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Co-Creator and Artistic Creator of Poeartistry, Inc. Awarded “Diversity In Business” Award by Long Island Business News

On April 16, 2019 Long Island Business News honored Gregory Singer, LMSW, SBL, SDL – AKA (Rage Sinclaire) and Co-Creator and Artistic Creator of Poeartistry, Inc. as one of the 2019 Diversity in Business Honorees at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York.  Long Island Business News awards are designed to highlight the outstanding achievements of business leaders of diverse ethnic backgrounds and those with disabilities, as well as those who actively support the growth of diversity and equality in our community. 

Gregory Singer – Gregory Singer, LMSW, SBL, SDL – AKA- (Rage Sinclaire) is a  graduate  of Adelphi University (BA In Psychology) SUNY at Stony Brook (Masters in Social Welfare) and Long Island University – CW POST   (Two Advance Degrees in Educational Leadership)respectively.  Although currently an Educational Administrator with the Uniondale School District and in shared practice with The Stillwater Therapy Group of Bay Shore. Mr. Singer has worked on behalf of those in need throughout the state since 1990. He’s taught at both Hofstra University within its NOAH program since 2004 and within Adelphi University’s Center for African, Black, and Caribbean Studies since 2009. Also at Brooklyn’s – Susan S. McKinney -J.H.S. 265(96-2000) and at Westbury Middle School in Westbury NY. (2001-2007). He has been a consultant for many  organizations such as The Educational Assistance  Corporation in Hempstead NY and the Child Care Counsel of Nassau in Franklin Square NY and Nassau and Suffolk BOCES –Artist in Education Programs. Mr. Singer has received numerous awards and citations for his work and endeavors on behalf of others. Most recently the Ruth Negron- Gains Social Worker Excellence Award on April 8th 2017at the Brentwood Country Club and award Adelphi University’s – Center for African Black and Caribbean Studies Program – Distinguished Alumnus Award May 11, 2018 respectively.  

As Rage Sinclaire- Cocreator and Artistic Creator of Poeartistry Inc.. he has attempted to address the institutional issues that affect our various communities through the creative arts.  Born out of need and nurtured through a desire for change. Poeartistry combines Poetry, Graphic arts, Original Music, Technology, Drama and Dance to create something more.   Poeartistry has been Featured at Adelphi University, Empire State College (Manhattan Campus), Hofstra University, Bay Shore- Brightwaters Public Library, Suffolk County Community College, National Black Theater Festival 2008, National Association Of Black Social Workers – South West Regional Conference.2008, Poeartistry was an Artist at the 20th anniversary of the National Black Theater Festival 09 in Winston Salem NC , National Association of Black Social Workers – Southwest Regional Conference in St. Louis, MO Fall 09,   Adelphi University New Performing Arts Center  Spring 2010,  Bay Shore School District – Ethnic Pen Conference 2011 & 2012 and the Wyandanch Public Library Summer Young Writers Workshop Series, 2011 and 2012 as well as the SUNY – Brook Port “3rd Annual Men of Color Summit” Fall 2011., 16th Annual Conference on Gang and Violence Prevention : Moving Forward, February 2014 @ Hofstra University , The National Alternative Education Associations: National Conference March 12-14 2014 and as the keynote speaker at the Islamic Center of Long Island 14th Annual Black History Month February 2017 & Nassau County Department of Social Services  First Annual Black History Month Celebration 2018 . Lastly his Belief in service has led to his involvement with numerous organizations.  

He is the current President of the Board of A1 – Universal Care Inc. of Westbury NY, Vice President of the Board of the Bay Shore Schools Arts & Education Fund, and Board member of H.E.L.P. Services of Freeport NY respectively.   Finally Mr. Sinclaire latest work POEARTISTRY: Empathy released August 2018 on Apple – iBooks, Goole Play Amazon as well as many other digital platforms.

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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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