The 3rd Annual Red Tie Affair featuring The B.L.A.C.K. Awards Event & Winners


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.

 “The 3rd Annual Red Tie Affair”, Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Hosted By: Tito “The Icon”

Keynote Speaker
Phill Wilson
President and CEO of The Black AIDS Institute

Check out The 2015 B.L.A.C.K. Awards winners!


By nomination and vote of the community….

Entertainer of the Year
A’keria Chanel Davenport

DJ of the Year
DJ 008

Ally of the Year
Betty Neal

UBE Mpowerment Award
Jai Makokha

HIV Advocate of the Year Award
Pocahontas Duvall Crowe

Community Mobilization Award
Ear HustlingPodcast

Person of the Year Award
Stanley “Hypeman” Rodgers

Young Leader of the Year
Chris “Xtopher” Torrey

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)

By nomination and vote of the UBE coordinators…

Volunteer of the Year
Chris Simon

Mark Lewis

UBE Vanguard Award
Kirk Myers

UBE Founders Awards
PJ Moten

Sammy Nesbit

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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