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The Afro-American, July 23, 2016 - July 29, 2016

The Ms. Senior D.C. event was held June 29 at the University of the District of Columbia in Northwest D.C. The contest is for women who are 60 and older. Contestants presented their philosophy of life, talent and evening gown during competition. Billie LaVerne Smith was crowned Ms. Senior D.C. 2016.

Mr. C, WHUR Radio

Master of Ceremonies Carroll H. Hynson, Ms. DC Senior 2016, Billie La Verne Smith; 3rd Runner Up, Elynore Hooker Herron; 2nd Runner Up Judyan Andrews; 1st Runner Up, Jessica HaynesFranklin and Laura Newland, executive director D.C .Office on Aging

Wendy Bridges, former Ms. Senior D.C.

Photos by Rob Roberts

Billie LaVerne Smith, Ms. Senior DC Ms. Senior D.C. Contestant Elynore Hooker Herron

Ms. Senior D.C. Contestant Elvera Patrick Ms. Senior DC Contestant Rebecca Ann Washington

MC Steppers

Billie LaVerne Smith, Ms. Senior DC Ms. Senior DC contestant Iris Johnson

MC Steppers

Elouise Kelly and Darryl Sharp

The Brothers of the Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and the Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund (IDSEF) held the 2016 Black and Gold Ball – A Night of Merit & Memories on June 11 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner hotel,

Stacy Lemis, Xnetra Miller, Fransina Miller and Dianne Miller

Brenda H. Hoore, Lt.Gen. Ronald L. Bailey, Haywood G. Stowe Jr. and Eunice A. Stowe

Al Phillips, Tia Johnson, Darryl Sharp and Scott Guillory

7920 Jones Branch Drive. IDSEF scholarships were presented at the Ball. The scholarships

celebrate the excellence and achievements of outstanding collegebound students.

Founders’ Table

Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Ms. Senior D.C. Contestant Jenise Jo Patterson

Photos by Rob Roberts

Scott Guillory, master of ceremonies, education committee

Melvin Cloud, Education Committee

Scholarship recipient Imad Arouna

Darryl Sharp, president, Xi Alpha Lambda chapter

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity with Scholarship recipients Lawrence Shorten

Brother Gerald Gladney, president, Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund

Scholarship Recipients

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The Afro-American, July 23, 2016 - July 29, 2016

Headliner Wyclef Jean DJ Ameer Muhammed at the “Art Of House” event

BSO OrchKids

Cheryl Goodman participates in dance tribute to Prince

Rumba Club Latin Band

Baltimore’s largest arts event drew over 350,000 people to the annual Artscape festival. Nationally known entertainers such as Wyclef Jean, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Burning Spear appeared on stage throughout the weekend. Even the threat of rain on Saturday didn’t deter the crowds. There were huge displays, interactive play areas for kids, art exhibits, fashion shows, organ recitals, dance events, tours and plenty of food options. Photos by Anderson R. Ward

Fire Dancers

Greenspan Band Chelsey Green and The Green Project

Omar Jimenez, WJZ TV

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

“Art Of House” Block Party Wyclef brings the kids on stage for a dance contest.

Robert Shahid, WEAA Radio

It was a memorable day at the Spirit of the Triple Crown also included a celebration representing 30 years of event, sponsored by The Harbor City (MD) Chapter of The Friendship and Service of the Harbor City Links Links, on May 15. in the Baltimore community with charter On this sunny day at the Turf Valley Country Club ladies members being recognized. showcased their finest spring dresses with boldly colored “Dreamers and Achievers”, a seven-year hats and pastel fascinators of award-winning STEM program at Dunbar High flowers and feathers, donned School was presented to the guests along with with ribbons, jewels and 6 graduates who attended the event. These bows. Men topped off their students are now enrolled in seer sucker blazers, busy colleges such as NC A&T, plaids and bowties with Morgan, Coppin, Sisters Dr. Frankie Martin and Zola Boone 1920s-styled fedoras with majors of and bowler architecture and hats. engineering, Dr. Frankie Martin, Lawrence The computer sciences Leonard and Jacqueline elegant carrying GPAs as Hrabowski Renee Keys, Barbara Hall and event high as 4.0. Annette March-Grier Photos by Dr. A. Lois De Laine

Del. Cory McCray, Jackie Washington, Bernard “Jack” Young, Baltimore City Council President, Robert Stokes and Zoey Washington

Yvonne Holt Stone, Patricia Jessamy and Wilhelma Garner Brown

Savonne L. Ferguson, Brenda Lane Oliver, Karen Bond and Virginia Bond

Adrienne Jones Taylor, Joseph Brown and Felicia Chambers

Ganesha Martin, Alicia Wilson, Michelle Wilson and Myshala Middleton

Senator Nathaniel McFadden with wife, Rachel and Del. Cheryl Glenn

Senator Catherine Pugh

Kumasi Vines, Janel Vaughan, Edwin Gonzalez, Kellee Gonzalez, Maisha M. Crosby, Tyrone Crosby and Marcus Simms

Dreamers and Achievers Annie McPherson, Anthony Crawford, Ibukon Alo, Irene McPherson and Kevin Ingram

Nikita Haysbert, president, Baltimore Chapter Links

Karen Bon and Lynn Johnson

Candace Simms and Maritha Gay

Diane Julian, E. Dean Evans, Pamela Holt, Jessica Ivy and Rev. Yvonne Robinson

Heather Williams, Betty Williams, Tony Artwell and Brenda Artwell

Violet Apple, Gwen Skillern, Vonzella Perry and Del. Adrienne Jones

Lamont Corprew, Linda and Barry Williams

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