Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday's Fabulous Flick

Honoree Vin Cipolla and Dinner co-chair Lois Phifer Betts are featured this week. This flick was snapped at the annual Spring Gala of Ballet Hispanico on April 19, 2010 in New York City. The dance company celebrates forty years of existence this year. More than 400 guests attended the event which raised over $750,000 for the organization.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Out and About

Desiree Rogers at The New Museum's Spring Gala on April 22nd. Scoop

Peggy Cooper Cafritz and Jonelle Procope at The Studio Museum of Harlen's Spring Luncheon

Karen & Charles Phillips with Roger Hertog at
The New York Historical Society's 'Weekend with History'

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday's Fabulous Flick

This week’s flick features June Haynes and Bill Diggins attending the American Museum of Natural History’s Museum Dance “Spring Safari” sponsored by Lilly Pulitzer. Proceeds from the event (which was held on April 15, 2010) benefit the Museum’s educational programs and assist in allowing disadvantaged New York City youth attend the Museum on an annual basis. Ms. Haynes is the Vice President of Retail for Valentino.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Desiree Rogers' "First Public Appearance" Since White House Departure

The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that former White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, will make her "first public appearance" on April 29th as a guest speaker for the Chicago Advertising Federation Luncheon. The event will be held at The Palmer House Hilton and I understand that tickets are still available.

Some of the event’s proceeds will benefit Chicago's Off The Street Club - an organization founded in 1900 that assists youth who live on Chicago's West Side. The organization currently serves 3,000 children.

The topic - “Her role as Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary.

Civil Rights Legend Dorothy Height Dies at Age 98

Good people, this has been an incredible period of the loss of legendary figures in our community.

Civil Rights Legend Dorothy Height
has passed at age 98. Many of you are aware of her numerous accomplishments including serving as Chair and President Emerita of The National Council of Negro Women and the 10th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton's quote in The Washington Post reflects my feelings about Ms. Height. "Dorothy Height deserves credit for helping black women understand that you had to be feminist at the same time you were African . . . that you had to play more than one role in the empowerment of black people."


Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday's Fabulous Flick

Our BFFs at SFLuxe snapped this great pick of Sherri McMullen & Dr. Leslie Delancey at the Bulgari Grand Opening Party in San Francisco. The event was for VIP guests and I understand it was fabulous!


Sunday, April 11, 2010

J. Bruce Llewellyn - The Loss of a Legend

J. Bruce Llewellyn (a brilliant and accomplished businessman died on April 7th of renal failure. While his life is remembered as a long list of professional and personal accomplishments, Mr. Llewellyn was also known as a “lion” that was personally responsible for propelling many Black professionals (including yours truly).

He will be missed tremendously.


Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday's Fabulous Flicks

Pamela & Newt Gentry

Linda Washington (Event Co-Chair) & Mark Washington

Lavern Chatman (President of The Arlington VA Chapter of The Links)

Jackie & Dave Naves

(Left to right) Avril Ussery Sisk, Karen Hughes, Lauren Parker, & Shirley Bowden

Major General Elder Granger, MD & Brenda Granger

Dr. Benjamin Stallings & Kimberly Stallings

The Arlington Chapter of The Links, Incorporated hosted their 40th Annual “Monte Carlo Night” March 13th at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, VA. This year’s event helped to raise awareness of heart disease among Black women.

More than 700 guests paid $100 per person to enjoy a wonderful high stakes casino atmosphere while casting bids for silent auction items from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Neiman Marcus, Coach, Hartmann, and Tiffany & Company. Linda Washington and Emily Bryant co-chaired the event.

Bravo and well done Sister Links!

Many thanks to Michelle Bailey for sharing these wonderful photos and the story link!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Celebrating Romare Bearden's "The Block"

Fabulous FiancĂ© (Special Friend’s new moniker!) and I recently trekked up to The Big Apple for a reception in celebration of Romare Bearden’s “The Block” at the Metropolian Museum of Art.

The reception was coordinated by the Metro-Manhattan Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and the Central New Jersey Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Donna Williams (the Met’s Chief Audience Development Officer – Multicultural Audience Development Initiative) was instrumental in coordinating the event. She is a member of the Central New Jersey Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.

The place was jammed packed as people mixed and mingled throughout the evening.

Pictures won’t do justice to this incredible piece of work - you need to experience its’ richness and depth. This link provides more information on educational materials, events, and activities.