Pauletta Washington, Caroline HRH, The Princess of Hanover, & Denzel Washington
Julius Tennon & Viola Davis
The Princess Grace Foundation USA (PGF-USA) hosted the Princess Grace Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on November 10th. Twenty-one awards were presented to emerging artists in theater, dance and film. PGF-USA awarded Denzel and Pauletta Washington was with the prestigious Prince Rainier III Award in recognition of their careers and various contributions to the arts.
Did you know that many of the social superstars of our community applied hard core strategy their social ascension and continuously re-tool their plans? Yes, it’s true and when you think about it – it’s perfectly logical given that all of us have limited human capital, finances, and resources. Having an action plan will not only keep you sane but will also help you manage the “yeses” and “nos” in a more thoughtful way. It’s fairly easy to lift a page from the social superstars’ playbook by considering these tips that will jump start your thirty day plan toward social ascension.
Starwood Hotels and Resorts have announced the opening of a trendy new boutique hotel in Harlem on December 2, 2010 under the Aloft brand. The hotel will undoubtedly serve as an additional cornerstone in the cultural and economic revitalization of Harlem. The last hotel erected in Harlem was the famed Theresa Hotel which closed its doors in 1967. Starwood committed to proceed with the project despite the current economic recession.
“Aloft Harlem is the first hotel to open in the area in nearly 100 years,” said Aleksandra Truglio, Director of Sales and Marketing at Aloft Harlem. “We feel it could not be a better time to open our doors and bring visitors an experience that hasn’t been available until now. The goal from the beginning has been to be a great community partner and to further enrich this thriving and historic neighborhood.”
Cordia Beverley, Stuart Lewis, Loida Nicholas Lewis and Mike Muse
Lyn Williams and ET Williams
Dan Gasby and B Smith
Donna Williams and Sherry B. Bronfman
Hank Willis Thomas and Naomi Beckwith
Jessica Betts, Maggie Betts, honorees Roland Betts and Lois Betts
The Museum of Modern Art presented the 2010 Jazz Interlude recently. The event was hosted by The Friends of Education which is an affiliate group devoted to encouraging African American art appreciation and the participation of African Americans patrons at MoMA. The proceeds benefited The Friends of Education Fund. The event chair was Super SocialiteSherry B. Bronfman. This year’s event honored Lois and Roland W. Betts and artist Elizabeth Catlett.