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March 8, 2014 - March 14, 2014, The Afro-American

Chief Leonard Hamm is congratulated by Mindy Rae Ellison, president,, Kappa Chapter, Joyce Tunstall-Dixon, Sandra Ray, Angela Powell-Henricks

enforcement and public safety with 15 years of executive leadership experience directing law enforcement and public safety initiatives in municipal government and university environments. Presently he is director of public safety at Coppin State University. The program highlighted AfricanAmerican women pioneers and celebrated the talents and promise of “Youth Sandora Cathcart gave Dr. A. Lois De Laine thanked the in Action.� the overview Kappa Chapter members for selecting her as one of the 2014 inductees

Kappa members D'Nisa Joseph, Darcell Graham, Yvette Belt, Sarita Durant, Sandora Cathcart

Dr. Doris Browning Austin, past national president, Marian Johnson, Shirley Johnson, Gussie Goodman

Rosemary Hamm, wife of Chief Leonard Hamm

Famebridge Payne, alumna and Leslie Smith Turner

Karen Stanback and Yvonne West

For the past six decades, the Iota Phi Lambda Sorority has inducted Black citizens whose outstanding achievements have impact upon the community into their Society of Living Makers of Black History during the observance of Black History Month. Dr. A. Lois De Laine was recognized for her extensive teaching career in Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore City Community College and Morgan State University. She was lauded for her rapid movement through the professional ranks, including administrative positions as department head, fundraising manager and foundation executive director. Dr. De Laine, freelance photojournalist for the AFRO, was also Chief Leonard Hamm honored for 20 years of sharing the visual and written stories of thanked the Iota Phi African Americans in an effort to promote their legacy of service to the Lambda Sorority for community. being namedLiving Chief Leonard Hamm, former Baltimore City Police Department Makers of Black History Commissioner was honored as an Unsung Hero for his 30 years in law

Kappa Members Janet Brown, Evelyn Faulk, Blanche A. Wiliams, Betty Wilson Jones, Agnes T. Ray

Patrica Tunstall, Kappa Chapter member and Joyce Tunstall-Dixon recognized Youth in Action leaders, Stephanie Hendricks, Cierra Farrar, and Naim Smith

The 25th annual Peabody Concert, the signature Black History community event of the Columbia Links, featured talented students from the Peabody Conservatory and the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Feb. 16, in the Kossiakoff Center in at the Hopkins Physics Laboratory in Howard County. The Links, founded in 1946, with a membership exceeding 12,000, is one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women. The Columbia Chapter, chartered in 1975, is dedicated to the quality of life in the Howard County community and beyond.

Joyce Tunstall Dixon, event chair

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Minister Naim Smith gave words of youthful inspiration

Cierra Farrar, a senior at George Washington Carver for Arts and Technology sang two inspirational selections

Mindy Ray Ellison, Kappa Chapter president

Brownie and Girl Scout Troop of Ark Church Photos by Dr. A. Lois De Laine

Lisa Warwick-Cooper, Cecil Robinson, Donna Stevenson Robinson Members of the Columbia, Md Links

Lisa Cooper-Lucas, co-chair, Robin Steele, President, Columbia Chapter Links, Lynn Coleman, co-chair

Alumnae Links Rosemary Davis, Wylene Sims Burch, Sandra Trice Gray

Constance Rotan, alumna; Wanda Nelson, Diane Martin

Loyce A. Jones Pickett and Julie Dixon

Rachel Winder and John Bettis

Jo Emily Gordon Knox, K. Michelle Sterrett, Yvette Rooks

Peabody Institute Alumna Chelsey Green, doctoral candidate, viola major

Students from the Peabody Conservatory of Music Photos by Dr. A. Lois De Laine

Peabody Institute Alumni Juliette Jones and Jarvis Benson Doris Jennings, alumna and Carolyn Brown-Jackson

Browyn Wheeler, Veronica Moore, Lydia McCargo-Redd, Frankie McCurdy

Rosalynne Atterbeary and Terri Hill


March 8, 2014 - March 14, 2014, The Afro-American

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Dr. Andrew Ray, Grand Basileus, Following the Pre-Luncheon Featured Author’s Event, the Association for the Study Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, center, with of African American Life and History(ASALH) hosted its 88th Annual Black History other Men of Omega Luncheon on Feb. 22 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Northwest, Washington, D.C. Under the 2014 Black History Month theme, “Civil Rights in America,” friends and guests of ASALH were treated to an Dr. Janet Sims-Wood, A’Lelia Bundles, emcee and afternoon of book author’s honoree, Dr. Charlene Dukes, President, Prince signings; vendor’s George’s Community College marketplace; a sumptuous meal; unveiling of the Paul Wells, great Rev. Keynote Shirley Chisholm grand-nephew of Dr. Joshua address by Commemorative Carter G. Woodson with his DeBois Dr. Freeman daughters, Caitlyn stamp; presentation gives the Hrabowski and Rachel invocation of the White House African American Month Proclamation and the presentation of the Living Legacy Award winners. The highlight Dramatic performance by the Kiamsha of the luncheon was an inspiring keynote Youth Empowerment Organization address by Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, president, University of Maryland Baltimore County. Presentations were also made to Howard and Bowie Michael Forus and Antonia Mendez, both of State universities. Gina Paige and special Farmers Insurance and Dr. Gladys Gary Vaughn,

Dorothy Bailey, Roy Betts, USPS/executive council member, Sylvia Cyrus, Kenya King, and Velma Lois Jones

Registration team: Jacqueline McLean; Mary Pittman; Gwendolyn Harilee; Ferial Bishop, committee chair; Jean Humphrey; Ivana Williams; Chastity Johnson and Juabakee Calhoun

recognition honoree, Raymond Winbush

Photos by Rob Roberts

chair, ASALH development committee

Edgar Brookins, chair, PR/marketing committee, Shayna Jamison, Miss Black Va. U.S.A. , Ciera Nicole Butts, Miss D.C., Sylvia Cyrus, DeJanee Fennell, Miss Black Md. U.S.A., Nancy African American History Berry, Ms. D.C., Ebony Month Proclamation being Andrews, Miss Black D.C. U.S.A. and Kenya King, ASALH presented to the ASALH Leadership executive council member

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity presented a $20,000 donation to ASALH.

The Shirley Chisholm commemorative stamp

The Youth Ministry presents a moment in Black History.

Maj. Gen. Nadja West receiving the Keeper of the Community Award from Sis. Adriene Webb

Musical prelude by Naja West

Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music performing “Lift Every Voice” Gospel Service Members enjoying the festivities

Co-chairs Jessenia Navarro (far left) and Anita Laury (2nd from right) with Frederic Yonnet (3rd from left) and other guests

Retired Sgt. Maj. Carlton Kent (16th Sgt. Maj. of the USMC), Sgt. Maj. Craig Cressman, Col Anthony Barnes, Commander, Hqs and Service Battalion, USMC and Chap(LT) Devon Foster

Gospel Service members Machelle Reynolds and Edgar Brookins received special awards of recognition.

The Gospel Service at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall(JBM-HH), Fort Myer, Va., hosted their annual Keeper of the Community Awards Worship Program on Feb. 15 at the Memorial Chapel with guest speaker, the Rev. Leonard Smith and special music by Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music along with Federic Yonnet, a harmonicist. The Youth Ministry presented a dramatic monologue highlighting the era of the Freedom Riders. During the program, the Keeper of the Community Award was presented to Maj. Gen. Nadja West(first African American female in the Active Army to be promoted to 2-stars); Ret. Sgt. Maj. Carlton Kent, USMC; Rev. Perry Smith and high school student, Fisayo Quadri. After the program, a fellowship dinner was served followed by a Q & A session on Black History facts. Chap(LT) Devon Foster, pastor, expressed his sincere appreciation to all those who attended as well as Col. Anthony Barnes, Commander of the Headquarters Presenting and Service the Colors Battalion, USMC.

Photos by Rob Roberts

Guests moving though the serving line

Retired Sgt. Maj. Carlton Kent, Rev. Perry Smith, Rev. Leonard Smith, Chap (LT) Devon Foster and Min. Donald Myers

The Buffalo Soldiers

Rev. Dr. Leonard N. Smith, pastor, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Arlington, Va.

Honoree Fisayo Quadri (right) with mother

The Rough Riders, Junior Buffalo Soldiers of America, NOVA Chapter; Ret. Sgt. Maj. Jarman (far right), Officer in Charge


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