On Monday, March 25, 2013, Evidence, A Dance Company, held its 9th Annual Gala at The Plaza Hotel. Highlights from the star-studded, black-tie affair hosted by actress Lynn Whitfield and chaired by Tonya Lewis Lee and Spike Lee were the Community Activist Award that went to the late Beth Young and the 2013 Corporate Philanthropy Award given to Valentino D. Carlotti on behalf of Goldman, Sachs & Company.
Labor and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson (Yale University
Press, New Haven & London, 2013), author Barbara Ransby, a professor in the
department of African American Studies, Gender, and Women Studies
Program, University of Illinois, Chicago, extricates Eslanda Goode
Robeson from the enormous shadow cast by her indomitable husband and
provides her a platform to express her own considerable bona fides.
On Tuesday, February 26, the Dance Theater of Harlem held its Vision
Gala at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. Entertainment industry
veteran Vanessa Williams was honored for her extraordinary career
accomplishments in film, television, music and the Broadway stage.