YWCA Greater Los Angeles (YWCA GLA)  honored  Debra L. Lee, Chairman and CEO of BET, at its annual Rhapsody Gala Friday, November 13, 2015 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.


YWCA GLA honored Ms. Debra L. Lee, a woman who has led the global media and entertainment brand BET Networks as Chairman and CEO for nearly 30 years, with the Media Visionary Award, which was presented to her by Kelly Rowland.  The evening also honored Ms. Tracy Underwood, National Manager of Toyota's pioneering social impact division, and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas who was honored as Man of the Year.  

In attendance were the evening's co-chairs:  YWCA GLA's Ambassador, Kathy Ireland, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who was recently named YWCA GLA's Advisory Commissioner, and Fabian Wesson, Chair, California Science Center and Exposition Park.   Also in attendance were "Entertainment Tonight's" Nischelle Turner who also served as the evening's emcee, Jacqueline Bisset, Jane Seymour, Tia Mowry-Hardic, Tichina Arnold, Kamil McFadden, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., Dana Gourrier and Tiffany Haddish



Founded in 1894, YWCA Greater Los Angeles addresses the emerging and ongoing needs of the greater Los Angeles area. As a women's membership movement built on the mission of "eliminating racism and empowering women," the organization celebrates more than 120 years of community service.  YWCA Greater Los Angeles core initiatives include: Workforce Development, Child Development, Youth Development, Advocacy, Housing, Senior Programs, and Sexual Assault Crisis Services.

As a part of the national YWCA mission, we advocate for justice and dignity for all people. YWCA GLA is pioneering a model of community centers and housing - co- created with diverse stakeholders - to transform lives, build self-reliance and, ultimately, strengthen communities.

Debra Lee and Kelly Rowland

                                                     Photos at Dragoncon by MJ photography (Atlanta,Georgia)
                                                                    Congessional Black Caucas Photo Gallery

4th Annual Eva Longoria Foundation Dinner Helps Build a Better Future for Latinas
Friday, November 6
A dinner celebrating The Eva Longoria Foundation raised funds to support the Foundation's mission to help Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through education and entrepreneurship. The dinner took place on Thursday, November 5th at Eva Longoria's restaurant, Beso, in Los Angeles. Attendees included Eva Longoria, Mario Lopez, Zachary Levi ("Heroes Reborn"), Roselyn Sanchez ("Devious Maids"), Judy Reyes ("Devious Maids"), Amaury Nolasco ("Prison Break", "Telenovela"), Holly Robinson Peete, Rodney Peete, Alex Meneses ("Telenovela"), Diana Maria Riva ("Telenovela"), Izzy Diaz ("Telenovela"), Jadyn Douglas ("Telenovela"), Steven Bauer ("Ray Donovan"), Robin Antin (Pussycat Dolls), Rebecca Da Costa (THE BAG MAN) and philanthropist and activist Henry Muñoz.  
Guests arrived at Beso Hollywood for cocktails followed by dinner and remarks from Eva Longoria and Laysha Ward, President of Community Relations at Target. Host Eva Longoria spoke about the launch of the Foundation's nationwide Latina mentorship network and its 2015 Parent Engagement Convening, which brought 40 top experts together to find ways to involve exponentially more parents in their children's education. Longoria also described the Foundation's signature STEM education programs, which have helped more than 2,600 Latinas develop technology skills, such as coding and robotics. Actress, producer, and star of "Devious Maids" Judy Reyes spoke about the Foundation's commitment to cultivating the full potential of Latinas. Actor and host of EXTRA Mario Lopez and CEO of Muñoz & Company and Foundation Board Member Henry Muñoz also made remarks about the value of the Foundation's work to Latinas and the country as a whole. Premiere event sponsor Target announced an additional $100,000 contribution to the Foundation. Event sponsors included HBO/Time Warner, The Jacki and Gilbert Cisneros Foundation, Creative Artist Agency, and the Televisa Foundation. Denim designer Henry & Belle and apparel brand good hYOUman provided guests with complimentary women's jeans and men's shirts. Executive Chef Angel Estrada prepared an exquisite four-course meal for guests.


Hugh Success in Atlanta, Georgia
(August 26 2015, ATLANTA, GA) -- The Fashion Legacy Association for Industry
Recognition (FLAIR) biennial reunion event was a monumental success with former Ebony Fashion
Fair® Models traveling from across the country to Atlanta and 300 plus attending the charity gala on
Saturday evening. FLAIR is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization comprised of over 500 former
models, commentators and staff of the world renowned Ebony Fashion Fair® show that toured the
country from 1958 to 2009. Many of its members have transcended the runway, created successful
brands and become leaders in the community including B. Smith, Richard Roundtree and Judy Pace.
On Saturday, August 22, at C.A.U.S.E. for Elegance and Belk Department Store in Phipps Plaza, the
organization hosted its FLAIR Cares Mentoring Event for FLAIR Mentees selected from local fashion
and design schools including Clark Atlanta University, Art Institute of Atlanta, SCAD, Bauder and
Barbizon. FLAIR members conducted sessions on Self-Esteem, Make-Up/Self-Image and
Entrepreneurship/Leadership. Scholarships were announced for four students - Aalyiah Heath,
Kortne Simmons and LeNora Gray of Clark Atlanta University and Aatara Johnson of Art Institute of
The evening was reserved for the red-carpet, couture ready, FLAIR Charitable Event at Mason Fine
Art, where the organization saluted its own including iconic restaurateur, author and pioneering
transcultural lifestyle expert B. Smith, Atlanta's own Sonjia Amar Waller Young and Virginia Tibbs. A
tribute was made to African-American designers, Patrick Kelly (posthumously) and Atlanta based
fashion designer, Edouard Johnson, who was also a Fashion Fair® Cosmetics Make-Up Artist for 42
years and is currently based at Macy's North Dekalb Mall. The high energy fashion show highlighted
the styles of designers Edouard Johnson, Elizabeth Carson Racker, Bramer Leon Couture, TP Squared
and Randy Gary with collections from Belk and C.A.U.S.E. for Elegance. The fashion show was
produced by FLAIR members Tinika & Ronnel Blackmon of More Than Me, LLC. The evening was
hosted by TV Anchors Cynee Simpson and DeMarco Morgan. Special guests included Ambassador
Andrew and Carolyn Young, recording artist Keri Hilson, actress Judy Pace and producer Roger Bob.
A highly memorable moment was when FLAIR's B. Smith did an impromptu strut down the runway to
the delight of thunderous applause from the audience.
The organization’s mission is to empower, promote and provide educational and professional
development programs for those demonstrating achievement in the fashion industry. “This weekend
was amazing and allowed us to give back to the community by mentoring fashion and design
students, awarding scholarships and supporting emerging multi-cultural fashion designers, said
FLAIR Founder, Board Chair & President, Faye Clerk Moseley.
FLAIR Atlanta Chair, Regina Mixon Bates stated “we couldn’t be more pleased with the turn out that
we experienced this past weekend and how much our guests enjoyed the experience. We look
forward to the next event in 2017”.
Sponsors for the weekend included Toyota, Asante Restaurant,, Thomas Henderson,
Bobbcat Films, TBW Consulting, The Law Offices of Atty. Ayanna Jenkins-Toney, Shayla Simpson
Productions, Inc., Browner Productions, Inc., Belk and WCLK. For more information on FLAIR visit
the website at: and

Media Contact: Diane Larche
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                                                Bronner Bros. Beauty Show photo gallery

                 Cast of Have and Have Nots and for Better and for Worse at press luncheon (photos by MJ photography of Atlanta)

      Edwina Findley Dickerson of  "If Loving You is Wrong " OWNTV Network with Michael Wilson CEO of BlackOnline TV

                                              Medal of Freedom awards at the White House

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Left to Right - Jane Goodall,Laura Sydel and Ted Turner/Jane Goodall/Stephen Jackson/Larry King and Jane Goodall Chat at Gala

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                                            Black Flight Attendants United's "BIG Gala"


The O'Jays perform at tribute  in their honor at National Black Arts Festival

Steve Harvey and Wife with CEO Michael Wilson at Fine Art and Fashion event.

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