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May 10, 2014 - May 16, 2014, The Afro-American

T Dwayne Renal Sims enjoying the celebration

he annual “All White” Spring benefit was held April 11 at the Blue Dolphin Seafood Bar and Grill, Crofton, Md. The event raised funds for the Negro League Legends Hall of Fame’s (NLLHOF) Education Outreach Program, “Reading About Our Communities”(RACH) and was also to celebrate the birthday of founder, Dewayne Renal Sims. Sims believes reading is one of the keys for our youth to become successful in pursuing their dreams. This celebration provided an opportunity for Sims to thank those partners who support this project. The evening consisted of a variety of performers including Herb Feemster of the memorable duo, “Peaches and Herb” and Ray Apollo Allen, who provided a musical salute to the Motown Sound. Guests dined on an appetizing Author Zane, another supporter cuisine, jamming and rocking the evening of the foundation’s work; her movie “Addicted” is coming this away. year with Kat Graham, Boris The vision of NLLHOF is to be an authority Kodjoe, Tyson Beckford and an educational site for young and old and others on the contribution of the Negro League and the legendary players of that league, while exploring the rich history of American Baseball.

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Dwayne Sims with his sister Kimberly L. Sims-Lee for a big brother pose

Birthday celebrant Dwayne Renal Sims with guests Herb Feemster of “Peaches and Herb” fame with wife Yvonne and Roger “The Dodger” Leonard and wife, Gail

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Entertainer Ray Apollo Allen performed a Salute to the Sounds of Motown with two of the guests who could not stay in their seats during the performance

Ray Apollo Allen and Herb Feemster serenading the guests

Singer and ventriloquist Ernie Fields with “Jr.” entertain the guests until they have tears in their eyes Dwayne Simms with Dr. Renee Bovelle, who has supported of the NLLHOF for the last 3 years

Guests lined up for a delicious meal served at the Blue Dolphin Restaurant

Dennis and Stephanie Green joins the celebrant

Dewayne Sims with Dr. Gloria B. Herndon, a longtime supporter, and guest, Dr. Ndiouga Dieng

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he Century Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Inc. held its 61st Annual Founder’s Day and Awards Luncheon on April 13 at the Fort McNair Officers Club in Southwest Washington, D.C. Under the leadership of the club planning committee, guests were treated to an afternoon of fine cuisine, bubbly music by the Janine GilbertCarter Quartet and business networking, capped off with presentations to four honorees: Monica Carroll, Appreciation Award; Dr. Mattie Giles, Professional Achievement Award; the Rev. Larry Owens Jr., Minister of the Year; and Mrs. Gloria Turner, Community Service Award. Theresa Lewis gave the scholarship acknowledgements and Evelyn Haygood provided the invocation; Gwendolyn Childs was the mistress of ceremonies. The Century Club is commended for it continuous and unwavering dedication to fostering entrepreneurship, promoting academic excellence, and exemplifying the highest Standing: Delores Powell and Evelyn McKinley; standards of business and (seated) Linda Washington, Sandra Hunter, professional acumen. Sandra Beard and Kaye Henson

Julia Marshall welcoming the guests

Members of the Century Club

and Carole Blackwell

And I too can sing …

Rev. and Mrs. Larry Owens Jr. and Gloria Turner

Kara Matthews-Bland, Yolonda McKoy, Clara Epps and Gwendolyn Childs

Velada Waller and Esther Clemons

Guests singing the National Anthem

Music by the Janine Gilbert-Carter Quartet

Theresa Lewis, Gwendolyn Childs, honoree Gloria Turner, honoree Monica Carroll, honoree Dr. Mattie Giles, honoree Larry Owens Jr., Dr. Julia Marshall, Carolyn Kornegay, and Evelyn McKenley

Dr. Mary E. Iney and Bernice Garner

RaJeanna Lewis and Alyse Newhouse

Mistress of Ceremonies Gwendolyn Childs, and Dr. Julia Marshall

Barbara Murphy, Clennie Murphy, Dr. Julia Marshal, Louise Alstork, and Willie Alstork

Founder’s Day Committee Photos by Rob Roberts


May 10, 2014 - May 16, 2014, The Afro-American

J. Howard Henderson and George H. Lambert Jr., presidents and CEOs of Baltimore and D.C. Urban Leagues, respectively

Tony Randall Sr., Pam Sanders, Skip Sanders, Sandra Arnette and Tabb Bishop

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Adrian Harpool, LaRian Finney and Darrell McMillian

En Vogue Enjoying the show

Wayne Wiggins, Dina Fleming, Darlene Gregory, Tyree Gregory, Francine Adams and Keith Adams

M. Umphrey, Ericka Alston and Jamal Gardener

A. Hayes, Zack Daniels and Larry Stuart Photos by J.D. Howard

BCAC Deltas Barbara Crawley, Janice Bowie and Robin Hager

Question and answer session was provided for parents and teens.

Honorees Ernst Valery, Jim Shea, Stanley Bunjo Miles, Bishop Douglas Miles. Seated are Sherria The Greater Baltimore Urban League held Lovelace, J. Howard Henderson its 57th Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Gala, and Calvin Butler

Tyrone Taborn, Charles Robinson, the Rev. Jerome Stephens and J. Howard Henderson

Darrell McMillan, Malik Rachman, Kendra Banks, Doni Glover and RenoThompson

age to join them for information sessions on “Equipping Your Toolbox for Manhood. One of the Sorority’s national programs is EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence), which works with and supports other organizations in addressing issues affecting AfricanAmerican males.

Danyell Winkey Smith and Tony Baysmore Photos by Dr. A. Lois De Laine

City Councilman Carl Stokes, Michele Noel, Barbara Blount Armstrong, Karan Carrol and Arthur Allen

Marker Poller, Russell Turner, Vanessa Brown, Pamela Darien, Jumoke Boston, Nura Saleema-Bey, Sandra Conner and Ronald Miles. Dr. Charles Simmons and Subhanallah Ali are seated.

Dr. Robert Gregory, Linda Gregory, Del. Shirley Nathan Pulliam, Jamie Lynn Meier and Basil S. Morgan

Jerilynn Reid, president; Kai Jackson, Latasha Peele

Baltimore County Alumnae Chapter members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority invited parents and their children from the third grade to college

Byyron Pugh, director of the Dating Matters Initiative of the city health department

April 25, at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore. Award recipients included: S. Bunjo Butler, Bert Hash, president and CEO of Municipal Employees Credit Union; Bishop Douglas I. Miles, Koinonia Baptist Church and Jim Shea, chair of Venable LLP. Sherria Lovelace received the Young Professionals Rising Star Award. The League continues to serve as a beacon of hope and works with the invaluable assistance of its auxiliaries – the Urban League Guild and the Young Professionals, according to J. Howard Henderson, president and CEO of the Baltimore affiliate that just completed 90 years of service.

The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) on the Owings Mills campus on April 26 was a busy scene with parents’ workshops, Character

Wendy Faulkner, Yvonne Sims and Zena Penn

Character building starts at an early age with several 10-year-olds present at the workshop.

Baltimore County Deltas Anissa Brown, Jerilynn Reid, president and Melanie Harris

Building for 3rd-5th and 6th-8th grades, and Defining Healthy Peer Interactions for high school to college age. Guest speakers and facilitators included Kai Jackson, national correspondent, Sinclair Broadcast Group; Aaron “Herkules” Graves, WPGC 95.5FM; Lt. Orlando Lilly, Baltimore County Police Department; Byron Pugh, director of the Dating Matters Initiative of Baltimore City Health Department, 100 Men of Maryland and Black Professional Men.

Damien Gins, facilitator for parents’ workshop

Deltas Shanae Fant, Debbie Risper

Fourth through eighth graders listen to facilitator Byron Pugh

Parents discuss mentoring, coaching and managing children

Volunteers Tanya Gilmore, Jazzlyn Briscoe and Vanessa Lucas


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