Nominations open for Black History Month

Press release from Black Wall Street AVL

Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of individuals who have helped make this world a better place. We want to continue that legacy. Nominate a friend or family member to be recognize in Black History Month!

Nomination will start on January 27, 2022 and ends February 6, 2022. We will let you know when official voting begins!


– Community Leader Award-

A community leader is someone who puts others above themselves. They have a demonstrated commitment to and love for the community. You can find them engaged and always offering solutions for problems, ideas above complaints, and answers to the questions that matter most in the community.

– Business Trailblazer Award –

The business trailblazer is a person who participates in the local ecosystem. They push when others are resting. You see them networking, generating revenue, creating jobs and turning ideas into realities. They know how to clear paths for others ti thrive. The amount of money does not matter, this person is committed to making progress in business despite the very real disparities in our community.

– Outstanding Elder Award –

Outstanding elder is a person above 60 years old that embody wisdom, resilience and compassion. They are a pillar of the community and are there even when you don’t know it. They paved the way upon which we walk. Their strength is our foundation. Their lives are a testament to service, dedication and honor. They have accomplished things that are seen and unseen, known and unknown, noted and forgotten. We acknowledge that our outstanding elders are the shoulders upon which we stand.

– Emerging Young Leader –

Emerging young leader has been identified as a person under 21 years old that is committed to something better for themselves and the community. They are involved in learning, work, and service, they use their energy, time and ideas to make improvements. We see their potential and all the amazing things that can be done by them and through them. We celebrate them as the emerging leaders that will move the needle for our community.

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