National Action Network & Sharpton Entertainment, LLC.
National Action Network (NAN) is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the nation with chapters across the country. NAN works extensively to promote a modern civil rights agenda, which includes one standard of decency for all people regardless of race or sex, social justice for all communities, and improvement of race relations.
National Action Network’s 25th Anniversary National Convention will take place in New York City from April 13-16h. The four-day event, which honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will consist of a series of plenary sessions, panels, and special events. The 2016 National Convention will be held at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 811 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street, New York, NY and will address major issues including jobs, voting rights, policing policy, education, health care and social justice. Last year, we held the largest convening of a civil rights organization with nearly 6,000 people in attendance.
Sharpton Entertainment LLC, is an entertainment company founded by Ashley Sharpton in 2009. The company specializes in showcase production,promotions & media services.
Every year, Sharpton Entertainment concludes the convention with a fashion & talent showcase serving the youth & young adult demographic. Sharpton Entertainment began producing the fashion showcase in 2010 and it quickly became one of the highlights of National Action Network’s annual convention attracting over 1500 people at each show. Past & Present Year Hosts & DJ’s include: Justin Combs (Son of Music Mogul Sean P. Diddy Combs), Rocsi Diaz (TV Host: Past BET 106 & Park Host, Currently Entertainment Tonight’s Weekend correspondent), Michael K.Williams (Actor), Chaz Shepherd (Singer & Actor), Monifah (R&B Singer & TV personality), Naturi Naughton- (Actress, currently starring in the most notably in the TV Drama ‘Power’), Puma & Sassy (Reality TV personalities), Sandra Woodley (Model, Finalist on Oxygen Network’s The Face), Michael Ealy (Golden Globe nominee/Actor), DJ Tay James ( DJ Most Notably For Justin Bieber/ DJ on WPGC-FM), DJ Lyve (106 & Park), DJ Suss One, and DJ Jazzy Joyce.