The BLAC Experience...

“Our capacity to destroy one another is matched by our capacity to heal one another.  Restoring relationships and community is essential to restoring well-being.  Language gives us the power to change ourselves and others by communicating our experiences, helping us to define what we know, and finding a common sense of meaning.  We have the ability to regulate our own physiology, including some of the so-called involuntary functions of the body and brain, through such activities as breathing, moving and touching.  We can change social conditions to create an environment in which children and adults can feel safe and where they can thrive.” 

~ Bessel Van Der Kolk, ‘The Body Keeps The Score’


Welcome to BLAC (Bright Lights Awards Ceremony), an innovative awards initiative committed to shining a spotlight on crucial issues within the black community. Born out of a deep concern for addressing significant challenges such as knife crime and mental health, our mission is to contribute substantively to the ongoing conversations surrounding these interconnected issues.

What sets BLAC apart is our bold approach, exemplified by our choice of VIP Award Presenters and Judges who align with the themes of each event. This unique strategy brings depth to the ceremony, allowing us to explore the root causes of societal issues and identify potential solutions.

At BLAC, we are dedicated to dispelling misleading perceptions by accentuating the positive aspects of African-Caribbean communities. Through strategic thinking, community insight, and creative excellence, we foster exceptional relationships between brands and people. Our unique blend is designed to cultivate unity, friendship, understanding, and enrichment among diverse communities. We strive to create an environment where individuals from less privileged backgrounds can network and encounter life-changing experiences.

Collaborating with other organizations and institutions, we guide young people and families toward more productive, constructive, and healthy lifestyles. Embracing the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” we work towards ensuring that every child feels the warmth of the village rather than burning it down.

While BLAC seeks to spotlight societal issues, we do so without sensationalism. Instead, our platform aims to draw attention to the positive and commendable aspects within our community. BLAC stands out as a summit, combining glitz and glamour with a primary focus on countering unrepresentative narratives.

Our organizers bring a wealth of experience in public relations, marketing, entertainment, and campaigning. Together, we illuminate the “Bright Lights” on the outstanding individuals, businesses, and role models who contribute to making our communities places we can be proud of.

BLAC is not just an awards ceremony; it is a magnificent occasion building a lasting legacy for the African-Caribbean community. We are honored to have the support of many influential figures who share our commitment to this worthwhile cause. Join us in celebrating excellence, fostering understanding, and creating positive change for generations to come.

“We rise by lifting others” ~ Robert Ingersoll

The BLAC Awards