Special tribute to all our Black people around the world and next generation of young leaders! Here is my personal message to you as publisher of AlizeLaVie magazine but also Vice President Media& legal Affairs of the United African Congress in the United States, first and the largest pan African global organization.

                                                                             

First and most importantly thanks to all of you. There is no accident if you are acknowledged by AlizéLaVie Magazine, it is because you are a true leader considered as heroe due to your many achievements. There is nothing more uplifting to celebrate and recognize my counterparts. From that point you made history, this is my way to honor you and give back to our community while using our platform. What such a great way to celebrate Black History Month not just in America but within the diaspora. This is a reminder we should never stop fighting for the equity, opportunity and dignity to which every black around the world is due in equal measure. Never back down when it comes to injustice, never violate your standards regardless your financial situation or status. Leaders must have character. Character is the dedication of set of values without compromise. Your values will protect you. Know your worth and stick to your values. As far as I am concerned, I am a person of character with moral convictions and hate injustice.  Honestly and integrity are my only policies. Know that without character, the power will destroy you. Power doesn’t corrupt, it reveals corruption. Foundation of trust is integrity. So hold on to your character because it is all about integrity.

That is why it is very important to confront those who commit injustices that still fester today and see justice done. We have to make sure it never happens again.  So let’s continue to lead the way in advocating for issues and causes that advance the Pan African Agenda in the United States, the continent of Africa, the Caribbean and other parts of the world. The world needs our voice, silence is no longer an option. Choose action no matter how small and speak out. Always stand up and fight for what is right for humanity! And the only way forward is through together with faith, boldness and courage. Like Robin Sharma said “There are no mistakes in life, only lessons. There is no such thing as a negative experience, only opportunities to grow, learn and advance along the road of self-mastery. From struggle comes strength. Even pain can be a wonderful teacher”. Ouf of the worst situation come fruitfulness for people who deserve it. You will regain everything. Do not allow the negative energy of people to affect you and keep moving.

Being said I salute and celebrate everyone for their contributions, sacrifices and struggles to make this world better and improve our brother and sisters’ lives, the neediest. Never give up the fight. United we stand, divided we fall. We can’t change history…But we can change our present and reframe our future by bringing value. Be an inspiration and set the example.  No one is born a champion, but everyone has the ability to become one.  I have a dream to achieve black diaspora unity, to celebrate my people not just for one month but every single day all over the world  whenever they achieve greatness ! It is up to us to make it happen, Yes We can!.  We are all together on this journey.  Let’s elevate each other, show our greatness to impact the world positively and spread the love around us.  Congratulation to all our heroes, continue to Rise and shine. We are the light of the world, the epitomize of Black  excellence: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORLD.

Congratulations to all our heroes from left to right starting from the top:

 Jadee Murphy: Professional photographer/ CEO of Rare Fashion Magazine

James Hercule: professional photographer/ filmmaker;

Cheryl Wills: Award-winning anchor, reporter, author; Regina Taylor: Actress, playwright&activist,

James CB Gray: Community, Social & Civil Rights Activist, Historian, actor/producer

Hon. Sidique Abou-Bakarr Wai: Ambassador of Sierra Leone to Washington DC and Secretary of ECOWAS for the African Diplomatic Group of Ambassadors accredited to the ECOWAS caucus in the United States.

Cordell Cleare: New York State senator District 30, activist, politician ( democratic party)

 Egypt Ufele: CEO Chubiiline LLC/ Bullychasers Inc. International Anti-Bullying Activist/Designer & Author

Yvette D. Clarke: Congresswoman, U.S. representative for New York’s 9th congressional district (Democratic party)

Kevin Parker: New York State Senate representing the 21st district ( democratic party)

Eric Adams: Mayor of New York City, former Captain of the New York Police Department

Carly gray: CEO of The NetLinkz Group and Young, Gifted & Black (YGB) Entrepreneurial Awards

André Leon Talley: (October 16,1948- January 18, 2022) Former Vogue Fashion editor, the  first African-American male creative director and editor-at-large

Cheslie-Kryst: (April 28, 1991-  January 18, 2022) Television correspondent, model, and former Miss USA 2019

Iesha sekou (bottom right): community activist , Founder and CEO of Street Corner Resources Inc

Sabine Marthelly: Ambassador for the cultural office of the Vatican for Haiti (Centro Sportivo Italiano)  and Founder of Fanm kore fanm

Judith Jacques: Founder + CEO , Black Street and Black Women in Media, serial entrepreneur

Sidney Poitier: (February 20, 1927-  January 6, 2022) Bahamian and American actor, film director, and diplomat. The first African American actor and first Bahamian to win the Academy Award for Best Actor (1964)

 

 

Written  By Alize Utteryn 02/02/2022