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The Washington Afro-American, June 27, 2009 - July 3, 2009 B1
Metro Elite
Longtime
journalist
Fundraiser for New Documentary
Dorothy
Giilliam, project
director for
on ‘Hollywood’s Architect’ Photos by Rob Roberts
Prime Movers
and Diane
Renfroe
On June 12, Kathy McCampbell Vance and Lisa and colleagues of the hosts and of the producer. The inspiration
Clarence Page hosted a video screening of a trailer of an in for the film was a book by Karen Hudson.
production documentary film at the home of Jim and Kathy Among the notables in attendance were, Jonathan
Vance in Northwest, D.C. The event was a fundraiser to Rodgers, President and CEO, TV One and husband of
raise money to complete the documentary film Hollywood’s film producer Royal Kennedy Rodgers; Mr. and Mrs.
Architect which focuses on African American architect Paul Allen Sessoms, President of the University of the District
Williams and the impact his work has made on design and Columbia; Jennifer Lawson, general manager, WHUT,
culture in Los Angles and beyond from the ‘50s to the ‘80s. Howard University; performing artist, Tony Gittens,
The documentary film producer, Royal Kennedy Rodgers husband of Jennifer Lawson and former head of the DC
introduced the trailer to those in attendance. The evening Arts Commission; T. Eloise Foster, secretary, Maryland
fundraiser attracted guests from across the D.C.-Metro area Department of Budget and Management; and Dorothy
who were Gilliam, project director, Prime Movers, School of Media
friends and and Public Affairs, George Washington University.
T. Eloise Foster,
Maryland
Cabinet
secretary,
Department
Jonathan
of Budget and
Rodgers,
Management,
president/
Camille Mosley,
CEO, TV One
aspiring
and Kennedy
playwright,
Rodgers
Debbie Wood
and Brenda
Dr. and
Devrouax
Mrs. Allen
Sessoms,
president,
University
of the
District
Columbia
Mrs. Jim (Kathy)
Vance, hostess
for the evening
fundraiser and
her son Brendon
Pinkard
Pandit Wright, Royal Kennedy Rodgers,
independent producer and Lisa Atkinson
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Big Tigger’s 8
th
Annual
Celebrity Classic Photos by Danita Delaney
Big Tigger at
Big Tigger, host of WPGC radio’s “Live in the Den,” hosted his 8th Annual
the mic with
Celebrity Classic, Welcome Reception and Silent Auction recently to bring HIV/
celebrities AIDS awareness to the community though his Street Corner Foundation. The street
foundation specifically targets inner city youth, minorities and women who are
being affected by the disease at alarming rates. Special recognition was
given to Betty Jones, who recently passed, for her dedicated, hard
work as an HIV/AIDS outreach coordinator. Her family was present
to receive the acknowledgement.
Cheer leaders and
Big Tigger was recognized by Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton and
the celebrities are ready for
Mayor Adrian Fenty for his community activism and promoting
the game to begin
wellness with his “Get Tested” initiative.
The basketball classic brought out many celebrities, including
the District’s own R&B artist Ginuwine; NBA star Vince Carter,
NFL players David Jones and Anthony Henry, BET’s “Sunday
Best” winner, Y’Anna Crawley; middleweight boxer Ronald
“Winky” Wright; R&B artist J. Holiday ;reality TV stars,
Christina “Calli” Ly and Mercedes “Prancer” Clausen and
Fonzworth Bently.
Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton
(D-DC) gave remarks during the
reception.
Big Tigger, Betty Jones, a staunch supporter
of HIV/AIDS awareness, and her family
NBA
Wizards
Caron
Butler with
young
fan, Carlos
White
Celebrities
Omarosa, Wesley
Jonathan, Denyce
Lawton, HIV/AIDS
activist Hydeia
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Broadbent, Big
afro.com for more photos
Tigger and Jurnee
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