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Boston Scenes 04-14-2016

Kahshanna Evans inside the BMW i8 at the BMW of Manhattan dealership.
The BMW i8 was part of the party inside the BMW of Manhattan dealership.
Taren Guy & Sekou Writes.
The BMW i8 was part of the party inside the BMW of Manhattan dealership.
Shelly Bromfield inside the BMW i8 at the BMW of Manhattan dealership.
Shainna Tucker & Sekou Writes.
Sekou Writes (founder and Editor In Chief of SimplyRides.com) with Harriette Cole (nationally-syndicated columnist and founder of DreamLeapers) and Sil Lai Abrams (founder of Truth In Reality).
Members of the Boston Association of Black Journalists turned out last week to fete former WCVB anchor and reporter Pam Cross, who has left the station after 35 years. (left-right) Zeninjor Enwemeka, Zuri Berry, Rony Camille, Pam Cross, Crystal Haynes, Rachel Foster and Chantee Lans.
Roastee and honoree Regina Pisa, Chairman Emeritus, Goodwin Procter LLP (left), with Frederica Williams, President and CEO, Whittier Street Health Center (center) and Latoyia Edwards, Morning Anchor, New England Cable News, at the 2016 Whittier Street Health Center’s Annual Roast and fundraising event. The roast typically pokes fun of Boston’s high-profile, prominent community or business leader. This year the event raised more than $600,000 – the most money raised ever. Pisa is first woman to be honored since 2002.
SimplyRides.com, an award-winning automotive lifestyle website founded by author and journalist Sekou Writes, partnered with BMW of Manhattan for the 5th Annual SimplyRides.com New York Auto Show Mixer. This year, the well-attended event was held inside the BMW of Manhattan car dealership and was hosted by Harriette Cole, nationally syndicated columnist and founder of DreamLeapers. Sil Lai Abrams, founder of Truth in Reality, was recognized for her nonprofit work and Kevin Williams, Head of Multicultural Marketing for BMW North America spoke to attendees about BMW’s impact in the multicultural community. Also in attendance were lifestyle bloggers Makho Ndlovu and Taren Guy, actress Janora McDuffie and Vanessa Tyler of “What’s Eating Harlem” among many other multicultural trendsetters. SimplyRides.com partners with BMW of Manhattan for the 5th Annual New York Auto Show Mixer honoring Truth in Reality nonprofit. Sekou gave a special “Nonprofit on the Move” award to Truth in Reality, a nonprofit created by Sil Lai Abrams to, “change the imbalanced media depictions of women of color, especially on violent reality television.” Partial proceeds raised at the event were donated to the organization. Also, a few limited edition Truth In Reality Bracelets were sold during the mixer. Each bracelet was hand made by Sekou, the Editor-In-Chief of SimplyRides.com and the creator of the Sim plyRides.com NY Auto Show Mixer. The event sponsors included BMW of Manhattan, the New York International Auto Show, media sponsors Quintessential Gentleman, Industry Rules and Sheen Magazine, liquor sponsors Wolf Whiskey and Harlem Brewing as well as additional support by YA IndieGround House, GypsyJaunt.com, MAP Unlimited PR and djFRiTZo.