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October 2: TV One's 'Triumph Awards' Airs

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Rev. Al Sharpton, Teyonah Parris, Brad Siegel and Tichina Arnold

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.  

 

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Honoree Spike Lee

 

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.

 

 

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Honoree Jermaine Dupri

 

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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Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.