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In cased you missed it….. Last night, September 1, 2016 BET held the 365BlackAwards “Greater Together” The star studded event was hosted by actress/singer Amber Riley and actor Lance Gross. BET was “Fire” with musical performances by Anthony Hamilton, Chrisette Michelle, Eric Benet and Kelly Price.The 365BlackAwards is a unique platform and awards show, in which it honors both Black Stars as well as community humanitarians.
The 2016 Honorees included:
Lonnie Bunch III
The founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, is an author, curator, educator and historian. He is currently coordinating fundraising and membership campaigns, developing its collections, establishing cultural partnerships and overseeing the design and construction of the museum’s building.
The six Grammy Award winning Super Star is the spokesperson for Autism Speaks and active in her fight against Lupus. The mother of two sons balances life, work and activism with grace and poise.
The event was filled with star studded couture and concert worthy performances. Other honorees included, award winning actress Wendy Raquel Robinson, Charles (Peanut) Tillman and Larry Triplett. Community Choice Youth Awards Recipients (CCYA) were Lauren Seroyer,16-year-old high school student committed to being the change she wants like to see in her community. Donovan Smith is a 13 year old social-entrepreneur from Albuquerque, New Mexico, who has worked selflessly for the last two years to help those effected by homelessness, as he and his mother once were
Just in cased you missed the 365BlackAwards original airing last night, BET will air the Awards show again! Be sure to check your local listings.