BHM 2012 Event

The 2012 Celebration

Dr. Dwayne Rollins, an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist of African-American descent, opened his busy practice in St. Albans, Queens, in 2006, and quickly set his goal to provide a new level of medical ENT care. Possibly the heart of his patient load comes from southeast Queens, a vast majority of whom are African-American or Caribbean. He enjoys a nice mix of patients, aged two through adulthood, bringing in loyal followers from his previous employment, their friends and family members, as his practice continues to grow.

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Allyson PhillipsIn her welcoming remarks, 2012 Black History Month Celebration chairperson Allyson Phillips noted, “We are here today to tell our story because stories matter…because they connect us to our own past, present and future.”

The “Collaboration of Song and Spoken Word” portion of the program highlighted words, actions and accomplishments that substantiate Black history, thus bringing a community’s lively race, culture and religion into the mainstream. Phillips noted that “community cannot be applied in small a context because it is not a small word, but an international concept. Even these redistricting lines, she added, are but a partial definition of community.”

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