Black British Heritage Celebration

October is Black History Month in the United Kingdom. During this time, citizens of the British Commonwealth celebrate the contributions of Black British people have made all around the world. Miramar Vice Mayor, Alexandra P. Davis joined with British Consul General of Miami, Rufus Drabble, and his lovely wife, Stella to celebrate Black British Heritage and recognize Black British contributors to our community.

The pair hosted an awards dinner and celebration at the Miramar Cultural Center, on October 25th. The event was emceed by the awesome Honorable Judge Norman Hemmings with entertainment by renowned saxophone player Joseph Tapper, songstress Marcia J. Ball, and British DJ, In Crowd Music.

This event showcased the rich British culture right here in Miramar and the South Florida region! A City of Miramar Proclamation declaring October as Black British History Month read.

Honorees included Chef Anthony Fothergill, who received the Community Engagement Award; Phillip Paul,  founder of U.S. Installations INC specializing in racking and shelving installation and Removal, who received the Entrepreneurship Award; Jacky Wright, a British technology executive, chief digital officer, and a corporate vice president at Microsoft received the Business & Corporate Citizenry Award; And, Jamaican reggae singer Barry Biggs was recognized for entertainment.