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2025 BLACK EXCELLENCE

The term Black excellence refers to a high level of achievement, success, or ability demonstrated by an individual Black person or by Black people in general. Black excellence is the mindset, backed by continuous action, to look within ourselves and act in ways that progress our communities without discrediting the effect of forces outside of our communities. 

Nominate a Black Excellence Recipient

We are now accepting nominations for the 2024 Black Excellence Gala. Celebrate outstanding achievements by nominating someone who exemplifies excellence in the community. Submit your nominations today!

Nominations close on September 1st 2024.

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PREVIOUS recipients 

Take a look at our previous recipients throughout the years

Class Of 2022

Tusheeway Henderson, Aliyah Cherrisse, Muh's Garden of Life, DeShawn Ward, Yagera Grisom, Kamal Young,Ahmad Huckaby, Elaina Jackson, Akiya Nellom, Jahleem Montague, Elijah Langford, Candice Key, Lamar James, Maliha' Khan, Vi Bailey, Brielle Jones, Nefertiti Hathaway, Tracy Parker, Kamirah Hamlett Brown & Jamaanah Salaam, Lamont Carson

Class Of 2023

Bruce Weekes, Nate Evans Jr., Samantha Prescott, Christian Ragland, Amanda Buford, Franki Hall-Watson, Kory Dunn, Marquel Bridgers, Sha J. Ham, Ambershaj Francis, Ky’shawn “IAmYoungHitta” Wyman,

Class Of 2024

Aliyah Brown, Talia Callaway, Mika English, Rashad Faheem, Jaslynn Jackson, Kelley Prevard, Lorenzo Smith Jr., Jason Smart-El Jr., Frank Turner, Alexxus Young

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