Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry will be recognized in tonight’s inaugural URBAN ONE HONORS presented by TV One at 8 p.m.
The stellar show, hosted by comedian and REACH Media Syndicated Radio Personality DL Hughley, will honor such notables as Jermaine Dupri, April Ryan, Brandy, Tom Joyner, Marvin Sapp, DJ Khaled, June Ambrose, Doc Walker, Shaun King, Benny Pough, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Jade Novah, Dr. Nadia Lopez, Tracy Martin, Sybrina Fulton and Rotimi.
The URBAN ONE HONORS was developed to acknowledge and honor individuals or organizations that have made an extraordinary impact on society and culture. The awards show was taped live at The Anthem Theater in Washington, DC on December 9, 2018.
“All of us at Urban One are dedicated to showcasing and celebrating the very best of us,” said Urban One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes. “We’re providing platforms for urban content. We are in the black people business and proud of it.”
Musical highlights for the evening include performances from Marvin Sapp, K-Ci of Jodeci, Elle Varner, and ATL’s own Avery*Sunshine.
Featured presenters include Q Parker of 112, Record Executive LA Reid, Tom Joyner Morning Show Senior Analyst Roland Martin, TV Personality Traci Braxton, Retired NFL Player Fred Smoot, Journalist Gia Peppers, singer Ray J, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, Rapper Da Brat, Producer Bryan Michael Cox, Political Commentator Symone Sanders, MGM’s Chief Diversity Officer Phyllis James, REACH Media Radio Personality Griff and Jamar Sapp.
Watch a sneak peek + images from the show below:
CATHY HUGHES + TOM JOYNER + ELLE VARNER
AVERY*SUNSHINE + ROLAND MARTIN
TRACI BRAXTON + CATHY HUGHES
Photo Credits: James Demarco for TV One Urban Honors