Article excerpt, written by Kenya Vaughn Of The St. Louis American "The highlight of the event presented by the urban lifestyle magazine helmed by #KeithGriffin is that it bridges the gaps in age, personal and professional circles among black #StLouis thanks to a diverse mix of honorees.
The format of the awards gives everyone from nightlife promoters, to preachers and politicians the opportunity to celebrate each other’s achievement within the same space." #EricRhone presented the following #CallToAction to the audience: “We have the power to party and we have the power to pray,” Rhone said. “We have the power to fight, and we have the power to forgive. We have the power to take from the community, and we have the power to give to the community.
All of us have been blessed –and we have a power to be a blessing.” #BlackExcellency #BlackExcellence