Follow my tireless journey of over 30 years of community engagement. Proudly, many of my community events were newsworthy for The Fayetteville Observer (the oldest local newspaper published in North Carolina). Click the links and read the articles that captured my consistent mindset to serve. 

BlackHistory4ever Quiz Bowl
(Over a decade of community support)
1st Black History Quiz Bowl - 2002
3rd Black History Quiz Bowl - 2006
4th Black History Quiz Bowl - 2007
5th Black History Quiz Bowl - 2008
6th Black History Quiz Bowl - 2009
7th Black History Quiz Bowl - 2010
8th Black History Quiz Bowl - 2011
9th Black History Quiz Bowl - 2012
10th Black History Quiz Bowl - 2013

11th Black History Quiz Bowl - 2014
12th Black History Quiz Bowl - 2015
13th Black History Quiz Bowl - 2016
14th Black History Quiz Bowl - 2017

15th Black History Quiz Bowl - 2018

Letters & Proclamation
Letter from Governor of NC
Letter from Mayor of Fayetteville, NC​
Proclamtion from Mayor of New Orleans

January 2024
Hosted the largest The Color Purple Red Carpet private screening in Fayetteville, NC. (Fayetteville Observer article)

September 2023
Hosted "La Familia" Sneaker Ball - this sneaker ball was inclusive for the entire family, breaking away from the norm of Daddy/Daughter dances. (Fayetteville Observer article)  

September 2023
Hosted a back-to-school Family Awarness Day "Fire, Wellness & Neighborhood Safety" event (flyer)

June  2023
Sponsored ATA Coaching's first domestic violence Survivor's Brunch. (flyer)

June 2023
Hosted the largest The Little Mermaid Red Carpet private screening in Fayetteville, NC. (Fayetteville Observer article)

February 2023
Chaired the largetst MLK Committee Banquet and introduced the first 28 Future Black History Makers in Fayetteville, NC.  (Fayetteville Observer article)

January 2022
Community COVID testing - ran the first oral swab pull-up COVID testing station in Fayetteville, NC. (flyer)

December 2021
Co-hosted The Family Legacy Brunch with Laura Hardy of Hardy Group Insurance (flyer)

October 2016
Organized a Hurricane Matthew Victims Support Relief at the Cross Creek Mall. The community rallied for those in need by filling boxes with clothes and personal hygiene items for our Fayetteville families and enough to fill two trucks of clothing, toiletries, and personal hygiene items for our neighbors in Lumberton, NC. 

The day started at 7 a.m., organizing and setting up U-haul boxes, and ended well after 9 pm that evening. A 40-minute Fayetteville to Lumberton trip took almost 2 hours because I-95 was flooded in some areas. Upon arriving, the sight of vehicles roping an entire shopping center parking lot and extending down Fayetteville Street, waiting for me and Gee, was the most humbling day of my life. (flyer | radio ad | pic1 | pic 2)

December 2014
Inspired and answering the cry at a Community Town Hall Meeting held at Simon Temple AME Zion on November 16, 2014, I created the school and neighborhood safety app, iSeeiText.  (WTVD-11 story)

February 2013
Front page Fayetteville Observer Saturday's Extra cover story on the 10th Annual & future of the Quiz Bowl. (front page, page 2, page 3)

December 2012
Organized and hosted the Christmas Skate Party & "Letters to Students" of Sandy Hook Elementary with the C.O.C. East North Carolina bikers​. (NBC 17 news video clip) (Fayetteville Observer artcile)

February 2012​
Hosted the "Ride 2 Freedom" convoy for Iraq Vets. This event was recognized by MSNBC The Rachel Maddow Show as the nations second organized event for Iraq Vets. (Rachel Maddow news clip) (Fayetteville Observer article | page 2 of article)

March 2011​
Received Official Letter of Recognition from Governor of North Carolina for the 8th Annual Black History Quiz Bowl and African-Americans in the Military Appreciaton Day.

December 2010
Received a $2,500 grant from the N.C. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission to initiate a youth program in Fayetteville, NC with a central focus on Dr. King's philosophy of nonviolence. (Fayetteville Observer article)

November 2010
Successfully organized & hosted the Shaniya Davis One Year Memorial Anniversary in Fayetteville, NC (radio ad)

June 2010
Successfully organized Shaniya Speaks Day - First observance for Shaniya Davis, the 5 year old who went missing Nov. 10th 2009. Her abduction & murder made National News.

March 2010
Received Official Letter or Recognition from Mayor of Fayetteville, NC the 7th Annual Black History Quiz Bowl.

August 2008
Organized the 45th Anniversary "March on Washington" observance & " I Have a Dream" too balloon release at Marketfair Mall. Fayetteville, NC (flyer)

September 2007
Went to Louisiana in support of the Jena 6 Rally, organized local Fayetteville, NC gathering and gave ground eyewitness reports from Jena, La. (Fayetteville Observer article)

June 2007
MPIRE Boxing Gym Flight or Fight program (Fayetteville Observer article)

April 2007
Raised over $1,000 in an afternoon Car Wash for a local slain teenager’s family. (flyer)

January 2007
Was invited to be a guest judge for a Fayetteville Observer Wing judging contest. (Fayetteville Observer article | page 2 of article)
Typo: The article misquoted me saying my favorite team was the Colts, I said I favored them for the Superbowl. I AM AN EAGLE's FAN, always been - always will. lol 

January 2007
Chef Michelle of my restuarant Straight Outta New Orleans was profiled in the Fayetteville Observer. She made the best seafood lasagna, smoothered chicken, and of course all your New Orleans favorites. (Fayetteville Observer article)

November 2006
Adopted a victimed Hurricane Katrina family, giving them a new start with housing, job and support. This touched the entire community and was my first Fayetteville Observer above the fold article. (page 2 of the article) (The Johnson family community  letter)

October 2006
Presented a Certificate of Excellence for our outreach efforts for Hurricane Katrina families by the Mayor of Fayetteville.

August 2006
Received a Proclamation from the Mayor of New Orleans for organizing a One Year Hurricane Katrina Anniversary gathering for families who relocated to Fayetteville. (Fayetteville Observer articles: August 25th | August 27 - page 1 & page 2)

November 2005
Started MPIRE Boxing Gym, gave free lessons to underprivileged youth & birth of Flight of Fight Family Safety and anti-abduction & rape prevention clsses. (flyer)

October 1999
The return of Jazz & Networking at Level 3 night club. Me and Craig Davis, owners of D & M Productions. (Fayetteville Observer article)

January 1992
My first "Jazz After Hours" Networking event sponsored by my company. Joe's Limosine Service (Fayetteville Observer article)