There's promotions couple Jacque and Leata Land of the venerable promotions group The Platinum Group at their event Saturday. Check out pics of their event below!
Vincent Jewelers was one of the vendors during the networking symposium portion of the event. Here is an attendee putting her hand in the grab bucket for a chance to win jewelry.
These two ladies were also vendors.
Another vendor was spoken word artist MPEROR who, along with his assistants, hold up his CD that he was selling that nite.
Land welcoming the crowd to the party.
The Dirty Muggs band opened the event.
There's SOUL SANTA! (Be sure to look at the EDITORS NOTE after the pics about his "lap" experience.
Folk partaking the food spread.
The singers joined the band, including Coco Soul.
Glynis Armstrong (right) and guest.
Armstrong with veteran dee-jay Doc Love(middle) and guest (left). Love was the scheduled dee-jay after the band.
Land and Soul Santa.
The Lands beginning the prize giveaways.
The first pickee was STL Chapter 100 Black Men president John Haigler who spoke about the organization.
The winner receiving a handshake from Soul Santa before receiving his gift.
The next selectee was St. Louis American Photo Journalist Wiley Price who spoke about the newspaper.
Price selects a winner.
Next up was Richard Gray (the late Earl Wilson's son) of the Gateway Classic Foundation who announced its foundation holiday party Dec18 at its facility.
Gray chooses a name.
Next up was Dr. Terry Freeman who spoke about his organization National Society of Black Engineers' 37th Annual Convention in St. Louis in March.
Freeman selects a man.
President of the St. Louis Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Marcus Creighton was next. He talked about the fraternity's Founders Day 94th b-day which was Dec 4, 1906. Land, who is an Alpha, then asked for all in crowd who were Alphas to come to the front of the stage to get a pic taken.
Creighton selecting a name.
During the dance break, acupuncturist Afua Bromley and her husband get it goin on the dance floor.
A long shot of the folk on the dance floor.
Guests pictured (FROM LEFT) are Mary Winbush, Wiley Price, Jaime Price and Samantha Guice.
Folk on the floor.
Price and Winbush get some floor too.
...and so does the Lands.
Folk gettin their Cupid Shuffle on.
Dee Dee James, the guitarist for Diry Muggs gettin a moment solo.
Another picker of prizes was KMOV's Vickie Newton.
Newton chooses a name.
Former KTRS Sports announcer Mike Claiborne was next to select.
Miss Laura of Michael's Catering was next.
Hot 104.1 Tony J was the winner
Lastly was Cedric The Entertainer's manager Eric Rhone and former STL Mayor and current namesake radio show personality Freeman Bosley Jr.
Bosley plugged his Saturday afternoon show and then said his catchphrase, "Quit Playin."
Bosley chose the winner of the big prize, a diamond ring.
Up next was Doc Love on the 1s and 2s.
Folk gettin back on the floor.
Before we left we forgot to take a pic of the mascot of the event....
The Singing and Dancing Santa that was at the lobby exit. LOL
NOTE. Great event. The Dirty Muggs was outstanding. They performed cover dance and hip-hop songs even better than the original songs! The food spread from Michael Catering was standard but tasty (chicken, meatballs, pasta salad) and desserts (cheese cake, cookies, chocolate cake) and free beer from Budweiser. Celebrating a b-day that night was graphic artist Kevin Bryant.
A TMP (Too Much Playin) Moment hapenned there when a brotha had his wife take a pic of him sitting on SOUL SANTA's lap. It looked a lil bit awkward with this GROWN man sitting on his lap! LOL