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October 1, 2015

2015 Meet the Candidates Forum
Uniondale Public Library
Chair - Leah Watson

2015 Meet the Candidates Forum.SmallAhead of the 2015 elections, the "Meet the Candidates Forums"  were presented by our Public Policy committee to give local residents the opportunity to listen to and ask questions of local candidates.

Attending candidates included:
Anissa Moore, Candidate for City of Long Beach Council Member;
Tammie Williams, Candidate for
Town of Hempstead Council District 2 ;
Honorable Ayesha K. Brantley, Candidate for District Court Judge, District 2;
Milagros Vicente, Candidate for Town of Hempstead Council District 3;
Madeline Singas, Candidate for Nassau County District Attorney;
Dino Amoroso, Candidate for Hempstead Town Clerk;
Kevan Abrahams, Nassau County Legislator;
DuWayne Gregory,
Suffolk County Legislator Majority Leader Candidate for Congress;
James Major, Candidate for the Nassau County Legislator, District 1



June 13, 2015

Annual Brunch and Induction Ceremony
Long Island Marriott, Uniondale
Co-Chairs - Nora Bassett and Rascheda Wallace

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Theme: "Hats Off to Education"

Highlights:
New Member Induction Ceremony

Honorees:
Lorna R. Lewis, Ed.D., Superintendent, Plainview Old Bethpage District
Deborah L. Wortham, Ed.D., Superintendent, Roosevelt School District
Hubert Keen, Ph.D., President, Farmingdale State College

May 2, 2015

2015 Women & Girl's Conference
Molloy College, Rockville Centre
Co-Chairs - Felicia Prince and Carol Wickliffe-Campbell

2015WomensGirlsConferenceFlyer.SmallWe invited women and girls to attend our Annual Women and Girl's Conference. This year’s theme was "Shaping Our Tomorrow by Planning Today" and the presenters included:
Career and life empowerment workshops by chapter members Nora Bassett and Dr. Amandia Speakes-Lewis;
a financial empowerment session by Prudential consultant Rosanne Rolon Gil;
a Health and Fitness mini boot camp led by members of the US Navy;
and a Spa Science presentation provided by the Long Island Science Center of Riverhead.


January 14, 2015

2015 WomenRock Economic Empowerment Conference
Long Island Marriott
Chair - Jo-Anne Harvey

WomenRock 2015

On January 14th, Prudential Insurance, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Long Island Chapter Inc., Puerto Rican Professionals of Long Island, Latina Moms of Long Island, and the NACOPRW New York chapter partnered to present the WomenRock! Economic Empowerment conference.

Attendees heard from speakers and leaders that are paving the way for other women to succeed in this struggling economy and advance in society, learned about strategies to empower their finances, and had the opportunity to network and make connections with other influential women as well as support their businesses.

December 10, 2014

2014 Kwanzaa Celebration
Roosevelt High School
Chair - Cheryl Jenkins, Co-Chair - Natasha Stewart-Wollaston

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The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Long Island chapter held our 2014 Kwanzaa Celebration, "It Takes a Village to Educate a Child", at Roosevelt High School.  This annual event is an affirmation of the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa featuring reflections by local education, nonprofit, and community leaders and is presented to the community as a special holiday gift.





October 15
, 2014

2014 Public Policy Forum: Long Island at the Crossroads
Farmingdale State College
Chair - Leah Watson

2014 Public Policy SmallThe National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Long Island Chapter Inc., in partnership with the Farmingdale State College’s Office of Equity and Diversity and The Social Science Research Institute, held a thought provoking discussion with key experts in the fields of Health, Education, and Economic Empowerment.
Entitled “Long Island at the Crossroads Revisited: The Road to Progress,” the well-attended forum was moderated by Newsday’s Senior Editor, Monte Young in the Roosevelt Theatre at Farmingdale State College, SUNY.
The expert panelists were Michael Dobie, Editorial Writer, Newsday; V. Elaine Gross, President, ERASE Racism; Brian L. Harper, MD, MPH Medical Director, Academic Health Center, New York Institute of Technology, College of Osteopathic Medicine; Lorna R. Lewis, Ed.D., Superintendent Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District; John Miller, Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross on Long Island; and Roger Tilles, Regent, New York State Board of Regents

June 14, 2014

Annual Brunch and Induction Ceremony
Long Island Marriott, Uniondale
Chair - Elita White

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Theme: "Hats Off to Civil Rights"

Highlights:
New Member Induction Ceremony
Urban League of Long Island
Long Island Region NAACP
Julius Freeman, Documented Original Tuskegee Airman (DOTA)
Janine Tinsley-Roe, Director Shinnecock-Sewanaka Society

April 5, 2014

2014 Women & Girl's Conference
Molloy College, Rockville Centre
Co-Chairs - Natasha Liggins-Modelo, Felicia Prince, and Carol Wickliffe-Campbell

NCBW 2014 WomensGirlsConference.SmallWe invited women and girls to attend the 21st Annual Women and Girl's Conference. This year’s theme was "Unleash Your Personal Power" and the presenters included
Career workshops by entrepreneurs Renee Flagler, Jessica Johnson, and Khrishan Smith;
Financial empowerment sessions by Prudential consultant Rosanne Rolon Gil;
Life empowerment workshops by Jamoki Hamilton, Kim Knight, and Juliet McBride; and
Health and Fitness workshops and tips by Dr. Michele C. Reed, Celebrity Chef Nilka Hendricks, Zumba instructor Shari Diaz, and Sharon Hoskins and Tonja McClain of Black Girls Run.

January 4, 2014

2014 Black & White Candlelight Ball
Jericho Terrace, Mineola
Co-Chairs C. Yvette Long, Nicky Hendricks-Holman, Angela Stanley

2014-bwballThe National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Long Island Chapter Incorporated hosted its biennial gala, the “Black and White Candlelight Ball” on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 7pm, at Jericho Terrace located at 249 Jericho Turnpike in Mineola, New York.

For more than two decades, the Black and White Candlelight Ball has served as the organization’s signature event which recognizes outstanding African Americans and has raised more than $150,000 in scholarship dollars for college-bound women of African descent.

2014 Trailblazer Honorees:

Shola Lynch — Director/Producer/Writer, Realside Productions and Award-winning Filmmaker and Producer of "Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed"

Kimberley A. Martin —Jets Beat sportswriter, Newsday and the National Association of Black Journalist's 2011 Emerging Journalist of the Year

Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O. — Vice-President, Health Sciences & Medical Affairs, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Les Payne — Author — Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist, and former editor and columnist at Newsday

2014 "Shero" Award Honorees:

Barbara Powell — Nassau County "Shero" and Alice Cone — Suffolk County "Shero"

2014 Black & White Ball Diamond Sponsor: 2014 Black & White Ball Media Sponsor
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December 11, 2013

2013 Kwanzaa Celebration
Uniondale Public Library
Chair - Veronique Topping

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The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Long Island chapter held our 2013 Kwanzaa Celebration, "It Takes a Village to Educate a Child", at the Uniondale Public Library.  This annual event is an affirmation of the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa featuring reflections by local nonprofit, government, and community leaders and is presented to the community as a special holiday gift.

The Nguzo Saba (Seven Kwanzaa Principles) Presenters included:
Legislator Kevan Abrahams; James Sharpe III, President, Uniondale School Board; Rhonda Taylor, Asst. Superintendent, Uniondale School District; Nicky Hendricks-Holman, President, Uniondale Council of Parent-Teacher Associations; Nancy Skeete, President, Uniondale Chamber of Commerce; and Trina Reed, Director, Uniondale Library

The event featured performances by the Uniondale High School Show Choir and Venettes Cultural Workshop.

October 18 and October 22, 2013

2013 Meet the Candidates Night
Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corps, Hempstead Public Library
Co-Chairs - Leah Watson and Susan Francis

2013 Meet the Candidates NightAhead of the 2013 elections, the "Meet the Candidates Night" forums were presented by our Public Policy committee to give local residents the opportunity to listen to and ask questions of local candidates.

 

 




September 26, 2013

HIV/AIDS Treatment in 2013:  What congregations need to know!
Memorial Presbyterian Church, Roosevelt

The HIV/AIDS Committee in conjunction with the On Common Ground: AIDS Institute Faith Communities Project, Long Island Regional Committee presented HIV/AIDS Treatment in 2013: What congregations need to know! -- a community dialogue led by Memorial Presbyterian Church Senior Pastor Rev. Patrick Daymond.

June 8, 2013

Annual Brunch and Induction Ceremony
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Hauppauge

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Theme: "Hats Off to NCBW 100, Long Island"

Highlights:
New Member Induction Ceremony
Advocacy Award Recognition
Program Review

 


April 20, 2013

20th Annual Women's Conference and Youth Forum


Molloy College

, Rockville Centre
Co-Chairs - Natasha Liggins-Modelo, Tameka Monroe, Athena Peoples, and Angela Stanley

Recent Events.20th Annual Womens ConferenceWe invited women and girls to Relax, Relate, Reaffirm & Rejuvenate at the 20th Annual Women’s Conference and Youth Forum. This year’s presenters included licensed practitioner, Dr. Ronda Snowden; CEO and Founder of Radiance Unlimited, LLC, Micheline Coley; makeup and skin consultant for Ulta, Khrishan Smith; certified weight loss specialist, Shari Diaz; and Financial Advisor Marc J. Mungin.

The day included sessions on healthy living, financial fitness, girl’s empowerment seminars, and attaining goals. The event commenced with Zumba, inspired by Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign, designed to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity across America.

December 18, 2012

20th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

Hempstead Public Library

Chair - Veronique Topping

The theme for our 2012 Kwanzaa celebration was "Empowering Our Community Through Unity”. To embody this theme, Kwanzaa principles were presented by prominent community leaders across Hempstead, including: Phil Andrews, President of 100 Black Men of Long Island; Theresa Sanders, President of the National Urban League of Long Island; Reginal Lucas, President of the Hempstead Coordinating Council of Civic Associations; Shelley Brazley from the Hempstead Board of Education; Rev. Scott Williams of Christ's First Presbyterian Church; Al Forde, President of the Hempstead Chamber of Commerce; and Clarice Curry, Representative from the Bethany House.

The evening also included performances by The Gloria Eve Dance School of Hempstead, April Armstrong - singer, actress, storyteller, and Voices of Virtue, Hempstead Select Chorale. Members and guests continued our annual tradition of donating toys to underserved children.


October 13, 2012

My Sister’s Keeper Public Policy Forum
Molloy College
Co-Chairs - Susan Francis and Leah Watson

Recent Events.My Sisters KeeperMy Sisters KeeperThe Long Island and Manhattan chapters of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, in collaboration with our National Partners, AARP and Adecco, captured stories of the impact of this recession on Black women and their families.

The speakers and audience engaged in a lively sharing of information that was designed to help women to feel empowered, and possibly redirected, in their job search, and plans for restoring their economic security.

June 27, 2012

National HIV Testing Day
Wyandanch Senior Nutrition Center
Chair - Taniella Jo Harrison

Recent Events.National HIV Testing DayNational HIV Testing DayThe National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Long Island Chapter and the Suffolk County Office of Minority Health presented “Let’s Have a Conversation – HIV and What Every Woman Should Know” in recognition of National HIV testing day.

The event included a special screening of “Many Women, One Voice” with Maria Davis, Aids Activist.

April 21, 2012

9th Annual Women's Conference and Youth Forum
Molloy College
Co-Chairs - Jo-Anne Harvey and Shonika Ochoa-Williams

Recent Events.19th Annual Womens ConferenceWe invited women in the community to attend our 19th Annual Women's Conference and Youth Forum entitled "Woman to Woman - Relax, Relate, Increase: An Interactive Seminar on How to Live Your Best Life Now". This one-day conference was designed to respond to the challenges facing the Twenty First Century woman and young girls. Experts provided attendees with the skills and information needed to achieve their professional and personal objectives. This event was sponsored by Prudential.




January 9, 2012

Biennial Black & White Candlelight Ball
Garden City Hotel
Co-Chairs - Rachel B. Hamlett and Velma Rhodes-Ward

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Long Island Chapter Incorporated hosted its biennial gala, the “Black and White Candlelight Ball” on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at the magnificent Garden City Hotel. For more than two decades, the Black and White Candlelight Ball has served as the organization’s signature event which recognizes outstanding African Americans and has raised more than $150,000 in college scholarship dollars for women of African descent.

Distinguished Trailblazer honorees recognized at this year’s event for their outstanding leadership and pioneering efforts included: Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, America’s first African American female combat pilot, Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, and Wendy Lewis, Sr. Vice President, Diversity & Strategic Alliances, Major League Baseball.

The event also featured a tribute to two unsung "Sheroes," Joyce M. Shackley of Nassau County and Delores Y. Quintyne of Suffolk County for their commitment to their respective local communities. The fundraiser has garnered a great deal of support from the local community and businesses alike, including commitments from our sponsors Prudential and Verizon. The evening’s festivities were emceed by Cheryl Wills, Anchor & Reporter for New York 1 News. Entertainment was provided by the renowned Warren Daniels Orchestra.

December 14, 2011

Kwanzaa Celebration
Westbury Memorial Public Library
Chair - Ivory Nelson-Baptiste

Our annual Long Island Kwanzaa Celebration is a time to collectively reaffirm a spirit of faith, family, and culture in keeping with the Seven Principals of Kwanzaa. Our 2011 Kwanzaa Celebration featured a special performance by the Good Shepherd Steel Drum Band and a Libation Ceremony led by Delores Smalls and Shirley Darkeh and included reflections provided by local corporate, nonprofit and government officials. The Kwanzaa celebration concluded with our traditional African Fashion walk. Members and guests continued our annual tradition of donating toys to underserved children.

April 2011

Your Voice, Your World: The 21st Century Girl
Nassau Community College

ncbw youthforumOn April 30 more than 60 Long Island girls age 13 to 18 participated in the Annual Youth Forum. More than 60 girls from across Long Island participated with the ultimate goal to educate around our key areas and engage these young women to make changes in their live from combating dating violence, AIDS/HIV and pregnancy prevention and financial literacy. This year our Youth forum keynote message was given by Recording Artist Danni Ai.



December 2010

Kwanzaa Celebration
Freeport Public Library
Chair - Ivory Nelson-Baptiste

This Annual Long Island celebration is an affirmation of the Seven Principals of Kwanzaa and is presented to the community as a special holiday gift.

This year featured Kwanzaa reflections provided by local corporate, nonprofit and government officials.

October 2010

Long Island Public Policy Forum
Farmingdale State College
Co-Chairs: C. Yvette Long and Violet Payne
Vanguard Speaker: Rosalyn M. Brock, Chariman
NAACP National Board of Directors

June 2010


digitalageAnnual Meeting & Luncheon
Carlyle on the Green - Farmingdale

Theme: The Power of Advocacy in the Digital Age”
Keynote Speaker: NCBW National President M. Delois “ Dee Dee” Strum

 

 

 

March 13, 2010

Annual Women's Conference

A Brand New You! Strategies for Fiscal-Career & Wellness Balance
Nassau Community College
Presenting sponsor "Prudential"

This one -day conference was designed to respond to the challenges facing the Twenty First Century woman. Experts provided attendees with the skills and information needed to achieve their professional and personal objectives. Our experts included speakers from MasterCard Worldwide, Prudential, NYC Health & Hospital Corp, Citibank and Small Business Administration, First Things First Foundation and Diana McCray’s Dancing to Wellness.

Topics ranged from Reach your Financial Goals, Achieving Career Success, Starting your Own Business and Strategies for Wellness Balance. The Keynote Address “A Career to make an Impact Not Just a Living” was made by Marci Beckford Manager Financial Services at Prudential.

February 8, 2010

Mardi Gras Celebration
Big Daddy's Restaurant & Cafe

This event co-hosted by 100 Black Men of Long Island offered a casual atmosphere for networking and was open to the public.

January 9, 2010
Biennial Black & White Candlelight Ball
Garden City Hotel

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Long Island Chapter Incorporated hosting its biennial gala, the “Black and White Candlelight Ball” on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at the magnificent Garden City Hotel. For more than two decades the Black and White Candlelight Ball has served as the organization’s signature event which recognizes outstanding African Americans and has raised more than $150,000 in college scholarship dollars for women of African descent.

Distinguished Trailblazer honorees recognized at this year’s event for their outstanding leadership and pioneering efforts include: Corporate Trailblazer, Carla Harris, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley; Finance Trailblazer, Monique Townes, Senior Vice President, Citibank- North America: Arts Trailblazer, Tamara Tunie, Actor/Producer/Director, Star of Law & Order SVU; and Community/Civil Rights/Aviators Trailblazers, The Tuskegee Airmen.

The evening’s festivities were outstandingly emceed by DeMarco Morgan, Anchor & Reporter for WNBC 4 New York. Event Sponsors included- Platinum Sponsor: Citibank NA, Bronze Sponsor: Verizon Foundation, Advocate Sponsors: Prudential Insurance & State Farm Companies, and Patron Sponsor Carla Harris.

December 2009
Kwanzaa
Westbury Memorial Public Library

Our Annual Long Island Kwanzaa Celebration is a time to collectively reaffirm a spirit of faith, family and culture in keeping with the Seven Principals of Kwanzaa .Our 2009 Kwanzaa Celebration Chaired by Velma Rhodes Ward featured special performances by Bethel AME Church’s Liturgical Dance Ministry and a Libation Ceremony led by Delores Smalls and Shirley Darkeh featuring our NCBW 100 LI Past Presidents of the organization. Kwanzaa celebration concluded with our traditional African Fashion walk. Members and guests continued our annual tradition of donating toys to undeserved children.

June 2009

Annual Meeting
Hofstra University Club

The Annual Meeting is held each June and includes a business meeting followed by a luncheon featuring a prominent speaker and induction of new members.
Our 2009 Luncheon Theme: “Long Island at the Crossroads”.

April 2009

16th Annual Youth Forum & African America History Bowl 
Nassau County Community College

Theme "YES WE CAN": "Taking Responsibility for Your Life, Your Community and Your World". Guest Speakers included Déjà vu of Power 105 NY and Jayme Ganey of Essence Magazine. The event was held in partnership with 100 Black Men of Long Island and co-sponsored by Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Haraya Black Student Organization-NCC, and Nassau County Community College

March 2009

Women's Health Conference on HIV/AIDS & Cardiac Diseases
Nassau University Medical Center

Keynote Speaker: Michelle Paige Paterson, First Lady
State of New York Conference Co-Sponsor

The Nassau Health Care Corporation's Institute for Healthcare Disparities
Nassau University Medical Center

Participating Organizations:

  • Long Island Educational Opportunity Center
  • Farmingdale State College, State University of New York
  • IPRO
  • NHCC Family Planning Program
  • Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island


December 2008

Kwanzaa

Nassau County African American Museum

This event featured Nassau and Suffolk county elementary students reading the Seven Principals of Kwanzaa and a natural hairstyles, and hair-cuts showcase followed by a reception.

October 2008

US Presidential Issues Forum
Farmingdale State College

NCBW, LI in partnership with more than twenty sponsors presented the U.S. Presidential Issues Forum. The event included a nonpartisan voter education session Student Speaks at two local high schools, a Meet the Candidates night, and a Issues Forum, and Closing Plenary. The featured speaker was Donna Brazile, CNN political commentator and author, was presented with the Vanguard Speaker award.

September 21, 2008

High Tea: Installation of Officers
De Seversky Center at New York Institute of Technology

Officers Installation Special Remarks: The Honorable Michele M. Woodard, Supreme Court, Nassau County
Recognition of Charter Members & President's Emeriti

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