Black Media Workers celebrate


January 07, 2001|By Sloane Brown

Tables in the ballroom at the Forum dazzled with kente cloth centerpieces, napkins of red, green and black gaily sprouting from water glasses, and brightly decorated cards describing the seven Kwanzaa principles fanned out at each place setting. After all, this was the 2000 Kwanzaa Event and 25th Anniversary Celebration for the Association of Black Media Workers.

The holiday spirit flourished as 350 festively dressed guests arrived for the evening's Kwanzaa libation ceremony, dinner and dancing.

Among those celebrating: Penny McCrimmon, event chair; Stephanie Dunn-Hunt, Matthew Lyle, Dawn Jennings, and Vesta Jackson-Crute, event committee members; Barry Simms, ABMW board president; Sandy Arnette, Linda Taggart and Jannette Witmyer, ABMW board members; Harlow Fullwood Jr., Fullwood Foundation president; Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine associate dean; Tim Watts, MAJIC 95.9 Radio afternoon personality; Dana Stein, Civic Works executive director; Charles Burley, Maryland Transit Authority administrator; Gayle Stark, Allfirst vice president; Tracy Davis, Johns Hopkins University senior budget analyst; Earl Arnette, New Age Conversion CEO; Carl Jackson, Usinternetworking systems assurance director; Karl Hunt, Radio One Inc. senior account executive; and Regina Allen, Baltimore Water Department driver.

The celebration collected more than $15,000 for the Association of Black Media Workers scholarship fund.

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