Philadelphia Tribune to Honor YAP Board Chair Lynette M. Brown-Sow

    Ms. Lynette M. Brown-Sow

    The Philadelphia Tribune has named Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Board of Directors Chair Lynette M. Brown-Sow one of 2020’s Most Influential African Americans. Brown-Sow will accept the honor in a virtual ceremony, Thursday, Nov. 12, at 12 p.m.

    The Most Influential African Americans award pays tribute to prominent individuals representing a variety of careers and experiences who possess leadership qualities necessary to make change in the region. Recognized this February by the Philadelphia City Council as a Living Legend, Brown-Sow is a well-known Philadelphia business leader. She has served on the boards of many organizations, including YAP, a nonprofit that provides community-based alternatives to youth incarceration and institutionalization in 29 states and the District of Columbia, with international programs in Guatemala, Ireland and Sierra Leone.

    In addition to recognizing the Most Influential African Americans, the Philadelphia Tribune will present awards to “10 People Under 40 to Watch” and “Leaders, Movers and Shakers.”

    The ceremony comes as the Philadelphia Tribune marks its 135th anniversary, making it the nation’s oldest continuously published Black newspaper.

    To attend the virtual celebration, please register at