12/9/2009, 8:16 a.m.
Andrea Baptiste and comedian Kelly MacFarland – from the 1st season on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” – having a laugh at Tommy’s Comedy Lounge.

The All-Inclusive Awards recognized three organizations and leaders who have paved the way for change by embracing and fostering workforce diversity and inclusiveness in the areas of Leadership, Supplier Diversity and Change Agent.   Color Magazine gifted proceeds of the event to The Greater Boston Food Bank.

Saving the Health of the Community International Benefit Gospel Concert

Gospel Grammy winner and music legend Dr. Bobby Jones hosted a gospel choir competition last weekend at Whittier Street Health Center’s 6th Annual “Saving the Health of the Community International Benefit Gospel Concert” at Northeastern University’s Blackman Auditorium.

The event featured ten of the Greater Boston area’s best gospel choirs, including the Harmonizing Stars of Boston, an award-winning gospel quartet who are celebrating their 40th anniversary.  Dr. Jones is the host and executive producer of Black Entertainment Television’s (BET) “Bobby Jones Gospel,” the first and only nationally syndicated black gospel television show and the longest running gospel show on cable.   The event kicked off with a VIP reception to recognize and honor UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley for his deep commitment to serving the Boston community.  

And finally, I capped off the cold, rainy and snowy night with little bit of warmth (and a glass or two of Macallan) at the new W Boston, located right in the heart of the revitalized Theatre District. I met up with good friends, comedian and actor, John Witherspoon (who was in town performing at the Wilbur Theatre), ‘Coach’ Willie Maye and the dynamic Audrey Evans, in the intimate, underground bar and lounge, which overlooks Stuart Street. The W is one of my favorite hotels and there’s just something about them that I love.  It could be their exclusive use of Bliss products, the modern and comfortable rooms, or their legendary service, but I always have a great time whether I’m at a W in New York, Atlanta or now in Boston.

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