who we are
Launched in 2020, Black Legacy Partners (BLP), a new Black-owned and operated venture was formed by a team of professionals with backgrounds in entertainment, business, and art. We joined forces to establish a network, and build a platform for Black entrepreneurs, creators, and artists, especially for those who were devastated by the effects of the pandemic.
Black Legacy Partners is the founder and official producer of the Annual Juneteenth Cultural Festival – which serves as a celebration and a vehicle to strengthen the Black community and showcase the uniqueness, diversity, and buying power of African Americans on Long Island in New York. By fostering education and collaboration, our mission is to increase awareness, promote, and provide a platform for existing and emerging Black entrepreneurs, small business owners, creators and artists, so they can build a legacy that embodies our culture, not only for them, but also our community.
PHIL ANDREWS, PRESIDENT
LONG ISLAND AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
PRINCIPAL/CONSULTANT, EMCDSA ROCK DIGITAL LLC
DBA MANAGEMENT & CONSULTING GROUP
CEO, THE NEWMAN CATALYST
OWNER, BODY BY JEWELS
FOUNDING PARTNERS & EXECUTIVE TEAM
VP OF ADMINISTRATION, PARTNERSHIPS + EVENTS
DENISE "KENIKE" GIBBS
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
CREATIVE ART DIRECTOR
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
ASST DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
EVENT LOGISTICS MANAGER
The Annual Juneteenth Cultural Festival is a property of Black Legacy Partners LLC, a Black-owned and operated local venture specializing in creating programming and live events that promote Black culture, community and achievement.