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2022 Black Excellence Awards, American 1 Event Center, Keeley Park. 2-19-22.  Photos by Bart Hawley, JTV.  For prints and downloads, click here.

2022 Black Excellence Awards.  Photos by Bart Hawley, JTV.  For prints and downloads, click here.

(February 19, 2022 10:45 PM) The 2nd Annual Black Excellence Community Awards Banquet and Gala was held Saturday, February 19th at the American 1 Event Center.  The event was hosted by organizers Robert & Yvette Wilkie of RJ’s Heavenly Delights. 

The evening included entertainment by the Detroit Youth Choir and a keynote address by Patrice Washington, an award-winning author, speaker, coach, media personalty and “America’s Money Maven”.    

Awards presented:

“We See You” Awards: Ashley Caldwell, Owner/CEO of Enhanced by Ash;  Theresa Horne, Sisterhood of Strong/Certified Health & Wellness Coach;  Pastor James Hines, Lily Missionary Baptist Church; Davida Quinn, President/CEO, Family Lifestyle Solutions; Eric Beda, Owner/CEO, Beda Family Agency; Danielle Pierce, Ericka Coppage, Juanika Moore, Lewis Moss, Amber Drye, Kiarra Stokes,  Back to School Bash Team.

Jr. Entrepreneur Award:  Dezstiny Davis, Owner of Hair by Dezz

Quiet Storm Award:  Jerry Smith, Owner of CMO Fashions

The Trailblazer Award:  Wanda Beavers “Mama Tutu”

Lemonade Stand presentation by Walton Insurance Group to Evon Beavers, Vonnie’s Lemonade

TRUE Community Credit Union Microgrant winners:  Beauty Mark Hair Studio, No Limit Outdoor Services, and Partial to Girls

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