GAL APPROVED! Galas Galore in NYC! Plus: Dear White People Is Back For Volume 2By Delaina Dixon | May 4, 2018 | Gal Approved
WATCH. When we left off the first season of Dear White People, the students of Winchester were protesting a town hall as the answer of a gun being pulled on a student – just because of his skin color – and Troy took matters into his own hands, breaking a glass door. Now we get to see the aftermath of everyone’s actions – or lack thereof. Returning to third-person narrative storytelling, each character’s story unfolds, revealing more of the racial divide that has been ingrained in the university since its formative years. So how will Reggie deal with his pain, confusion and anger of facing what could have been his final moment? Does Troy recover from his unlawful deeds and once again come out on top? Will Sam be able to find her way back to the mic to challenge thoughts on racism – and can she do it without her former boo Gabe? Well, the narrator knows – and he’s telling us to “watch closely.” We will. Dear White People, Vol. 2 is available on Netflix May 4.
SUPPORT. The DivaGals crushed the gala circuit this past month, attending events for several worthy causes. At Mission Society’s Champions for Children gala, we watched as the organization that provides for underserved NYC children and families honored Urban One, Inc founder Cathy Hughes; Mannie Jackson, 2017 Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer and philanthropist; LTC Francis W. Kairson, Jr., Ret., Director Emeritus, NYC Mission Society; BNY Mellon and International Flavors & Fragrances.
There were some great pieces to bid on at the ICL (Institute for Community Living) gala inside Roosevelt Hotel celebrating its 31-year commitment to improving lives and strengthening communities.
Archangel Gala (NYC) a bittersweet gala marked it’s 2nd Annual Archangel Awards Gala. This event celebrated the lives of Det. Steven McDonald & Det. Miosotis Familia who lost their lives during duty. https://bluelivesmatternyc.org/products/2nd-annual-archangel-gala
photo credit: Adam Rose/Netflix