Due to phenomenal public interest and demand, a new date for The BLAC Awards will be announced soon!  Please stay tuned!

“This event is long overdue and needs to be highlighted. There’s not a lot of credit going where credit is due when it comes to young people. Recognising something a young person has done goes a long way and to be able to shine a beacon of light on them is great because this shows the young person that what they’re doing hasn’t gone unnoticed and it shows the younger generation that you don’t have to do bad things to get by. Doing something good and being rewarded for it is sometimes all the acceptance a young person needs to continue.”

Huey Vanderpuije, Dwaynamics Boxing Gym
“This is a very honourable, worthwhile and much needed event.”
Tayo, EbonyOnline.net
“I’m honoured to have been asked to take part in what is a very worthwhile and meaningful occasion.”
David Cohen, Evening Standard
“A cultural community recognition, a night where the younger and older generations can all network and gain value from one another”
Joy, VP records

“The BLAC Awards will be a significant boost to the African, Caribbean and black British communities, whose progressive, entrepreneurial and educational achievements have been missed and overshadowed by the violence, which is underpinned by street gangs, that have disproportionately affected these communities in London.”

Sheldon Thomas, Gangsline

“So awesome to see a new fresh upcoming award that highlights individuals in the African and Caribbean communities! It is so necessary! I am looking forward to them!”

Tene Alexandria @herTRUTH_isME, via Twitter

Achieving Greatness

Blac is an awards ceremony in the United Kingdom which will be celebrating excellence and paying tribute to grassroots African-Caribbean success stories across all walks of life, emphasising inspiring achievements and highlighting inspirational role models in the fields of business, sport, media, mentoring, entertainment, activism, philanthropy and popular arts and culture, offering an array of talented entrepreneurs and individuals.

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Inspirational Quotes Collection

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

Marcus Garvey
We must become bigger than we have been, more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.
Haile Selassie

Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.

Bob Marley

You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.

Michelle Obama

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Bob Marley
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou

Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.

Martin Luther King Jr

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

Colin Powell

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.

Maya Angelou

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.

Pele

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Harriet Tubman

When they go low, we go higher.

Michelle Obama

If there is no struggle, there is no progress

Frederick Douglas

Every great movement in the world starts with a tiny group of people who simply refuse to accept a situation.

Sir Richard Branson

You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started in order to be great.

Les Brown

Don’t aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference.

Denzil Washington

Everything is always impossible until someone does it.

Nelson Mandela

DIVISION OF WORK

Society runs on our dependency for one another for successful outcomes. We look for dependency outside from our family members

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SENSE OF TOGETHERNESS

The meaning of community is often misunderstood, understated or overlooked. The word ‘Community’ generally refers to sections

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FEELING OF ASSOCIATION

Our security within a community comes from a strong natural human instinct of wanting to associate with one another. As a general rule, we tend

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Judges

Neil Kenlock

NEIL KENLOCK

Co-founder of Choice FM Radio

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Althea Smith

ALTHEA SMITH

Former Mayor of Southwark

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JORDON JAMES

Youth Worker

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Jaqui Dyer

DR JACQUI DYER MBE

Lambeth Labour Councillor

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Huey

HUEY VANDERPUIJE

Captain of Dwaynamics Boxing Gym

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Nana Marfo

Enablement Employment Support Officer

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London’s Knife Wars: What’s The Solution – A BBC London Documentary Aired in January 2019

Last year 17 teenagers were stabbed to death in what was the deadliest year in a decade in London. Tina Daheley asks the police, politicians and an audience of Londoners why some young people are turning to knife crime and what can be done to stop the number of young lives lost on the capital’s streets.

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