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July 19, 2021


Carlenia Springer – (202) 294-5017

Dr. Rhonda L. Hamilton, wishes to “congratulate” our “leader” on being honored with the 26th Annual Newsome Gospel “Queen’s Special Recognition Award in honor of her service and recent launching of the Capital City Emergency “Level II” Trauma & Wellness Center Fundraiser Project to address Health Equity in Low-Income Communities of the District of Columbia.

Newsome Awards Executive Team

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, the Healthy DC & Me Leadership Coalition spearheaded by President, 

Dear Rhonda,

We are excited to honor you at the 26th Newsome Awards with the Newsome Queen’s Special Recognition Award, given to Queens who demonstrate their commitment to God by using their lives as an instrument to touch, heal & transform lives through their ministry!

We will have as one of our co-hosts the famous Dr. Bobby Jones.  He is sure to be a blessing to everyone that attends.  You can take pictures, get autographs, and have an amazingly good time!

Therefore we are inviting you to a special weekend of activities for this year’s Newsome Awards!  On Friday, August 6, 2021, we are hosting a Beauty Pageant, Artist Showcase & Concert.  On Saturday, August 7th, we will be hosting our Newsome Awards Healing Conference, followed by our Business EXPO, interviews on the Black & Gold Carpet, and The Newsome Awards Show at 7 pm.  On Sunday, August 8, 2021, we will host Kids Fun Day at The Newsome Awards as well as a Fashion Show, followed by a gospel concert.  You can purchase tickets on our site at Your tickets will be available for pickup at the show.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, the Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel, and the Staybridge Suites. 

The Sheraton Inner Harbor hotel is attached to the Baltimore Convention Center and can be reserved for $89 a night.  The Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel can be reserved for $99 a night and is located directly across the street from the Baltimore Convention Center.  Staybridge Suites is a 2-minute drive from the Baltimore Convention Center and can be reserved for $119 a night.

These hotels must be booked on our website at in order to receive the Newsome Gospel Music Award room rate.  We have planned an entire weekend of activities for you!