(EEW Magazine) While mainstream media frequently focuses on the breakdown of the African-American family unit, a Buffalo, NY-based family is making headlines for their positive impact.
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown, the region’s first African American Mayor, has named the family of EEW Magazine Founder, Dianna Hobbs, “Family of the Year”—a distinguished honor.
This year’s award ceremony will be held at Buffalo City Hall, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 at 12 PM.
Annually, the city holds a special celebration in honor of Black History Month to recognize African-American men and women who have had a positive impact on the City of Buffalo.
“The Hobbs family feels incredibly humbled and blessed to receive such recognition,” said publicist Amy Bertinelli in an official statement on behalf of the family.
“Their passionate work to positively impact urban communities is a divine calling,” the statement continued. “Serving, for them, is a reward unto itself.”
Mrs. Hobbs is an award-winning faith-based urban media specialist, best-selling author, and DJ on local Hall of Fame-inducted, STELLAR® Award-nominated radio station, WUFO 1080.
She has been named “One of the 70 Most Influential Black Christian History-Makers” by Black Christian News Network.
Her husband, Mr. Kenya Hobbs, is Assistant Vice President of M&T Bank, one of the Top 20 best performing banks in the nation.
He also serves as Community Engagement Specialist for “Buffalo Promise Neighborhood,” where he leads the coordination of the development and implementation of the quality of life plan for the community.
Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs, a well-known Christian power couple in the region, have been married 17 years and are the parents of four children: Kyla, Kaiah, Kedar and Kaleb.