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CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIION Ceentteenniiall Kiick-Off Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and guests lined the red carpet outside of downtown Los Angeles’ L.A. Live Complex waiting to attend the Hollywood Gala held during the Sorority’s Centennial Kick-Off Celebration Jan. 1. The star-studded gala was the culminating activity that ended a day spent honoring the start of the organization’s 100th anniversary year. The Centennial Kick-Off included the Sorority’s historymaking presence in the Tournament of Roses Parade and the launch of the 22-city Torch Tour. Hosted by Soror Sheryl Lee Ralph, honorary member and honorary cochair of the National Commission on Arts and Letters, and actor Blair Underwood, the fun-filled night included award presentations honoring individuals who represented Delta Sigma Theta’s commitment to community s22 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. service. Sorority members and guests enjoyed performances by popular recording artists Ledisi, Faith Evans, Angela Winbush and Elaine Gibbs. In addition to the stars present at the event, celebrities unable to attend instead sent pre-recorded greetings that played throughout the evening. During a video greeting from Harry Belafonte, he reflected on his training with Founder Osceola McCarthy Adams. “Along with Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier, we all had to do things with her, she was an inBy Libra White Executive committee members and past national presidents of the Sorority join National President Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre in launching Delta Sigma Theta’s 22-city Torch Tour. PHOTO BY NYEMA VERNON


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