Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame Black History Month Induction Ceremony and Brunch Celebration.
On February 28th, 2023, Hosted held its 4th installation of the Crown Jewel of Excellence™ Black History Month Class of 2023 Induction Ceremony and Brunch Celebration at the Thompson Buckhead Hotel. The event was followed by The Black History Month Celebratory Brunch. VIPs in attendance included Will Packer, Yolanda Adams, Dallas Austin, Vashawn Mitchell, Mayor Andre Dickens, Representative Park Cannon, Isaac Carree, Wardell Malloy, and founders Catherine Brewton, Hon. Erica Thomas, Demmette Guirdy, and Michael T. Mauldin.
The event honored three distinguished inductees. Ambassador Andrew Young, a leader in the Civil Rights movement, is renowned for his legacy as a civic activist, elected official, groundbreaking ambassador, social entrepreneur, and adviser to presidents. He currently leads the Andrew J. Young Foundation's efforts to develop visionary leaders who will create sustainable global approaches to economic development, poverty alleviation, and hunger.
Danny Glover, an award-winning actor, producer, and humanitarian, has been a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program, focusing on issues of poverty, disease, and economic development in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. He currently serves as UNICEF Ambassador.
Dr. Bobby Jones, an acclaimed singer, has released 14 albums, toured internationally, and won many awards, including Stellar Awards, Dove Awards, and a Grammy Award. He is often credited with giving gospel music its first national stage. Bobby Jones Gospel, started in 1980, is the longest continuously running show on cable and a Sunday morning staple of Black Entertainment Television.
The Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame, a joint initiative by the Black American Music Association and the Georgia Entertainment Caucus, will honor iconic individuals and organizations that have impacted Black culture and community alongside those who continue to lead us into the future. The Black American Music Association, founded in 2017, is a professional membership trade organization for music industry professionals, creators, scholars, music industry stakeholders, and communities interested in preserving, protecting, and promoting the legacy and the future of Authentic Black American Music as an indigenous art form. The Georgia Entertainment Caucus, an Atlanta-based organization, is focused on fostering systematic programs that bridge the gap between the Georgia Political Sector and the entertainment industry.
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