Among those slated to receive Caribbean Images TV's highest and most prestigious awards are the Hon. school chancellor Dennis Walcott, Nassau County legislator Carrie Solages, NYC mayoral liaison Samuel Pierre, veteran journalist Mithout Gomez for his role in “Yon Denye Chans," the recently released blockbuster movie shot in the heart of Brooklyn, Leslie Leon of the NYPD, Jeanne Vilsaint of Growing Step-by-Step, Haitian-Dominican Good Samaritan, as well as community activist Mercedes Narcisse, Jacques Francois, editor/publisher of Avant and Korebel.
The star-studded event promises to highlight the courage displayed by Rev. Matin Luther King, as the civil right leader struggled against the last vestiges of racism and Jim Crow during the 60’s, according to executive producer Peter Pouchon. “His hard work has translated into positive actions on the ground,” Pouchon said. "We are celebrating his legacy by honoring those who have made significant contribution to the city, state and the country."
Previous Caribbean Images anniversary galas have seen past honorees such as former NYC Mayor David Dinkins, NYC Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly as well as former presidential candidate the Rev. Al Sharpton.
A string of talented artists have lined up to provide live performances for the event, among them Claude Aurelien, Ronide Cayo, whose suave voice have galvanized ball rooms throughout the city over the years and group E-Uneek, as well as guest artists from Dezod Band, Bato Love Connection.
Guy Evans Ford will be the master of ceremony, while famous DJ Esalar promises to provide participants with some of the best and latest tunes for a special event.
Other special guests include Hon. Toms River Mayor Josephe Champagne, Helen Marshal, Gregory Meeks, Yvette Clarke, Mathieu Eugene and Ronneyse Bichotte. A free souvenir journal containing important community news and information will be distributed.
Caribbean Images TV airs its programs on Tuesdays at 2:00 pm on channel 35/68/43 and on Saturdays from 6:00 pm on channel 34/67/42. For more information, contact Caribbean Images TV at 718-525-0114 or www.caribbeanimagestv.com E-mail:
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Mithout Gomez is a veteran journalist who's covered local, national and international issues for several New York-based newspapers.