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Actress Vivica A. Fox and R&B Balladeer Howard Hewett To Highlight 2016 DNC Watch Party Celebrating the Black Vote

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Philadelphia, PA – The city of Brotherly Love will declare more than liberty onTuesday, July 26, 2016 when a convergence of trendsetters, elected officials, labor and civil rights leaders descend upon the city and partake in the DogonVillage.com 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) Watch Party. Heralded as the ‘must attend’ side event of the Democratic Convention, “Independence Day: Resurgence” star, actress Vivica A. Fox will host the affair, alongside the Chair of the Darby Township Democratic Party, Richard Womack Jr. R&B’s smoothest balladeer, Grammy award winning singer, Howard Hewett will perform. Planned as a resounding “Celebration of the Black Vote,” there will be a special tribute to the dean of the civil rights movement, Rev. Dr. Joseph E Lowery, and Samuel Staten Jr., vice president of LIUNA will also be honored.
The festivities will begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at 12:30 a.m. at Penns Landing Caterers Ballroom,  1301 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. in Philadelphia. 
Rev. Dr. Joseph E Lowery

Rev. Dr. Joseph E Lowery

 

 

Confirmed attendance includes: Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH); Congresswoman Corrine Brown (FL); Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman, George “G. K.” Butterfield (NC); Assistant Democratic Leader, Congressman James Clyburn (SC); Congressman David Scott (GA); woman’s rights leader, Melanie L. Campbell; civil rights attorney, Barbara Arnwine; and civil rights leader, Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Award-winning journalist, Roland S. Martin will bring his crew from TV One’s News One Now with Roland Martinand Joe Madison The Black Eagle will broadcast live from the event on SiriusXM Urban View Ch 126 from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Samuel Staten Jr.

Samuel Staten Jr.

Ryan N. Boyer, business manager for Laborers’ District Council of Philadelphia & Vicinity, the Presenting Sponsor of the Watch Party states, “It’s an honor to celebrate those who fought for our right to vote, the hard-working individuals getting people to the polls, and most importantly, voters.”  Boyer continues, “We will also honorSamuel Staten Jr., – who was recently appointed vice president of Laborers’ International Union of North America – for his outstanding contribution to increasing Black voter participation.”

Produced by Edrea Davis, the founder of DogonVillage.com, the oldest Black-oriented website focused on digital advocacy, the nonpartisan celebration will project a live stream from the convention floor so guests can assess how  important issues related to the Black community are addressed.  “Our civil rights leaders made huge sacrifices to make sure every citizen can vote. Their work created opportunities for people of color and women to become elected officials and led to the election of President Barack Obama. We are celebrating past leaders and those tenacious activists continuing to protect the right of all Americans to cast a ballot. We are thrilled to have Vivica A. Fox and Howard Hewett among this prestigious gathering of influential minds.”
DNC Watch Party sponsors include: Laborers Local 332,   Tri State Design Construction Company, and Transport Workers Union of America.
To join the celebration, become a sponsor, purchase a table or tickets, visitwww.dogonvillage.com, email [email protected],  @dogonvillage on Twitter or Instagram, or call 770.961.6200.

 

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Vivica A. Fox Hosts DNC Party Celebrating the Black Vote

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Philadelphia, PA – Actress, producer and businesswoman, Vivica A. Fox, will join chair of the Darby County PA Democratic Party, Richard Womack Jr.,  to host the DogonVillage.com’s 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) Watch Party complete with dinner, dancing, DJ, and a live performance. Themed,Celebrating the Black Vote, the soiree will be held Tuesday July 26, 2016 in the ballroom of the Sheet Metal Workers Union hall on Penns Landing in Philadelphia.
“I am excited to join with the Laborers’ District Council of Philadelphia to celebrate the Black vote,” says Fox. “Black voters turned out in record numbers in 2008 and again in 2012 resulting in the election of the first Black president. President Barack Obama has done an excellent job but we must make sure to vote in all elections to continue to keep our issues at the forefront,” adds the star of blockbuster films like “Kill Bill,” “Set It Off,” and “Kingdom Come.”
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Vivica A. Fox sings Happy Birthday to her film son, Jonathan McDaniel, at the Spirit of Democracy Awards

Participants pause for a photo with rapper, actor and technology advocate, Jonathan "Lil J" McDaniel, who received the Black Youth Vote Leadership Award during the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's 15 annual Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala. Pictured (L-R): Vivica A. Fox, actress and producer; Illai Kenney, NCBCP Black Youth Vote; Demetria McKinney, singer and actress; and McDaniel.

Washington, DC – It was a moment to behold when sultry host Vivica A. Fox did a surprise serenade of “Happy Birthday” for former “That’s So Raven” star Jonathan McDaniel upon his receipt of the Black Youth Vote Civic Leadership Award during The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (The National Coalition) 15th annual Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala in Washington, DC last week. Tyler Perry’s House of Payne’s” Demetria McKinney brought additional flavor to the affair performing her newest song “Take Away” and then captivating the audience with her special rendition of Whitney Houston’s, “You Give Good Love.”

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Vivica A. Fox and Demetria McKinney Inspire Women and Girls at National Women’s Empowerment Tour

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Atlanta, GA – After honoring women’s rights leader, Rita Jackson Samuels, and Riverdale Mayor, Dr. Evelyn Wynn Dixon, actress/singer, Demetria McKinney, and actress/producer/businesswoman, Vivica A. Fox shared inspirational stories about overcoming obstacles like single parenthood and joblessness with women and girls attending the recent Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) Healthy, Wealthy and Wise National Empowerment Tour.

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