National Action Network (NAN) & Reverend Al. Sharpton To Host 2nd Annual Triumph Awards At Rose Hall At Lincoln Center October 19th—
NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) & REVEREND AL SHARPTON TO HOST 2ND ANNUAL TRIUMPH AWARDS AT ROSE HALL AT LINCOLN CENTER OCTOBER 19TH—
HONOREES INCLUDE TYLER PERRY, CHRIS & MALAAK ROCK, JUDGE GREG MATHIS, TINA THOMPSON FROM THE LA SPARKS & MORE
October 4, 2011-(New York, NY)-National Action Network (NAN) and Reverend Al Sharpton will host the 2nd annual Triumph Awards on October 19th, 2011 at Jazz at Lincoln Center honoring those who have made a positive impact beyond their performance on stage, in the arts, in sports, and in the community. The event begins at 8 p.m. and there will be a media photo opportunity at 7:15p.m.
This year’s honorees include: Tyler Perry, Tyler Perry Studios, who is receiving the Chairman’s Award for Historic and Transformative Service and Chris & Malaak Rock, The Angel Rock Project, who are getting the President’s Award for Service and Humanitarian Efforts. Additional honorees include: Marva Smalls, Viacom, Nickelodeon, Jimmie Lee Solomon, Major League Baseball, Tina Thompson, Los Angeles Sparks, Maurice Cox, PepsiCo; Attorney General Kamala Harris, State of California, the Honorable Judge Greg Mathis. The evening will feature a performance by The Cast of Layon Gray’s Award Winning play Black Angels Over Tuskegee starring Lamman Rucker as well as a special musical performance by Multi-Platinum recording artist Joe. The event will be hosted by NBC News correspondent Mara Schiavocampo. The event co-chairs are Tonya Lee, Author & Producer and Paula Madison CEO of Madison Media Management.
NAN held the inaugural National Action Network Triumph Awards on November 15, 2010 at Rose Hall in Jazz at Lincoln Center. Honorees included: world renowned musician, six-time Grammy Award winner and education activist John Legend who received the Triumph Education Award, Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad, Fela! The Broadway Musical, Cathy Hughes, founder and chairperson of Radio One, Inc., Reverend Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, senior pastor of Grace Baptist Church and Chairman of National Action Network, the family of the late George Steinbrenner, and Television Commentator and activist Julie Menin. A special highlight included a surprise Triumph award to New York Governor David Paterson. The event was hosted by MSNBC TV hosts Ed Schultz and NBC News correspondent Mara Schiavocampo.
This has been a pivotal year for National Action Network as the organization marked its 20-year anniversary in April with a successful convention that included a keynote address by President Barack Obama. The Keepers of the Dream Awards honored Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Samuel and Latanya R, Jackson; Jim Brown, NFL Hall of Famer, Amer-I-Can Foundation, and others. There were remarks by Dr. William Cosby. The Triumph Awards are being held the same month that the founder and president Reverend Al Sharpton marks his 57th birthday and the launch of his daily television show on MSNBC “Politics Nation.”