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TONIGHT! NBAF presents 'The Art of Giving Virtual Benefit Gala' + 'Horizon Awards' (VIDEO)

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(NBAF) The National Black Arts presents The Art of Giving Virtual Benefit Gala TONIGHT at 6:30 p.m. EST on the organization's website---NBAF.org. It is also the launch of the first inaugural Horizon Awards where emerging talent in art, film and music will be recognized. The event will also feature live performances, a silent auction and much more.

The Horizon Awards seeks to help aspiring artists of African descent to scale their careers and provide them with the marketing and promotional tools to complete their projects and go to the next level. 

Check out the recent UPFRONT interview with NBAF managing director Stephanie Owens, artistic director Tiffany LaTrice and Horizon Award Music Honoree Troop Brand as they talk about what viewers can expect during tonight's show. 

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.