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Black Pioneers of Newburgh Celebrate Excellence


The Newburgh Black Pioneers, in partnership with MVP, hosted an award ceremony at Kaplan Hall of Orange County Community College . The event aimed to highlight the successes of prominent leaders and rising stars in the community and as a tribute to Black History Month.

Newburgh’s newly elected Legislator Kevindaryan Lujan said “I am honored to have been invited to speak at Newburgh’s Black Pioneers event in commemoration of Black History Month and in celebration of the hard work and determination of the outstanding community leaders that were recognized at this event. With everything that is going on in our country, it is great to see our community coming together and showcasing that our greatest strength lies in our diversity and our commitment to serve. Every one of these individuals exemplifies that dedication.”

The honorees included; Mr. Geore Bowles, Kailyn Bremmer, Ameesah Cotton, Lillie Bryant Howard, Gabrielle Burton Hill, Phillip Howard, Reverend Nelson McAllister, Jerrod Lang and Melanie Collins.


Omari Shakur, Kevindaryan Lujan, Lillie Howard and Phillip Howard
(Photo provided)

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