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May 11, 2013 - May 17, 2013, The Afro-American


The Ways and Means Committee Ann Mackey of Mackey’s Assisted Home Care with Louise Long, celebrating 100 years of youthfulness.

Remarks by Dr. Maxine Jenkins, Section president

(Standing) Marie Richardson, Mary Budd, Marcia Pullard, Virginia Thomas, Lawrence Barrett, Willie Barrett (seated) Johnnie Jones, Annie Mack, Gail Lewis, Josephine Thomas, Annie Frazier, Thelma Johnson

Catherine Leggett and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett

Dr. Barbara Shaw and Alotta Taylor

Guests patronizing the vendors.

The Montgomery County Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) presented its annual fundraiser, an Afternoon of Music, featuring the Jonathan Davis Band with vocalist Tamika Moore, April 21, at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md. Guests were treated to a sumptuous buffet, up-tempo music, door prizes and an array of vendors. Proceeds from this popular event will be used to support some of the Section’s many community projects— food drives, health fairs, senior

And so we dance…

citizens and people in crisis. Through the Female Achievers Maintaining Excellence (FAME) Youth Section, monthly cultural, social, academic and enrichment activities are provided for girls, ages 12–17. Special guests included Montgomery County County Executive Ike Leggett and Catherine Leggett, Dr. Barbara L. Shaw, immediate past chair, NCNW and national board member; Vice Chair Prince George’s County, District 8 Councilman Obie Patterson; Surry County, Va. County Administrator Tyrone Franklin and Andrea Bray of WPFW FM Radio. The Section president is Dr. Maxine Jenkins; the planning committee chair is Janice Jetter.

(Standing) Robin Williams, Monique Dalmeida, Verna Broden; (seated) Sabrina Washington, Eleanor Clark, Catherine Leggett, first lady of Montgomery County; Donna Dalmeida

Potomac Valley Section members

The Jonathan Davis Band featuring Temika Moore on vocals

Members of the Montgomery County Section of NCNW

Joan Stanard, Linda Morton, Anita Prout, Bobbi Polton

Katie Whitney, Beverly Anderson, Joan Stanard, Spurgeon Stanard, Edma Romeo, Jackie Green, Helen Allen, Jackie Hill, Lorraine Washington

Amanda and Earl Stafford, honoree, with Va. Rep. Jim Moran

Meshon Watkins, Ashleel Floyd, Tiara Hicks, Christy Ball

Miss Black Va. , Natasha Stovall; Miss Exquisite, Amina Gilyard; Rep. Jim Moran(Va.-D); Miss Corporate America, Kimi Holloway, Miss Black D.C. , Tecoya Gordon

State Farm Representative Rodney Lewis presents check to chapter president, Monica Leak

Krysta Jones, Chaka A. Donaldson, Cindy McLaughlin, Gisselle Brown

TC Williams High School Jazz Combo

Sheila Jackson, Tamra West

Members of Nu Xi Zeta Chapter (Northern, Va.), Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

The H.A.V.E. Foundation of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority/Alexander chapter, Gisselle Brown and MeShon Watkins present Scholarship Essay Award winner Madison Fay Moran, center

Photos by Rob Roberts

Ladies entering the ballroom

French Thompson and Linda Thompson, former national executive director, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

Santita Glover, right, presenting the Chapter‘s Community Service Award to Krysta Jones

Welcome and introduction by Shauntai Dudley

Line dancing at the Afternoon of Music luncheon

The Alexandria (Nu Xi Zeta) Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority held its 6th Annual Spring Luncheon, April 27, at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va. Led by Chapter President Monica Leak, Nu Xi Zeta has been serving the Alexandria/Arlington communities for over 25 years. During the luncheon, outstanding leaders in the community were honored and the theme was “Celebrating the Strength of Community.” Honorees included Woman of the Year, Karen Arrington; their first Man of the Year, Earl Stafford; Nu Xi Zeta Soror of the Year, Gisselle Brown, and the Nu Xi Zeta H.A.V.E Foundation Scholarship winner, Madison Moran. Also, the Direct Community Support Award recipient was the Virginia Leadership Institute (VLI). Luncheon Co-Chairs Denise Boamah and Shauntai Dudley were happy Special remarks to welcome, Rep. Jim Moran(D-Va.) , members of the Alexandria City Council, by Amelia McIntyre, Va. John Chapman and Del Pepper as state well as Kimi Holloway, Ms. director Corporate America and Amina Gilyard, Miss Exquisite International, among other local pageant (Seated) Retired titleholders.

Nu Xi Zeta signature service project chair Chaka Donaldson, Five Pearls of Wisdom partners: Kendra Gillespie, president, Top Ladies of Distinction, Alexandria Chapter; Alexis Williams, manager, Nauck Community Service Center and the Honorable Gwen Lewis, founder/executive director, Concerned Citizens Network of Alexandria

Col. Fannie Allen, Gwendolyn Day Fuller, Gwendolyn Hubbard Lewis, Betty Morrison (Standing) Brenda Kelly-Nellum, Kendra Gillespie

Photos by Rob Roberts

May 11, 2013 - May 17, 2013, The Afro-American

Geraldine Richardson, district governor, Irma P. Deas, recipient of Sojourner Truth Award, Darleen Thomas, president

Seated; Bernice Hardy, Geraldine Richardson, district governor. Standing Pauline McKeason, Reona Thomas, Edmonia Yates, Carrie S. Jeter, Jean Owens, DarleenThomas

Guests Debbie Campbell, Tommie Yeager, Stella Fullwood and Everett Fullwood

Special to the AFRO With his typical flourish, Baltimore fashion icon Travis Winkey kicked off the 2013 Charm City’s International Fashion Week. Winkey declared the start of the month-long celebration of fashion from the podium at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, surrounded by models and the kind of elegant fashion statements he has been identified with over the four decades in which he has dominated Baltimore’s fashion scene. “When you think of fashion and design and Baltimore as it relates, you think of Travis Winkey,” former NAACP President Marvin “Doc” Cheatham said. Winkey, who was dubbed by boxing great Muhammad Ali “the prince of fashion,” said he has followed his life’s passion for fashion. Even as a child, Winkey said, “I have always had a love for fashion.” He has influenced design and served as a fashion consultant all over the world. “I love Baltimore, I bring people to the city who have never been here before,” said Winkey. The Charm City Fashion Week kickoff is only the beginning of a thirty-day salute to Winkey’s accomplishments.” His love affair with fashion is surpassed only by the city’s

Guests Reginald Williamson, Tiffany Silver, Eugene Gaines

Deputy sheriffs, Baltimore City, seated: Shantae McNair, April Tillman, Catina Watkins, Lt. Carla Lightsey, Monica R. Smith. Standing: Sharyl Jacobs, Nicole Lawson, Daryl Thomas, Lenita Verrett, Del. Barbara Robinson, Jo Zillmann, Trina Anderson, Carol Canty Ruth Lee, life member

Nkoosazana Acirfa-Bambata, center, recipient of the scholarship award, with officers

Florine Robinson, past national secretary, receiving tribute from Darleen Thomas with President Odessa Dorkins looking on

Award recipients: from left, Geraldine Richardson, Bertina Silver, Darlene Thomas, Irma P. Deas, Del. Barbara Robinson, Dr. Edmonia T. Yates. Standing: Dr. Stansbury, Nkosazana Acirfa-Bambata, Dr. Marcella A. Copes, Florine Robinson and Dr. James Carter

Bernice Hardy offering a tribute to the founders

By Blair Adams

The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs of Baltimore City recently held its 72nd Annual Founders Day Observance and Awards Luncheon, April 27, at the Forum Caterers in Baltimore. Among the honorees were Dr. Clayton Stansbury, Man of the Year; Bertina Silver, professional achievement; the Rev. Dr. James Carter, community service; Dr. Marcella Copes, distinguished service; Dr. Ebube Odunukwe, international community service; Nkosazana AcirfaBambata, scholarship; Dr. Edmonia Yates, appreciation and Irma Deas, the Sojourner Truth award. The club, whose mission is to promote and protect the interest of African Americans in business, was founded by the late Hattie Tyler in 1941.

love affair with him, as attested to by the proclamations and well wishes he received from state Del. Shirley NathanPulliam and others. Cheatham told the AFRO, “I’ve known Travis since the late 60’s and he has been outstanding both state and worldwide. He has done a lot for the Baltimore community and has had a positive mark on the city.” Fashion Week in Baltimore will continue through the last week in May. Other events include a fashion industry party at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center May 24; a Black and White party at the Downtown Cultural Arts Center May 25: a VIP Luncheon with Beverly Johnson held at The Downtown Cultural Arts Center and an Old School Cabaret held at the Fifth Regiment Armory. The Fashion events will conclude on May 26 with the Shift into Style Designer Showcase being held at the Baltimore Hilton Hotel. Former Winkey model and friend Marsha Reeves Jews said, “I’ve watched Travis make changes in people’s lives. I’ve watched him change how people saw themselves and their interest and commitment to this community and the hard work that they have given to this city.” Jews said Winkey put Baltimore on the map for fashion and “made certain people saw the other side of Baltimore.”

Dr. James L. Carter receives Community Service Award

Carolyn Jenkins, soloist

Photos by J.D. Howard

Morning talk show host, former Sen. Larry Young

Linda Felder and Travis Winkey with Jermyia Parks and Talia Brooks

Erin Carr, Kelly Ward, Linda Starodubova, Attorney Dwight Pettit, Joy Ajayi, Taisha Lawrence, Chyna Allen

Nick Mosby, District 7 City Councilman and former model for Travis

Travis Winkey and Marsha Jews

Photos by J.D. Howard

Sir Andre and Mizz BiBi


Felicia and William Sweet with Travis Winkey

Travis Winkey receiving citation from Del. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam

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