Welcome, Travelers, to the Television lane on the Black Information Highway and The Mid-South Tribune ONLINE...Welcome, Travelers, to the 21st Century Underground Railroad...Subscribe FREE today to the BIHMST Channel on YouTube...

 

Search for:

 

 

 

Entertainment BIH LanesMain Lane States Lane   Adobe Reader

Findings

TV Police

Lanes

Blogs

TV Links

BIHMST Stores

Black Information Highway Blog

BIHMST Channel on YouTube

Movie Entrance

Television

 
 
   

Travelers, to article in SPORTS DETOUR print edition MST sports 1 and MST sports 5

           Actors Nia Long And Mike Epps To Co-Host The 24th Annual Trumpet Awards, Sponsored By American Family Insurance

 

HONOREES TO INCLUDE: GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ARTIST NE-YO, TV PRODUCER WILL PACKER, COMEDIAN GEORGE WALLACE & THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS

ATLANTA, Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Trumpet Awards Foundation and title sponsor American Family Insurance present the24th Annual Trumpet Awards, to celebrate and honor history-making entertainment, humanitarian, political and philanthropic individuals. "The Best Man" actress Nia Long and "Survivor's Remorse" actor Mike Epps, co-stars of the upcoming ABC sitcom Uncle Buck, will host the black-tie ceremony, to be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The 24th Annual Trumpet Awards will air on Bounce TV and nationally in over 75 markets.

 

Among the prestigious list of individual honorees at this year's ceremony include GRAMMY® Award winning and platinum-selling artistNe-Yo, who will be presented with "The Visionary Award;" television and film producer Will Packer, who will be honored with the "Entertainment Award;" legendary comedian and actor George Wallace will receive the "Legend Award" and Alicia Boler-Davis, EVP and COO of General Motors will be honored with the "Corporate Executive of the Year Award."

In a very special tribute, the African American Women in the United States Congress will be presented with the distinguished "Political Leadership Award" in recognition of their unparalleled leadership and steadfast work in representing their constituents and promoting diversity.

Dr. Curtis Ivery, Chancellor of Wayne Community College will receive the "Education Award;" Alexis M. Herman, Former Secretary of Labor and Chair & CEO of New Ventures will be presented with "The Phoenix Award;" and HRH Princess Basmah Bint Saud, International Humanitarian, will be honored with the "Global Humanitarian Award."

The Trumpet Awards was conceived, founded, and nurtured by Ms.Xernona Clayton, who has built the Awards and Awards Foundation into a renowned testimonial around the world. "We have come so far since we started this project in 1993 and I am extremely appreciative to those individuals who saw the vision and who have worked with us for over twenty years.  We are most jubilant to bring this event to the world and to celebrate the achievements of those who had an impact on our community," says Ms. Clayton.

"We're proud to partner with the Trumpet Awards Foundation and Ms. Xernona Clayton to continue their legacy of honoring fearless dreamers from all walks of life. We believe the spirit of these honorees will continue to inspire a younger generation to give birth to their dreams," says Telisa Yancy, American Family Insurance VP of Marketing.

The 2015 Trumpet Awards was a major success. Hosted by Laila Ali and Dolvett Quince, honorees included Jamie Foxx, Tommy Hilfiger, Janelle Monae, The Isley Brothers and Lou Brock. For more information about past honorees, presenters, performers, and information about The Trumpet Awards Foundation, visit www.trumpetfoundation.org. 

The support of corporate sponsors is vital to helping make the production of the Trumpet Awards possible; major corporate partners include: American Family Insurance, FedEx, Delta Air Lines, Cadillac, Nordstrom, The Coca-Cola Company, Home Depot, Turner Construction and MGM. The red carpet will be sponsored by Carnival Cruise Line.

About American Family Insurance

Madison, Wis.– based American Family Insurance is the nation's third-largest mutual property/casualty insurance company and ranks 358th on the Fortune 500 list. The company sells American Family-brand products, including auto, homeowners, life, business and farm/ranch insurance, through its exclusive agents in 19 states. American Family affiliates (The General, Homesite and AssureStart) also provide options for consumers who want to manage their insurance matters directly over the Internet or by phone. Web: www.amfam.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/amfam; Twitter: www.twitter.com/amfam. Google+plus.google.com/+amfam/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        Chief DD

States