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November 30, 2013 - December 6, 2013, The Afro-American

Vendors.... classic jewelry

Standing: Diane Herndon, Espanola Hughes and Jo Phampile; Seated: Cookie McKoin, Claudia McKoin and Tanya Phampile

Tammia Hayes and WPGC Radio personality, Guy Lambert

Winston Chaney, Radio One, Master of Ceremonies Valarie Baylor, Cheryl Roberts, Janice Batts, Lois Stansburg, Shirley Rivers Smith and Diane Johnson Welcoming remarks

Standing: Terri Hackett, Leah Herring, Dr. Valarie Turner; Seated: Nala Herring, Rose Allen-Herring and Alan Herring

Delta ladies with attitude and pizzazz

Some Deltas and friends on the stairway

Phaze II Band and Show

The Federal City Alumnae Chapter (FCAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority held its Annual Soulful Sunday Jazz Brunch, Nov. 3, at Martin’s Crosswinds, Greenbelt, Md. Nearly 800 guests enjoyed the sounds of the Phaze ll Band and dined on an array of fine food. Proceeds from the event will support the chapter’s programming and scholarship programs. Chapter President Vania Smith and her planning team produced an event that garnered praise

for being a wonderful soulful afternoon of fun, music and dancing. Winston Chaney from Radio One was the emcee and the Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, 22nd national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, was a special guest. Emerging artists, twins Rebecca and Rachel, did live portraitures on site.

Standing: Muriel Stone-Nolen; Melodia Phillips; Jeanette Steward; Seated: Jacqueline Elliot, Rose Terry; Allison Hill and Tarina Charleston

We have a raffle winner! Photos by Rob Roberts Reps. Donna Edwards and Steny Hoyer presents the Veteran Business of the Year Award to Ret. Lt. Gen. Joe Ballard, President/ CEO, The Raven Group


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority ladies: Robin Jacobs, Eastern Regional Director, Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, 22nd National President and Vania Smith, President, Federal City Alumnae Chapter

The Small Business of the Year Award is presented to The Corenic Construction Group; accepting the award is Brunson Corenic (left) from a Comcast representative

Standing: Judy Mason and Shirley Moore; Seated: Ennis Allen and Eola Parrish

Guests moving though the buffet serving line

David Harrington, president/CEO, PGCOC; Aubrey Thagard, Office of the County Executive; Rushern Baker, Prince George’s County Executive and Kevin Ford, Jr., Associate Agent, KW Commercial

Daro Evbuona, Karla Chryar, Elzena McWilliams, Avis Watts and Stan Palmer

Betsy Hebron-Marks, A Touch of Class Caterers and Lynda Steward, Gazette Star

Frankee Trombley, Alfreda Parker-Smothers, Ret. Lt. Gen Joe Ballard, President/CEO, The Raven Group and Tessie Ballard

Karen Blair (left) presents the Entrepreneur of the Year Award to Shameeka Price, Capitol Structure Real Estate, LLC

Prince George’s County Police Chief Melvin High and Thomas Graham, Pepco Holdings

The Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Excellence in Business Awards gala, Nov. 1, at the University of Maryland Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, College Park, Md. This event provides an opportunity to showcase leadership, community involvement and growth in Prince George’s County businesses. For a second year, radio, TV personality and singer Angela Stribling served as the official host and helped Chamber of Commerce President and CEO David Harrington present this year’s winners. The 2013 Excellence in Business Award Gala categories included: Small Business of the Year; Business of the Year; Business Leader of the Year; Entrepreneur of the Year; Community Service Award; Green Business of the Year and the Veteran Business of the Year.

The Community Service Dr. Charlene Dukes, President, Prince Award is presented to George’s Community College, Rep. Donna Mentoring to Manhood Edwards (D-Md.) and Donna Graws and Deborah Scott Thomas, presenter, who is the Business Leader of the Year awardee Radio and TV personality and songstress, Angela Stribling, the Mistress of Ceremonies

Johnny Steele (far right) and The Steel 4 Real Band Jerome Smallwood with Mr. and Mrs. Craig Muckle

Stephen Harrington, Adrienne Shearof, Igai Jenkins and Chris Harrington

Let’s dance...can you wobble baby wobble?

The Lewis Powers Duo Photos by Rob Roberts

November 30, 2013 -December 6, 2013, The Afro-American

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, presenters and MBE Award winners


The Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Awards were presented on Oct. 30 at the War Memorial in downtown Baltimore. The ceremony, which spotlights outstanding women and minority business owners in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Washington D.C., was held in conjunction with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Supplier Diversity Inclusion Week. Kimberly Citizen of Applied Development won this year’s Top Minority Business Enterprise Award. Photos by Bill Tabron

Honoree Sharon Matthews

Sean and Desire Black

Kim Citizen and Biffrey Braxton Gerri Peay and Channing Brewington

Sharon R. Pinder, founder, Top 100 MBE Awards ceremony and director, Mayor's Office MWBE Development

Macio Daly and Michael Mitchell Stella Adams, the Rev. Wilhelmina Watson, Angela Devaux and Everette Adams

Karen Price-Ward, Southwest Airlines

Award winner, pianist, composer, conductor and founder of Soul Symphony Darin Atwater

Asia McCallum, Andy Hubner, executive director, NFTE and Coby White

Mayor Rawlings-Blake, award winner Zane and Alex Dixon

RFL Museum 2013 Honorees

Carolyn Fugett, Phyllis Attman, Leonard Attman, Attman’s Deli


he Reginald F. Lewis Museum hosted their annual gala on Nov. 2 at Martin’s West in Baltimore. Baltimore Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones served as the event’s co-chair. Special guests included Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, who brought their Kinsey collection to the museum. The collection is an assortment of authentic treasures and rare art, artifacts, books, documents and manuscripts.  Proceeds from the event benefit the institution’s exhibitions and public programs including films and concerts and educational programs that provide fun activities for families and children.  The gala supports the work of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, known for its community support, rare artifacts, traditional AfricanAmerican art and historic pieces.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake, award winner, executive director of the Center for Women's Business Research, Dr. Sharon Hadary and Dr. Blair Hayes, UMUC

Trena Taylor-Brown, Dwight Taylor and Aileen Taylor

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, award winner CEO of the Epoch Times, Capital Region Jenny Jing and Calvin Butler, BGE

Tessa Hill-Aston, NAACP Balto. Chapter. Pres., Joe Aston, NAACP, Marion Russell, George L. Russell Jr.

Bill Mumby, Mattie Mumby and Sy Green

Holley and Jerry Archer

Councilwoman Helen Holton, Terry Brown and Terri Parker

Lola March, Victor March, Valerie Fraling and Vhonda Lewis Arnold Williams, Virgie Williams, Christopher Harrison, Cara Anthony and Sheila Scott

Dr. Leslie King-Hammond

Standing, Jim Britton, Class Act Catering; Kevin Scott, seated, Jody Davis, Marcine Britton and Beneak Hargrove

Dr. A. Skip Sanders greets some of the guests Charles Polite, Lena Polite, Carolyn Fugett, Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles and Elliott Wiley Shoes worn by Baltimore Oriole, Adam Jones for the Silent Auction

Kylis Winborne and Julia Winborne

Standing, Councilman Nick Mosby, Beverly Cooper and Marylin Mosby, seated, Marion Russell and George L. Russell Jr.

Bishop Walter Scott Thomas Sr., Lisa Frison, Wells Fargo; Dr. Nancy Grasmick, Bernard Kinsey, Dr. A. Skip Sanders, director, RFL Museum; Odell Dickerson Laurie Lessans and Teriko Epps

Photos by Anderson Ward


The Afro-American, November 30, 2013 - December 6, 2013


n Nov. 10, the Baltimore African American Tourism Council of Md. honored Lou Fields’ 20th anniversary of preserving Maryland’s history and promoting

Travis Winkey and Senator Verna Jones

heritage tourism in Maryland. Fields, who is the founder of Black Dollar Exchange, also founded the Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce. The event, which was held at the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, featured a host of speakers, exhibits, vendors and door prizes.

Koli Tengella, artist, educator

Dr. Dolan Hubbard, chair, English Department, Morgan State University

The audience was fascinated with the performance by Charles Dugger

Dr. Dale Glenwood Green, assistant professor, chair, Historic Preservation Program, Morgan State University

Edna Lawrence, Maryland Association of Black Storytellers

Gail W. Crockett, Louis Fields, Francena Bean-Waters

Gloria Nicholson, Ronald Bennett, Alagra Weaver, Adrienne Johnson

Dr. LaVonne Leslie, professor of African American History, Howard University

Dr. Moses Newson, vice president, Division of External Relations, Medgar Evers College, the City University of New York

Lou Fields, Essie Sutton, James Earl Reid, Cecelia Press Louis Fields and family members, Daminga Williams, Tommie White, Anita Lewis

The audience was invited to participate in the chanting and singing during Mr. Dugger's performance

Ertha Harris, president,Tight Knit Connection

Sisters 4 Sisters Network presents a certificate to Lou Fields. Gloria Jennings, left, Peggy Morris, Terri Tabor, Renee' Starlynn Allen, Connie Bell, Karen Harmon

The Rev. William Wingo, publisher, Power Magazine

Senator Verna Jones-Rodwell persents a proclamation to Lou Fields on his 20th Anniversary Photos by A. Lois DeLaine

Photos by A. Lois DeLaine

Author Ann Todd Jealous whose mother, Mamie Todd is a charter member recognizes charter member Jewel Moseley Gray and Lydia W. Mussenden A check from the Pierians is presented to Gabriel Tenabe, curator, James Lewis Museum and Art Gallery

Beatrice Grant, Beatrice Scott, James Crockett, Jacqueline Golden Beverly Booth Brown and Laverne Nicholson Sykes


he Baltimore County and the Baltimore Chapter of The Pierians hosted A Conversation with Ann Todd Jealous and Caroline T. Haskell, editors of “Combined Destinies: Whites Sharing Grief About Racism.” After a discussion of the history of the Pierians, by Janet Waters, president, Baltimore Chapter, the founder and charter members were honored. Merlene Adair, president, shared the occasion for the 20th anniversary of the Baltimore County chapter. To the audience’s pleasure, however, the conversation with the editors, Ann Todd Jealous and Caroline T. Haskell was the highlight of the afternoon at the Morgan State University Murphy Fine Arts Building in the James E. Lewis Art Gallery.

Candace Simms, Beatrice Taylor, Delores Ford

Baltimore author Ann Todd Jealous with her family members; Eric Baugh, Juanita Baugh, Ann Thomas, Lennie Wilmore, Dorothy Johnson, Hillary Johnson

Cecelia Calloway Lael, Camay Calloway Murphy, Audrey Pinkney, Sherri Adair Dawne Allette, Julia Ramsey, Dr. Wanda Ramsey, Elizabeth Ramsey

Shirley T. Hill, Baltimore County Chapter, and Alice Bey, national president of the Pierians Leah Goldsborough Hasty and James Waddy Almeta Sly-Thompson and Anne West Clark

Sedonia Williams, Hillary Johnson, Lisa Shipley Two cousins share a laugh with the audience of their childhood days

Patrick Fleming, Natalie Fleming, Lynn Dorman, Edward Dorman III

Peronica Fleming and Elunta Brown

Doris Hayes and Lois Wysinger

During the book signing, patrons such as Nikita Haysbert discuss the stories in the book

Baltimore County Pierians celebrate their 20th Anniversary with National President Alice Bey, center.

Sophisticated Settings Lifestyle November 30 2013