The Vision Community Foundation Host Star-Studded 9th Black Tie Gala

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( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) The Vision Community Foundation held its 9th Annual Black-Tie Gala at The Biltmore Ballrooms

ENSPIRE Contributor: LaShonda Thompson

Hosted by the iconic actress Vivica A. Fox and actor and TV Personality Miss Lawrence, the Black Tie Gala was themed “Salute to Fashion” and honored an elite group of individuals and organizations that have made outstanding achievements in the arts, media, ministry, community service, and government arenas throughout their lifetime. 

The Black Tie Gala VIP’s in attendance included Brandee Evans (“P-Valley”), Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen, lll & Rashard Burgess (‘Co-Founders of The Vision Community Foundation”), Melissa “DJ M” Scott (“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”), Juan & Gee Smalls (“The Gentlemen’s Foundation”), DJ Toni K (“Celebrity DJ”), DAMEZ, (“Rapper”), Murph (“HBO Max’s THE HYPE”) and more. In addition, the evening included stellar performances by Travis Malloy and Maurice Renaldo.

“We take pride in honoring those who are trailblazing an inclusive path for all. Given the year we’ve all experienced, it is time to spread the message of love,” shares Vision Community Foundation executive director Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen, III.

The Vision Community Foundation is a 501(C)(3) created to impact and transform the LGBTQI++ community by educating, creating awareness, and implementing STI/STD prevention methods using all forms of millennial media and marketing tools. The foundation’s mission is to empower people mentally, emotionally, educationally, socially, and economically.

Black Tie Gala
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Previous Black Tie Gala honorees include Jennifer Holiday, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Tisha Campbell, Terri J. Vaughn, TC Carson, Miss Sophia, Anthony Williams, Trina, and Evelyn Braxton, Chrisette Michele, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Cynthia Bailey, Meelah Williams, Syleena Johnson, Angie Stone, Keke Wyatt, Rickey Smiley, Kimberly Chapman, Andre King and more.

For more information on The Vision Community Foundation, check out their website: HOME | VCF (

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