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On Monday, September 21st BLACK STREET had their 2nd  Annual “Black Celebration” Awards ceremony. Hosted by MTV’s Man & Wife Co-Host & Fashionista, Shanda Freeman accompanied by Gwen Devoe, the founder of Full Figured Fashion Weekend. Notables from BET, CNN, CBS, VH1, United Nations plus many more came out to support the inspiring event partnered with the Do Right Do Good scholarship fund.  “Black Celebration” awarded twenty-two individuals who have exemplified greatness through charity and service to the Black community. Honors were given out to 9x’s Grammy Award Winning Producer- Bryan-Michael Cox, Image Activist & BET Editorial Brand Manager- Michaela Angela Davis, and Russell Simmons Political Director & GlobalGrind.com’s Co-President- Michael Skolnik.

Black Street is a website that focuses on showcasing greatness in the Black community. By conducting the “Black Celebration,” they provide approximating businesses, organization, and individuals their deserved recognition. The goal is to encourage individuals within the Black community to be more active in their community, thoughtful about their approach and to have pride in our successes. Their goal is to also give recognition to the hard working men and women who have undoubtedly and selfishly catered to empowering and uplifting their community.

BLACK STREET’s CEO & Founder, Judith Jacques stated, “BLACK STREET caters to both the elite and the unknown. That teacher who reaches into her finances to cater to her students needs and works long hours with little to no pay, the DJ who creates an after school DJ tutorial for at-risk youth, the nurse who works tirelessly 1-hour shifts- these individuals deserve to be recognized. I saw a need in our community and instead of sitting idly and watching I decided to do something. I am passionate about what I do. I live to showcase the greatness within the Black community. If you there is a missing link, something is missing, tell me and we’ll work on it together.”

Guests are escorted to a beautiful studio space with glass walls With the Boys & Girls Choir of Harlem Alumni Ensemble kicking off the festivities performing the “Black National Anthem,” so begins the uplifting and powerful ceremony. During which fifty of the evenings most elite and powerful names are seated at tables to enjoy a catered 3-Course Dinner. Proceeding the outstanding and breathtaking performance, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd award recipients were announced. Bryan-Michael Cox was awarded for his “Musical Genius.” Michaela Angela Davis was awarded with the “Empowerment” honor which was presented by Real Estate Guru and Style Network’s Tiana Von Johnson.  Lastly, last year’s Trailblazer Honoree as well as Do Right Do Good Founder presented Michael Skolnik with the “Do Right Do Good” honor. As the night continued on, audiences were delighted by additional performances from the Boys & Girls Choir of Harlem Alumni Ensemble, Gotham Citi, and Gregory Machado. Nineteen other individuals received awards that have demonstrated outstanding deeds within their respective field.

Judith Jacques concluded the evening sharing her undeniable passion and drive to cater to her community, before thanking everyone who contributed to the success of their second year, Michaela Angela Davis, Bryan Michael Cox, Michael Skolnik, all Finalists, Shanda Freeman, Gwen Devoe, Tiana Von Johnson, The Boys & Girls Choir of Harlem Alumni Ensemble, Gotham Citi, Gregory Machado, the Upperroom Events, Dining With Grace, The Red Hats, Belleistry, Arcachon Cremas, World Cast Inc, NV Magazine, DNalsi, Shaunte Antoinette, Doris New York Hair Care Products, Women Doing It Big, DJ Barry Blends, and OMG Photography, her mother Marie Jacques, Lexine Emille, Lionel Jacques, Myriam Pierre, Valerie Benjamin Desir, Sarah Jeudy, Stephanie Esperance, event partners: ACA United & Do Right Do Good, Yetunde Oso, Grace Odogbili, Ms Penny, Nicholas Payton, Chef Karl Isaiah.

2nd Annual “BLACK CELEBRATION” Awards

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BLACK STREET PRESENTS: “BLACK CELEBRATION”

Come Join BLACK STREET at Their 2nd Annual Black Tie Awards Ceremony

AD SPACE & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE!!!

On September 21st,  2013, BLACK STREET, for its second year, will conduct an awards ceremony like none other in the Black community.  BLACK STREET will choose two finalists from 25 categories to go on the awards ceremony. The award recipients, with the highest amount of votes within each category and has proven credibility within each respective field, will be named at the ceremony.  We will also honor prominent and renown individuals who have utilized their platforms to cater to our community! The evening will consist of an elaborate cocktail hour, entertainment, our awards ceremony, and a VIP dinner during the awards ceremony for our elite and celebrity guests! The event will take place at The Alvin Ailey Studios on 405 W 55th Street (At the corner of 55th & 9th Ave). Doors will open at 5:30pm. The Attire is Black Tie! The event will be streamed live!!!

Invited Honorees: (but not limited to)


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  • Bryan Michael Cox (Grammy Award Winning Producer)Michael Skolnik Headshot01
  • Michael Skolnik (Political Director for Russell Simmons | Co-President of GlobalGrind.com)67513_10201000097350363_1817903627_n
  • Michaela Angela Davis (BET Commentator | Celebrity Image Activist | Conversationalist)

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Shanda freeman- MTV’s “Man & Wife Co-Host | Relationship Expert | Plus-Size Fashion Designer


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Our current and past nominees have worked for and/or with notable brands such as BET, CNN, MSNBC, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, NY TIMES, Essence Magazine, BRAVO TV, Food Network, Black Enterprise, New York Urban League, NBC, renowned television show: SMASH, Mike Bloomberg, Michelle Obama, and many more!

BLACK STREET wants to continue honoring individuals just as those honored in the past such as:

  • Actor, Humanitarian, Author- Isaiah Washington
  • Essence Magazine Editor-At-Large- Mikki Taylor
  • Black Girls Rock Founder- Beverly Bond
  • CBS Personality & WEEN Co-Founder- Sabrina Thompson
  • TV Legal Analyst- Midwin Charles
  • New York State Senator- Kevin Parker

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View Black Celebration 2012 Here: http://youtu.be/jsA1M7aQgAE?t=7m50s

This event will be filled with past featured individuals, the tri-state areas most prominent personages, wonderful atmosphere, wonderful entertainment from live bands, prominent and elite individuals and speakers, and an awards ceremony awarding top tier individuals. This year, we’ll also honor five individuals who will receive honors such as the “Lifetime of Greatness” and “Empowerment Honoree”. Stay tuned to find out our much deserved Honorees. Visit http://www.blackcelebrationawards.com to submit nominations and view our current nominees. For Sponsorship Inquiries, Contact: info@blackstreetonline.com .

We have wonderful sponsorship opportunities as well as Ad Space in our event journals. We are also accepting prominent individuals as well as businesses within our Event Board/Committee. Please contact us at info.blackstreet@gmail.com for more information and details.

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 View Black Celebration 2012 Here: http://youtu.be/jsA1M7aQgAE?t=7m50s

BLACK STREET is an online publication catered to showcasing greatness within the Black community. Although there are many outlets catered to the Black community, not many showcase individuals the way shown on the website. With an extensive mission, they plan to cater to their community through many facets. Be it mentorship programs, fundraisers for non-profits, panel discussions, and various other empowering and uplifting projects. Not merely a website, BLACK STREET is well on it’s way to becoming a movement.

BCA 2013 Awards Finalists!

Acting & Performing Arts Nominees

Aminah Cole 
Tisa Key

Art & Photography Nominees

Jimmy “Blue” Morris
Tamara Natalie Madden

Beauty Nominees

Davanna Booker
Nedjetti Harvey
 

Blogger Nominees

Alice Baker
Brandhyze Stanley
Isaiah Kelsey
 

Business Nominees

Davidson Toussaint
Olivia Scott Perkins
 

Comedy Nominees

Bobby BD Freeman
Simeon Gideon
 

Culinary Category

Alain Lemaire
Andre Hueston Mack
 

Culture Nominees

Alice Baker
Stephan Jean-Baptiste
 

Education Nominees

Luther Dollar
Nathalie C. Lilavois, Ed.D
 

Empowerment Nominees

Deborah Mauristhene
Lakia Echols
 

Fashion Category

Barri Littlejohn
Davanna Booker
 

Finance Category

Tiffany Aliche
 

Law & Politics Nominees

Gregory O. Smiley
Melissa P. Bernier, Esq.
 

Literature Nominees

Enitan Bereola II
Jacques Antoine Dorcely
 

Medicine Category

Chanelle Smalls
 

Music Nominees

Tuan X
Rajdulari
 

News & Journalism Nominees

Jazmyne Courtnii Byrd
Dominique Carson
 

Non-Profit Nominees

Lavar Young
Turquoise Johnson
 

Spirituality Nominees

Aisha M Taylor
Dr. Lei Lewis
 

Sports & Fitness Nominees

Andre Farnell
Chris Arceneaux
 

TV & Film Nominees

Tisa Key
Elements of Jazz
 

Website Nominees

Deborah Mauristhene
Yoshiko Green
 

Philanthropy Nominees

 
Qumyka Rasheed Howell
Regine Roumaine
 

Radio Nominees

 
Frenchie Davis
Fatiah Muhammad

NOMINATE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW!- BCA 2013

**PLEASE BE ADVISED**

Updates to the 2013 Black Celebration Awards Ceremony can be found below in RED, bold print.

Taking place in New York in September 21, 2013, from 6pm-11pm with an expectancy of 500+ guests, this event will be one of the most recognized events within the Black community of 2013! Guests will witness an esteemed awards ceremony, heart racing and spectacular performances throughout the night, wonderful speakers, and most of all an event highlighting the Black Community’s Greatness!

BLACK STREET presents: “Black Celebration” in hopes to award twenty-five individuals who exemplify the GREATNESS within our community. We will choose 2 runner ups from each of our 25 categories. The award recipients will be named at the award ceremony. Individuals being awarded have received little or no recognition for their work, or are newly integrated within the industry and have done reputable and notable work and deserve the honor. There will also be one (or more) honorary recipients.

RULES & REGULATION

  1. Nominations begin January 1st 2013 **Nominations for each category  will remain open until 10 Nominees have been received for each of the 25 Categories**  We will NO LONGER accept nominations for a category once the cap of 10 Nominees has been reached.
  2. We will be hosting an online nomination to narrow down our 50 finalists. (Our polls will open May 1st, 2013 until August 7th, 2013 at http://www.blackcelebrationawards.com)
  3. If candidate has won for a category previously, candidate must wait to apply once more after three years.
  4. Candidates and their bios will be featured under the category they are running for, and the public will choose which individuals under each category is deserving of the award.
  5. The Two nominees with the highest number of votes will go on to the Awards Ceremony as Finalists.  The Winner will be announced at the ceremony.
  6. Candidates may encourage their network to vote for them.
  7. Candidates can run for no more than Two categories.
  8. Send all submissions to info{at}blackstreetonline{dot}com.
  9. PLEASE NOTE: Candidate MUST Be Present For Ceremony In Order To Receive Award!
QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. MUST be of Black decent
  2. Candidate must provide proof of work through documents, articles, and/or website(s)
  3. Candidate must have a high resolution photo of themselves as well as bio
  4. Candidate must provide a minimum of 3 professional references

CATEGORIES INCLUDE:

  • Acting & Performing Arts
  • Art & Photography
  • Beauty
  • Blogger
  • Business
  • Comedy
  • Culinary
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Empowerment
  • Engineering & Architect
  • Fashion
  • Finance
  • Law & Politics
  • Literature
  • Medicine & Holistic
  • Music
  • News & Journalism 
  • Non-Profit
  • Philanthropy
  • Politics
  • Radio
  • Spirituality
  • Sports & Fitness
  • TV & Film
  • Website
Anyone caught committing any fraudulent activity will be disqualified effective immediately and indefinitely from any future award ceremonies!

BLACK CELEBRATION 2012

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As guest sashayed their way onto BLACK STREET’s “BLACK” carpet in their best numbers for photographers to snap their pictures, the BLACK STREET team awaits the que for what will be history in the making…

On September 17th of 2012 many notable individuals had the privilege in being honored at the Milmes, Carlton Hotel in New York City for BLACK STREET’s one year black tie awards ceremony.  In the words of its CEO & founder, Judith Jacques, “This is a public nomination process, where recognition to our unsung heroes and deserved individuals are given in front of a crowd to those who given back to the community as welled as excelled within their own industries.” 50 finalists from all industries ranging from The Arts to Websites have come alongside their supporters, fingers crossed to the revealing of the “winner” in each category. Cocktail hour begins..oohs and aah’s was all to be heard when guests entered to see the romantic but not over powering lighting and decor which gave the place a cozy, classy, and elegant vibe. The Turntable maestro Anthony “DJ Clean” McClean went along with the atmosphere and played some great old to new school tracks. Bite sized juicy burgers, bruschetta with salmon were some of the dishes served with classic wine selections. Not one person in the room expected this awards ceremony to be in the magnitude it was and the questions slowly arrived “How did you guys pull this off and this is just your first event?” Reply you ask… Two words, NO SLEEP! (LOL) Guests finally took their seats, and were greeted by the fabulous Miss Black USA 2010 and founder of Joyful Joy Foundation, Osas Ighodaro and Supermodel Bobby Elliott Roache (You may have seen him from Beyonce’s hit single video “Irreplaceable)”

“Showcasing Greatness Within the BLACK Community” is the motto that BLACK STREET goes by and they did just that, kicking off the ceremony with a stellar solo performance of the Black National Anthem sung by Courtney Porter. As time progressed the young, talented and handsome “Lester White” co-star on HBO’s Boardwalk EmpireJustin Davis, humbly presented the Humanitarian Award to Isaiah Washington. Whether in his professional life as an actor and producer or his personal role as being a husband,father and activist, Mr. Washington passionately commits himself to all his ventures. Completing his first memoir entitled,  A MAN FROM ANOTHER LAND: “How finding my Roots Changed My Life” is his latest achievement BUT it is his work in the Republic of Sierra Leone in which he was being honored for. In September of 2008 Isaiah attended the 63rd United Nations General Assembly in New York City as an advisor to President of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma. Following the events, President Koroma traveled to Washington D.C.and announced that Washington would be granted full citizenship of Sierra Leone. This Historical citizenship declaration made Washington the first African-American to receive such an honor and President Koroma the first African president to perform such an act. Isaiah’s Connection and involvement with Sierra Leone continues to be visible through his organization, The Gondobay Manga Foundation which is dedicated to improving the lives of citizens of Sierra Leone. Isaiah Washington will become the first African -American to lead a Africa/South Korean Alliance designed to rebuild the infrastructure of Sierra Leone with his new company HIRA INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT GROUP, LLC overseeing a multi million dollar investment fund. Listening to Isaiah speak was as if he was Mother Hen and we were listening to him tell us stories,words of encouragement to come together and support each other in everything. With a well deserved standing ovation he graciously walks off the stage and the Sultry hummingbird, Jeanette Berry of the Soul Nerds reminds us what it feels like to be loved or in love with her single “Love Stomped.”  which is the hit T.V. show Girlfriends intro song.

Moving along, Stacie NC Grant, a renown motivational speaker, address the audience on BLACK empowerment and the audience was not just moved but speechless. In between breaks awards recipients were being announced, win or “lose” all attendees were just happy they were in the presence of great people, a beautiful venue, and most of all being part of history in the making. Introduced by Shanda Freeman,  co-host of MTV’s Man & Wife and wife of DJ Fat Man Scoop, Mikki Taylor, Editor-at-Large of ESSENCE Magazine made her debut as the Lifetime of Greatness Honoree at the Black Street Celebration. Taylor, a humble spirit, truly exemplified “Inner and Outer Beauty” likewise her insanely successful book, Self-Seduction: Your Ultimate Path to Inner and Outer Beauty.

Other honored guests included entrepreneur Jean Alerte, owner of Julius Casimir Jewelry and Carter,Alerte &  Associates; a public relations firm with the Trailblazer Honor, and television producer, Co-Founder of WEEN organization, Sabrina Thompson, was honored with the Empowerment Honor for her work with young women.

The Ceremony closed with CEO & Founder of BLACK STREET, Judith Jacques, with her young son at her side, graciously thanking every single supporter and fighting back tears of joy. “I never thought this would be of such magnitude, thank you for making my dreams a reality. I hope in some small way, BLACK STREET has showed you the recognition in which you all deserve.”  Ms Jacques gave her team a shocker and presented them with a plaque of appreciation and for their contribution in aiding BLACK STREET’S first award ceremony, making it a memorable one.

Each guest walked away with a gift bag filled with goodies including a free hard copy of Isaiah Washington’s memoir. Let us not forget the additional pleasant surprise given to our guest: a 2-hour book signing by Isaiah Washington to each of the guests.

HONOREES:

MIKKI TAYLOR - LIFETIME OF GREATNESS AWARD

ISAIAH WASHINGTON - THE HUMANITARIAN AWARD

SABRINA THOMPSON – THE EMPOWERMENT AWARD

JEAN ALERTE – THE TRAILBLAZER AWARD

 

AWARDS RECIPIENTS;

BRANDON FRAME – FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION

EVELINE PIERRE - FOR EXCELLENCE IN ART

JENNIFER LAROCHE – FOR EXCELLENCE IN DANCE

ORANE WILLIAMS – FOR EXCELLENCE IN FINANCE

STEPHANIE FOLLING - FOR EXCELLENCE IN BLOGGER CATEGORY

CANDICE COOK – FOR EXCELLENCE IN LAW

MYCHAL SLEDGE – FOR EXCELLENCE IN EMPOWERMENT

MARCUS JOHNSON DDS, MSD – FOR EXCELLENCE IN MEDICINE

DAMIAN BAILEY – FOR EXCELLENCE IN SPORTS & FITNESS

STEPHANIE FOLLING – FOR EXCELLENCE IN WEBSITE CATEGORY

CARLA MILLS-TATUM - FOR EXCELLENCE IN TV & FILM

PST. DWAYNE H. DAWKINS SR. – FOR EXCELLENCE IN SPIRITUALITY

JERMAINE “JAY EVERYDAY” SMITH - FOR EXCELLENCE IN RADIO

SAMUEL L. PIERRE – FOR EXCELLENCE IN POLITICS

FABRICE ARMAND – FOR EXCELLENCE IN PHILANTHROPY

JUDITH MILLS – FOR EXCELLENCE IN NON-PROFIT

ALEXIS GARRETT STODGHILL - FOR EXCELLENCE IN NEWS & JOURNALISM

ESNAVI – FOR EXCELLENCE IN MUSIC

DON CLITANDRE - FOR EXCELLENCE IN LITERATURE

DENNIS & DHYLLES DAVIS - FOR EXCELLENCE IN FASHION

CHEF NILKA HENDRICKS - FOR EXCELLENCE IN CULINARY ARTS

KIM N. THOMPSON – FOR EXCELLENCE IN COMEDY

KATHY LIAUTAUD – FOR EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS

MARLENE DUPERLEY – FOR EXCELLENCE IN BEAUTY

LYNNETTE CARR-HICKS – FOR EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMING ARTS

“Your honor is because of your GREATNESS, not solely because of the reputability you have grown, BUT, because of your undeniable contribution to our community and THAT is worth every honor bestowed upon you. I hope in some way, BLACK STREET will forever embed in your memory as the organization that remembered YOUR GREATNESS” -Judith Jacques

Special thanks to ALL who’ve made BLACK STREET’S First Annual Awards Celebration Ceremony more than a SUCCESS!!

Photos by Peuge Benjamin & Guerschom Francois

BLACK CELEBRATION 2012

 BLACK STREET THANKS YOU!

 BLACK STREET WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THOSE WHO SUPPORTED OUR 1ST ANNUAL “BLACK CELEBRATION” AWARDS CEREMONY.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT OUR 2ND YEAR “BLACK CELEBRATION”!

 

HERE IS A BRIEF RECAP: 

On September, 17th 2012 at the MILLESIME venue located in the Carlton Hotel, 88 Madison Ave, New York, NY, BLACK STREET presented their 1st Annual “Black Celebration” Black Tie Awards Ceremony to recognize twenty-five individuals who exemplify the GREATNESS within our community. Two Runner ups were selected from each of the 25 categories and the award recipients were named at the award ceremony. Many of them are notable and deserving individuals within the Black community who are doing great and positive things but received little or no recognition for their work. Others are newly integrated within the industry and have done reputable and notable work, deserving to be recognized and awarded. Our recipients have worked for and/or with notable brands such as BET, CNN, MSNBC, Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week, NY TIMES, Essence Magazine, Creme Magazine, BRAVO TV, Food Network, Black Enterprise, New York Urban League, NBC, renowned television show: SMASH, Mike Bloomberg, Michelle Obama, and many more!

Categories in which the recipients were recognized are: Art, Acting & Performing Arts, Beauty, Blogger, Business, Comedy, Culinary, Dance, Education, Empowerment, Fashion, Finance, Law, Literature, Medicine, Music, News & Journalism, Non-Profit, Philanthropy, Politics, Radio, Spirituality, Sports, TV & Film, Website.

**Please click on each category to see the award recipient**

 

OUR 2012 TALENTED HOSTS: 

 

Miss Black USA 2010 , Osas Ighodaro 

 

Supermodel Bobby Roache 

 

OUR DESERVING HONOREES:

 

  Isaiah Washington- Actor, Humanitarian, Author 

Mikki Taylor- Essence Magazine’s Editor At Large, Entrepreneur, Author 

 

Sabrina Thompson- WEEN Co-Founder, CBS TV Personality, Educator 

 

Trailblazer Awards Recipient: Jean Alerte- Entrepreneur, Author

 

 

EVENT COMMITTEE

Judith Jacques | Yaya Rey | Nicholas Payton | Lexine Emille | Jihan Antoine | Nadege J William | Kennia Vernard | Emma Desulme | Jade Norfleet

 

BLACK STREET is a website which focuses on showcasing the greatness with in the Black community. Within BLACK STREET, every business, organization, and individual is given his/her own presence within the website. Unlike other media outlets which cater to the Black community who focus on specific industries, BLACK STREET caters to all industries. They focus on giving everyone their “spotlight”. Their goal is to encourage the Black community of its positivity, expertise, & success. They also strive to educate others of our history, present, and future, while also providing information of influential and beneficial happenings.

Please send all inquiries to: info{dot}blackstreet{at}gmail{dot}com

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