08/17/2018 - They've Got Stories to Tell: Conversations with Uncrowned Community Builders - 2018

The Uncrowned Community Builders television program – “They’ve Got Stories to Tell: Conversations with Uncrowned Community Builders” re-envisions the Uncrowned Queens Institute’s original interview series: “Illuminations” which ran from 2007 – 2010 and 2012 – 2014. The purpose of this program is: to offer a video platform by which the Institute is able to capture the on-going contributions of African American community builders and to disseminate historical vignettes. The program is filmed in studio at the Apollo Theater, 1346 Jefferson Avenue near East Utica Street.

“They’ve Got Stories to Tell” airs on Channel 1302 Spectrum cable television on Tuesdays at 3:30pm and again on Fridays at 6:00pm. The show also re-broadcasts on the Uncrowned Community Builders YOUTUBE at “They’ve Got Stories to Tell” promotes, as it preserves, the rich heritage and history of Western New York’s African American community.

Guests have included: Dr. Catherine Collins; Lum Smith, Eva Doyle, Christine Parker, Dr. Juanita Hunter, Jennifer Parker, Sheila Brown, James R. Heck III, Dr. Peggy Brooks-Bertram, Valeria Cray, Joan Simmons, Dr. Amma, Karen Stanley Fleming, Mary Davis and more. Dr. Barbara A. Nevergold is the host.

08/17/2018 - The Uncrowned Community Builders Welcomes 2018 New Board of Directors

The Uncrowned Queens Institute for Research & Education on Women, Incorporated is pleased to announce the addition of four new Board members. The new Board members are:

Mrs. Linda Coppock – Mrs. Coppock is a recent retired educator after a career of 30 years;

Mrs. Danielle Roberts – Mrs. Roberts has led the William-Emslie YMCA as the Executive Director for six years. She is also currently working on her MBA.

Ms. Dawna Jones has worked in digital, print, marketing and advertising sales for Hearst Media for eleven years. She has recently been promoted to the position of Regional Digital Sales Manager with the company;

Ms. Desiree Breckenridge-Barnes Jean is a Buffalo Public Schools educator. She is a delegate for New York State United Teachers, National Education Association, Social Justice Committee of Human and Civil Rights, American Federation of New York State Teachers Black and Latino Caucus;

More can be found on the Board members in an article in the Buffalo Criterion, June 2018.

10/08/2018 - Continuing the Growth of an Organization: Uncrowned Community Builders and Kings and Queens in the Wings

On September 27, 2018 the Uncrowned Queens Institute for Research and Education on Women, Inc. continued its efforts to build an exciting and rewarding component of the Institute: Uncrowned Community Builders, Uncrowned Queens and Kings in the Wings. This component while established earlier in 2007 is now moving forward rapidly to ensure that young people, 13-20 years of age are also recognized and supported for their efforts at community building. To support this effort, the Institute created the Mary Crosby Chappelle Scholarship Award of $1,000 established for deserving students continuing onto college. More information will be provided on this adventure as work continues. See the Mary Crosby Chappelle biography on this site. Published by Peggy Brooks-Bertram, Dr. P.H., Ph.D. President


The most current information pertaining to Uncrowned Queens’ events.

09/27/2018 - Uncrowned Community Builder Fundraiser - And Program Launch

The Uncrowned Queens Institute will recognize three community leaders, as “culture keepers” for their contributions to African American history and culture. Mr. Derrick M. Byrd, Jr., Mrs. Jennifer Parker and Ms. Christine Parker will receive the Institute’s Culture Keeper Award

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11/20/2018 - Uncrowned Queens Institute to Observe Second Decade Milestone

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