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Awards & Recognition



    •  Unity Fellowship CHURCH SOCIAL JUSTICE Award

    •  Empire State Pride Agenda Award

    •  Citizens Alliance, Inc. Appreciation Award

    •  Nature Conservancy- Award for Commitment to Open Space


    •     East High School Class of 1979 30th Reunion-acknowledgement of Support

    •     Taking it to the Streets- honors and supports Senator Thompson

    •    Sorrento Cheese Italian Festival- acknowledgement of support

    •     Making fishers of men and women- acknowledgement of support

    •     Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Award

    •     Adirondack Mountain Club- Conservationist of the year

    •     Adirondack Council- Legislator of the Year

    •     Citizen Action- Progressive Leadership Award

    •     Niagara USA Chamber- Small Business Person Award

    •     NYS Solar Energy Industry Association- NYS Solar Policy Leadership Award


    •  Niagara Community Center Association- Friends of Community Center Award

    •  Niagara Falls Power Cats Wrestling Club Appreciation Award

    •  Niagara Falls Crime Watch Block Club Council’s Exemplary Partnership Award

    •  Masten Jazz Festival Sponsor

    •  Mocha Project, Inc.- Humanitarian of the Year Award

    •  Bryant & Stratton College Commencement Speaker

    •  NAACP Certificate of Silver Life Membership


    •  Buffalo & Erie County Block Clubs- Award of Distinction

    •  Niagara Street Area Business and Professional Association- Vince Morello Statesman’s Award

    •  National Association of Negro Businesses and Professional Women’s Clubs, inc.- Man of the Year Award

    •  Buffalo Branch NAACP- Medgar Evers Civil Rights Award

    •  New York State Minority & Women Business Enterprise Award

    •  26th Annual Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus Award

    •  47th Annual Sojourner Truth Award

    • Coalition for Economic Justice Leadership in Public Service Award

    •  Pop Warner buffalo Bills Appreciation Award

    •  Tru-Way Community Center Kosciuszko-King Servant Leader Award

    • The Family- acknowledgement of commitment to positive youth guidance in    education, mentoring and recreation

    •  Daemen College- acknowledgement of support and dedication to the Liberty Partnership Program

    • Uncrowned Kings- acknowledgement of community building in WNY



    •The Challenger Newspaper- 2006 Political Achievement Award

    •  93.7 WBLK “Professional of the Month” Award

    • Poplar Street Academy Certificate of Appreciation

    •2006 Buffalo Vets Future Star Award of Appreciation for Outstanding Support

    • LP Ciminelli Certificate of Appreciation for Contributions to the Joint School Construction Project

    • 2006 Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Special Recognition Award

    • 2006 Seneca High School 13th AFJROTC Recognition Award

    •  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Gamma Phi Omega Chapter 2006 Founders Day Award

    •  Bennett High School Alumni Honor roll Induction

    •  5th Annual 411 All-Star Basketball Weekend Honorary Award

    • Toxic Waste Lupus Coalition Environmental Stewardship Award



      FAC- Outstanding Service & Dedication to the Community’s Youth Award

    • Stop the Violence Coalition- The Community Star Award

    • 1490 Enterprise Inc.- 33rd Annual 2005 Black Achievers In Industry Award

    • 10th Annual Jefferson Arts Festival- Award of Appreciation

    •  Community Partnership Award

    • Seneca High School- 12th Annual AFJROTC Military Ball

    • Erie County 7th District- Fun Festival Community Partnership Award

    •  BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York- Community Groundbreaking Award

     Future Star Entertainment- “Stop the Violence” Acknowledgement of Support & Dedication Award



    • Delegate to 2004 Democratic Convention

    • Electoral College of the United States

    •  WBLK 93.7FM- Professional of the Month (October)

    • Masten Block Club Coalition- Appreciation Award

    •  MAD DADS- Community Service Award

    • Hamlin Park Taxpayers Association- Partnership Award for Civic Involvement

    •  African Cultural Center- Appreciation Award

      Group Ministries- Appreciation Award




    • Masten District Re-Election

    • 1st Annual Buffalo/Baltimore Thanksgiving Basketball Bash- Sponsor Appreciation

    •  Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Epsilon Chapter- Award for Professional Achievement

    • Verizon & CITE Buffalo Chapter- Recognition & Appreciation Award

    • WUFO 1080AM- Award for Continued Support

    •  Jefferson Avenue TOPS Friendly Markets- Recognition of Time & Support



    • Jefferson Avenue TOPS Friendly Markets- Groundbreaking Commemoration Award

    •  Back to Basics, Inc.- Community Service Award

    •  P.S.W.T.- Sisters Celebrating Success Awards

    •  Delavan-Grider Community Center- Award of Appreciation

    • Buffalo Vets Football- Sponsor Appreciation Award

    • N.I.C.Y.O.- Community Service Award

    • Christian Women’s Council- Outstanding Dedication & Commitment to the Community Award



    • Masten District Election

    • Buffalo Safe Summer- acknowledgement of support

    •  Leadership Buffalo, Class of 2001

    • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Kappa Upsilon Zeta Chapter- Emerging Leader Award

    • N.I.C.Y.O.- Award of Gratitude

    •  Inner City Fighting Cardinals Football- Sponsor Appreciation Award

    • Buffalo Vets Football- Sponsor Appreciation Award

    • Follow through Learning Laboratory- “Making the Dream A Reality” Award

    • Stop the Violence Coalition- Recognition and Appreciation Award

      WBLK 93.7FM- Voices of Power Award



    • Office of Urban Initiatives, Inc.- Black Economics Partnership Award

      The Black Capital Network- “On The Cutting Edge” Award



    •  Grassroots, Inc.- Lee Segars Award

    • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Rho Lambda Chapter- Outstanding Community Service Award

    • WBLK 93.7FM- Professional of the Month (July)



    • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Rho Lambda Chapter- Levy Outstanding Brother of the Year

    • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Rho Lambda Chapter- Outstanding Community Service Award

      Friends of the Night- Outstanding Community Service Award



    • State University of New York at Brockport- Recognition of Community Service Award

    •  State University of New York at Brockport- Recognition of Outstanding Service



      State University of New York at Brockport- Bachelor Degree of Science in History



    Leadership Development Institute- Certificate of Appreciation



      Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Rho Alpha Chapter- Acceptance




    • Bennett High School- New York State High School Diploma

    • All High-Honors in Track & Field

    •  All WNY-Honors in Track & Field



    • All High-Honors in Cross Country

    • All WNY-Honors in Cross Country