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The Gloucester County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in South Jersey has announced that its president Loretta Winters (above), who is of Filipino and African-American descent, will be honored, along with nine others as a “2014 Gamechanger” for the African-American community in the Greater Philadelphia area on CBS 3, The CW Philly and KYW Newsradio 1060, as part of their Black History Month Celebration.

Winters, who is also third vice president of the NAACP State Conference, dedicates countless volunteer hours in making significant, positive change for people of color and the community-at-large, dealing with issues throughout South Jersey from education and economic equality to women’s issues and fostering better community-police relationships, according to a press release from the county NAACP.

Winters gets her membership to focus on how they can make a difference not only for people of color in America but for all Americans, regardless of their diverse identities.

“As an American of Filipino-African-American descent, it is my duty and responsibility to help others understand our struggles for fair and equal access to social, economic and political advancement,” said Winters, a wife and mother of seven.

One of her members nominated Winters for the honor, because in his words, “Loretta Winters continued to demonstrate how organized, strategic planning can lead to significant reform.”

In recognizing the work of the 10 honorees throughout the Greater Philadelphia area that have been selected, the stations has been airing vignettes, hosted by television anchor Ukee Washington and radio community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg, on each of the “Gamechangers,” according to the South Jersey Times.

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization.

Its members throughout the U.S. and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities.