From the Publisher September/October 2019

This year marks ONYX Magazine’s 22nd anniversary. Over the years, we have brought you the most positive and vital news about the black community throughout Florida and beyond. Your support is why we can continue to be that voice, and we are grateful.

Since 2016, we have presented the most influential and impactful women across Florida in our Women on the Move Awards luncheon. Now, we think it is appropriate to introduce you to the men who make significant moves as they lead Florida forward. The inaugural ONYX Magazine’s Black Men Honors is a long-awaited event. Twenty-three of Florida’s finest are on our list this year and they represent only a small sampling of the pacesetters across the state.

Men like Father Nelson Pinder, who is on this issue’s cover. He has long been a champion of the people of Orlando. A Civil Rights icon and leader in the Christian community, Fr. Pinder has rightly earned the honor of Man of the Year. Also, our very own founder, Lester Seays, is receiving the Visionary Award. When he and his wife, Lillian, co-founded ONYX Magazine, they created a legacy that we are proud to continue. Pinder and Seays are joined by outstanding brothers who are being recognized for their integrity, leadership and vision and we are honored to acknowledge them.

In this issue, we also take a look at prostate and breast cancers. These terrible diseases take the lives of black men and women at a disproportionate rate and we have information that could help save your life. This issue is full of information that could be vital to your family and the home. We hope you will take the time to read each article.

As always, we are committed to bringing you stories that entertain, inspire and inform. Thank you for standing with us.


Rich Black

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