5th Anniversary Celebration

Date: October 17 – 24, 2004
Ship: The Carnival Cruise Ship “CONQUEST”
Ports: New Orleans, LA – Montego Bay, Jamaica and Cozumel Mexico

Front Row (L to R): Francis Ray, TJ Butler, Kathy Mitchell Thomas, Victoria Christopher Murray, Robin Pendleton, Stormy Steele, Kendra Norman-Bellamy, Vanessa Miller, Ursula Inga Kindred, Mirranda Guerin-Williams, Jetola Anderson Blair, Parry Brown, Naleighna Kai, Brandon Massey and Dr. Christine Blonun.

Back Row (L to R): Travis Hunter, Jeanetta Britt, Jihad Shaheed Uhuru, Eric Jerome Dickey, Nina Foxx and Victor McGlothin.


1st Annual Short Story Contest

Winner:  Kendra Norman-Bellamy – Stolen Waters are Sweet

Finalists: Cruisin’ For Love by Stormy Steele and  Two Tickets to Paradise  by Kathy Mitchell Thomas

Kendra (center) with Finalists Kathy Thomas Mitchell and Stormy Steele

2004 AABCS Cruise Winner Sponsored by Black Expressions

Winner Kathie Smith with authors Eric Jerome Dickey and Travis Hunter


The 2004 Commemorative Souvenir Booklet Cover Design by LaShun Beal 

To purchase art by LaShun Beal please visit his web site: http://www.lashunbealfinearts.com/