Under Armour Kicks and Grits

Akil Bennett | Houston Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Date: Sunday, February 17, 2013

Location: Hotel Alden, Houston, TX

Purpose: Under Armour All Star Day Party 2013

Special Thanks to Hotel Alden, Crispin + Bogusky, J. Period, Talib Kweli, and Common

Kick here to see what you missed:

Common Freestyle at Under Armour Day Party

Akil Bennett | Houston Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Akil Bennett | Houston Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Akil Bennett | Houston Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Akil Bennett | Houston Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Akil Bennett | Houston Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Akil Bennett | Houston Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Akil Bennett | Houston Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Akil Bennett | Houston Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Akil Bennett | Houston Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Akil Bennett | Houston Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Akil Bennett | Houston Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Akil Bennett | Houston Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Akil Bennett | Houston Wedding & Portrait Photographer

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Enduring Legacy Inaugural Ball

Co-Founders of LAWCF Siraaj Hasan and Curtis Blackwell

Co-Founders of LAWCF Siraaj Hasan and Curtis Blackwell

Date: Monday January 21, 2013

Location: Holiday Inn Capitol

Purpose: Lifting As We Climb Foundation,  Powell Foundation, Al-Tony Gilmore, and Gregory Pratt raise funds for Lifting As We Climb. www.liftingasweclimb.com 

LAWCF  and  The  Powell  Foundation  have  dedicated  the  efforts  of  their   organizations  to  serve  underprivileged  youth  via  college  scholarships,  mentoring,  and  after-­‐school   tutoring  programs.    Joining  their  efforts  as  hosts,  are  two  distinguished  businessmen  and   philanthropists  in  their  own  right,  Al-­‐Tony  Gilmore  and  Gregory  Pratt.    Together  the  4  entities  are   trailblazing  an  innovative  social  concept  with  an  elegant  evening  of  fun,  responsibility,  and  Party  together  with  a  Purpose!

Special thank you to DJ Precise and DJ Envy from the Breakfast Club!

Photos by Thomas Huggins.

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

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4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 16,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals

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Philanthropik Toy Drive presented by Zac McDaniels

THE HOLIDAY EDITION

Date: December 13, 2012

Location: Mirage Night Club

Event: Philanthropik Toy Drive hosted by Ray Rice and Lt. Governor Anthony Brown. Toys benefited the Ronald McDonald House.

Special thanks to supporting staff: Lisa Marie Events, E4GP, Finn Group, Savant Marketing

Special thanks to DJ Lil Mic and the legendary Kid Capri

Special thanks to Host Committee below:

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CROWN ROYAL MAPLE LAUNCH

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DATE: Tuesday November 13th

LOCATION: Maryland Art Place

EVENT: Crown Royal Maple Launch

Sonje’ Productions teamed up with Crown Royal to launch the new Crown Royal Maple Finish to over 100 industry tastemakers and professionals. The event was hosted by Persia Nicole and featured Philly’s own DJ Aktive with live percussionist, preceded by DJ Maze One. Guest sampled the latest cocktails from the Crown Royal Maple, Black, and Deluxe.

The new Crown Royal Maple is the legendary taste of Crown Royal with a touch of natural maple flavor. Look for more Crown Life events in Baltimore over the next few months.

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What you missed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm0V6ehPqkY

Nuvo Day Party- MSU Homecoming

Date: Saturday Oct. 13th

Location: Red Maple

Promoter: Trix and Zeke

Sponsor: NUVO/Peach Cobbler and Red Velvet Flavor Launch 

Alley Cats Lounge Featuring Paula Campbell

DATE: Thursday July 19th

LOCATION: Mirage Nightclub

TIME: 6PM-9PM

PURPOSE: Alley Cats Lounge Music Series is an event to raise HIV Awareness in our community. Every third Thursday, female recording artists will lend their talent to help support this initiative. This is something for young professionals to enjoy. Next event will be Thursday August 16th.

SPONSORED BY: Heineken and Qream

See footage here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4t3HxHmOkE

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ALLEY CATS LOUNGE MUSIC SERIES- featuring WISH

DATE: June 21, 2012

LOCATION: Mirage Nightclub

TIME: 6PM-9PM

PURPOSE: Alley Cats Lounge Music Series is an event to raise HIV Awareness in our community. Every third Thursday, female recording artists will lend their talent to help support this initiative. This is something for young professionals to enjoy. Next date will be Thursday, July 19th featuring the First Lady of Baltimore, Paula Campbell, and celebrating her birthday.  

Video Footage here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_XXbt9PiL_g#!

Vershawn Thompson

Paula Campbell and Wish

Chef Keith from Keith Menu Designs and Bob Ingram from Uptown Magazine

ALLEY CATS LIVE MUSIC LOUNGE

Alley Cats Lounge is a live music series featuring all female singers to help raise the awareness of HIV in our community. This event is for young professionals to enjoy great food and music after work, every third Thursday. WISH, a recording artist from Baltimore, will be our first act and she is definitely a must see. We also have our house band, which is lead by the very talented music director, Vershawn Thompson, who will jam some of your favorite hip-hop and r&b songs. Great cookout-style cuisine and Heineken drink specials will be available.
Host: Persia Nicole
Any questions, please contact 215-989-2692.
Tickets available at door
Event by Sonje’ PROductions and Events 4 Good People

Grasping the Dream Gala 2012

Date: Friday May 4, 2012

Location: Organization of American States Building, Washington D.C

Purpose: To raise funds to benefit the Lifting As We Climb Foundation and the Vernon and Vontae Davis Family Foundation. www.liftingasweclimb.com

Produced by: Sonje’ Productions

Siraaj Hasan, Lifting As We Climb Foundation President

Thank You Sardi’s Catering

Thank You Bertucci Dupont Circle

Thank You Haute Cupcakes

Thank You Mixology

Silent Auction

Thank You Wizards

Thank You Bartenura

San Francisco 49er Vernon Davis

Savoy Ellington Orchestra

Edward Ellington Jr. and April Ellington

Mistress of Ceremony, FOX 5 Allison Seymour

Thank you Booz Allen

Sound mind, Sound body student, Anthony Wright

 Quadrant Inc., Corporate Partner Honoree

Founders of LAWCF

Leonard Powell, Dr. Robert J. Cummings Humanitarian Award Honoree

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