The 24th Annual Trumpet Awards To Be Co-Hosted By Film Stars Nia Long & Terrence J

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24th Annual Trumpet Awards Announces Hosts, Honorees, Performers and Special Guests

Actress Nia Long

The Trumpet Awards Foundation and title sponsor American Family Insurance present the 24th Annual Trumpet Awards, to celebrate and honor history-making entertainment, humanitarian, political and philanthropic individuals.

The Trumpet Awards Foundation and title sponsor American Family Insurance present the 24th Annual Trumpet Awards, to celebrate and honor history-making entertainment, humanitarian, political and philanthropic individuals. “The Best Man” and ABC sitcom “Uncle Buck” actress Nia Long and “Think Like A Man Too” and “The Perfect Match” star Terrence J, will host the black-tie ceremony, to be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The 24th Annual Trumpet Awards will premiere on Bounce TV on Friday, January 29th at 9:00 p.m. (ET) and also air in over 75 markets nationwide.

Among the prestigious list of individual honorees at this year’s ceremony include:

  •     “The Visionary Award”: GRAMMY® Award winning artist Ne-Yo
  •     “Entertainment Award”: Television and film producer Will Packer
  •     “Legend Award”: Legendary comedian and actor George Wallace
  •     “Political Leadership Award”: Special tribute to the African American Women in the United States Congress
  •     “Corporate Executive of the Year Award”: Alicia Boler-Davis, Vice President of Global Connected Customer Experience for General Motors
  •      “Education Award”: Dr. Curtis Ivery, Chancellor of Wayne Community College District in Michigan
  •     “The Phoenix Award”: Alexis M. Herman, Former Secretary of Labor and Chair & CEO of New Ventures
  •     “Global Humanitarian Award”: HRH Princess Basmah Bint Saud, International Humanitarian

Award-winning and celebrated presenters include actors Regina Hall; Michael Ealy; Bryshere “Yazz” Gray; Clifton Powell; Christian Keys; R&B recording artist Al B. Sure and journalist Ed Gordon; among many others.

Kicking-off the show will be a special tribute performance to the iconic group Salt-N-Pepa, celebrating their 30-year anniversary in hip-hop. The tribute will feature special performances by Salt-N-Pepa, as well as with rappers MC Lyte, Yo-Yo and Monie Love.

Other performers gracing the stage at this year’s milestone show will include R&B and jazz singer Andra Day; R&B singer-songwriters Vivian Green; Kelly Price; Joe; Raheem DeVaughn and gospel singer Deitrick Haddon.

The Trumpet Awards was conceived, founded, and nurtured by Ms. Xernona Clayton, who has built the Awards and Trumpet Awards Foundation into a renowned testimonial around the world. “We have come so far since we started this project in 1993 and I am extremely appreciative to those individuals who saw the vision and who have worked with us for over twenty years. We are most jubilant to bring this event to the world and to celebrate the achievements of those who had an impact on our community,” says Ms. Clayton.

The support of corporate sponsors is vital to helping make the production of the Trumpet Awards possible; presenting sponsor American Family Insurance, and other major corporate partners include: FedEx, Delta Air Lines, Cadillac, Nordstrom, The Coca-Cola Company, Home Depot, Turner Construction and MGM. The red carpet will be sponsored by Carnival Corporation.

For more information about past honorees, presenters, performers, and information about The Trumpet Awards Foundation, visit http://www.trumpetfoundation.org.

About American Family Insurance
Madison, Wis.– based American Family Insurance is the nation's third-largest mutual property/casualty insurance company and ranks 358th on the Fortune 500 list. The company sells American Family-brand products, including auto, homeowners, life, business and farm/ranch insurance, through its exclusive agents in 19 states. American Family affiliates (The General, Homesite and AssureStart) also provide options for consumers who want to manage their insurance matters directly over the Internet or by phone. Web: http://www.amfam.com; Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/amfam; Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/amfam. Google+ plus.google.com/+amfam/.

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