October 21, 2016
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Black Star News Awards Honors Exemplary Leaders

Managing Member of AJENE WATSON, LLC Receives Excellence Award

Ajene Watson Honored as One of the Fastest Ascending Young Leaders in Business

NEW YORK, NY-- Ajene Watson of AJENE WATSON, LLC was
recognized as one of the fastest ascending young entrepreneurs in business.
Watson, along with Congresswoman Maxine Waters, CNN's Soledad O'Brien, Dr.
William Pollard, President of Medgar Evers, Civil Rights Activist Al
Sharpton, Jamal Simmons of CNN & MSNBC analyst and Gregory Floyd, President
of the Teamsters Local 237 were among the recipients who received the 2009
Excellence Award during the Black Star News Awards Dinner.

The awards are given to exemplary men and women, who have excelled in their
professions and serve as an inspiration to the younger generation. "I want
to thank Milton Allimadi, publisher of the Black Star News for presenting
me with this Award. I am humbled and honored to be recognized amongst so
many esteemed nominees," said Watson.

"This evening we honor Ajene Watson as a star on the rise," said Milton
Allimadi, Publisher of the Black Star News. "He is a smart, innovative
entrepreneur who is determined to leave his mark in the world of business.
It is his professional achievements along with his advocacy for education
that helped Black Star News make the easy decision to nominate him as an

Watson founded AJENE WATSON, LLC, the private lending and business finance
development and management firm in early 2008. The company, divided into
two divisions, structures lending strategies and financings for publicly
traded companies and executives, and, creates strategic plans for
corporations, acting as a liaison between various divisions within the
business and the markets at large.

Initiatives include a wide variety of topics such as providing executives
financing through the True Loan Program (TLP) where securities remain in
the name and accounts of the borrower; the development of an organization's
overall corporate strategy, conceptualizing and deploying new marketing or
brand strategies and designing operational restructuring. This often
involves management of an entire transaction process including due
diligence, valuation, funding and deal execution, as well as building the
business through organic growth through product development and the
increase of market penetration.

To date, AJENE WATSON, LLC has implemented business development strategies
for eDoorways Corporation, an advanced intelligent web-based platform that
incorporates social networking and is expected to change the way consumers
and businesses communicate and do business. He is also involved with SoNu
Beverages, a kosher organic clear flavored water, which generated a million
dollars within its first 12 months of business. Most recently the AJENE
WATSON, LLC team signed a $1.2M business development deal with another
publicly traded corporation, which is to be announced in the upcoming week.

The theme for this year's 4th annual dinner was "Education, As the Key to
Empowerment." Past honorees included Bill and Camille Cosby, for their
philanthropy and very generous support of education.

"We were pleased to learn that Mr. Watson will be donating some much needed
equipment to public school MS 390 in the Bronx -- and I know he's just
getting started," Allimadi added.

"When I learned of tonight's theme, I thought how fitting -- I come from a
lineage of educators. My mother, dedicated her life to educating people, my
grandmother did the same, as so did my great grandmother," said Watson.

"While I strayed from the path of being an educator, I appreciate the value
of education -- whether it be formal or non-formal, PHD's from the most
prestigious universities or degrees from the school of hard knocks -- life
without it, for those who understand the innate power of education, is like
not living at all," Watson concluded.


For media inquiries:
Sykes Global Communications

STORY TAGS: black, star, news, awards, african, american, ajene, watson

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