There were plenty of bad acts to choose from for the second half of 2011,
but on the good side of the ledger was Alfreda Harris, who was awarded the Mannie Jackson Award for lifelong accomplishments on
behalf of her community by the Basketball Hall of Fame. A Boston school board member and former JC
basketball coach, Harris runs an SAT Prep program, after-school
basketball programs, and has worked with Reebok to bring computers and
tutors into areas sorely lacking in educational essentials.