RUUM American Kidswear presented their first annual “Keep The Drama On The Stage” Brunch (KTDOS) at the Ricardo’s Steakhouse in Harlem, USA on April 25, 2015. Celebrating African American women (ages 18 and under) in theater, television and film, this brunch was designed to assist young starlets in the cultivation of healthy relationships in their careers.


Eden Duncan-Smith poses for the camera

Broadway and film star, Eden Duncan-Smith offers, “I’m tired of people thinking that girls of color don’t get along. The spirit of competition that keeps us from supporting each other also exhausts me. I wanted to support Keep The Drama on The Stage because it would be a first step to humanizing (or sister-izing) us.”

Four of the winners pose with Brooklyn Nets Kid dancer, Ciara Howard.

Eden was among several young stars who received an award at the event. Khail Toi Bryant(floral dress),  Tyrah Sky Odom(yellow sweater), and Madai Chakell(red dress) all received prestigious awards, too.

Eden was the recipient of the Mowry sisters award, given to a young actress who displays exemplary character on and off screen. Madai received the Ruby Dee Award, given to  an ingénue working towards sisterhood amongst her peers. Tyrah Skye Odom was awarded the Michelle Thomas award and Khail Toi Bryant, the Shannon Taverez award, for their commitment to the arts.

Check out photos of all the girls below!


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