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For Sisters Only 2018: Sights & Sounds from an Epic Event!

December 1, 2018

By Erin Thibeau and Eyasu Delesa

WPGC's 19th Annual For Sisters Only 2018 was on and poppin' at the Renaissance Washington Saturday night!



After Shack 'nd Pack kicked things off, MC Lyte, 702, Ari Lennox, Be'la Donna and Y'Anna Crawley hit the FSO 2018 stage, and the ladies came out in full force to shop, get glam, link up with WPGC's on-air talent, and catch the performances. 

For Sisters Only 2018 FSO WPGC
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Our Sista Sit Down, hosted by Poet, featured celebrity financial coach Lynn Richardson, along with "Real Housewives of Potomac" stars Gizelle Bryant and Ashley Darby. 

‪“God is just taking you through to the valley so you can get to your best life.” @GizelleBryant with a word! #FSO2018‬

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And of course, WPGC commemorated World AIDS Day. Watch Joe Clair share a personal story with Guy Lambert to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS:

First up on the FSO lineup was a tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, performed by singer Y'Anna Crawley...

...followed by Dreamville recording artist Ari Lennox, who performed hits like "Night Drive" and "Whipped Cream."

Ari shouted out J. Cole and Dreamville backstage with Adimu.

Then R&B girl group 702 gave us throwback vibes with a killer performance with synchronized moves.

The vibe is too real!! We are TURNT here at #FSO2018!!!

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702 talked female empowerment with Poet, thanked their fans and shared their best advice for the hustle.

Next up was legendary lyricist MC Lyte, who took the time to thank her longtime fans in the audience.

@mclyte shouts out her fans of all ages at #FSO2018

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Backstage, Lyte reflected on her hip hop career, discussed what's next and revealed the one time she's ever been nervous to perform. 

(And then things got wild.)

Closing out our all-female For Sisters Only lineup was Be'la Dona, bringing that big band energy and go-go to the show!

It ain’t FSO without Go-Go! ---- @beladonaband closing out #FSO2018 with a bang

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MAJOR skills on the strings ------ @beladonaband ---- #FSO2018

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Check out some more sights and sounds from #FSO2018 below:

‪The Party Crashers are in the house! ------------ #FSO2018 ‬

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I know @wpgc #FSO2018 is a WHOLE mood...but I wouldn't be serving my village properly if I didn't take a moment to recognize that today is #WorldAidsDay ... and b/c I LOVE U & I know how imparative it is that you #KnowYourStatus ...we are doing onsight HIV Testing at #FSO with @maryscenter -- #SelfCareIsTheBestCare

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The WPGC fam is in the building at #FSO2018‬!

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@sunniandthecity & @joeclair ---- #FSO2018

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Doors are open for #FSO2018! Tix at the door with debit/credit card ONLY

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Y’all ready for #FSO2018??------Cop tix while they last at

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Thank you to our family of sponsors:

Jeep, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, University of Maryland Capital Region Health, Mary’s Center, Prince George’s Community College, Lexington Plastic Surgery, Black Women’s Health Imperative, and Whitman Walker Health

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