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In Loving Memory of

It is with great sadness that we share the news that two long time members of our
BSICS family have made their transitions and have now joined the ancestors.
Robert J. Dale is one of the original founders of Betty Shabazz International Charter
Schools. He served as the first chairman of our board of directors. Bob has a long
history with our family of institutions. All of his children attended New Concept School
and Betty Shabazz. Bob was a powerful businessman, having founded the Robert J.
Dale Advertising Company. He was active in the community always supporting efforts
to empower our community. He is survived by his wife Cathy Dale and three adult sons.
Bob’s memorial service will be held on April 18 th at Trinity United Church from 10AM to
12 noon.

Mama Roberta Ingram served as a teacher for decades in both New Concept School
and Betty Shabazz. Mama Roberta taught science. She is the creator of our urban
gardening program, engaging our children and families in healthy lifestyles, growing
fruits and vegetables; and developing entrepreneurial skills in organizing food markets
to sell their produce. Mama Roberta sent her children and her grandchildren to both
New Concept School and Betty Shabazz. Her daughter Mama Niambi Ingram ran the
Shabazz African dance program for many years before she joined the ancestors. After
the passing of her daughter Niambi, Mama Roberta took on the responsibility of raising
her grandchildren, all of whom attended Betty Shabazz. Mama Roberta was always
active in our cultural community across the city. A memorial for Mama Roberta will be
held later this spring. We will announce when the date has been set.

To the families of Bob and Mama Roberta, we share our condolences. We are honored
and blessed to have been able to work, love and laugh with them as friends and
colleagues. They have each given their love and commitments to do good to their
families, their friends, their community and indeed the world.


We will always remember
them and honor them. We remain here always for their families.

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