Unique fashion designer Brenda Bunson-Bey and acupuncturist and healer Dr. Shadidi Bea Kinsey were both honored by the community at Bed Stuy Restoration Plaza’s Skylight Gallery on Sunday, March 27, 2022. The event was hosted by Sista’s Place and the December 12th Movement.

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Family and friends lauded the two community treasures with stories of their selfless commitment to the community and their incredible talent and skill.

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As Dr. Shadidi was unable to attend due to a family matter, speakers such as Sekou Odinga, Inez Barron, Brenda Stokely, and Dequi Kioni-Sadiki sang her significant praises. Amongst the folk eager to share stories of the Women’s History Month honorees were community notables such as Colette Pean, Maxine Flowers, Monique Ngozi Nri, and Ron West.

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There was a delicious healthy spread enjoyed by the Sunday crowd, many decked out in one-of-a-kind Brenda Bunson-Bey creations. Wonderful live jazz was played by TC The III and the band; bass player Lonnie Plaxico, drummer Taru Alexander, and on guitar Saul Reuben.

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