Two notable African Americans were hailed for their distinguished contributions to the community, when the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce held its annual Black History Month celebration in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Councilman Jumaane Williams (D–East Flatbush), new chairman of the city’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, and Kenneth Marable, a financial contultant and life underwriter training council Fellow for AXA Advisors, received the honors during a Feb. 27 tribute at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, led by Chamber President Carlo Scissura.
Williams, a first-generation Brooklynite of West Indian descent, is a national advocate for stop-and-frisk reform, and other police practices to improve cop-community relations and public safety.
Marable, a 20-year financial industry veteran previously with Goldman Sachs, is a member of the Association of Fundraising professionals, the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce, among other organizations.
Scissura also presented a special recognition award to Kwayera Archer-Cunningham, founding president and chief executive officer of Ifetayo Cultural Academy, an arts and cultural organization which provided the entertainment.