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The Black Cotton Foundation Announces Its 2015 Jasmina Anema Youth Award Recipient

Teenage Extraordinaire Receives Award for Her Many Accomplishments and Dedication to Make the World a Better Place

Newark, NJ, January 28, 2015 --( The Black Cotton Foundation announced today that 14-year-old entrepreneur Gabrielle Jordan will be the recipient of its Jasmina Anema Youth award later this spring. The Jasmina Anema Youth Award is given to an extraordinary young person that goes above and beyond to improve society's quality of life and community. It is a special award that serves to recognize an outstanding youth, while motivating others to believe in and achieve their dreams.

Gabrielle Jordan is rapidly receiving national recognition for her many achievements. She launched her jewelry company, Jewelz of Jordan, at the tender age of 9. She is an author of a #1 Amazon Bestselling Book, “The Making of a Young Entrepreneur: A Kid's Guide to Developing the Mind-Set for Success,” which she published at age 11. Gabrielle is also an accomplished speaker and a philanthropist, most notably named Youth Ambassador for the Tigerlily Foundation, who educates young women about breast cancer and empowerment.

“We are extremely excited and humbled to be able to present Gabrielle with this special award,” says Raheim Singleton, President and Founder of The Black Cotton Foundation. “Her goals, drive and beautiful spirit epitomize what we want the Jasmina Anema Youth Award to be all about, and it’s a tremendous honor to announce this today, on the 5th anniversary of Jasmina’s passing; I am confident that Jasmina would be proud.”

Miss Jordan will be presented with this award during an award ceremony on Saturday, May 30th in New York City. For more information about the Black Cotton Foundation, or the Jasmina Anema Youth Award, please call 718-415-0523 or visit For more information about Gabrielle Jordan, please visit

About The Black Cotton Foundation: The Black Cotton Foundation is a community-related, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Newark, NJ. Its mission is to promote and produce programs and events that will have a positive and profound impact in our community, and to educate people through 'observation and participation.' Their programs and events are geared to benefit the poor and working class communities of New York and New Jersey—specifically focusing on children by teaching them unity and teamwork—and helping them to build a supportive community.

About Jasmina Anema: Jasmina Anema was a spunky and charismatic 6-year-old girl from New York City who was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in 2009. Her brave fight inspired many people, amazingly resulting in over 10,000 bone marrow donors on her behalf, saving the lives of at least 21 people. Her incredible story touched countless number of people, including celebrities like Rihanna and President Barack Obama. Unfortunately, Jasmina lost her battle to leukemia on January 27, 2010. To learn more about Jasmina, please visit
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