Always thankful to be a part of the Greensboro’s Kwanzaa Collective. This past year marked the 50th anniversary of Kwanzaa, a week long celebration running from December 26th to January 1st.

Each day a different principle of Kwanzaa is recognized. The seven principles celebrated are:

  • Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
  • Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): To define and name ourselves, as well as to create and speak for ourselves.
  • Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems and to solve them together.
  • Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.
  • Nia (Purpose): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
  • Kuumba (Creativity): To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
  • Imani (Faith): To believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

It was a rich and powerful experience we were lucky to capture.

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ConvergeSouth, the region’s premier technology and creativity conference for businesses, non-profits, and emerging entrepreneurs alike, hosted their 2016 event at the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter on Friday October 16th.

This year’s conference featured panels, keynote addresses, networking and break-out sessions, DIY workshops, and more for those looking to expand their business by creatively utilizing all that the internet and technology has to offer. The VIP reception was held at the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in downtown Winston-Salem, NC.

Speakers included Marcus Sheridan, JR Oakes, Jim Lin, Dorien Morin-van Dam, Claire Machamer, David Phillips, David Horn & Elliot Strunk, Emily Alphin,Megan Hannay, George B Thomas, and Stephanie Carls.

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Highlights from April’s Jabberwork 2016 event, hosted by the High Point Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The Jabberwock Scholarship pageant is a fundraiser that provides scholarship funding to Guilford County participants.

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So great to spend time with the VanSluytman family in the Old Salem Historic District of Winston-Salem, NC. Especially when they’re from my hometown of St. Thomas, VI! It was great to find some countrymen to bond with!

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We were pleased to be the event photographer covering the Piedmont Triad Partnership’s State of the Region address and the Triad Business Journal’s Triad’s Most Influential People event at High Point University in High Point NC. We were in the company of many movers and shakers in the Piedmont Triad area. Some of the images below were featured in the Triad Business Journal’s article.

outside the Piedmont Triad Partnership and Triad Business Journal "State of The Region" address

program agenda from the Piedmont Triad Partnership and Triad Business Journal  "State of The Region" address High Point University president Nido Qubein at the Piedmont Triad Partnership and Triad Business Journal "State of The Region" address

BB&T CEO Kelly King presenting at the Piedmont Triad Partnership and Triad Business Journal  "State of The Region" address

BB&T CEO Kelly King presenting at the Piedmont Triad Partnership and Triad Business Journal State of The Region Event

Ollie Chandhok, Triad Business Journal publisher at the  Piedmont Triad Partnership and Triad Business Journal's "State of The Region" address

Stan Kelly, PTP  at the  Piedmont Triad Partnership and Triad Business Journal's "State of The Region" address

Ted Abernathy discusses the State of The Region at the Piedmont Triad Partnership event at High Point University

Kelly King, Stan Kelly sit with High Point University President Nido Qubein at the Piedmont Triad Partnership's "State of the Region" address

Ted Abernathy discusses the State of The Region at the Piedmont Triad Partnership event at High Point University

Triad Business Journal's Most Influential People of the Triad 2015 event on the campus of High Point University

High Point University Nido Quebin addresses attendees at the Triad Business Journal's Most Influential People of the Triad 2015 event

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Nancy King & Dennis Quaintance socialize at Triad Business Journal's Most Influential People of the Triad 2015 event on the campus of High Point University

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Doug Copeland attends the Triad Business Journal's Most Influential People of the Triad 2015

Jim Morgan of the High Point law firm, Morgan, Herring, Morgan, Green & Rosenblutt at the Triad Business Journal's Most Influential People of the Triad 2015

Nido Qubein entertains attendees at the Triad Business Journal's Triad's Most Influential 2015

Photography by CharlesMedia Photography, Greensboro, Winston-Salem & High Point NC Event Photographer

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