BLACK STREET caters to showcasing greatness within the Black community. We are an outlet which focuses on many facets to highlight our community’s greatness. Be it features on our websites, a Black Tie Awards Ceremony, workshops, and expos, BLACK STREET aims to empower the Black community! Notable individuals in which we have honored in the past are: Actor, Philanthropist, & Author- Isaiah Washington, Essence Magazines Editor At Large- Mikki Taylor, Black Girls Rock Founder- Beverly Bond, CBS TV Personality and WEEN Co-Founder- Sabrina Thompson, New York State Senator Kevin Parker, and TV Legal Analyst- Midwin Charles. Many of those whom we’ve honored and awarded, have worked for and/or with notable brands such as the Obama Administration, BET, CNN, MSNBC, Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week, NY TIMES, Essence Magazine, BRAVO TV, TV One, Food Network, Black Enterprise, New York Urban League, NBC, the renown television show: SMASH, Mike Bloomberg, NAACP and many more!
BLACK STREET is an online publication catered to showcasing greatness within the Black community. Although there are many outlets catered to the Black community, not many showcase individuals the way shown on the website. With an extensive mission, they plan to cater to their community through many facets. Be it mentorship programs, fundraisers, collaborations with other non-profits, panel discussions, awards ceremonies, expos, and various other empowering and uplifting projects. Not merely a website, BLACK STREET is well on it’s way to becoming a movement.
ABOUT CEO & FOUNDER
At a very tender age Judith Jacques, with an esteemed entrepreneurial spirit, began her business as a Wedding Planner. She overcame cancer and utilized that experience as a stepping stone rather than a crippling one. Doing what she does best, she has given all of her clients a wonderful and nurturing experience, through her creativity and great work ethics. Substantiating her ability to deliver the most unique events, and providing each client with the most well executed and stress free environment. She has proven to be one of the most sought after Event Planners. She caters to the most elite and prominent individuals within the tri-state areas within NYC & NJ.
Judith also caters to her community. From her years back in high school to this current day she has served her community and surrounding communities. She is currently the Co-Founder & Communications Chair of the Non-profit called Bel Ti Fi “Pretty Young Girl” Empowerment Committee. The organization’s focus is to empower, uplift, and enlighten Haitian American women living in the United states. Judith, in her role, is responsible in aiding with the branding of the organizations mission and goals. The Committee has also partaken in international philanthropic roles, aiding in the rebuilding of Haiti.
Utilizing her great “people skills” as well as her passion for the empowerment of the Black community, Judith is the CEO of BLACK STREET. This was created solely to cater to the Black Community. Their goal is to provide an outlet which enforces, enlightens, encourages, and educates the Black community. Their focus in the love, arts, politics, education, and the food & culture are key components that hold the Black Community together. All of these components will be highlighted. Hence, making BLACK STREET a Movement and not merely a website. BLACK STREET’s main focus is showcasing prominent Black individuals as well as individuals of Black decent who are doing positive things within their community. BLACK STREET isn’t particular about the individuals featured. There is no discrimination of gender nor industry as long as it positively reflects and represents the beauty and diversity within our community. Yes there are many outlets who cater to the Black community, but not like this one. Their goal is to highlight as many people from as many industries as possible. Teachers, Nurses, Coaches, Pastors are examples of individuals who wouldn’t normally be featured for their Greatness. BLACK STREET believes their roles are essential in the growth and positivity of the Black community. These individuals are provided with a voice through a common outlet: BLACK STREET.
Judith Jacques, with a concentration in Public Relations. has worked diligently to brand herself as a prominent and successful entrepreneur. She works hard to ensure client satisfaction and in building her brand. She works in a range of industries and wears many hats. She is a multi-talented young woman who engages daily with prominent and like-minded individuals who she can learn from as well as build beneficial relationships with.
Judith equips and instills in her daily the tools that will make her successful. Her Motto’s: “Building My Empire!” & “Make It Happen”…. Are exactly what she plans on doing!
Lexine Emille has extensive corporate experience that spans over a decade. Although she has had a long standing propensity for work in the corporate sector, this has always been paralleled with involvement in Media and Public Relations. While working in Customer Service, Public Relations and Employee training for various Fortune 500 Corporations like JP Morgan Chase and State Farm, among others, she interned for radio stations WTHE, WGBB and WUSB. Lexine served as Production Assistant for several independent film productions in New York. She always finds a way to strike the perfect balance between business and media in her life, which is keeping in line with the BA degree she earned in both fields from Stony Brook University. Her ambitious nature and dedication has served her well since her childhood. She continues to be a person who gives a full throttled attempt at whatever task is in front of her.
Contributing Writer & Editor- Nadege J William
Nadege William’s compassion for her fellow human being has always been evident in her life. She has forged a career as a nurse. In her professional and personal life, she has always made it her business to be a partner to those in need. Her tremendous efforts in this capacity has helped develop in Nadege a dedicated work ethic for which she is known. Her fluency in French and her extraordinary organizational and communication skills make her an asset to any team. Nadege is currently in pursuit of a Pediatric Nursing Practitioner degree. She puts her loving and humble nature to good use as a volunteer at the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence where she works as a court and hospital advocate.