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L.A. Focus Newspaper is pleased to announce the 17th annual “First Ladies High Tea” at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 12 noon to 3:00 pm. This year’s event is co-hosted by Gospel Legend Dr. Bobby Jones and Dr. Beverly “Bam” Crawford, pastor of Bible Enrichment Fellowship International Church. Tony and Emmy Award winner Cicely Tyson will receive the Legacy Award. Other celebrities to be honored include actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw (best known for her role in “Belle”), who will receive the Spirit Award, actress Alley Mills of The Bold and the Beautiful, receiving the Shining Star Award and music executive Vicki Mack Lataillade, who will receive the Focus Award. Grammy winning recording artist Smokie Norful and Grammy-nominated artist, Tata Vega are the featured performers.

The event will honor women and First Ladies who have served the communities well, through their activism and charitable contributions. The First Lady Honorees include: Myesha Chaney; Antioch Church of Long Beach, Isabelle Drake, Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church and Debra Williams, McCoy Memorial Baptist Church.

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