Actress Tichina Arnold hosted the 2015 Triumph Awards, which took place in Atlanta last Saturday night (September 12, 2015).
The event, presented by Reverend Al Sharpton, National Action Network (NAN) and TV One, was filmed in at 200 Peachtree. Now in its 6th year, the event aimed to recognize the impact its honorees have made on our society.
This year’s honorees included Tyrese Gibson, Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, Wanda Sykes & Rosalind Hudnell.
Presenters included Afemo Omilami, Danielle Nicolet, Darrin Henson, Donnie Simpson, Nicole Beharie, Soledad O’Brien, Syleena Johnson, Richard Lawson, Patrik-Ian Polk and Terri J. Vaughn.
Musical performances included Tyrese, Tasha Cobbs, Estelle, Jazmine Sullivan, Ledisi, Chante Moore, Stokley Williams and the Youth Ensemble of Atlanta. Award winning hip-hop artist, T.I. delivered an original spoken word piece titled “United We Stand”, urging youth to not lose focus on the meaning behind the Black Lives Matter movement.
Musical Director and house band for the night was The Robert Glasper Experiment.
More details + photos from the 2015 Triumph Awards below…
Recording artist and philanthropist Tyrese Gibson was presented the Entertainer of the Year honor by Martin Luther King III and received a special taped message from friend and fellow entertainer Ludacris. After the singer received his award, he took the stage to perform his single “Shame.”
Rev. Dr. Joseph Echols Lowery received the Chairman’s Award for Historic & Transformative Service.
Emmy award winning comedienne, actress and producer Wanda Sykes received the Activism in the Arts honor for her years of service to youth homelessness and engagement within the LGBT community.
Chief Diversity Officer and Global Director of Education and External Relations for Intel, Rosalind Hudnell was presented the honor of Corporate Executive of the Year in support of her distinguished leadership within the corporate sector, the award was presented by CNN’s Solidad O’brien.
Rapper T.I. delivered a spoken word piece titled “United We Stand,” urging youth to not lose focus and the meaning behind the Black Lives Matter movement.
The night’s final honor, the President’s Award for Service and Humanitarian Efforts, was presented to John Legend for his work as a vocal champion for social justice.
The 2015 Triumph Awards will air on Saturday, October 3 at 8PM/ET on TV One.
(photos courtesy of National Action Network + Instagram)
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