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LIAACC’S 4th Annual Black History Month Exhibition Attracts Over 200 Attendees

On February 9, 2018 the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce hosted its 4th Annual Black History Month Art Exhibition at Bloomingdale’s Furniture Gallery in Roosevelt Field Mall. Twelve artists from the Long Island Black Artist Association participated in this year’s Black History Month Art Exhibition. The artist included Aaron Scott, David Wilson, Deborah Corbin, Galvin Bisserup, Gina Samson, James Whitten, Jenifer Ivey, Kenneth Bradford, Lauren Sloan, Maxine Townsend-Broderick, Dr. Nichelle Rivers, and Rod Ivey.
5th from left Long Island Black Artist Association’s (LIBAA) President, 10th from left Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, 11th from left Janice Smith Bynum, LI Links, Inc. Vice President Standing in for LI Links, Inc. President Leah Watson and participating artist at 4th-Annual Black History Month Art Exhibition at Bloomingdale’s Furniture Gallery Roosevelt Field Mall. This year LIBAA celebrated its 50th Anniversary. All participating artist were presented with citations from the office on Nassau County Executive Laura Curran commemorating this historic milestone. Photo Credit Galvin Bisserup *** Participating organizations Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., Bloomingdale’s, Long Island Black Artist Association, LI Links,Inc. and National Coalition of 100 Black Women Long Island Chapter.
“Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Long Island Black Artist Association is a significant milestone for the Long Island region, as this year’s collaboration brought together four organizations which included Bloomingdale’s, Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., National Coalition of 100 Black Women Long Island Chapter, and LI Links, Inc. As we celebrated National Black History Month at the opening reception this art exhibition added another thread to the fabric of our history as African Americans on Long Island,” says Phil Andrews, President, Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce.
Legislator Siela A. Bynoe provided a special citation to the Long Island Black Artist Association commemorating their 50th Anniversary.  Nassau County Executive Laura Curran presented each of the participating artist citations acknowledging their unique contribution to the exhibit’s success.  Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman bestowed citation upon Bloomingdales, Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, National Coalition of 100 Black Women Long Island Chapter, and LI Links, Inc. for their participation as event partners at this year’s event celebration.
Entertainment was provided by Sounds of Praise Band (“ISOP”) and, and caterer for the evening was Quilla’s Catering, Inc.
The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is a leading supporter of small business owners in the area of advocacy, access to capital, technical assistance, education, and capacity building in New York State. LIAACC serves the counties of Kings, Nassau, Queens, and Suffolk.
The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce has appeared on WABC Here and Now, NBC Positively Black, Push Pause FiOs1, WLIW21, PBS13, and MYLITV.
For more information on the programs and activities of the chamber or to become a member today log on to www.liaacc.org

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New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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