The theme of this year’s event said it all – “Black Excellence: Passing the Torch, Preserving the Legacy.”
Friends, members and supporters filled The Forum to celebrate the accomplishments of black women in politics and activism in the past year.
The party served as both the marquee event and major fundraiser for Black Girls Vote.
Pictured (LtoR) Rhonda Nelson-Boglin, Women Behind the Community Inc. president; Cameron Green, Enterprise Holdings account manager; Donovan Hatcher, SunTrust vice president of business banking; and Phylliss Nelson, Women Behind the Community Inc. immediate past president
Pictured (LtoR) Marche Templeton, Support A Cause Foundation For The Arts executive director; and Oana Brooks, Brooks Law founding partner
Pictured (LtoR) Odette Ramos, Baltimore Women United co-chair; and Maya Rockeymore Cummings, Global Policy Solutions president
Pictured (LtoR) Diana Richardson, New York State assemblywoman; and Nykidra Robinson, Black Girls Vote founder
Pictured (LtoR) Shanta Harper, Climmovative clinical research professional; Sherri Fraling-Robinson, US Postal Service letter carrier; and Valerie Fraling, Baltimore Afro-American columnist
Pictured (LtoR) Patricia Watson, Hood Adjacent Tees owner; and Danyell Smith, Black Girls Vote member
Pictured (LtoR) Evans Anyanwu, City of Newark, NJ, director of community development; Steve Hockaday, Plainfield, NJ councilman; and Tiffany Loftin, NAACP Youth & College Division national director
Pictured (LtoR) Kynnee Golder, Johns Hopkins Medicine human resources business partner; and Cortney Robertson, IBIM Girls founder
Pictured (LtoR) John Barber, Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters representative; Tommy Mac, Baltimore union organizer; Viktor Adams, Viktor Investment Group CEO; and Jermaine Jones, Metropolitan Baltimore Council AFL-CIO Division president
Pictured (LtoR) Keenan Geter, Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Human Services youth engagement specialist; Dana Robinson, Planned Parenthood of Maryland director of communications; Shakaria Buckson, Black Girls Vote communications specialist; and Anthony Jones, political consultant
Pictured (LtoR) Lillian Sparks Robinson, WOPILA Consulting CEO/owner; and Eboni Thomas, AT&T government sales representative
Pictured (LtoR) Natasha Murphy, Black Girls Vote director of advocacy; Sandra Murphy, New York City educator; and Brandon Cahee, National Black Students Association national chair (November 16, 2018 – The Forum Caterers)