In celebration of its 48th anniversary SHAPE Community Center recently held its African Ball at the Ensemble Theatre. The event, which featured a silent auction, sought to raise money to support the center’s ongoing programs that benefit youth, seniors and families. Along with food catered by SHAPE’s weekly caterers and the crowning of the event’s official 2017 King and Queen, the Ball showcased the KoumanKe’le’ African Dance Troupe, a Capoeira dance, music and martial arts demonstration, musical storytelling by Kijana Wiseman, and more. Attendees included SHAPE Director Deloyd Parker, Executive Board Member Nedzra Ward, Minister Abdul (Robert) Muhammad, L.J. Garfield, Zoe Jackson-Jarra, Jasmine Faulk, Whitney Moore, Tenebit Muluneh, Adane Tadesse, Maia Shelby and others.

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