Malachi was honored with the NAACP Youth Award and received two Citations from the State of New Jersey's Senate and General Assembly; one for his ongoing contribution to the arts and the other for his humanitarian work, which includes partnering with UNICEF to help children worldwide.

Also honored were Assemblyman for New Jersey’s 35th Legislative District, Benjie E. Wimberly. Yvonne Witter, President of the Bergen/Passaic Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., as well as Mrs. Joy Kurland, Director of the Jewish Community Relation Council.