28th Annual "An Evening With the Stars"
Cleveland Ward 7 Councilman Basheer Jones was elected in November 2017, becoming the city’s first Muslim council representative.
Councilman Jones has been recognized nationally for his grass-roots activism relating to issues of social justice and empowering those who are left out of the American Dream. He is the creator of the "Be the Change" Leadership Series, in which he holds leadership and character development workshops within various school systems throughout the state of Ohio.
Councilman Jones has been a “foot-soldier” and leader in uplifting his community. He truly personifies the 7 principles Nguzo Saba: Unity, Self Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity and Faith.
Nguzo Saba /All 7 Principles Combined: