October 2: TV One's 'Triumph Awards' Airs
The 2016 "Triumph Awards" will air Sunday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. EST on TV One. The awards ceremony is presented each year by the Reverend Al Sharpton‘s National Action Network (NAN). The 'Triumph Awards' recognizes distinguished individuals and corporations in civil rights, the arts, entertainment, education, business and sports.
This year’s honorees include hip hop superstar and music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs; legendary film director Spike Lee; music mogul Jermaine Dupri; Attorney Benjamin Crump; FedEx executive Gina Adams and Tim Murphy of Mastercard. “Survivor’s Remorse” actress and beloved TV and film star Tichina Arnold serves as this year's host.
Celebrity presenters and performers that walked the red carpet included TV One President Brad Siegel, TV and film star Nick Cannon, R&B crooner Joe, “Survivor’s Remorse” star Erica Ash, TV and film star Larenz Tate, Grammy winner and RHOA Kandi Burruss, “Hollywood Divas” star Lisa Wu, “Queen Sugar” actor Dondre Whitfield, TV and film actor Carl Payne, “Empire” actress and music star V. Bozeman, “Survivor’s Remorse” actress Teyonah Parris, “If Loving You is Wrong” actress April Parker Jones, recording star BJ the Chicago Kid, WNBA star Angel McCoughtry, comedic actor JB Smoove, James Brown’s daughters Dr. Yamma and Deanna Brown-Thomas.
Other celebrities included “Saints and Sinners” star Clifton Powell, “Born For This” stars Juan and Deborah Joy Winans, gospel sensation Jekalyn Carr, TV and fashion personality Fonzworth Bentley, media maven Ebony Steele, Recording artist Cristina Quinones, TV and film star Pooch Hall, TV and film actress Denise Boutte and the Mothers of the Movement: Sybrina Fulton (Trayvon Martin), Gwen Carr (Eric Garner) and Leslie McSpadden (Mike Brown).
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