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2010 Winners
Cincinnati, you have spoken! With over 30,000 votes placed, AroundTheNati.com is pleased to announce the 2010 Best of Black Cincinnati. If you are a winner, please visit the Website Badges page to obtain your badge.

1. Best Food Have you had that Friday craving for some fish! Or maybe you know of a finger-licking bar-b-que spot. And nothing speaks to a hungry person's stomach better than momma's home-style cooking. We have a variety of palettes and this category includes them all from American-Fare to Soul Food submit your favorite food place.
Best Food Winner:
Island Frydays
Nominees included:
A Taste of Julia's - Runner Up
Alabama's Fish Bar
Alabama Que
Aunt Flora's House of Soul
Erica's Soul Food
Goodies Bar-b-que
Island Frydays - Winner
Lavida's Extra Touch Deli
Lil Ron's Soul Food
Mahogany's Cafe and Grill

MIXX Ultra Lounge
Ms. Helens Grill @ Findlay Market
New Orleans To Go
Ollie's Trolley
Rachel's Bar-B-Que & Soul
Rasheedah's Deli & Catering
Rhino's Live
Scott's BBQ
Something Serious BBQ
2. Best Nightlife Scene Young? Single? Grown and Sexy? Music Lover? Nominate the hottest nightlife scene in Cincinnati! Can either be a location or an event.

Best Nightlife Scene Winner:
Nominees included:
1st Fridays
3rd Saturdays
Beat Lounge Beat Battle
Brandy's Lounge - Runner Up
Club Aqua
Friday Night Live @ The Word Family LIfe Center
Fun Factory Skate Center
Lincoln Court Laurel Homes Reunion

Mardi Gras - Omega Psi Phi
MIXX Ultra Lounge - Winner
Mr Pitifuls
Phat Daddy's
Fraternity - Beta Iota Chapter
Rhino's Live Saturday Night Live
The Joneses @ Mr. Pitiful's
The Zone

3. Best Party DJ Which DJ keeps your favorite spot hot? He/She knows just the right tunes to set the mood. Nominees in this category keep the crowd moving.

Best Party DJ
DJ Vader

Nominees included:
Apryl Reign
Bill Chapel
Chris Paul
David Bright (aka DJ Rude)
DJ Dimepiece
DJ Drizzle
DJ Nikki Suede
DJ Marv
DJ Pillo

DJ Rare Groove
DJ Sean B
DJ Sean Kelly
DJ Vader - Winner
King James
Marcus Mitchell aka DJ Skandal
Mighty Joe Young
Nate The Great
Perry Simmons - Runner Up
4. Best Radio DJ/ Personality Hey Mr. DJ keep playing that song! Whether their talking and keeping you informed, or playing the latest sounds on your radio, who's your favorite Radio Personality/DJ.

Best Radio DJ/ Personality
DJ Skillz

Nominees included:
Avery Corbin
Bishop Bobby Hilton
DJ Dimepiece
DJ Perry Simmons
DJ Skillz - Winner
Faith Daniels

Jade West
Lincoln Ware - Runner Up
Mr. Lamont
Nathan Ivey
P. Ann Everson Price
Simone Party
5. Best Church/House of Worship Faith has always been a bedrock of our community, nominate your favorite Church or House of Worship.

Best Church/House of Worship Winner:
Christ Emmanuel Christian Fellowship
Nominees included:
Allen Temple AME Church
Burress Temple Church of God
Beulah Baptist Church
Bread of Life Church
Christ Emmanuel Christian Fellowship - Winner
Cincinnati Bible Way Church
Corinthian Baptist Church
Crossroads Community Church
First Baptist Church of West College Hill
Good New COGIC
Gray Road Church of Christ
Greater Emanuel Apostolic Temple
Greater Harvest Church
Greater New Hope Baptist Church
Higher Ground Ministries Family Center
House of Refuge Baptist Church
Inspirational Baptist Church
Jerriel Baptist Church
Light of the World Ministries
Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church

Mt. Zion Baptist Church - Woodlawn
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Glendale
New Beginning Covenant Church
New Friendship Baptist Church
New Jerusalem Baptist Church
New Mission Missionary Baptist Church
New Prospect Baptist Church
Overflow Ministries Covenant Church
Quinn Chapel AME Church
Rockdale Baptist Church
Rose Chapel
Solid Rock Church
Southern Baptist Church - Runner Up
St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church
The Word Fellowship Church
Word of Deliverence
York Street United Methodist Church
Zion Global Ministries
Zion Hill Community Church
6. Best Performing Artist To be or not to be...that's not the question in this category. Do you follow a local band or actor or spoken word artist? Show them some love and nominate them for best performing artist!

Best Performing Artist Winner:
Ran (Rapper - Spoken Word)
Nominees included:
Amp Teez (Rapper)
Anthony D. Davis (Actor)
Angelique Johnson (Actress)
Archie Byers & Remnant (Gospel Group)
Basic Truth (Band)
Brian Keith (Singer)
Bruce Menefield (Musician)
Carpe Diem (Band)
Charles Fold (Gospel Singer)
Chauntel McKenzie (Actress)
Deanna Dukes (Singer)
DeVonte (Singer)
Eclipse (Band)
"Element" - Vernon Jackson (Spoken Word)
Groove Crew Band (Band)
Jameze (Singer)

Jay Ober (Singer)
Jay Jay Dailey (Singer)
Jerome Johnson (Singer)
Kathy Wade (Singer)
Lady J - Shades of J (Spoken Word)
Nate White Band (Band)
P Ann Everson Price (Singer)
Premium Blend (Band)
Psalmist Doris Stokes (Gospel Singer)
Ran (Rapper - Spoken Word) - Winner
Rhtyhmic Sounds of New "J" (Church Choir) - Runner Up
Second Wind (Band)
Southern Baptsist Mass Choir (Church Choir)
The Joneses (Band)
7. Best Visual Artist A picture is truly worth a thousand words. Whether it's photography, art, or any other form of visual art - this category is for those that capture/express ideas in still format.

Best Visual Artist Winner:
Ryan Leary (Artist)
Nominees included:
Annie Ruth (Artist)
Brian Joiner (Artist)
Melvin Grier (Photographer)
Darryl Lambert (Photographer)
Steven Easley (Photographer)
Eddie Woods (Photographer)

Elliott Jordan (Artist)
Mannie/Stan Davis (Artist) - Runner Up
Monique Brent (Artist)
Phillip Hutchison (Artist)
Ryan Leary (Artist) - Winner
Shawn D (Photographer)
8. Best Teacher Do you have a teacher that always went the extra mile for you or your child? Nominees in this category can cover pre-school through college professors.

Best Teacher Winner:
Bakari B. Booker (Intervention Specialist)

Nominees included:
Bakari B. Booker (Intervention Specialist) - Winner
Crystal Bossard (Professor, Cincinnati State)
Dorothy Davis (Teacher, College Hill Fundamental Academy)
Evelyn Manggrum (Retired)
Frances Belle (Withrow)
Gary Dixon (Cheviot Middle School)
James Dugan (College of Mount St. Joseph)
Kim Shay (Roselawn Condon School)
LaShaunda Ewing (National College)

Lillian Carter (North Avondale Montessori School)
Lisa Chenault Fooks (Rockdale Academy)
Mary Stucky (College Conservatory of Music)
Sharon Draper
Tasha Fleming (VLT Academy)
Toresa Jenkins (South Avondale)
Tyran Stallings (Rockdale Academy)- Winner
Vicky Gray (Schiel Primary School)
Wanda Murdock (Walnut Hills)
9. Best Daycare Who do you trust with your toddler? Good child care is essential for every parent. Nominate your favorite day care.

Best Teacher Winner:
Precious Lil' Angels

Nominees included:
Beyond Loving & Learning Child Care Center
Inspirational Baptist Church Learning Center
Kids R Kids

Little Learners Day Care
Precious Lil' Angels - Winner
Southern Baptist Child Care Center - Runner Up
Wesley Education Center for Children and Families
10. Best Physician Who's the doctor that takes the extra few minutes to explain something to you? Or is available to you if you have questions? Nominate them for Best Physician.

Best Physician Winner:
Dr. Joseph Hackworth
Nominees included:
Dr. Brad Jackson - Pediatrician - Runner Up
Dr. Clarence Lamb Jr. - OBGyn
Dr. Keith Melvin - Internal Medicine
Dr. Juanita Gaines - Internal Medicine
Dr. Terrance Poole, DDS - Dentist
Dr. Camille Crawford - Pediatrician
Dr. Chandra Gravely - OB/Gyn
Dr. Chris Lewis - Family Medicine
Dr. Estrelita Dixon - Internal Medicine
Dr. Hezekiah Shani - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Joseph Hackworth - Cardiologist - Winner
Dr. Lisa Green - Pediatrician
Dr. Nita Walker - Internal Medicine
Dr. Rachael Coleman - Internal Medicine
Dr. Robyn F. Chatman - Family Medicine
Dr. Shantel Thomas, Ph.D - Counseling
Dr. Walter Bowers - OB/Gyn
Dr. Elbert Nelson - OB/Gyn
Dr. Kelli Boyd - Family Medicine
Dr. Yulonda Watkins - Preventive Medicine
11. Best Organization Professional membership and community organizations are an integral part of who we are and what we do in our spare time. Whether its assisting in member development or addressing community needs, who's the organization that is always getting involved?

Best Organization Winner:
NAACP - Cincinnati Chapter
Nominees included:
100 Black Men of Greater Cincinnati
African American Chamber of Commerce - Runner Up
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - Delta Gamma Lambda Chapter
Cincinnati African American Firefighters (CAFA)
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter
Greater Cincinnati Urban League
GRYP Youth Ministry of New Prospcet Baptist

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Cincinnati Alumni Chapter
National Black MBA Association - Cincinnati Chapter
NAACP - Cincinnati Chapter - Winner
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. - Beta Iota Chapter
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. - Epsilon Lambda Sigma Chapter
Young Ladies of Aiken
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. - Cincinnati Chapter
12. Best Clothing Store We must dress to impress. From stylish trends to bargain basement pricing - where is your favorite African-American owned clothing store for you to get your gear?

Best Clothing Store Winner:
Original Thought Required (OTR)
Nominees included:
3N1 Men's Fashions
Hard II Knock Shoppe - Runner Up
Head Fashions By Lula

House of Adam
Original Thought Required (OTR) - Winner
Paris J Boutique
13. Best Hair Stylist Our look is never complete without a perfectly styled head of hair! Who is the stylist that always keeps you looking your best...from colors to weaves to cuts to excellent service, who's your pick?

Best Hair Stylist Winner:
Sharon 'Weavemaster' Shearer
Nominees included:
Aljeana Turner - NADI Hair Spa
Angel Johnson
Bobbie Brooks - Joli Maison Beauty Salon
Brandy Henderson
Bridgette Haley - Jenes House of Beauty
Bridgette Taylor - Mane Attraction Hair Salon
Carolyn Stewart - Styles and Curls - Runner Up
Chawnte Fletcher
Crystal Lockett - Flair Hair Studio
Danita Simmons - Danita's Fine Designs
Dionne Bess - Chic Hair Studio
Gail Glover - Polished To a T
Geneva Richardson - Sheer Perfection
Janel Harris - Studio 33
JayMicah Wilkinson - GloBeauty Lounge
Jeanine Wright - Mitchells in Kenwood

Jewel Hindsman - A Polished Touch
Joyce Gibson - Chic Beauty Salon
Katrelle - The Studio
Keasha Patterson - Vanity Solutions
Kim Bibbs - Swinging Styles
Kim Evans-Walker - Escapades Hair & Nail Gallery
Koree Thatcher - Salon Essentials
LaToya Canady
LeeAnn - Mazuma Hair Salon
Marishna Carter - Cafe Beauty
Mia McMurty - Flair Hair Studio
Nicole Gallagher - Salon Favor
Rammecco Lattimore - Hair It Is
Sabrina McClendon - Exquisite Beauty Spa
Shanelle Lawrence - DJ's Image
Sharon 'Weavemaster' Shearer - Winner
Teresa Cornist - DJ's Image II
Tina Sykes - Salons of Kenwood
14. Best Barber Who's the Cincinnati barber that keeps your lines? From trims to edges, to fades which barber keeps you looking on point?

Best Barber
Laron Muhammad - Supreme Styles
Nominees included:
Aaron Martin - The Studio
Andre Ingills - K.N.A.P.P.S Barber Salon
Bill Traylor - Bill's Barbershop
Carl - Carl Street Barbershop
Charlie D. Johnson Jr. - Bill's Barber & Style
Darryl Lambert - The Studio
David Malone - Image Makers
Devin - Incredible Creations
Fresh - Ed's Barber Shop (Evanston)

Greg Spencer - The Studio
Jake - Bill's Barbershop - Runner Up
Jawayne Woodard - TrendSetters
Laron Muhammad - Supreme Styles - Winner
Mike Edwards - Premier Cuts
Shawn Cureton - On Point
Phil - Irby's
Rod Hampton - X Quisite Cut Z
Ted Johnson - Ted's Barbershop
Tony White - Verlord's Hair Palace
Vonn Banks - Incredible Creations
15. Best Event/Wedding Planner It's all about the details! Did you attend a memorbale event where the details were flawless? Did your wedding planner add those special touches, dot every "i", and cross every t? Wedding and event planning is a special job that requires a special person...nominate your favorite.

Best Event/Wedding Planner Winner: Mia Sears - Posh V.I.P.

Nominees include:
Ife Bell - 20/5th Hour
Ameenah Hall - Kamaria Productions
Athena Bentley
Cassandra Robinson - Casscan Productions
Claudia Abercrumbie - The Abercrumbie Group
Details 2 Decor
LaStarr Rivers - Starr Treatment - Runner Up
Mia Sears - Posh V.I.P. - Winner
Monica Magette - I'Moni Events, LLC

Monique Patterson - Monique's Events
Natalie R Taylor - Spa Party Planner
Sharhonda Spears - Above and Beyond Planning
Stephanie Murray - Cherished Moments Event Planning & Consulting
Shari Lee - Lee Entertainment and Event Planning (LEEP)
Wilma Rosser - Celebrations
16. Best African-American Cincinnati Blog Do you regularly follow a blog written by a local African-American? Whether the topic is sports or arts show them some love and nominate them for this category.

Best African-American Cincinnati Blog Winner: Ed The Sports Fan

Nominees include:
Chenese Bean Blog
Ed The Sports Fan - Winner
Hard 2 Knock Shoppe - Runner Up
Keith Reed's Money Corner

Mike's Clarity
The Fabulous Duo
The Style Sample