My Black Family Reunion

August 20-23, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio

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ABOUT THe EVENT

The Black Family Reunion Celebration is one of Cincinnati's largest family-focused events. This 3-day fun-filled weekend event brings consumers, corporations, and communities together to focus on the historic strengths and values of the Black Family. Bring your families and friends and make this a reunion to remember!

We appreciate the thousands of people who attend, volunteer and support our annual celebration. This year marks our 31st year, and our 2019 theme — appropriate as ever — is “ Embracing Our Excellence.” Our BFR nonprofit celebration is an empowering three-day cultural event that brings families, non-profit organizations, businesses, and the community together to focus on the historic strengths and values of the Black Family. The event was inaugurated in 1989 here in Cincinnati and it has grown to be one of the city’s largest family-focused events — typically drawing over 15,000 visitors from our region and throughout the nation.

JOIN US AT SAWYER POINT, 705 EAST PETE ROSE WAY, CINCINNATI, OH 45202 FOR THE BFR ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

JAZJORDAN INC. IS A 501C3 ORGANIZATION

Embracing Our Excellence.

UC Health presents the 31st Annual Black Family Reunion Celebration on August 16-18, 2019 at Sawyer Point. Thousands will get health screenings, find jobs, celebrate those making a difference in the community, and enjoy concerts from nationally-renowned performers—all FREE of charge. Of course, tasty restaurants and eye-catching vendors will be in tow to make the annual event extra special for attendees. This year’s theme is, Embracing Our Excellence. The family of the year is Jason and Tiffany Dunn. Tiffany is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at Seven Hills Anesthesia and Jason is the first African American V.P. of Multicultural Sales & Community Development for the Cincinnati USA Conventions & Visitors Bureau. They have two children: Mya and Jason II.

Black Family Reunion History

The Black Family Reunion Celebration was inaugurated in 1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio. This event continues to grow and is now one of Cincinnati’s largest family-focused events drawing over 20,000 patrons. It is held annually on the third weekend of August. Conceived by Dr. Dorothy I. Height, President Emerita of the National Council of Negro Women, the Black Family Reunion Celebration is a 3-day cultural weekend event which brings consumers, corporations, and communities together to focus on the historic strengths and values of the Black Family. The National Council of Negro Women is dedicated to ensuring that the historic morals of the Black family are showcased and reinforced through responsive and innovative community service programs, such as the Black Family Reunion Celebration. Dr. Dorothy L. Height

Tracey Artis, Executive Director

Ever since she can remember, Tracey Artis sensed her life’s calling was to help bring people together for common good and to make a difference. After receiving a bachelor of science degree in communications from Ohio University, she moved to Atlanta and launched her career with several jobs in corporate America. Artis’s life changed direction when she met Bryron Cage, an up-and-coming recording artist, through her church—and began working with him. Her passion for the Gospel music industry was ignited, and she never looked back. ((Read More))

Family of the Year

The Williams Family is comprised of Kristi, Stan, Stanford III and Bradford. Kristi Clement -Williams and Stanford Williams meet in Washington, DC will attending graduate school. Later married and remained in the area to begin their successful careers.

There sons are no longer in school as both are grown. Their eldest son, Stanford III, is an athletic trainer and assistant strength coach for the New Orleans Pelicans and is the process of relocating from Phoenix to New Orleans, LA. Their youngest son, Bradford, is founder and president of Orakel Marketing in Columbia, SC. The Williams Family serves the community in many different ways. Kristi is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and is the founder of Clement Williams Consulting Group in 2015 where she provides strategic inclusion and human resources solutions for non and for profit organizations. She is also works with the African American Chamber of Commerce. Kristi also is a member of The Links, Inc., Cincinnati Chapter and Alpha Kappa Sorority, Inc., and currently sits on the board of The American Red Cross, The Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center, and the Ohio Innocence Project.

Stanford was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Stanford works for Messer Construction where he leads the economic inclusion team as Vice President and Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer. Stan is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., The Boule, and serves on the following Boards: The Knoxville Area Urban League, Easter Seals Tristate, The Omega Life Membership Foundation, The Cincinnati Opera, TriVersity Construction, The Tri-State Minority Supplier Development Council, and ArtsWave.

The Williams family have been residents of Cincinnati since 1994 and currently resides in North Avondale.

JOB FAIR


JOB FAIR - FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: The Ramada Inn, 11320 Chester Rd.,
Sharonville, OH 45246

This All Professions Diversity Career Fair will include: Accounting, Banking, Finance, Education, Cashiers, Engineering, General, Labor, Retail, Sales & Marketing, Teachers, Defense, Management, Healthcare, IS/IT, Pharmacy, Front Desk, Restaurant, Casino Host/Dealers, Housekeepers, Food Service, Customer Service, Call Center, Skilled Trades, Hospitality, Human Resources, Drivers, Military/Armed Services, Security, Police/Fire Departments and many other categories!



Join over 50 local, regional and national companies and organizations and meet face-to-face with hundreds of qualified diverse candidates from the Tri-State. This event is expected to sell out again! Call TODAY and show your support for Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace.

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NON-PROFIT 2018

  • LIFE CENTER ORGAN DONOR NETWORK
  • CINCINNATI PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • WINTON PREPARATORY ACADEMY
  • SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
  • HAMILTON COUNTY DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY SERVICES
  • CINCINNATI ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND
  • GLSEN GREATER CINCINNATI & PFLAG CINCINNATI
  • CINCINNATI STATE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • FREESTORE FOODBANK
  • CHILDREN, INC.
  • CECIL THOMAS SENATE COMMITTEE
  • WORD OF DELIVERANCE MINISTRIES
  • SENTINEL POLICE ASSOCIATION
  • CARACOLE, INC.
  • CINCINNATI YOUTH COLLABORATIVE
  • NIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI AFRICAN AMERICAN ALUMNI AFFILIATE
  • HAMILTON COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE
  • THE CENTER FOR THE HEALTH GAP
  • CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S COMPREHENSIVE SICKLE CELL CENTER
  • YMCA OF GREATER CINCINNATI
  • ENSEMBLE THEATRE CINCINNATI
  • CINCINNATI PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK
  • NEW START BETTER LIVING CLUB/TAPESTRY FELLOWSHIP
  • CINCINNATI PRE-SCHOOL PROMISE
  • INTERACT FOR HEALTH
  • NATIONAL BLACK MBA ASSOCIATION
  • URBAN MINORITY ALCOHOLISM & DRUG ABUSE OUTREACH PROGRAM OF CINCINNATI (UMADAOP)
  • NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
  • CINCINNATI METRO
  • AARP IN CINCINNATI
  • BEECH ACRES PARENTING CENTER
  • A SOUND MIND COUNSELING
  • ASCENDING SELF, INC.
  • HAMILTON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • DOHN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
  • CINCINNATI REALTIST ASSOCIATION
  • CITIZENS FOR YVETTE SIMPSON
  • HALL AND JORDAN FUNERAL HOME
  • CENTRAL COMMUNITY HEALTH BOARD OF HAMILTON
  • SISTER GIRLS CORPORATION /THE QUEEN WITHIN
Non-Profit Application

Pavilions

Music Main Stage Pavilions

Tracie Williams

AKA Children's Pavilion

Andreietta Grant (Chair)

Lost Children Pavilion

Yvonne Smith/Jerome Jackson (Chairs)

Senior Pavilion

Jean Taylor (Chair)

Young Adults Stage Pavilion

Philita Boykins (Chair) bfrauditions@gmail.com

Games Pavilion

(aka Bid Whist and Chess Pavilion) Marvey Lewis (Chair)

Spirituality Pavilion

Bishop Michael Mitchell/Quinton Monroe (Chairs)

Sports Pavilion

Brian Strayhorn (Chair) bstray.work@gmail.com