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Rev. Al Sharpton & NAN to Host the 2019 Triumph Awards at the World Renowned Apollo Theater

Oct 15, 2019

Naturi Naughton, Alicia Garza, Van Jones, Dominique Morisseau, Ivy McGregor and Isaiah Thomas to be honored by NAN

New York, NY. (October 15, 2019) – On Monday, October 21, at 6:30 pm at The Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, Rev. Al. Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN) will recognize a range of leaders influencing Black culture at the Triumph Awards. Honorees include leaders in civil rights and social justice, the arts, entertainment, education, business, and sports. Each recipient has made a positive impact on society by utilizing their talents and resources to help change humanity in their respective fields and NAN will recognize and shine a light on how these leaders use their platforms to further the social justice agenda.

At a time when the country’s current administration is continually trying to reverse the efforts and progress of the civil rights movement, NAN’s activism is needed more than ever. This year’s honorees include individuals who recognized the power in their voice and utilized it to positively impact and engage their communities. The Triumph Awards honorees include: Naturi Naughton, award-winning actress, singer and songwriter; Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and a leading organizer, writer and the Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance; Van Jones, a criminal justice leader who continuously sheds light on injustices through his work as CEO of REFORM Alliance and his CNN show “The Van Jones Show”; Ivy McGregor, a licensed ordained minister, author and CEO of Ivy Inc. & Social Responsibility/ BEYGOOD; Dominique Morisseau, an actress and playwright whose work reflects and highlights the lives of individuals and communities grappling with economic and social changes; and NBA Hall of Famer Isaiah Thomas, a businessman, philanthropist and one who dedicates his free time enhancing youths’ access to academic enrichment programs and recreation through his non-profit Mary’s Court named after his mother. The Triumph Awards will be hosted by award-winning NY1 anchor and author Cheryl Wills with a performance by award-winning gospel singer-songwriter Le’Andria Johnson.


​Rev. Al Sharpton, President & Founder National Action Network (NAN)


Naturi Naughton, award-winning actress & singer-songwriter
Alicia Garza, Co-founder of Black Lives Matter & civil rights leader
Van Jones, CEO of REFORM, news commentator, author & attorney
Isaiah Thomas, retired NBA Player & Hall of Famer, business leader and philanthropist
Dominique Morisseau, actress & American playwright
Ivy McGregor, global business leader

Performances by gospel singer Le’Andria Johnson, The Greater Allen AME Cathedral Ensemble, Grace Baptist Church Choir, and the Cast of “Ain’t Too Proud The Life & Times of The Temptations.”


​Monday, October 21, 2019
Media Check-in 6:15 p.m.


​Apollo Theatre
253 West 125th Street
New York, NY

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**Upon arrival, all photo and video media must check in at security (the silver door to the right of the main entrance on 125th St) to receive their photo or video passes.