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“Black-ish,” Angie Tribeca star and two-time EMMY® nominated writer and actor Deon Cole and “Rosewood,” “The Real Husbands of Hollywood” and seven-time NAACP ImageAward nominated actress Nicole Ari Parker host an exciting night of inspiration, history and crowd-rousing performances at the 25th annual Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African American achievements and contributions is set…

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It was the season for celebrating Black excellence at the 2016 Trumpet Awards, but along with the star-studded event came a-not-so glamorous winter storm causing dozens of notable faces not to be in attendance for the anticipated show. The chaos began outside where hundreds of media outlets stood in 30-degree weather for nearly two hours waiting…

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The 23rd Annual Trumpet Awards ceremony was held last night at Cobb Energy Center in suburban Atlanta. Popular TV personalities, honorees and celebrities were in full regalia at the highly touted event celebrating achievement. The red carpet looks ranged from lace to leopard. Jovani, the popular prom dress designer, made the biggest splash on the carpet. Many opted…

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“I created the Trumpet Awards about 24 years ago when I was working at Turner Broadcasting, a CNN operation, and wanted very much to present the contributions of African Americans in a very dignified way. I was tired of watching television and seeing [my] people [depicted] as buffoons, in comedic roles or just being silly. Our lives…

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The Motherless Daughters Foundation held its Soaring to Greater Heights Aviation Enrichment and Mentoring Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at the Commerce Club Atlanta located at 191 Peachtree St. in downtown Atlanta and announced its partnership with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. “I feel like today is a celebration for this terrific organization, a celebration…

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Rolling out celebrated community influencers on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the Steed Society’s ninth annual Top 25 Women of Atlanta awards celebration at the Twelve hotel (Atlantic Station). In attendance were Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed; City Council President Ceasar Mitchell; Peter Thomas; and reality TV star, model and entrepreneur Cynthia Bailey, who received the…

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Xernona Clayton is founder, president and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation Inc., and creator and executive producer of the organization’s Trumpet Awards. The Trumpet Awards is a prestigious event highlighting African American accomplishments and contributions. Clayton began her television career in 1967 and became the South’s first black person to have her own television show.…

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The Second Annual Georgia Entertainment Gala was touted as an awards ceremony to honor the excellence of Georgia’s Entertainment industry professionals and esteemed influencers across multiple platforms including: “Community Leadership,” “Rising Star” and “Best Actor,” Georgia’s brightest stars. The black tie affair was themed Roaring 20s. Actors Abigail Spencer and Tyler Lepley served as the…

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PHILADELPHIA – In conjunction with the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the historic “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,” including Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the 2013 National Urban League Conference gets underway, appropriately enough, in the City of Brotherly Love. Operating within the prism of “Rebuild America” with jobs…

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The all girl empowerment organization, Sisters of Today and Tomorrow (SOT) celebrated its 9th annual Women’s History Month program, “Celebrating Women of Color… The Image of Women in Television.” The goal of the program was to “transform the way women and girls communicate, ” according the Karen Mason who served as program’s chairperson. “As SOT kicks-off our…

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ATLANTA— The annual Trumpet Awards celebrated the beautiful voice of Charlie Wilson, the designing brilliance of General Motors’ vice president of design Ed Welburn, the masterful singing of Chaka Khan and the humanitarian efforts of former NBA star Alonzo Mourning at the televised gala sponsored by Cadillac. At the pre-show “Cadillac Conversations” brunch, held at…

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Celebrities hit the red carpet looking absolutely stunning in their formal attire at the 22nd annual Trumpet Awards was held at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta,Ga. on Saturday, Jan. 26. Rolling out captured all the action. Celebrity on the scene included Chaka Kahn, Fantasia,Pastor Paula White, Syleena Johnson, Tika Sumpter, Demetria McKinney and a host of…

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The Trumpet Awards Foundation announced the 2013 Trumpet Awards honorees at a press conference in Atlanta. The Trumpet Awards ceremony is one of the most respected televised award shows saluting African American achievement in the world. The following Trumpet Award honorees will attend and receive their award at the ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at 4…

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There will be a parade of stars at several college graduation commencement ceremonies this season. Take a look. Arne  Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, will deliver the address at Howard  University. The 144th Commencement Convocation happens on Saturday, May 12. Honorees are musician and humanitarian John  Legend, MSNBC host Chris Matthews, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author and alumna …

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On Saturday, Jan. 7, I attended the 20th Annual Trumpet Awards. I have attended this star studded affair for over six years now and its truly an affair that you don’t want to miss. With the Trumpet Awards many celebrities grace the red carpet looking extra fabulous and this year was no different. On the…

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Trumpet Awards founder Xernona Clayton brought firepower to help her ring in the 20th anniversary of the civic awards program at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta. Legend Aretha Franklin, Blair Underwood, Tyrese, the Braxton Sisters, Rev. Run of the venerated Run DMC, Cynthia Bailey of “Real Housewives of Atlanta, soul legends Earth,…

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