Selected Awards and Honors

Humanitarian Award, LiveON NY; 2017

Women in the World Summit, Featured Storyteller for The Moth at The Apollo Theater; 2017

Aging & Creativity Conference Keynote Speaker at Hofstra University; 2016

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s MADI Women’s History Month Honor; 2015

Queens Hospital Center Black History Month Recognition; 2015

Award of Merit, City of St. Louis; 2013

Women’s History Month Award, National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club; 2013

FIT Distinguished Alumni Award; 2012

H.A.D.L.E.Y. Players First “Give Back” Award; 2012

Emmy Award, Best News Feature, Gospel for Teens; 2012

Stellar Award, Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award; 2012

BET Honors, Shine A Light Recognition Award; 2012

Champion of Children Award, Café Mocha; 2011

Outstanding Community Service, Howard University; 2009

“Seasoned with Hope” Certificate of Honor, New Hope for the World Ministries; 2009

Arts and Culture Award, West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc.; 2009

Cultural Hero and Living Legend Award, Harlem Renaissance; 2006

Harlem Dowling-West Side Center for Children and Family Services Award; 2000

Professional Women of Color Pioneer Award; 1996