Former CBC Manager earns NY Commendation for Community Service via Cable TV hosting: Barbadian professor one of 10 acknowledged – by Dennis Jones
Not so long ago, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives – New York Chapter (NOBLE-NY), held its Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. event honoring the legendary activist and recognizing five individuals who exemplify his spirit and go above and beyond in their dedication to their respective communities. NOBLE-NY selects a person from each of the five boroughs that make up New York City. This year the choices eligible were;- Barbados-born Sam Taitt, Dr. Maria Hubbard, Greater Bethel Community Development Corp, Leah Richardson, Tribune Society, Edward Watkins, Rising Stars, Brooklyn 45, Birdie Glenn and Jackie Robinson Houses.
NOBLE-NY promotes unity, health and community involvement while also developing law enforcement training programs to promote advancement within the agencies. The Goal of NOBLE is to be recognized as a highly competent public service organization that is at the forefront of providing solutions to law enforcement issues and concerns, as well as to the ever changing needs of our communities.
Professor Sam Taitt our Brooklyn recipient was selected for his tireless service to the community. The former GM of the caribbean Broadcasting Corporation is the host of a weekly cable show which broadcasts to all of Brooklyn sharing information. His interviews with community leaders discuss issues that are crucial to the Brooklyn communities. Professor Taitt lectures in media and Television communications and Public Speaking. Professor Taitt also finds time to be a mentor and role model to students at CUNY – Kingsborough Community College. For these and many other reasons Sam Taitt was presented with their community service award in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Also attending the event was Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes, Council Woman Letitia James, Judges, Sylvia Ash, Wayny Toussaint, Genine Edwards, District Leader Ola Alabi, Commissioner Henry Lemons,NYS Parole Board, Major Ernie Owens, NYS Courts, Director Douglas Zeigler, MTA Security. The Keynote speaker was another Barbados born shining star, the Honourable Sylvia Hinds-Radix, Administrative Judge Civil Matters, Kings County Supreme Court.