Buffalo’s Four Young Pioneers : The Future of Black History

Pictured L/R Sheldon Gibbs, Ziarra Griffin, Zandra Cunningham, Emeka Wajed

On February 19 four of Buffalo’s young pioneers were honored by the Buffalo Urban League “Little Leaguers” who hosted The Future of Black History, the first event at the Frank Merriweather Library. The program recognized the enterprising achievements of Founder and CEO of ZANDRA Beauty, Zandra Cunningham (age 17); Founder & CEO of Classic Knot Sheldon Gibbs (age 12);  Youth Activist Ziarra Griffin (age 11); and Custom Sneaker Designer Emeka Wajed (age 14).

All were honored for their outstanding entrepreneur spirit and commitment to what they believe in.   The Little Leaguers are comprised of youth ages 10- 15 who participate in various community service projects and events year round with the League as well as coordinate and host their own. Beverly Moor is the Housing Coordinator at the Buffalo Urban League who currently serves as the groups advisor.