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Evangelist Beverly Broad­us-Green, mother of rapper C. Calvin "Snoop Dogg" Broadus Jr., was the first honoree of the inaugural Appreciation Night of Prolific Leaders. The event took place Jan. 28 in the ballroom of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock and was hosted by Edmond Davis, founder of Aviate Through Knowledge Inc.

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Guests, seated at tables and overflowing into the balcony, enjoyed hors d'oeuvres by Kookie Kreations Catering & Events. Bedecked in a red suit and elaborate red hat, Broadus-Green sat with her family, including sons Jerry Carter and Bing Worthington.

Quantia Fletcher, representing the museum, and Davis offered opening remarks and a welcome. Highlights included Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola's presentation of a key to the city to Broadus-Green. Remarks, words of appreciation and presentations were also given by state Rep. Fred Love; the Rev. Malik Saafir, on behalf of Arkansas Baptist College; and Broadus-Green's sons. Davis read and presented a letter of appreciation from Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Entertainment came in the form of a praise dance by Ericka Davis; musical selections by Dana Burns, Laura Heard and Lonzie Diane Allen Davis; and a stand-up comedy routine by Nate Williams.

In her acceptance remarks, Broadus-Green spoke briefly of overcoming her struggle to get her ministry off the ground in its early days. She had the audience in stitches with remarks about her sons and other family members before waxing, well, evangelistic: "I'm a woman after God's own heart. You know why? ... I reach for his glory. I honor his word and I glorify his name. To God be the glory ... for the things he has done."

The Appreciation Night of Prolific Leaders was created to honor individuals committed to philanthropic work in communities across the United States.

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