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Yellowhammer State is filled with great African American leaders from the past, present, and future. We thank our West Alabama community partners, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Delta Phi Lambda Chapter, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Eta Xi Omega Chapter, for their continued support.


Black History Maker of Alabama – Qadeem Hassan

Qadeem Hassan
Qadeem Hassan

Qadeem Hassan was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1992. He graduated from Hillcrest High School in 2011 and furthered his education at Shelton State Community College and the University of Alabama. In 2016, he dedicated his life to pursuing a professional career in the hospitality industry. Qadeem worked as General Manager and recently as Director of Operations for Session Cocktails from 2019-2024.

Black History to me means celebration of achievement and awareness to the history of Black people throughout America. Paying homage to the ones who paved the way for us to continue to created and achieve milestones.-Qadeem Hassan

Qadeem was recently appointed to the Mayor’s Young Professionals Advisory Committee. Currently, he's working towards becoming a business owner in the near future. In 2020, he began advocating for social injustice and the reform of systemic racism within the community, state and country. After co-organizing a successful protest for racial inequality in downtown Tuscaloosa, Hassan decided to join Project Unity in hopes of making an impact in the community, especially for youths. His goal is to help create a safe and successful learning environment for the student body, and to ensure a higher quality of life for Tuscaloosa’s youth.

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2023 Black History Makers of Alabama

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