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Talking with the 2022 recipient of the MLK Community Service Award Richard Smart III

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Posted at 6:40 PM, Feb 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-09 19:39:12-05

(WXYZ) — In tonight's 7 UpFront segment we're continuing our Black History Month series featuring metro Detroit residents who are making an impact in their community.

We're being joined by the 2022 recipient of the MLK Community Service Award Richard Smart III to talk about his efforts in the city.

WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW IN THE VIDEO PLAYER ABOVE.

"It means a great deal. I'm pleased, I'm honored, but I'm more humbled (than) anything. In that, it is an award that allows me to bring attention to not myself, but some of the organizations in which deserve the attention, that are doing the work, through which, I have done my community service. And so, I am pleased, but I'm pleased because I want people to know that each and every one of us can really make a difference by just rolling up our sleeves and getting involved with some of these organizations that are doing the work here in the community," Smart III said.