I'm so elated that I get to cover the trumpet awards this weekend. It is a star studded event (with a full schedule of different activities) weekend taking place in Atlanta. This is the 3rd year the annual awards since 1993 is going to be broadcast.
For those of you who don't know The Trumpet Awards honors African-American achievements in diverse fields including law, business, politics, medicine and entertainment (celebrities). “The Trumpet Awards is more than glamour and glitz, even though we look forward to the atmosphere that adds to the occasion,” said Xernona Clayton, founder and executive producer of the Trumpets. “The Trumpet Awards send a message across America and abroad, especially to young students, that African Americans are doing things second to none and have much to be proud of.”
Now I will include the list of honorees:Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges – the Usher Raymond Altruism Award; Halle Berry – Entertainment & Pinnacle Award; Dr. T. B. Boyd III – Business; The Honorable Paul L. Brady – Legal; Danny Glover – Humanitarian; Sheila C. Johnson – Entrepreneur; Brian O. Jordan – Athlete/Developer; Dr. Vance and Dr. Vincent Moss – Medicine; Najee – Arts; Donald C. Thompson – Corporate Executive.
Tower of Power Honorees include: The Honorable Thurbert Baker, Georgia Attorney General and President, National Association of Attorneys General; Congressman Sanford Bishop, Jr., U.S. Congressman. Georgia 2nd District; The Honorable Paul Howard, Jr., Fulton County District Attorney and Chairman, National Association of District Attorneys; The Honorable Hank Johnson, U.S. Congressman, Georgia 4th District; Khalil Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, Georgia World Congress Center Authority; The Honorable Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore, Superior Court Judge; The Honorable David Scott, U.S. Congressman, Georgia 13th District; The Honorable Georganna Sinkfield, Georgia State Representative; The Honorable Calvin Smyre, Georgia State Representative and President, National Black Caucus of State Legislators; The Honorable Michael Thurmond, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Labor; The Honorable Al Williams, Georgia State Representative and Chairman, Georgia Legislative Black Caucus.
Xernona Clayton (who quoted above), is the creative force behind the first TRUMPET AWARDS and the founder, president and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc. She serves as the executive producer for the annual event. Look for the television broadcast airing of the Trumpet Awards going into syndication this year on March 3rd, followed by TV One and other broadcast outlets.