The B.L.A.C.K Awards 2014


The 2nd Annual B.L.A.C.K. Awards

 The B.L.A.C.K. Awards seeks to recognize those who work to contribute positively to the health, healing, and greatest potential for good of Dallas’ Black same-gender-loving community. Whether it is using their platform in the nightlife or standing on the forefront of advocacy efforts, this village will only succeed with the help of the entire community.


Check out the 2014 winners below!

By nomination and vote of the community….

Entertainer of the Year
LaPrince Deveraux Cartie’

DJ of the Year
DJ Rudeboy

Ally of the Year
Ivan Nolen / Ida Mae

UBE Mpowerment Award
CoacH Couture

Community Mobilization Award
United Black Ellument (UBE)

Person of the Year Award
Stanley Rogers “Hypeman Daddy Dupree”

Young Leader of the Year
Jacques M. Leduff

Socialite of the Year Award
Titus Gayden

By nomination and vote of the facilitators of The B.L.A.C.K. Academy (formerly The Gentlemen’s Leadership Academy)

Distinguished Gentleman Award
Rishad Mcguire

By nomination and vote of the UBE coordinators…

Volunteer of the Year
Mark Lewis

UBE Vanguard Award
Maurice Franklin

UBE Founders Awards
Susan Kegeles
Robert Williams

What are you doing to move the community forward!?! Please help us by keeping an eye out for people doing great work for the community. If you have any questions, suggestions, comments, or would like to volunteer, please contact us by email at

 If you are sexually active, you should update your HIV/STD status every 3-6 months and encourage your friends and sex partners to do the same.

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