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Hannah Stutts Honored at the 7th Annual Red Pump Red Tie Affair

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Hannah Stutts Honored at the 7th Annual Red Pump Red Tie Affair

The 7th Annual Red Pump Red Tie Affair proved to be it’s best yet attracting over 200 guests to its new location at UNC Charlotte Center City.  The event included live music, light bites, a silent auction, social media lounge and the highly anticipated fashion show.

Rhythmic and soulful singer Eliah performed original music and classic holiday songs for guests during the pre-event cocktail reception while guests greeted each other, posed for pictures on the red carpet and shared photos in the social media lounge.


Soul Singer Eliah | Photo: Lawrence Logan


Notable guests in attendance included popular bloggers, media personalities and fashion industry insiders.  Mayor Jennifer Roberts stopped by to show her support as well as socialites and philanthropists Herb and Felicia Gray.

Photo Credit: Kevin Douglas/

Jameka Whitten (Red Pump Charlotte Ambassador and CEO of JSW Media Group) with Mayor Jennifer Roberts and a representative from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, one of the event sponsors of the evening.  | Photo Credit: Kevin Douglas/


Photo Credit: Kevin Douglas/

Socialites and Philanthropists, Herb and Felicia Gray|  Photo Credit: Kevin Douglas/


After cocktails guests made their way upstairs to their seats where singer/songwriter Keeyen Martin performed his original music.


The legendary Hip Hop icon Edward “Special Ed” Archer and Media Personality Kendra James hosted the event.


Red Pump Red Tie Hosts Special Ed and Kendra James | Photo Credit: Laurence Logan

Hannah Stutts was honored as the recipient of the 2015 Red Pump Award.  Stutts, a Community-based Testing Grant Coordinator with the Mecklenburg County Health Department, was honored for her HIV advocacy.  She currently serves as a member of the North Carolina HIV Prevention and Care Advisory Council and the Mecklenburg County HIV Council, as well as the Mecklenburg County Diversity Council.

Last year’s Red Pump Award honoree Revered Debbie Warren of RAIN presented the award to Stutts who charmed the crowd with her humor and delightful spirit.  Emmy award-winning spoken word artist Bluz presented Stutts with a poem honoring her work and achievements.


Emmy award-winning spoken word artist Bluz | Photo Credit: Lawrence Logan


Photo Credit: Kevin Douglas/

Rev. Debbie Warren of RAIN (right) with Red Pump Red Tie 2015 Honoree Hannah Stutts   | Photo Credit: Kevin Douglas/


Photo Credit: Kevin Douglas/

Photo Credit: Kevin Douglas/



Backstage, Red Pump Red Tie Beauty Director Michelle Diane and her team prepared the final touches for the fashion show.


Red Pump Red Tie Beauty Director Michelle Diane   | Photo Credit: Laurence Logan


Photo Credit: Laurence Logan



Photo: Lawrence Logan

Carolina STYLE Magazine co-produced the fashion show, alongside Kyle Murray of JSW Media Group. The show featured newcomer Lisa D. Wright of DaniLi, Equalnox Clothing Co. and T’Shanell.



International Model Olivia in DaniLi | Photo: Lawrence Logan



Modeling Equinox Clothing Company | Photo: Lawrence Logan



Modeling T’Shanell | Photo: Lawrence Logan




Red Pump Red Tie Event Manager Brittani Menina (left), Kendra James (right) | Photo Credit: Lawrence Logan




Red Pump Red Tie Charlotte Ambassador and CEO of JSW Media Group Jameka Whitten | Photo Credit: Laurence Logan


Known as one of the most stylish philanthropic events of the year, the Red Pump Red Tie Affair raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. The affair also honors a prominent female leader for her individual efforts to raise awareness and education in the community with the coveted “Red Pump” Award.

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