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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Canada’s Black Community Coming Together

Hello Beautiful People!

My husband and I had the pleasure of being Presenters at the first Black ‘Fruits’ Embrace S.T.E.M for Change – A Black History Business Affair 365, in conjunction with the Educational Foundation for Children’s Care Canada, under the leadership of the President, Pauline Christian. This extraordinary event was held on Sunday, March 18, 2018, where an intellectual explosion of ideas amongst the Black Business Entrepreneurs who gathered at the expo.  The primary focus of this event was (1) Black History as it relates to S.T.E.M and (2) Restoration of the Black economy (Pauline Christian).

The afternoon was energetic, insightful, empowering and inspirational as the Black Business Community  set the manifesto on how to “develop strategic, sustainable and  viable measures and priorities that will create economic pathway for Blacks, especially our youth to thrive and prosper,”  (Pauline Christian).

 

 

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Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, Black Entrepreneur & Presenter with Pauline Christian, President of Educational Foundation for Children’s Care Canada

 

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Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, Black Entrepreneur & Presenter with Keynote Speaker, Almas Jiwani, President, United Nations Women Canada National Committee and CEO of Frontier

 

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Vanessa Ferguson Kellman with Kelvin Kellman, Black Entrepreneurs, and  Presenters at the first Black ‘Fruits’ Embrace S.T.E.M for Change – A Black History Affair 365

 

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Kelvin Kellman, Owner & CEO of Kelvin Kellman Developments, Presenting at the Black ‘Fruits’ Embrace S.T.E.M for Change – A Black History Business Affair 365

 

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Dr. Daviceto Swaby, SDA, Apple Creek – Cutting the ceremonial ribbon for the first Black “Fruits’ Embrace S.T.E.M for Change – A Black History Business Affair 365

There you have it Beautiful People! The Black ‘Fruits’ Embrace S.T.E.M for Change – A Black History Business Affair 365 in conjunction with the Educational Foundation for Children’s Care Canada.

Thank you ever so much for stopping by the blog! I appreciate you dearly.  Now, go on and be empowered, and make a change.

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

Vanessa is a MAC Cosmetics Pro Member