The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (BHSS) held its 9th annual Voices celebration at Espace on Wednesday May 29th, 2013 in New York City. Our honorees for the evening were Esperanza Spalding, Grammy Award winning singer and bassist, and Susan L. Taylor, Editor in Chief Emeritus of Essence Magazine, and Founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement, and special guest Tony Award nominated actor Norm Lewis (lead in Porgy and Bess, Scandal) performed. Our host for the evening was MSNBC News Anchor Tamron Hall. This year’s dinner included an awards reception, a silent auction, and words & performances by our award winning collective of poets and other youth members. Their words resonated throughout the venue and all 400 attendees were deeply moved.

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Here are some media impressions of Voices 9:
Demotix, Red Carpet Photos
Crains New York Business

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Event Co-Chairs

Paul Butler*

Co-Chairman, Board of Directors, BHSS

Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay

Co-Chairman, Board of Directors, BHSS

Fundraising Chair

Charles N. Schorin

Coordinating Committee

Khary Lazarre-White

B. Alan Echtenkamp*

Ross Haime*

Tiffany R. Warren*

Benefit Committee

Ernest Boyd
Derrick Cephas
Donna Cephas
Fuquan Collins*
Rabbi Rachel Cowan*
Adair Curtis
Florence Frucher
Dorian Goldman
Stephen C. Graham*
Farah Griffin*
David Grubin
Joan Grubin
Gia Cavellini Guzman
Ellen McClain Haime
Marvin Israelow
Carol Joseph
James Krauskopf*
Rashida K. La Lande
Jane Lazarre*
Clara Markowicz
Diarra McKinney
Jon Moscow*
Pedro A. Noguera*

* BHSS Board of Directors Member

Michael J. O’Brien*
Michelle Ores*
Imani Perry
Zead Ramadan
Jean Riggins
Torian Robinson
Beatriz Ryan*
Karen Saah
Andrietta Sims*
Catherine Shimony*
Mark Smith
Santiago Taveras*
Nicole G. Valentine*
Reverend John Vaughn*
Miguel Vias
Minerva Warwin*
Douglas H. White*
Thurman White
Gwynne Wilcox*


  • Omnicom Group
  • The Heinz Endowments
  • BlackRock
  • Valentino Carlotti-Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • The Ores Schorin Family
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Agora Group
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison