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Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce hosts annual Black history celebration

The event at the Weeksville Heritage Center honored four Brooklyn residents for their impact and achievements within the Black community.

News 12 Staff

Feb 22, 2024, 2:15 PM

Updated 145 days ago

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In honor of Black History Month, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce held its annual celebration to commemorate Black history, as well as the work being done today in Black communities.
The event at the Weeksville Heritage Center honored four Brooklyn residents for their impact and achievements within the Black community. Drums, cheers, and applause filled the auditorium to honor them.
State Sen. Zellnor Myrie was granted the public service award. Atiba Edwards, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum received the community leader award. Tiffany Joy Murchison of TJM Media received the Samuel L. Dunston award for business excellence, and Lishawn Alexander of Lishawn’s Consulting and Lishawn’s Cupcakes was given the small business leader award.
Alexander says that she’s looking to build off of the work that got her this award to not only serve her community and the borough, but the entire city.


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