Cheryl Boone Isaacs
*There’s no doubt that some of you are probably asking, who is Cheryl Boone Isaacs?

Well folks, I got to tell you something. She is the President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the first black woman to hold that post. And she was re-elected to a second term in that position. So it’s no wonder that the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles took it upon themselves to honor her the other night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel for all that she has accomplished.

Our hats go off to the one and only Faye Washington, President and CEO of the YWCA for being able to bring together all of the support that she needed to make the 2014 Rhapsody Ball a huge success.

The stars of stage and screen all came out to pay their respect to Cheryl Boone Isaacs who has blazed a trail and done so much to open the doors for African Americans in particular, and other minorities in all areas of the motion picture business.

Actors Keith David, Karla Mosley, Charles Malik Whitfield, Dawan Owens, and James Perkins (just to name a few) were all on hand to salute her.

But it was the first African American to ever win an academy award for best actor, none other than Sidney Poitier himself who walked on stage to present her with the Silver Achievement Award for all of her contributions to the community, and the support that she has given to the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles.

So it is indeed with much respect that we congratulate Cheryl Boone Isaacs an wish her much more success in 2015.

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