2019 Honorees

Liris Crosse

Liris Crosse

Curvy Supermodel, “Project Runway” Model Winner, Actress, Author & Fashion Pioneer

Deborah & Darlene Harris

Deborah & Darlene Harris

Philanthropists for Scholarships & Mentors, IRS Employees

Nancey Jackson Johnson

Nancey Jackson Johnson

Gospel Recording Artist, Minister, Transformational Leader

Jazmine A. Smith

Jazmine A. Smith

Founder Eyekonz Sports League for African American and Latina Girls in Field Hockey & Lacrosse, Future Olympians

Nakia Dillard

Nakia Dillard

Actor, Writer, Director, Activist & Entrepreneur

Charles F. Coleman Jr

Charles F. Coleman Jr

Civil Rights Attorney, Media Analyst, Founder of The Black Super Hero Project

Talia Parkinson-Jones

Talia Parkinson-Jones

3-times Emmy Award Winner, Co-Exec. Producer new “Tamron Hall” talk show & “Wendy Williams Show”

Michelle Gadsden-Williams

Michelle Gadsden-Williams

Managing Director, North America Diversity & Inclusion, Accenture, Award Winning Author of CLIMB!

Darrell Edmonds

Darrell Edmonds

Founder of Friday is Tie Day, Regional Director “Give Back” Foundation

Floyd Stokes

Floyd Stokes

Founder & Executive Director of American Literacy Corporation, Author of 30 Children’s books