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Philadelphia, June 4, 2017Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District) on Sunday issued the following statement on the passing of Ahmeenah Young:

“Ahmeenah Young was a remarkable woman whose vibrant legacy and generous heart can be seen all around Philadelphia. I feel grateful to have known her and join people across the region in mourning her loss.

“Ahmeenah’s lasting impact on Philadelphia’s hospitality sector as a trailblazing leader and mentor to women and persons of color cannot be overstated. Indeed, my sadness is only matched by gratitude and awe for her many achievements and generosity of spirit to those coming up behind her.

“Ahmeenah Young quite simply epitomized black excellence. Philadelphia has lost a shining star, and my heartfelt condolences go to her children, grandchildren, and those fortunate enough to have been closest to her heart.”

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Council President Darrell L. Clarke is serving his second term as the President of Philadelphia City Council. He represents Philadelphia’s 5th Council District. More information at

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