Forward Times Holiday Party

Photos By Jared Gilmore of J.Raphael’s Photography

ABOVE: Karen Carter Richards, Kisha Hodges, Carla Lane, Donna Gee, Brannon Nealy,Jeffrey L. Boney, Rozzy Shorter and Jesse Frazier, II

DeDe Daniels and Joycelyn Washington

DeDe Daniels and Joycelyn Washington

Jacqueline Terrell and Robert Garner

Jacqueline Terrell and Robert Garner

Council Member Dwight Boykins, Karen Carter Richards, Nobby Middleton, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, Louis Marshall, Jeffrey L. Boney, Terry Franks and Nata Koerber

Council Member Dwight Boykins, Karen Carter Richards, Nobby Middleton, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, Louis Marshall, Jeffrey L. Boney, Terry Franks and Nata Koerber

John Nichols and Karen Carter Richards

John Nichols and Karen Carter Richards

Chelsea Lenora White, Jesse Frazier, II  and Tamara Carter

Chelsea Lenora White, Jesse Frazier, II and Tamara Carter

Jesse Frazier, Chelsea White, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Karen Carter Richards and Nykayla Richards

Jesse Frazier, Chelsea White, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Karen Carter Richards and Nykayla Richards

DJ Debanair

DJ Debanair

Jolanda Jones and  Cherrise Traylor

Jolanda Jones and Cherrise Traylor

All enjoyed the party

All enjoyed the party

The Owens Gang: Roy, III, Cam, Roy, Arielle and Troy

The Owens Gang: Roy, III, Cam, Roy, Arielle and Troy

Karen Carter Richards pictured with Mr. & Mrs. Brian Smith

Karen Carter Richards pictured with Mr. & Mrs. Brian Smith

Sheryl and Burl Jones

Sheryl and Burl Jones

Creolelicious Catering,  Shaunlee Babineaux (center)

Creolelicious Catering, Shaunlee Babineaux (center)

Sharon Williams, Karen Carter Richards  and Jacqueline Reynolds

Sharon Williams, Karen Carter Richards and Jacqueline Reynolds

Rhonda Arnold, Karen Carter Richards and Linda Brown

Rhonda Arnold, Karen Carter Richards and Linda Brown

Gerald Womack, Linda Brown, Council Member Larry Green, Karen Carter Richards, Council Member Dwight Boykins, Felicia Farrar and Riyad Abu-Taha

Gerald Womack, Linda Brown, Council Member Larry Green, Karen Carter Richards, Council Member Dwight Boykins, Felicia Farrar and Riyad Abu-Taha

Representative Ron Reynolds, Kelly Hodges and Carl Davis

Representative Ron Reynolds, Kelly Hodges and Carl Davis

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Karen Carter Richards with Roosevelt and Valecia Weeks

Karen Carter Richards and Gusta Booker, Jr.

Karen Carter Richards and Gusta Booker, Jr.

Rhonda Skillern Jones, Vicky Pink, Karen Carter Richards, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Preston Middleton, Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, Felicia Anderson and Tyrone Willis

Rhonda Skillern Jones, Vicky Pink, Karen Carter Richards, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Preston Middleton, Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, Felicia Anderson and Tyrone Willis

The Unyt Band

The Unyt Band

Oscar McGarr, Rochelle Broussard, Loretta Petitt, Paula Wilder and Nobby Middleton

Oscar McGarr, Rochelle Broussard, Loretta Petitt, Paula Wilder and Nobby Middleton

Karen Carter Richards, Jeffrey L. Boney, Rhonda Skillern Jones and Rhea Lawson

Karen Carter Richards, Jeffrey L. Boney, Rhonda Skillern Jones and Rhea Lawson

Chelsea White, Gerald Womack, Nata Koerber and Tyrone Willis

Chelsea White, Gerald Womack, Nata Koerber and Tyrone Willis