Another 'Not Really Sports Related' Moment

Ms. Oprah Winfrey was in town (along with her BFF, Gayle) to receive an award from Dr. Dorothy Height. This year's annual Uncommon Height award in media went to Ms. Winfrey for her tireless humanitarian and philanthropic efforts. Winfrey donated $2.3 m to the NCNW to assist in the purchase of the NCNW building/office space here in DC on Penn Ave.

Also honored was First Lady Michelle Obama who wasn't in attendance (taking the girls off to gay Paris!) but she did send a lovely video acceptance speech thanking Dr. Height and the women of the NCNW for their efforts over the years.

In attendance:

Wizards' Caron Butler (who has been on Oprah's show) and his lovely wife, Andrea; actress Cicely Tyson; activist Dick Gregory (ladies took pictures with him for over 20 min - LL Cool D); Ms. Maya Angelou, and several Congressmen and Congresswomen, and DC council members.

The event was emceed by Access Hollywood's Shaun Robinson.


(Photo #1: Dr. Dorothy Height (seated). L to R: The Honorable Alexis Herman; NCNW Vice Chair Dr. Thelma Thomas Daley; and Ms. Winfrey. Photo #2: Caron and Andrea Butler)