Such a blessing. The 2013 New York City Black Pride Heritage Awards were presented last night at the Schomburg Center in Harlem. The amazing crew at New York City Black Pride honored me with their 2013 Media Award of Excellence. Yaassss!
It quite an honor to be included with my friends Keith Boykin—editor of the award-winning anthology For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough—and young filmmaker Amir Dixon, who created the documentary Friend of Essex. The New York City Black Pride Awards also honored veteran travel consultant Laurence Pinckney, fashion icon and activist Audrey Smaltz, former Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields, Harlem United, the House of Labeija, ballroom legend and Paris is Burning co-star Freddie Pendavis, among others.
New York City Black Pride weekend is August 14th - August 18th. Thanks so very much to everyone involved for the 2013 Media Award of Excellence. It's very gratifying and humbling to be recognized—especially when so many people are producing great work across the community. It's been a few years since I moved from New York City but my heart will always remain in the Big Apple. Thank you and much love!