San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
On Friday, Oct. 14, 6:30 pm, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series cordially invites you to our awards ceremony honoring pioneering media leader Cathy Hughes, the founder of Radio One and TV ONE, and actress Naturi Naughton, star of Power (Starz). Join us for an evening of entertainment and fun. Award-winning actress Kim Coles will serve as our Mistress of Ceremonies and perform a special tribute. Award-winning vocalists Kimberly Nichole (The Voice) and Meli'sa Morgan will pay tribute to our honorees! Reel Sisters welcomes Terrie M. Williams, the founder of the distinguished The Terrie Williams Agency, as honorary chairperson of our awards ceremony.
For ticket information call: 212.865.2982. Tickets: $35.
Ms. Hughes will be presented with the Reel Sisters Hattie McDaniel Award (formerly known as our Pioneer Award). Reel Sisters renamed the award to honor pioneers who opened the doors for Black women and other women of color in film, media and television. Hattie was the first African-American woman to receive an Oscar — overcoming the challenges facing Black actors in Hollywood where there were few acting jobs available to them and limited roles.
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African Voices Magazine
African Voices is a non-profit literary arts magazine devoted to publishing and presenting work by artists of color. Founded in 1992, African Voices will celebrate its 20th year anniversary in 2012. The magazine has published more than 700 writers since its inception.