Ndamukong Suh “Ray of Hope Award”

NDAMUKONG SUH -- Ndamukong Suh was born on January 6th, 1987 to a Jamaican mother, Bernadette, and a Cameroonian father, Michael. In the Ngema tribe in Cameroon, Ndamukong means “House of Spears.” At Grant High School in Portland, Suh was a two-way star on the football team, earning Parade Magazine All-American honors and Portland Interscholastic [...]

By | August 18th, 2013|2013 Honorees|0 Comments

The Jamie Foxx Foundation

  Eric Marlon Bishop was born on December 13, 1967, known professionally as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, stand-up comedian, singer-songwriter, musician, and talk radio host.As an actor, his work in the film Ray which earned him the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a musical or comedy. He is also a Grammy Award winning [...]

By | August 17th, 2013|2013 Honorees|0 Comments

Kimberly Steward, “Beacon of Light 2013”

Kimberly Steward, a native of St. Louis, inherited both a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a gift for philanthropy from her father David Steward. As the principal and founder of Kess Agency in New York City, Ms. Steward leverages her creativity as well as her connectivity and influence to make marketing and design projects truly effective. She [...]

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Dr. Rachael Ross “Ambassador”

As a family doctor and a sexologist, Dr. Rachael Ross has been heralded as “The next Dr. Ruth, the nationally renowned sexual therapist who pioneered frank sex talk.” Chicago Tribune Energetic, beautiful and a no-holds-barred speaker, Dr. Rachael is captivating audiences across the U.S. on television, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and through numerous publications.  A pioneer of ground [...]

By | August 12th, 2013|2013 Honorees|0 Comments

Keri Hilson “Ambassador”

Award winning singer, songwriter, and actress Keri Hilson is known for chart topping #1 hits such as “Knock You Down” ft. Kanye West & Ne-Yo.  Keri's studio projects include her debut album "In A Perfect World…" and her most recent offering, the critically acclaimed “No Boys Allowed” which was a deeply personal album designed to [...]

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Earvin “Magic” & Cookie Johnson “Beacon of Light 2013”

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. “Earvin Magic Johnson and his wife Cookie Johnson have become one of the most powerful business couples African-American business in America. Magic is a Major League Baseball owner, an NBA [...]

By | August 12th, 2013|2013 Honorees|0 Comments