At a holiday networking event on December 1 at the landmark GNYCC building, The Greater New York Commerce held a surprise press conference to announce plans for a Black History Month celebration on February 29.
The Living Legend Awards event is GNYCC’s way of honoring true legends of Black history, with the double Emmy Award-winning T.V. journalist and former vice president of Fox Channel Five, Bill McCreary at the top of the list.
The GNYCC is honoring McCreary with the Trailblazer Award for opening paths for the multicultural community.
The Chamber is also honoring the 15-year-old African American Women In Cinema, for the trailblazing work of the distinguished filmmaking association.
A special Black History Month 2012 culminating event will also be produced for Internet-TV billed as, “GNYCC Presents – the Bill McCreary Tribute.”
The star-studded event will highlight the ‘Who’s Who’ in T.V., radio and print journalism, city and state politics, dignitaries from the U.N.’s diplomatic corps, the GNYCC and other major chambers of commerce, and other recognizable historical figures.
Upon completion, the program will be accessible on the Internet from early March through Nov. 15, 2012, marking the official 15th anniversary of platinum trailblazer honorees, the “African American Women In Cinema.”
GNYCC’s 15th annual red-carpet celebration will also be produced for the same Inernet television medium up the end of Black History Month 2013.
For this massive undertaking GNYCC is featuring three sponsorship options for interested corporations: Platinum, Gold and Silver. To learn about the benefit differences between the sponsorship options please call the Greater NY Chamber of Commerce headquarters at (212) 686 – 7220 and ask for Mr. Kim E. Fuller or Ms. Tanya L. Phillips.
Potential golden awardees desiring consideration for inclusion in the event are also advised to reach out to the chamber planning committee members mentioned above.
Tickets can be reserved by contacting any staff member of GNYCC at (212) 686 – 7220 or by contacting the chamber at their website at ny-chamber.com.
Living Legends Awardees:
Historic Trail Blazer - Living Legend
William “Bill” Mccreary
AAWIC President, Ms. Terra Renee.
Multi - Cultural Media.
Walter Smith - Publisher
Miatta Smith - Publisher
Don Thomas - Entertainment Editor
Edna Sarr - Support Staff
Hazel Smith - General Editor
The Diasporan Star
William “Bill” Tatum (Posthustumously)
Chamber Of Commerce - Presidents
Anthony Adjasse - Allied African Nations Chamber Of Commerce
Roy Hastick - Caribbean American Chamber Of Commerce
Brian Figeroux - New American Chamber Of Commerce
Robin Douglas - Westchester African American Chamber Of Commerce
Lloyd Williams - Harlem Chamber Of Commerce
Mayor David Dinkins
Govenor David Patterson
Secy of State Basil Patterson
Senator John Sampson
U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke
U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall
First African American Woman VP of Fox Channel Five
First African American Executive Produer Of A MaInstream Program
Ms. Gwen Barrett
Justice Silvia Hinds Radix
Brooklyn District Attorneys Office
Mr. Lance Ogiste
Hon. Percy Sutton - Posthustumously
Dr, Roscoe Lee Brown
Col. Lee Archer - Posthostumously
African Peoples Council Founder / President/ CEO
Ms. Julie Edo
Inner City Broadcasting President - Legacy Award
Mr. Pierre Sutton
The Mighty Sparrow
The Lord Defender