On Feb. 25, Real Times Media Inc. hosted the 16th annual Who’s Who In Black Atlanta reception at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta. The organization spotlights hundreds of African American entrepreneurs and business leaders for their positive influence within the local community and for the success they’ve achieved nationally and globally.
Who’s Who is a division of the Real Times Media publishing company, which is noted as the largest owner of African American newspapers in the nation and one of the largest producers of urban content.
The Who’s Who In Black Atlanta event attracts high-profile CEOs, entrepreneurs, community leaders and other professionals who use the publication as a reference tool. This has been the definitive networking event for African Americans in Atlanta for almost 20 years.
Before the unveiling of Atlanta’s new movers and shakers, guests were served cocktails and hors d’œuvres while enjoying a live jazz performance by Anthony David. This year, CBS 46 News anchor Sharon Reed served as the mistress of ceremonies for the soiree. Among the extensive list of honorees, a select few were paid homage at this year’s ceremony, including Kim Fields, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”; Jermaine Dupri, “The Rap Game”; Nzinga Shaw, Atlanta Hawks; Mawuli Mel Davis and Robert Bozeman, Davis Bozeman Law Firm; Willie Watkins, Willie Watkins Funeral Home; Sterling Coleman, SJAC Food Groups; George Cleveland; Cricket Wireless; LaRonda Sutton, Mayor’s Office of Entertainment; Jabari Simama, Georgia Piedmont Technical College; Eddie Meyers, PNC Financial Services Group; Angelou Ezeilo, Greening Youth Foundation; Steven D. Lee, Atlanta Board of Education; and Todd Gray, Grady Hospital.
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