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Colby Christina Set To Receive the Nina Simone Artistic Excellence Award in Creativity & Entrepreneurship at The Young, Gifted & Black Awards

Written by Phil Andrews  |  21. February 2017

Brooklyn, NY - February 20, 2017 - Colby Christina set to receive the "Nina Simone Artistic Excellence Award In Creativity & Entrepreneurship" at The Young, Gifted & Black Awards, February 22, 2017.

Colby Christina is a Actress, TV Talk Show Host of "Colby’s Corner - REAL Teen Talk TV", Dancer, Singer, Model, Choreographer, Motivational Speaker, Advocate and AUDELCO – Rising Star Award Recipient.

About: Colby Christina –  TV Show Host, Actor, Singer, Dancer, Choreographer, Advocate, Model, Choreographer, Motivational Speaker and AUDELCO "Rising Star" Award Recipient

Colby has trained professionally since the age of two at the Restoration Center for Arts and Culture under the leadership of President Colvin Grannum and at other locations. Colby has been labeled a formidable "Triple Threat" Nationally and Internationally. She credits Peggy Alston, the Emeritus Director of the Restoration Center for Arts and Culture with being the very first Triple Threat she ever met in a formal setting who ignited a spark in her. To her credit, Colby has received more than 100 Awards, Citations, Proclamations and Honors. 

She is a 15 year old High School Junior fast tracked to complete High School at age 16. Her accomplishments to date have catapulted her to the National Stage at the National Black Theater Festival as Co-Chair and Parade Grand Marshall as well as to the Red Carpet at the Tribeca Film Festival as a Guest at the Oprah Winfrey Premiere of "Greenleaf" on the OWN Network.

Colby Christina has performed Center Stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Billie Holiday Theater, the Museum of Natural History, the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, the Waldorf Astoria, Black Spectrum Theater and the NYC Summer Stage, to name a few. Prior to the "Emancipation of Grandpa Sandy Wills" written by Cheryl Wills, NY 1 News Anchor, where Colby played Emma Wills and received a standing ovation for a performance where she spoke no words, Colby also appeared in the Lead Role of "Alice" to sold out audiences in the Stage to TV Production, “The Liberation of Mother Goose”, with Billie Holiday Theatre Director Emeritus, Marjorie Moon, Executive Producer/Director, Peggy Alston and Director & Choreographer Abdel Salaam. Colby Christina captured the attention of many in the Theatre World and beyond with this triple threat performance.

Upon receiving the AUDELCO, for excellence in Black Theater, Colby Christina joined the ranks of Denzel Washington, Kerry Washington and Sanaa Lathan who also received the “Rising Star” AUDELCO Award.

Colby is a High School Junior and she is super excited as she prepares to start visiting more Colleges and Universities and has already been extended invitations by some great academic institutions to come on board as a student for the Freshman Class of 2018.

Colby was recently honored by the NAACP twice with the "Youth Award" and the "Legacy Award", by the King of Kings Foundation with the "A Star Has Risen Award" (This Award Will Be Given Annually and has Been Officially Named the "Colby Christina a Star Has Risen Award), honored by the Trey Whitfield Foundation as a "Academic Honoree" and Colby was Honored by Black History Memorabilia with their "Excellence in Theatre Youth Award".

Colby is always applauded at all of the events for also being a person that always giving back to her Community, Corporations and Individuals with her time and passion and willingness to always help others. She also loves teaching and mentoring "her babies" (the 3 and 4 year olds and the 8 to 11 year olds) at the Restoration Center for Arts and Culture where she serves as Student Ambassador.

Colby has also served as an Intern at Black Spectrum Theater, a Dance Intern at Evidence Dance Company and as a Impact Repertory Theater Member for Summer 2016.

Colby’s Entertainment and Arts goal and dream is to be a household name and "appear on Television, in Movies, to perform on Broadway and everything God has in store for me.'"

This year The Young, Gifted & Black (YGB) Entrepreneurial Awards will be celebrating its 12th Anniversary honoring Black History Month. The Young, Gifted & Black (YGB) Entrepreneurial Awards launched in 2006 to honor Black History Month will again induct into its consistently growing national program a remarkable class of “Unsung Heroes & Heroines” within their communities into this prestigious group of Awardees.  The 12th Annual Black TIE VIP Dinner & Presentation will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the MILK River Restaurant located at 960 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, New York 11238.  The "YGB" Awards will start at 6:00 PM and end at 10:00 PM.

This Awards program creates a platform that brings exposure to individuals who are positive role models within their communities, while providing an opportunity for others to be inspired and motivated. The YGB Entrepreneurial Awards Program is the brainchild of  Mr. Carl O. Gray, President &  CEO of  The NetLinkzGroup, Inc.

Since its inception in 2006, the program’s Honorees consistently receive recognition for their positive community and business impact, bringing great credit to the program for identifying these individuals. The awards program has steadily grown to become a civic event of substantial importance attracting leaders from both the public andprivate sector with local, national and international appeal.

Tickets are available online via Eventbrite. Sponsorships, advertisements and/or donations, in addition to questions or inquiries, contact YGB Entrepreneurial Awards and say "Colby says I really shouldn't miss this.”

Check out more information about this spectacular young lady Colby Christina here or by contacting Team Colby Christina at: Phone: 641-715-3900 ext. 25715, email, Instagram: ms_colbychristina; Twitter: 1ColbyChristina #colbychristina #teamcolbychristina #colbyscorner

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