TV One Partners With National Action Network (NAN) And Reverend Al Sharpton To Premiere First-Ever Television Airing Of The Triumph Awards—
For Immediate Release
MEDIA ALERT: ACTRESS TICHINA ARNOLD TO HOST THE 2015 TRIUMPH AWARDS PRESENTED BY NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK AND TV ONE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 IN ATLANTA, GA & WILL JOIN REV. AL SHARPTON & NAN IN HONORING JOHN LEGEND, WANDA SYKES, TYRESE GIBSON, REV. DR. JOSEPH LOWERY & OTHER DIGNITARIES AT THE TAPING THAT WILL AIR EXCLUSIVELY ON TV ONE IN OCTOBER
WHO: Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN)
Host: Tichina Arnold
Honorees: Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, John Legend, Tyrese Gibson, Wanda Sykes, Rosalind Hudnell
Performances: Tyrese Gibson, Jazmine Sullivan, Estelle, Ledisi, Tasha Cobbs
Musical Director: Robert Glasper
Presenters: Mayor Kasim Reed, Nicole Beharie, Soledad O¹Brien, Syleena Johnson, Afemo Omilami, Richard Lawson and Patrik-Ian Polk
WHAT: 2015 Triumph Awards presented by National Action Network and TV One
WHEN: Saturday, September 12, 2015
WHERE: 200 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 206, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
TIME: 5:30PM – Media check-in
6:00PM – Red carpet arrivals
7:30PM – Carpet closes
CONTACT: 135th Street Agency: Saptosa Foster –404-554-6251 or [email protected]
TV One: Lameka Lucas: 301-755-2826 or [email protected]
National Action Network: Rachel Noerdlinger: 212-681-1380 or [email protected]
Press must send all coverage links to [email protected], post-event.
(ATLANTA, GA) – September 2, 2015 – In a year defined by civil rights cases that have galvanized the country, the National Action Network (NAN) and Reverend Al Sharpton are partnering with TV One to present the first-ever television broadcast of The 2015 Triumph Awards.
Hosted by Tichina Arnold, the esteemed ceremony will be filmed on Saturday, September 12, 2015 in Atlanta, GA, and will recognize the positive impact this year’s honorees have made upon society. Among the honorees are civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Joseph Echols Lowery; award-winning singer and humanitarian John Legend; recording artist and philanthropist Tyrese Gibson; Emmy-award® winning comedienne, actress and producer Wanda Sykes; and Chief Diversity Officer and Global Director of Education and External Relations for Intel Rosalind Hudnell. The awards special will premiere exclusively on TV One this October.
The 2015 Triumph Awards presented by National Action Network and TV One recognizes distinguished individuals and corporations in civil rights, the arts, entertainment, education, business and sports. Honorees have made a positive impact on society by utilizing their talents and resources to help those within under-resourced communities.
The 2015 Triumph Awards are executive produced by Bart Phillips of Sunseeker Entertainment and Christina Norman of Gemini Entertainment. Janaye Ingram is Executive Director of National Action Network. Craig Henry is Executive in Charge of Production and D’Angela Proctor is Head of Original Programing and Production for TV One.
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National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.
About TV One:
Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvone.tv) serves 57 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. The network is the exclusive home of News One Now, the only live daily news program targeting Black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK, www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners.
Rev. Al Sharpton
Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery