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Chatter That Matters: June 19 2013

caines | 6/20/2013, 5:30 a.m.

The wedding of Carshena Thompkins and Daulton Allison was held on Saturday, May 26, at the Newport Beachside Hotel and Spa. She was escorted by her father Ronald Rashad Thompkins to the dressing room to await the entrance of the wedding party. Prenuptial music was provided by Felix Spengler, violin soloist accompanied by Dr. Nelson Hall. Following the entrance and seating of the grooms parents Daulton and Debbie Allison, and mother of the bride Charlayne Thompkins, the wedding processional began which included : Lthamara Asha Allison, maid of honor, James Salathiel Thompkins, Sr., best man; Miss Ashantee Allison, Jr. bridesmaid; and Nyela Thompkins; Master James Salathiel Thompkins, Jr., ring bearer; Ronald R.Thompkins, runner; Miss Nia Thompkins, junior bridesmaid. As the music changed to At Last by Etta James, the bride entered with her father as Gil ScottHe Loves Me filled the room. Rev Harvey Lockhart officiated and the ceremony included the traditional lighting of unity candles and a popular tradition of jumping the broom. After the ceremony the newlyweds danced down the aisle to the tune of Signed, sealed, delivered Im yours. The reception followed and the guests took advantage of the scenery and camaraderie. Dr. Enid C. Pinkney and The Historic Hampton House Committee presented the Annual Awards Fundraiser Luncheon, last Saturday, at the Church of the Open Door, where they honored Miamis Home Grown Achievers: Clifford Thomas, Roniece Williams Weaver, and Dr. Harold Skip Williams. Entertainment was provided by The HHH Band featuring Lemar Johnson, Jimmy Harrell, Michael Emmanuel, Troy A. Duffie, Jus Cynthia S. Saunders, and Kevin McNeir, Editor, The Miami Times. The program included Rev. Dr. R. Joaquin Willis, Bishop Noward E. C. Dean, Vice Mayor Dorothy Dottie Johnson, and Frank Pinkney from the Tree Of Knowledge. Clifford Thomas was introduced by Orlander Thomas; Rojean Williams introduced her twin sister; and Michael Williams introduced his brother. Arnold Davis, a graduate of Dorsey High School (The Pheidippides) class of 53, is heading a dinner sale, June 23 at Metropolitan AME Church 1778 NW 69th Street and Conch Heaven. Please call him at 305-634-4060. Thirty-two years ago (P.U.L.S.E.) was organized in order to address the injustice and inequalities experienced by Blacks as a result of the 1980 McDuffie riots. Damaged were at least 238 established businesses, an equivalent of 3,000 jobs and $10 million in community wealth. President Rev. James L. Pacely continues to reach out for new members and the Arcola Lakes Park Singing Angels recently joined the organization.