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Now That The Dust Has Settled

Updated: Mar 4, 2020

Now that the dust has settled and the Black History Month: Celebrating Unsung Community Leaders event is over, I would like to share with you what some people are saying about the Black History Month: Celebrating Unsung Community Leaders event and take this time to thank the village for getting involve and help making this event a success.

"Good afternoon Dorcas. I had a fantastic time! Hope you keep me in mind for any upcoming events and catered referrals. The event was very organized and situated. The entertainment was great! I connected with other vendors and had a great time!" Said Kai Kent, Owner, Sunrise Catering Unlt, Newark, NJ

"Wonderful event!" Said Kristin Wallace, CEO, Co-Founder & Creative Director Maker Park Radio, Inc, Staten Island, NY

"I thought the Black History program was very good. The young people put their all and all into their performance. The unsung community leaders were very inspiring. Keep up the good work." Said Rev. Dr. Janice M. Harris, Associate Pastor Bethel Community Church, Staten Island, N.Y.

It truly takes a village and I am so very grateful for the support of my dear friends, Grover Dale, Asia Green and Arleathia Howard. Thank You all for pitching in and handling some of the important logistics!

Thank You JCC Beacon Program at I.S. 49 for your continual collaboration and community support to empower and educate through community and cultural programming! Gary Ham, Korina Toledo, Neshama Marcus and staff, thank you for your support and going the extra mile!

Thank You Principal Bruschi at I.S. 49 for your continual support and commitment to education and community enrichment!

Thank you Dr. Jacquelyn Wilson, CEO, Executive Director and Motivational Keynote Speaker for standing ready to support the Black History Month: Celebrating Unsung Community Leaders event as Mistress of Ceremony and did a fabulous job!

Thank you Rev. Dr. Janice M. Harris for blessing us with that beautiful Opening Prayer and bringing your youth group to support the event!

Thank you Public Administrator Edwina Martin for taking the time out of your busy schedule to participate in our Black History Month event and personally providing citations to our honorees!

Thank you Setonji Agosa, Chief of Staff, Assemblyman Charles Fall office for accepting our invitation to be our Guest Speaker! You did a wonderful job!

Thank you Senator Dianne Savino, Assemblyman Charles D. Fall, Councilwoman Debi Rose and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams for your support and ensuring citations were provided to our honorees!

CarlLu Film Productions LLC, thank you for your sponsorship and bringing to the big screen the lives and Community Service works of 3 honorees in the borough of Staten Island!

A very special Thank You to my Mom 'Clara Fleshman' for your love and managing the Roc-A-Natural table while I co-hosted event! To my Sun, Virgilio Meyers, II for loading the car up.

A heartfelt Thank You to the Black Artisans Marketplace...a space of creativity, gift giving items, delicious food and desserts that the attendees absolutely loved!

- Census (Ebony Stanback) —

- Lady Pam’s $5 Bling (Paparazzi) —

- Margaret NaNa African Clothing Designer, — 1-347-591-5349

- Roc-A-Natural (Natural moisturizers & MORE) —

- Sister Sheryl’s Sweets, (Desserts) —

- Sunrise Catering Unltd, (Food) — 804-319-5523

- V Dazzle (Bling Cups & Water Bottles) -

- Wearable Energy by EuStra

- Young Black Kings, (T-shirts and Hoodies) —

A huge THANK YOU to LRaye Means, Mugshots Figment, Staten Island, NY for developing the beautiful artwork for our fliers and handouts!

Thank You to our amazing performers: The Elite Squad, Uptown Dance Academy, Inc. and Malik Thomas, Hip Hop Praise Dancer!

Thank You to DJ BME aka Eric Hines for providing us with great musical support!

Let us continue to strive to create Black History 365 days of the year and not just the month of February. We look forward to the opportunity to recognize the next community leaders who are making a difference in the borough of Staten Island in 2021.


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