who we are

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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.

our team

ADVISORY BOARD

PHIL ANDREWS, PRESIDENT

LONG ISLAND AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

LARRY GRAY

PRINCIPAL/CONSULTANT, EMCDSA ROCK DIGITAL LLC

DEVIN SARTIN

DBA MANAGEMENT & CONSULTING GROUP

NELLIE NEWMAN

CEO, THE NEWMAN CATALYST

JEWELS RIZ

OWNER, BODY BY JEWELS

FOUNDING PARTNERS & EXECUTIVE TEAM

KESTLE BESS

FOUNDER/PRESIDENT

SPENCER CASSEUS

VP OF ADMINISTRATION, PARTNERSHIPS + EVENTS

DENISE "KENIKE" GIBBS

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

ANGELA STANLEY

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

PATRICE PAMPHILE

CREATIVE ART DIRECTOR

SHieLA GEORGE

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

KEIVA MILLER

ASST DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

RHONDA BROWN-MOORE

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

JACQUELINE FOY

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.