The 2015 Triumph Awards will air on Saturday, October 3 at 8PM/ET on TV One. The awards show will be presented by Reverend Al Sharpton, National Action Network (NAN) and TV One, and hosted by actress Tichina Arnold. Now in its 6th year, the ceremony will honor individuals that have positively impacted the African-American community and society as a whole.
Recording artist and philanthropist Tyrese Gibson will be presented the Entertainer of the Year award by Martin Luther King III. With a body of work as a civil rights leader, activist and minister spanning over six decades, Rev. Dr. Joseph Echols Lowery will receive the Chairman’s Award for Historic & Transformative Service. Chief Diversity Officer and Global Director of Education and External Relations for Intel, Rosalind Hudnell will be presented the honor of Corporate Executive of the Year in support of her distinguished leadership within the corporate sector. The final honor, the President’s Award for Service and Humanitarian Efforts, will be presented to John Legend for his work as a vocal champion for social justice.
Celebrity presenters for the show will include 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 includes Tyrese, Tasha Cobbs, Estelle, Jazmine Sullivan, Ledisi, Chante Moore, Stokley Williams and the Youth Ensemble of Atlanta will give musical performances, and award-winning hip-hop artist, T.I. will conclude with an original spoken word piece titled “United We Stand.”
(photos courtesy of National Action Network)