: National Coalition of 100 Black Women, metro Atlanta chapter, 404-522-1061. HURRICANE GOOD WORKS Do you know a person or group trying to help victims of Hurricane Katrina? Send items and photos to Gracie Bonds Staples, Features Department, 1355 Roswell Road, Suite 250, Marietta, GA 30062, or e-mail her at All items must be submitted in writing. Please include date of event and a daytime phone number for a contact person.

Copyright 2005 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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