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Angel L. Brown, Founder/Producer of QBC to be Honored at the Esteem Awards 2011 in Chicago

June 15, 2011



Press Contact: Philip Esteem announced 4 additional recipients of the 2011 Esteem Awards

(CHICAGO – May 4,  2011) Today, announced 4 additional recipients of the 2011 Esteem Awards. is pleased to announce The Advocate magazine’s Forty Under 40, Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post, Angel L. Brown-Ross of Queer Black Cinema Institute and SPARK have been named to receive this year’s Esteem Award,” said Phiip Esteem of “These organizations and individuals serve as role models for all,” he continued.


The Esteem Awards honors local and national organizations and individuals for their continued efforts in supporting the African-American and LGBT community in the areas of entertainment, media, civil rights, business and art.  The 2011 Esteem Award honorees will be recognized at a special ceremony on Saturday, July 2, at Sidetrack Nightclub, 3349 North Halsted, from 1:00PM – 4:00PM in Chicago.


Here’s a partial list of the 2011 Esteem Awards finalist:


Chicago Honorees

Outstanding Service, Male – Jamal Edwards CEO of Howard Brown Health Clinics

Outstanding Service, Female – Mary F. Morten, Activist, Producer & Director

Outstanding Service, Transgender – Joy Morris, Executive Director of TransActions Chicago

Outstanding Social Services/CBO – Chicago House

Outstanding Magazine Reporter or Columnist – Sukie de la Croix of Gay Chicago Magazine

Outstanding Newspaper Reporter or Columnist – Mary Mitchell of the Chicago Sun-Times

Institutional Award – Keith Elliott, Founder of Dance for Life Chicago

Artistic Expression – Tarell Alvin Mccarney for The Brothers/Sisters plays

Promoters of the Year, Male – Talents of Chicago

Special Recognition – Project SYNCERE


National Honorees

Outstanding Service, Male – Curtis Lipscomb, Executive Director of KICK: The Agency for LGBT African Americans (Detroit)

Outstanding Service, Female – Angel L. Brown-Ross, Executive Director of Queer Black Cinema Institute (New York)

Outstanding Service Transgender – Monica Roberts, Lecturer and Founder of TransGriot Blog (Houston)

Outstanding Social Services/CBO – National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities (NAESM) (Atlanta)

Outstanding Magazine Reporter – Emil Wilbekin Essence magazine/

Outstanding Magazine Feature – The Advocate magazine’s 40 Under Forty

Outstanding Newspaper Reporter or Columnist Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post

Outstanding Website –

Outstanding Blog – (Los Angeles)

Outstanding Podcast or Webseries – (Los Angeles)

Institutional Award – Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund (Washington, DC)

Artistic Expression – Kenny Leon, Artistic Director of True Colors Theatre (Atlanta)

Promoters of the Year, Male – James Saunders of JSP (New York)


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For more information contact

Philip Esteem Fleming

Founder, The Esteem Awards