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Queens Tribune Celebrates Caribbean Heritage Month
BY TRONE DOWD  | Photo Gallery

“We are a great city of diversity,” Queens Tribune publisher Mike Nussbaum told attendees. “We’re proud of that. We take pride in our cultural roots. It’s a significant part of who we are and each of the immigrants who have come to this borough here has a story.”
The ceremony drew a number of special guests, including city Public Advocate Letitia James, U.S. Rep. Yvette Clark (D-Brooklyn), city Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop and consulate generals of Jamaica, Guyana and Barbados.
Bishop recalled the journey that his grandmother took when she immigrated to New York City from a politically ailing Grenada, pushing his mother at a young age to do all that she could. He said that his mother attended college, while ensuring that her children had the same values that her mother taught her. He said that he was proud of the role that he has in “helping small business and entrepreneurs,” many of whom come to the city from abroad to start anew. Read More


Queens Tribune Honors Six For Women’s History Month
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The Queens Tribune held its first-ever Women’s History Month awards ceremony last week that honored six women who have paved the way and cracked what was once seen as an unbreakable glass ceiling.
The “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” ceremony, which was held on March 30, included a cocktail hour, dinner and awards.
For their contributions, the Queens Tribune honored Stella Aquino, the business director of Empire BlueCross BlueShield’s Actuarial Valuation; Barbara Armand, founder, president and CEO of the Armand Corporation; Assemblywoman Vivian Cook (D-Jamaica); Vasundhara Kalasapudi, geriatric psychiatrist and executive director of India Home; Jenifer Rajkumar, director of Immigration Affairs and special counsel for the New York Department of State; and Claire Shulman, the first woman to be elected as Queens borough president. Read More

Tribune/Press Honor Seven At Black History Month Event

The Queens Tribune and PRESS of Southeast Queens honored seven individuals for their work with the southeast Queens community during the papers’ fourth annual Black History Month event on Tuesday.
More than 300 people packed into Jamaica’s Greater Allen AME Church of New York for the event, where guest speakers included city Police Commissioner James O’Neill and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.
This year’s honorees included York College President Marcia Keizs, Resorts World Casino public relations director Michelle Stoddart, NYPD Patrol Borough Queens South Deputy Chief Kristel Johnson, Jamaica Performing Arts Center general manager Courtney Ffrench, Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce President Phil Andrews, actress and TV show host Colby Christina and Patrick B. Jenkins, a partner at Patrick B. Jenkins & Associates. The event’s theme was “Ambassadors for Change.” Read More


Queens Tribune Honors Health Heroes
Staff Writers

On Tuesday night at the Healthcare Heroes Awards, the Queens Tribune and the PRESS of Southeast Queens shone the light on nine health leaders, all of whom have one thing in common: They have successfully helped to improve and to better shape the healthcare industry, while saving lives. “I welcome you to what we’re [Queens Tribune] trying to do today, which is step out from what we do every day [journalism] and honor some people, both institutions as well as individuals, for things that they’ve done in the healthcare field,” said Michael Nussbaum, publisher of the Queens Tribune.  … Read More

Queens Tribune Holds The 2016 Real Estate Marketplace Awards | Photo Gallery

On Oct. 19, the Queens Tribune honored members of Queens’ real estate community at the Real Estate Marketplace Awards at Terrace on the Park. Interspersed with appearances from elected officials, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Borough President Melinda Katz, the Tribune’s publisher, Michael Nussbaum, presented awards to real estate experts who have contributed to Queens’ booming marketplace…. Read More

Queens Tribune Honors Hispanic/Latino Community Leaders
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The honorees (from left to right): Excecutive Director of the Thalia Spanish Theatre Angel Gil, Queens Chamber of Commerce President Mayra DiRico, Attorney and past President of the Queens County Women's Bar Association Lourdes Ventura, NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, President of the Latin American Cultural Center Nayibe Berger, and Queens College President Felix Matos Rodriguez. Photo by Bruce Adler

Photo by Bruce Adler

Last night, in honor of both Hispanic Heritage Month and the number of successful Hispanic leaders who serve and help to shape our community for the better, the Queens Tribune hosted a Champions For Change & Leadership Awards at Queens College, where they celebrated and promoted the values of growth, success, service and endurance...Read more




Bratton Talks Policing During Keynote Address at Black History Month Breakfast
BY LUIS GRONDA | Photo Gallery
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Police Commissioner William Bratton discussed the importance of Black History Month and how it intertwines with police during his keynote address at the PRESS of Southeast Queens awards breakfast Tuesday morning. Bratton’s most telling comment, and the one that got significant media attention earlier this week, was when he noted that the past and the relationship between police and the black community needs to improve. “Many of the best parts of America’s history would have been impossible without police. All the freedoms we enjoy — freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from fear — sit on a foundation of public safety,” Bratton said. …Read More

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