Posted by | Ray Cornelius
The stars aligned last night for The Triumph Awards. The private ceremony took place at the historic Tabernacle Concert Hall in the heart of downtown Atlanta, GA. Yours truly was in the building to capture all of the red carpet action.
The Triumph Awards are presented each year by Reverend Al Sharpton‘s National Action Network (NAN). The invitation only event recognizes distinguished individuals and corporations in civil rights, the arts, entertainment, education, business and sports. The show was taped before a live audience and will premiere on Sunday, October 2 at 7 p.m. EST on TV One.
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 served as the host.
Celebrity presenters and performers that walk 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, “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).
Check out all of the photos below:
Honoree Benjamin Crump
BJ the Chicago Kid
Deborah Joy Winans and Juan Winans
Tichina Arnold throwing up the Lupus advocate sign
Brad Siegel with Kandi Burruss
Fonzworth Bentley and his wife Faune Bentley
April Parker Jones
Honoree Gina Adams FedEx Corporation
Rev. Al Sharpton playing with Tichina‘s gown
Honoree Tim Murphy Mastercard
Honoree Benjamin Crump and his mother
Clifton Powell and guests
Bart Phillips and guest
Dr. Yamma Brown and Deanna Brown-Thomas
Carl Payne and Dondre Whitfield
aka “Cockroach” and “Robert” from “The Cosby Show”
Lisa Wu and guest
Music mogul Michael Mauldin
Tim Murphy, Brad Siegel, Teyonah Parris, Tichina Arnold
and Rev. Al Sharpton sharing a laugh on the red carpet
The Mothers of the Movement ~ Gwen Carr (Eric Garner),
Leslie McSpadden (Mike Brown) and Sybrina Fulton (Trayvon Martin)
Photo Credits: RayCornelius.com