Inaugural Ball Watch: African American Church Inaugural Ball
When: Jan. 18
Where: Grand Hyatt Washington; 1000 H Street Northwest
Tickets: $500 VIP tickets ($250 tickets are sold out); see Web site for details; proceeds benefit The Balm in Gilead, which provides health education and services through African American faith communiities to address HIV/AIDS and other health issues that disproportionately affect black people.
Why You Want to Attend: A Who's Who of prominent black leaders are confirmed attendees: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Gen. Colin Powell, Marian Wright Edelman, Rev. Al Sharpton, Donna Brazile, Dorothy Height, Rep. John Lewis, Rev. Joseph Lowery, Benjamin Hooks.
David A Nakamura
January 9, 2009; 5:00 AM ET
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