2021 Black Achievers Awards To Honor Outstanding Citizens!

Black Achievers, Inc. will host another exciting virtual awards program this year!

Last year the iconic gala went virtual and it was an overwhelming success. Viewers around the nation and in several countries watched the virtual program which honored 30 Black Achievers. This year the organization’s virtual event will be streamed across multiple social media platforms and broadcast locally. 

The 2021 Awards Celebration will honor 40 exceptional individuals who have distinguished themselves in a variety of ways. Black Achievers, Inc. will also present special awards to a group of outstanding people who have had eminent careers –  Five Black Achievers Special Awards and three   Community, Health & Wellness Awards.

The 49th Annual Black Achievers Virtual Awards Celebration will begin streaming on Saturday, October 2, Red Carpet Show 6:00 p.m./Ceremony 7:00 p.m. on the Black Achievers website (buffaloblackachievers.org) and on Sunday, October 3rd at 5:00 p.m. on WKBW-TV Channel 7. The Black Achievers event will also be streamed on all social media platforms including: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, WKBW.com/live and Live Stream. 

AS PICUTED ABOVE This year’s awardees and their sponsors include:

•Aletha O’steen-Woods, 

Roswell Park Cancer Center

• Hon. April Baskin, Colston Enterprises

•Brielynn Bell, Wegman’s

•Cynthia R. Bass,

 Erie County Medical Center

•Damian Woodall, 


•Dr. Jacob A. Gayle, 

Dr. Kenneth Gayles

•Kenyani Davis Md, Mph, Belmont Management Co.

•Dr. Timothy Adams, 

Dr. Kenneth Gayles

•Emry Moore, 

Highmark Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of WNY

•Gail V. Wells, 

Challenger Community  News

•Gregory ”Chip” Russ

West Herr Auto Group

̆•Jessica Robinson

Community Services For Every1

•Jill Mitchell-Jones,GHD

•Joan Cofield Bridges

Buffalo News

•Joanna Lonell Wingo

Colston Enterprises

•Jocelyn O’Steen

Tops Friendly Markets

•Johnathan Graves

Northwest Bank

•Joshua Johnson

La Nova Pizzeria

•Kimberly Brown


•Kelly Dockery

M&T Bank

•Kimberly L. Johnson

Design, Development & Compliance, Inc.

•Latoshia Hubert

People Inc.

•Lisa D. King

Thomas T. Edwards Funeral Home, Inc.

•Marcus Dunn

Five Star Bank

•Martha Rogers

Evans Bank

•Mercedes E. Wilson


•Michelle A. Martin

Koester Associates

•Quinton Smith, Sr

Drescher Malecki Llp

•Rashied H. McDuffie

Power 96.5 FM/Wufo 1080 AM

•Kinzer Mark Pointer

Bellamy Enterprises

•Rhonda Star Packer

Sinatra & Co.

•Rhonda Wilson

Audacy – Am 1400

•Robert L. Griffin, Jr.


•Samuel Borbor-Sawyer

Philips Lytle Llp

•Shannon McCargo

Bank Of America

•Shari Curry

Kaleida Health

Stephen Tucker


•Terry Lee Hamilton


•Toni L. Vazquez

Dr. Kenneth Gayles

•Tuona Batchelor

T. Batchelor Consultants