Greetings, We are pleased to welcome you to Charlotte Black Pride Week. Charlotte recognizes the value of being committed to equality and inclusion. Therefore, we want every visitor, resident and worker to feel that their voice is heard, and they can participate fully in our community without fear of discrimination. We are excited to share our dynamic and innovative city with such a diverse group. Though we are a city of nearly one million people, we still have the heart of a small town. We will always nurture a culture where community service is more than an ideal, it is a way of life. In fact, it is our aim to promote a LGBTQIA pride primarily for, but not limited to, members of the Black community while building social awareness, embracing spirituality and celebrating the diversity that exists within our community. We hope you will find time during your visit to enjoy some of the many amenities our city has to offer including: The Bechtler Museum of Modem Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. In addition, our vibrant Center City includes a mix of dining, entertainment, and cultural amenities that are distinctly Charlotte. Again, we are pleased to have you join us in Charlotte and we welcome the opportunity to share our southern hospitality with you! Best Regards, Charlotte Black Pride Board of Directors
Chair - Shann Fulton Co-Chair – Gelisa Stitt Treasurer – Starr Johnson Director of Development - Jermaine Nakia Lee Director of Communications - Frank D. Dorsey, II Volunteer Coordinator - Tan Cox Director of Outreach - Quan Rutledge -Wade Director of Operations – Gladece Knights General Board Members: Maurice Falls, Linda Dixon, Shenique Betha-Overton, Veronica Daughety
Bellis (26 years of age) is an upcoming R&B artist from Atlanta, Georgia, and a proud member of the LGBTQ community. With heavy influences from artist such as Monica and Usher, Bellis has managed to take his sound and fully represent the community. He started singing at a very young age, and was often recognized for his singing abilities growing up as he participated in choirs, musicals, and a few artist showcases. It wasnâ€™t until January 2019 that he released his debut LP titled â€œDark Liquorâ€? (which is available on majority streaming services). Since the releasing of his music, Bellis has been able to stamp his music in the hearts of anyone who has ever listened to it. Fully comfortable in his skin, he has created music for everyone to relate to. With hopes of breaking down the barriers that LGBTQ artists still face in the music industry, he continues to make music and represent the community with every step moving forward.
12:00 – CBP BOARD WELCOME 12:10–MISS MABLE & D. BLACK KEN 12:30 – MAYOR PROCLAMATION/CITY OF CHARLOTTE 12:45–CEE NICHOLS 12:55–FREDRICO HALL 1:05 –TUTOR X 1:20 – DRAG SHOWCASE 1:50–A MOMENT FOR MINISTRY 1:55–SHACKLESS’ FUN WITH FITNESS
2:35 – TRANS ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK 2:55 – NEKEITH MITCHELL 3:05 – MEDINO GREEN 3:15– MISTA BANKS 3:25– CHARNEL 3:55 – TAJ MONAEE 4:00 – BELLIS
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2019 HEART OF THE COMMUNITY AWARD WINNERS
Beverly Moss Consulting 2019 Charlotte Black Pride HEART OF THE COMMUNITY Exceptional Business Honoree For the exemplary and compassionate psycho-social care you provide for the Charlotte-area LGBTQIA community _____________________
Men of Destini Productions 2019 CBP HEART OF THE COMMUNITY Men of Excellence For providing safe and affirming social & community events for Men Who Love Men and their Allies _____________________
Wom'n 2 Woman Sybil Ingram 2019 CBP HEART OF THE COMMUNITY Woman of Excellence For providing safe and affirming social & community events for Women Who Love Women and their allies.
Thank you to our Charlotte Black Pride Ambassadors Circle: Floretta Watkins Tonyia Rawls Richard Hurley LaKeysha Chisholm Kenneth Tinnin Meldown Productions Charlotte Transgender Healthcare Group St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church Rashawn Hawkins The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast Woman2Womyn Sybil Ingram Sophisticated Lyfe Shelley DeLux Jetta Bailey Gelisa Stitt & LaWana Mayfield Shaunne & Annette Thomas Robert Dogens The CBP Ambassadors circle is an exclusive group of leaders whose generous support helps ensure the success of Charlotte Black Pride.
“What is the secret to the success of Charlotte Black Pride?” That answer is easy. It is our awesome volunteers. As we celebrate Charlotte Black Pride Week, we would like to salute the many volunteers who are the backbone of our organization. We are honored to work with such an outstanding group of people from all walks of life who come together for one purpose –to empower the hearts, minds and spirits of all LGBTQIA+ people, while embracing diversity, uplifting the community, and working to bring social change.
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