Triumph Award 2015

TV ONE

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CELEBRATES AN EVENING OF EXCELLENCE WITH THE 2015 TRIUMPH AWARDS HOSTED BY TICHINA ARNOLD ON OCTOBER 3,  2015 AT 8PM/ET.
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TV ONE ANNOUNCED THE INAUGURAL TELEVISION BROADCAST OF THE 2015 TRIUMPH AWARDS PRESENTED BY REVEREND AL SHARPTON AND NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) THAT WILL AIR ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 3. AT 8 PM /ET. FILMED IN ATLANTA GA AND HOSTED BY TICHINA ARNOLD.THIS ESTEEM CEREMONY RECOGNIZES THE TRIUMPHANT IMPACT THAT THIS YEARS HONOREES HAVE MADE ON SOCIETY.

WITH A BODY OF WORK AS A CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER, ACTIVIST AND MINISTER , SPANNING OVER EIGHT DECADES , REV. DR JOSEPH E LOWERY RECEIVED THE CHAIRMANS AWARD FOR HISTORIC AND TRANSFORMATIVE SERVICE FROM DR.W FRANKLYN RICHARDSON AND REVEREND AL SHARPTON.

RECORDING ARTIST AND PHILANTROPIST TYRESE GIBSON WAS PRESENTED THE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR HONOR BY MARTIN LUTHER KING 111 AND RECEIVED A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM FELLOW FRIEND AND ENTERTAINER LUDACRIS.
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EMMY AWARD  WINNING COMEDIENNE WANDA SYKES  RECEIVED THE ACTIVISM IN THE ARTS HONOR FOR HER YEARS OF SERVICE OF YOUTH HOMELESSNESS.

CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER AND GLOBAL DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS FOR INTEL ROSALIND HUDNELL WAS PRESENTED WITH THE HONOR OF CORPORATE EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR IN SUPPORT OF HER DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP WTH THE CORPORATE SECTOR.

THE NIGHTS FINAL HONOR , THE PRESIDENTS AWARDS FOR SERVICES AND HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS WAS PRESENTED TO   JOHN LEGEND FOR HIS WORK AS VOCAL CHAMPION FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE.ALTHOUGH NOT PRESENT TO ACCEPT THE AWARD. JOHN LEGEBD GAVE THE AUDIENCE  A SPECIAL SURPRISE IN A PRE- RECORDED ACCEPTANCE SPEECH  BY SINGING ” WAKE UP EVERYBODY” BEFORE TURNING IT OVER TO TICHINA ARNOLD WHO CLOSED THE SHOW.

THE STAR -STUDDED EVENT INCLUDED  APPEARANCES BY PRESENTERS ALFEMO OMILAMI, CARL PAYNE, DANIELLE NOCOLET,DARRIN HENSON, DONNIE SIMPSON,SOLIDAD  O’ BRIEN,SELEENA JOHNSON,RICHARD LAWSON, PATRICK – IAN POLK AND TERRY J.VAUGHN.LEGENDARY HIP HOP ARTIST CHUBB ROCK SERVED AS ANNOUNCER DURING THE SHOW.

MUSICAL PERFORANCES THROUGHOUT THE SHOW PRESENTED  A POSITVE AND UPLIFTING SCORE OF EXCELLENCE.
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AWARD WINNING  HIP HOP ARTIST TI DELIVERED AN ORIGINAL SPOKEN WORD PIECE TITLED ” UNITED WE STAND” , URGING YOUTH TO NOT USE THE SPIRIT OF ACTIVISM TO ELAVATE THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE.

IN A SOUL STIRRING PERFORMANCE GOSPEL ARTIST TASHA COBBS BROUGHT THE CROWD TO THEIR FEET WITH A MEDLEY INCLUDING THE TELIVISION DEBUT OF “PUT A PRAISE ON IT” AND GRAMMY WINNING SINGLE ” BOOK EVERY CHAIN”.

THE YOUTH ENSEMBLE OF ATLANTA ( YEA) THE SOUTH’ S LEADING AFRICAN AMERICAN THEATRE COMPANY FOR YOUNG ADULTS, UNVEILED “PUT YOUR GUNS UP”, A MOVING PERFORMANCE TRIBUTE RECOUNTING THE VICTIMS OF UNFORTUNATE DEATHS AS A RESULT OF GUN VIOLENCE.

LED BY THE PROGRAM’ S  MUSICAL DIRECTOR ROBERT CLASPER, HOUSE BAND.THE ROBERT CLASPER EXPERIMENT PERFORMED A TOUCHING RENDITION OF “IM DYING OF THIRST”.
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GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ESTELLE PERFORMED HER ANTHEM OF PERSERVERANCE “CONQUEROR” IN HONOR OF THE INSPIRATIONAL WORK THAT  REV.DR.JOSEPH E LOWERY HAS DONE FOR THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT.

SINGER ,SONGWRITER CHANTE MOORE WAS JOINED BY R&B ARTIST STOKLEY WILLIAMS FOR AN ENCHANTING PERFORMANCE OF ” SOMEDAY WE’LL ALL BE FREE’.

LEDISI , A  LEADING JAZZ RECORDING ARTIST AND ACTRESS WITH CREDITS INCLUDING THE ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED FILM SELMA, PERFORMED HER HIT SINGLE “GONNA BE ALRIGHT” CHAMPIONED REV. AL SHARPTON .
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MULTI – HYBERNATE ENTERTAINER AND DISTINGUISHED HONOREE TYRESE , TOOK TO THE STAGE FOR A ROUSING PERFORMANCE OF HIS CHART – TOPPING HIT SINGLE ” SHAME’.

PAYING TRIBUTE TO NINA SIMONE’S LEGACY OF ACTIVISM THROUGH THE MUSIC MEDIUM. GRAMMY NOMINATED SINGER JAZMINE SULLIVAN PERFORMED “BALTIMORE”, A SONG FROM NINA SIMONE’S 1978 ALBUM THAT IS ONCE AGAIN A REFLECTION OF TIMES.
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TICHINA ARNOLD CHANNELED THE GODFATHER OF SOUL, JAMES BROWN FOR A SHOW STOPPING COVER OF ” I GOT THE FEELIN’. WENT ON TO REUNITE WITH HER MARTIN CO STAR CARL PAYNE,WHO ALSO SERVED AS A WRITER  FOR THE PROGRAM- A MUST SEE COMEDIENNE ENACTMENT OF “CAUSE I LOVE YOU” .

NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK IS ONE OF THE LEADING CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS IN THE NATION WITH CHAPTERS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES. FOUNDED IN 1991 BY REVEREND AL SHARPTON, NAN WORKS WITHIN THE SPIRIT OF DR.MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. TO PROMOTE A MODERN CIVIL RIGHTS AGENDA THAT INCLUDES THE FIGHT FOR ONE STANDARD OF JUSTICE, DECENCY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL REGARDLESS OF RACE, RELIGION, NATIONALITY OR GENDER.
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TV  ONE LAUNCHED IN JANUARY OF 2004 , SERVES 57 MILLION HOUSEHOLDS AND FOCUS ON ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING DESIGNED TO ENTERTAIN,INFORM AND INSPIRE

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