Black Diamond Ball honors African helpers

The Second Annual Black Diamond Ball of 2009 honored key individuals from various institutions in the greater Pittsburgh area who have been instrumental in making the integration an effortless evolution for African refugees, students and immigrants in Pittsburgh.

ROBERT O. AGBEDE, president and CEO, Chester Engineers Inc., receipent of the Nelson Mandela Leadership and Diversity award from Afrika Yetu, during the Black Diamond Ball, held at the August Wilson Center, award winner.

A Nelson Mandela Leadership and Diversity Award to the honorees.


This year’s theme “Tanzanite Blues” celebrated the individuality, complexity and splendor of diverse countries in Africa and guests enjoyed a memorable evening of African inspired décor, music, fine wine and dining at the August Wilson Center.

The Black Diamond Ball is one of Afrika Yetu’s signature events. It is a themed black-tie dinner, dance and auction.


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