OUR LEGACY – 36th Annual Harry Jerome Awards, 2018

Hello Beautiful People!

The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA), held the 36th Annual Harry Jerome Awards on Saturday, April 28th, 2018.  It was an evening of black excellence and a celebration of our rich legacy.  I am always pleased to support this important gala, it makes a positive impact in the black community.

 

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Vanessa Ferguson Kellman at the 36th Annual Harry Jerome Awards – April 28, 2018

 

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Kelvin and Vanessa Kellman at the 36th Annual Harry Jerome Awards – April 28th, 2018

I was thrilled for the 12 recipients who received The Harry Jerome Awards in the respective areas: Academic, Arts, Athletics, Business, Community Service, Diversity, Entertainment, Health Service, Leadership, Lifetime Achievement, Media and the President’s Award.

Kelvin and I supported, saluted and celebrated our friend, Immediate Past President of the BBPA, Pauline Christian, the recipient of the 2018 President’s Award.

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Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, Pauline Christian, recipient of the 2018 Harry Jerome President’s Award and Kelvin Kellman – at the 36th Annual Harry Jerome Awards, April 28, 2018

It was a pleasure having an important and relevant exchange with the Member of Parliament for Whitby, ON, Celina Caesar-Chavannes, regarding the balance of success, and at times “It’s ok to not be ok!” (#itsoktonotbeok), We all need a quick minute to recalibrate – I know you will agree.

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Member of Parliament for Whitby,ON, Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Vanessa Ferguson and Kelvin Kellman – at the 36th Annual Harry Jerome Award ,  April 28th, 2018

 

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Kelvin Kellman, Erol Lee, Founder of “We Care Concerts”  – and the 2013 Harry Jerome Awards recipient for the Arts and Vanessa Ferguson Kellman  – at the 36th Annual Harry Jerome Awards, April 28th, 2018

 

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Kelvin Kellman and Vanessa Ferguson Kellman enjoying the electrifying performances –  at the 36th Annual Harry Jerome Awards, April 28th, 2018

 

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Kelvin Kellman and Vanessa Ferguson Kellman  – at the 36th Annual Harry Jerome Awards – April 28th, 2018

There you have it Beautiful People!  The scoop on the coming together of a resilient, courageous, intelligent and talented group of people, who have served their communities.  I am reminded “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” ~Mohammed Ali~

As always, thank you ever so much for stopping by the blog!  Your love and support is appreciated.  xox

Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, MBA, BSc – is President & Founder of Studio 67 Makeup Artistry

Vanessa Ferguson Kellman  – is a MAC Cosmetics Pro Member

Noteworthy mention – The antique jewelry I am wearing is from Antiques on Queen –  Kendra Simmons.

Makeup Products :

Lipstick:  Heroine (MAC)

Foundation:   (Jordanne Cosmetics Palette)

Concealer:  NW45 (MAC)

Concealer:   (Camourlage Palette – Coastal Scents)

Loose Powder:  FIT Me! Loose finishing powder 40 (Maybelline)

Pressed Powder NC45 (MAC)

Banana Powder (Ben Nye)

Lashes (Quo – elegance)

Eyeshadow (Sephora palette)

Cheek Blush (MAC – Love Joy)

Highlighter: (COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Glow – sunkissed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Black Business & Professional Association Convention – 2015

 

Vanessa at the Black Business & Professional Association (BBPA), 6th Annual National Black Business and Professional Convention, November 11-12th, 2015.

Vanessa Ferguson Kellman one of the Presenters at the Black Business & Professional Association (BBPA), 6th Annual National Black Business and Professional Convention, November 11-12th, 2015.

I was honoured to be one of the presenters at the Black Business & Professional Association (BBPA), 6th Annual National Black Business and Professional Convention (NBBPC) – EXPO 2015 in Toronto.

The two-day convention showcased the best in business, entrepreneurship, education and finance, attracting Canada’s brightest students, top employers, entrepreneurs, visionaries, and government officials as well as the BBPA’s strategic partners and valued sponsors for two days of information, innovation and inspiration.

The convention focused on organizations and institutions that promote diversity, a trademark character that distinguishes Canada and its corporations from those across the globe – BBPA.

Vanessa Ferguson Kellman pictured with President of the Black Business & Professional Association Pauline Christian

Vanessa Ferguson Kellman pictured with President of the Black Business & Professional Association, Pauline Christian.

Kelvin Kellman, Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, Pauline Christian and Dr. David Burt at the 6th Annual National Black Business and Professional Convention

Kelvin Kellman, Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, Pauline Christian and Dr. David Burt at the 6th Annual National Black Business and Professional Convention.

Vanessa Ferguson Kellman and Dr, Marlyn Morris, Vice President of The Black Business & Professional Association

Vanessa Ferguson Kellman and Dr. Marlyn Morris, Vice President of The Black Business & Professional Association at the 6th Annual National Black Business and Professional Convention.

 

Kelvin Kellman, Vanessa Ferguson Kellman and Jerrold Johnson, Chief Representative Office, Jamaica National Building Society (Toronto), at the 6th Annual National Black Business and Professional Convention.

Kelvin Kellman, Vanessa Ferguson Kellman and Jerrold Johnson, Chief Representative Office, Jamaica National Building Society (Toronto), at the 6th Annual National Black Business and Professional Convention.

Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, MBA, BSc. is President & Founder of Studio 67 Makeup Artistry, & The Etiquette Society.

For Beauty and Etiquette tips, please visit my blog: “white SAND & YELLOW diamond.”