Photo Set #2: Alpha Phi Alpha Black & Gold Ball

March 23, 2015

The Epsilon Theta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity held their 15th annual Black and Gold Ball at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel on Saturday [March 21], with Parliamentarians, members of the clergy, abd various business leaders in attendance.

A spokesperson said, “The Black and Gold Ball was a culmination of Alpha Week 2015, which saw the Alphas host the Symposium at the Bermuda College and the Leadership Breakfast for high school male seniors at the St. Paul’s Centennial Hall.

“To jump start the night’s entertainment the audience was blessed with a powerful rendition of “Glory” the feature track from the movieSelma by Alpha men, Lloyd Holder [singing] and Chris Crumpler [rap] with background vocals by other local men of Alpha.

“This was followed by a video tribute to the late Brother Vincent Bridgewater and special song by Lauren “Bunni” Easton.”


“The entertainment of the night was recording artis, Samantha Howard from Brooklyn, New York, who mesmerized the audience with her broad repertoire and her diverse vocal range. During one of her sets the crowd was on their feet dancing as she belted out “The Way” by Jill Scott.

“This was followed by the presidential address by chapter president Phil Trott who reminded the brothers that service must be the hallmark of our commitment to our community.

“The keynote speaker was Peabody Award winning journalist Vic Carter, who is the primary news anchor for CBS WJTV in Baltimore, Maryland. His highly motivational speech conveyed the importance to the Men of Alpha the importance of staying committed to their community.

“He explained that they are like firemen in their community and when called upon they must respond.”

Photos by Anthony Wade, click to enlarge:

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  1. ivory tower says:

    Looked like a great time!

  2. Vote for Me says:

    The pictures are fabulous

  3. where are de grays says:

    Looks like a good time but it was not a very diverse crowd!

    • PBanks says:

      Well maybe next time you can encourage more of the 40+ age group to attend :)

      • Conspicuous by absence says:

        Hmmm, definitely not a diverse crowd.

        • ivory tower says:

          Neither is the crowd at the RHADC but no one complains then – if you want to see a lack of diversity go to church this coming Sunday. If people cannot come together in the eyes of the lord they sure as heck are not for an event like this…

  4. Onion Soup says:

    Fine looking group indeed and looks like it was lots of fun.

    • PBanks says:

      Indeed, there appeared to be tons of sharply dressed men and women at this event.