Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday's Fabulous Flicks

This week's flicks features some of the attendees at the Diversity Affluence Awards Brunch held in the Hamptons recently. More than 120 guests stepped out in their summer finery to honor luminaries who are champions of diversity and/or who have acheived incredible success as a minority business person. This year's honorees were: Madeline Nelson-Small, chair of the board of FFAWN.org and Senior VP of Artist and Label Relations at Sony Music Entertainment; Emil Wilbekin, Managing Editor of Essence.com; and Keith Clinkscales, Senior Vice President of Content Development and Enterprises, ESPN, Inc. 

NBC's entertainment contributor Lola Ogunnaike served as the event's host. 


(Left to right) The Honorable Rodney Hood, Steven Kinder, Andrea Hoffman, Keisha Vaughn, Laurence Boschetto, Jennifer Comiteau, & Noel Hankin

Keith Clinkscales, Madeline Nelson-Small, & Emil Wilbekin

Derek Thompson, Emil Wilbekin, & Tai Monique Beauchamp

Francis Poku & Latoya Henry

Joeli Coste & Kenneth Smaltz

Kenny Frimpong, Ingrid Bentil, Shawn Pride, & Kojo Bentil

Lola Ogunnaike & Deen Solebo

Princess Keisha Omilana & Prince Kunle Omilana

Ron Myers, Reggie Van Lee, Marco Candini, Nicole Townsend, & Corey McCathern


Ron Myers, Dr. Erika Faust, & Paul Wilmot


The event was inspired by the book, Black Is The New Green: Marketing to Affluent African Americans, co-authored by Andrea Hoffman with Len Burnett. The event's committee included: Princess Keisha Omilana, Diana Hinson, Latoya Henry, Nkrumah Pierre, Fabrice Armand, Dr. Erika Faust, and Chuck Bone.

Congratulations to Andrea and all of those who made the event a smashing success!

Photo credit: Margot Jordan!