Video by Noel Calubaquib, Interview by Yelena Scheidler

Dash Talents attended The Color Collective Gala, created and hosted with Washington DC’s queen – Miss DC for America, Bismah Ahmed. Bismah is the first South Asian, Muslim, and Pakistani woman to win the title of Miss DC for America.

Located on the rooftop of a high-rise overlooking the nation’s capital, the purpose of the gala was to celebrate Miss DC’s journey to compete in Miss for America and donate to Sana Orphanage to support the resettlement of Afghan refugees.

The evening was filled with celebrities, politicians, musician, media and beautiful people, all for a beautiful cause.

Washington DC as captured by Noel Calubaquib.
The Color Collective Gala was hosted by Paramount Pictures BET Producer Chris Bivins; and the beautiful radio host of many stations, such as 94.7 The Drive, Mix 106.5 Baltimore, Hot 95.9 Austin, and more – Corinna Delgato.
Dorothy Milone are a Pop/Hip-Hop Girl Group who kicked off the event with a captivating performance.  

Bomani X performed his original music while strumming the guitar.

The Global Top 10 Charting Hip-Hop Artist RoRo Yone closed out the show with a performance of his hit ‘Better Days’.

Virginia Senator Chap Petersen and Maryland Senator Malcolm Augustine attended and spoke at The Color Collective Gala in support of Miss DC and her cause.

Cintia Hullen is a well-known Modeling Coach in Washington DC and internationally.  She is wearing a custom pink dress by Malcolm Staples. Cintia is accompanied by Dr. Soyini Richards, a respected professor and founder of Teachers Festival.
Miss DC for America Bismah Ahmed is surrounded and supported by musical artists and her well-known publicist, Warren Morris, who has been supporting Miss DC throughout her journey.
As pictured: Yelena Scheidler, Dr. Mobi, RoRo Yone, Dorothy Milone, Bomani X, Warren Morris, and Bismah Ahmed