Ebony Pyramid Entertainment
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Ebony Pyramid Entertainment was founded in 1999 in Washington, DC by a veteran entertainer and businessman, DaJuan Patrick Xavier. Ebony Pyramid Entertainment (EPE) was established as a subsidiary of NEMO, Inc., a 35-year-old incorporated entertainment production company. EPE was formed to primarily serve the African-American Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community’s entertainment needs on a more mature and sophisticated level. In addition to providing quality services to its supporters, EPE has dedicated and generated charitable funds for HIV/AIDS organizations, female health and welfare concerns, Gay and Lesbian outreach programs, and overall African-American wellness.
In its first year, EPE launched its event, “The Black Gay and Lesbian Pride: Caribbean Cruisin’ – Bahamas.” The vision of the event was to create a social and networking venue, similar to the Prides held in major cities, but in a cruise format, without the restrictions of local planners. Although the description of the event stated “Black” and “LGBT” it did not mean that it was exclusively for those groups, but that everyone was invited to join and celebrate the Pride. This was proven true, as many guests brought their family members, friends, and children to the cruise event. The cruise events have been a great success. In the cruise’s first year, there were 35 guests, the second year grew to 50 guests, and the third year jumped to a miraculous number of 250 guests, and maintained a level of approximately 500 EPE registered and non-registered guests, plus its local Pre-Cruise and host city and country attendees.
In 2012, EPE reorganized and the Caribbean Cruisin event was replaced by Project Destination Pride (PDP) to expand travel and destination possibilities, other than cruise. PDP includes land-based events in foreign countries, non-contiguous USA, and the always popular cruise. Combining the past Caribbean Cruisin’ years along with PDP, it is referenced as the “EPE Travel Series” with one of the events under the new banner of, “Pride Cruisin’”.
In 2016, EPE assumed the production of a legendary February ski trip in New York. Dubbed as “Pride Ski” EPE first Pride Ski production will be held on February 2018. In 2017, “Kiburi Strong” was created to focus on health and wellness prevention and education. The word Kiburi is Swahili for Pride. Kiburi Strong programs and campaigns will be featured during all EPE events hosted in its headquarter region of Metropolitan Washington, District of Columbia, throughout the United States, and abroad.
The strength of the EPE events is its quality productions and first-class entertainers, as well as providing health and wellness awareness. EPE has had the privilege to have some of the top African-American LGBT performers, from across the country, as well as celebrity appearances.
EPE has produced and sponsored other events such as pageants, talent showcases, traveling Pride receptions, and Bayou Fest 2005 – New Orleans, Louisiana. EPE had the honor to host Bayou Fest, months prior to the tragic and unforgettable levy breaks. EPE has also supported and sponsored various Black Pride events in DC, New York, Philadelphia, Houston, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Memphis, Dallas, and Chicago.
EPE has and continues to support and collaborate with LGBTQ youth programs, HIV/AIDS programs, and other minority health and wellness outreach programs.
We are Ebony Pyramid Entertainment, “Where You’re The Main Attraction!”