Faithful members of Chi Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. partnered with Mayor Jack Brady of the City of North Lauderdale and city staff to commemorate “Denim Day.” The observance is dedicated to raising awareness about sexual violence. The event took place at City Hall Chambers on April 22. The AKAs wore denim – in addition to their notable “pink and green” – in observance of the cause. Seen on the scene were: Veronica E. Phillips, chapter president; Bennie J. Edwards, Jerelene S. Franklin, Gracia Jean Curlee-Gordon, Ann B. Lee, Tscharner Miller-Strapp, Barbara J. Thomas, Jacquelyn N. Wilson and Luwando Wright-Hines.
Booker T. Washington Senior High School alumni feted several outstanding and distinguished graduates at their annual Living Legends Orange and Black Scholarship Gala, sponsored by the BTW Alumni Association on April 12 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel. The grand legacy of one of Miami’s oldest high schools was highlighted by more than 300 guests who gathered to honor the living legends for their achievements and influence in the South Florida community. The honorees were: Delores D. Hills, Linda M. Rogers, Dr. Mary L. Hylor, Roberta Daniels, Reginald Burton, Dr. Herman Allen, James McCray and Nathaniel Ray. Damas Petit, a BTW senior, received the Youth award. The BTW Alumni Association also awarded 17 college scholarships to graduating BTW seniors. Vickie Frazier-Williams, former news anchor for WPLG-TV Channel 10, served as the gracious emcee for the evening. Roberta Daniels is president of the alumni association and Eunice J. Davis chaired the event.
Fun, food, fellowship and more food – that was the order of the day at the 60th Birthday BBQ & Fish Fry in honor of Nashid Sabir. More than 100 family, friends and brothers and sisters in the faith flocked to Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale on April 27 to honor the local attorney. Guests enjoyed great company, dancing, a performance by the Miami Gardens Steppers, led by Linda Holloway, and an endless feast of Bahamian and continental cuisine. Also on hand were Michael Martin, Wilbert T. Holloway and Milton Felton, who presented Sabir with a proclamation from the Opa-locka Community Development Corp. Christie Ogbu Sabir, Sabir’s better half, and sons Ahmad, Jamil and Rashid, welcomed and hosted partygoers with big smiles and open arms. Also seen on the scene were: Bob Balthazar, Emma and Nyasha Baly, Linda Bethel, Pearl Bethel, Wilhelmina Carter, Juanita C. Johnson, Mildred McKinney, Olga McKinney, Kevin and Sharon Moyd, Edward, Constance and Amora Robinson, Leona Swilley, Katie Turner, Leah Watts and Sean Watts.