Outstanding Young African Americans Honored at The Network Journal’s 40 Under 40 Awards

Posted by: cnikky

Love, Love, Love!  Don’t believe the hype!  Young African Americans are Owning the boardroom  and doing big and positive things in business and the community!  There are so many gorgeous black women and men that are creating opportunities for themselves and opening doors for others. Recently The Network Journal decided to honor some of these men and women for their outstanding work in their respective fields during the 15th Annual Top 40 Under 40 Awards at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in New York.  We all know the faces of celebrities, but these are the people you NEED to know! They handle the business behind the scenes, make decisions and write the checks.  Agency Owners, studio executives, publicist , retail executives and brand executives among others.  The room was full of icons in the making and CNikky would like to acknowledge their work and congratulate them!


Shante Bacon(CEO/Founder 135th Street Agency) and Ericka Pitma (VP Blue Flame Agency)

The dinner honored professionals from companies including L’Oreal (Aida Moudachirou- Rebois), Bloomingdale’s (Nicole Cokley) General Motors (Brooke Ellis), NBC Universal (Sharita Brantley) and the 135th Street Agency (Shante Bacon), and was hosted by former NY Giants/2003 Super Bowl XXXVII Champion (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) Roman Oben and Karen Nethersole, ESQ., CEO of Full Circle NY.


Rosalind Mclymont (TNJ Exec. Editor), Sharita Brantley (CNBC/NBC Universal Segment Producer), Aziz Gueye Adetimirin (TNJ Publisher)



Honoree Shannon Lanier (Black Enterprise TV, National TV Correspondent and Senior Producer) and event co-host Karen Nethersole, ESQ. (Full Circle NY, CEO)



Rosalind Mclymont (TNJ-Executive-Editor) Nicole Cokley(Bloomingdales-Operating-VP-of-Diversity-Inclusion) Aziz-Gueye-Adetimirin (TNJ-Publisher)




Ntiedo ‘Nt’ Etuk (DimensionU, Founder and CEO) and Shante Bacon (135th Street Agency, CEO & Founder)


Our friend, the stunning Shante Bacon was among the recipients.  Ms. Bacon, like most of the honorees created her own destiny, opened her own agency and is building an empire that will not only affect her life, but the lives of others for generations to come.  This is an example of a #RealRoleModel.  Werk!

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