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2016 Trumpet Awards Recap

CELEBRATED ACTORS, SINGERS, POLITICIANS & HUMANITARIANS ATTEND AT THE 24th ANNUAL TRUMPET AWARDS  NIA LONG & TERRENCE HOST MEMORABLE EVENING HONORING SALT-N-PEPA, NE-YO, GEORGE WALLACE, WILL PACKER & THE AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN OF THE US CONGRESS TO AIR ON BOUNCE TV ON JANUARY 29th AT 9:00 p.m.   (Photo Credits: Frontpage Photography, JTR Photography, and…

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CELEBRATED ACTORS, SINGERS, POLITICIANS & HUMANITARIANS ATTEND AT THE 24th ANNUAL TRUMPET AWARDS

 NIA LONG & TERRENCE HOST MEMORABLE EVENING HONORING SALT-N-PEPA, NE-YO, GEORGE WALLACE, WILL PACKER &

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN OF THE US CONGRESS

TO AIR ON BOUNCE TV ON JANUARY 29th AT 9:00 p.m.  

(Photo Credits: Frontpage Photography, JTR Photography, and SocialXposure LLC )

 

 

ATLANTA (January 27, 2015)The Trumpet Awards Foundation and title sponsor American Family Insurance presented the 24th Annual Trumpet Awards, celebrating and honoring history-making entertainment, humanitarian, political and philanthropic individuals. “The Best Man” and ABC sitcom “Uncle Buck” actress Nia Long and “Think Like A Man Too” and “The Perfect Match” star Terrence J hosted the black-tie ceremony, held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The 24th Annual Trumpet Awards will premiere on Bounce TV on Friday, January 29th at 9:00 p.m. (ET).

Kicking-off the show was a crowd-pleasing special tribute to the GRAMMY® Award-winning iconic group Salt-N-Pepa, in celebration of their 30-year anniversary in hip-hop. The tribute included a special performance by Salt-N-Pepa, who took the stage to perform their smash hit “Push It,” as well as featured appearances by rappers MC Lyte, Yo-Yo and Monie Love.

Two extraordinary performances of the evening included a soul-stirring rendition of the Adele hit single “Hello” by GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer-songwriter Joe Thomas, as well as an emotionally riveting performance by R&B and jazz singer Andra Day, who sang “America the Beautiful,” prompting the audience to their feet, which she sang during a very special tribute to all 20 African American Women of the United States Congress who were honored with the prestigious “Political Leadership Award.” The women lined the stage one by one during the performance, and were honored in recognition of their unparalleled leadership, affecting change, and steadfast work in representing their constituents and promoting diversity.

One of the biggest highlights of the evening was the honoring of comedian and actor George Wallace with the “Legend Award.” Reminiscing on old times, sharing their fun memories and reflections were comedians Rodney Perry, Arnez J, Cory “Zooman” Miller, Jonathan Slocumb, and a very special appearance and tribute by Academy® Award-winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique. George Wallace accepted the honor, sharing a few jokes, which caused the audience to break out in tears of laughter.

Among the many well-deserved honors included GRAMMY® Award winning artist Ne-Yo presented with “The Visionary Award;” Television and film producer Will Packer received “The Entertainment Award;” Alicia Boler-Davis, Vice President of Global Connected Customer Experience for General Motors was presented with “Corporate Executive of the Year Award;” Dr. Curtis Ivery, Chancellor of Wayne Community College District in Michigan received “The Education Award;” Alexis M. Herman, Former Secretary of Labor and Chair & CEO of New Ventures was honored with “The Phoenix Award;” and HRH Princess Basmah Bint Saud, International Humanitarian was given the “The Global Humanitarian Award.”

Other stand-out performers, presenters and special guests who graced the stage at this year’s milestone show included &B singer-songwriters Vivian Green; Kelly Price; Joe; Raheem DeVaughn; gospel singer Deitrick Haddon; actors Regina Hall; Michael Ealy; Bryshere “Yazz” Gray; Clifton Powell; Christian Keys; R&B recording artist Al B. Sure and journalist Ed Gordon.

Closing out the night was a very special surprise honor to Trumpet Awards Foundation Founder & CEO Ms. Xernona Clayton.

The support of corporate sponsors was vital to helping make the production of the Trumpet Awards possible; presenting sponsor American Family Insurance, and other major corporate partners included:  FedEx, Delta Air Lines, Cadillac, Nordstrom, The Coca-Cola Company, Home Depot, Turner Construction and MGM. The red carpet was sponsored by Carnival Corporation.

For more information about past honorees, presenters, performers, and information about The Trumpet Awards Foundation, visit www.trumpetfoundation.org.

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Black Teenager Attacked by Corrections Deputy in Florida, Investigation Underway

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A Florida corrections deputy has been placed on leave after going on the attack against a 17-year-old at a juvenile center … and it’s all on video.

The teenager, Terrance Devon Reed III, was taken to the hospital after the violent altercation with Sarasota County Deputy Neil Pizzo last week. The surveillance footage shows Reed sitting on a bench with his arms tucked in his shirt when Pizzo marches toward him.

As Reed stands up and takes his arms out, the deputy immediately goes for his throat. A struggle ensues before Pizzo throws Reed to the ground, but at no point does the teenager appear to fight back.

Another deputy jumps in to try to wrangle Reed’s feet, and that’s when Pizzo strikes the teen on the back of the head multiple times. Reed’s then cuffed and helped to his feet … but not before suffering abrasions to his head.

The altercation reportedly began after Reed — who was previously arrested and charged with contempt of court, probation violations and cocaine possession — became uncooperative in a police lineup.

That, of course, doesn’t justify the violence by the deputy, and Sheriff Tom Knight says he’s disappointed in what he saw and Pizzo’s failure to de-escalate the situation.

Knight says he placed the deputy on administrative duty while an internal investigation is conducted.

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Tamar Braxton Boyfriend Files A Restraining Order Indicating Domestic

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Tamar Braxton boyfriend is running to court asking for protection against her in what he describes as a domestic violence situation.

The singer’s BF, David Adefeso, filed for a restraining order Tuesday in L.A. seeking to prevent Domestic Violence and he’s asking a judge to grant him one against Tamar. For now, it’s unclear what he’s alleging she might’ve done.

It doesn’t look like the court has approved his request just yet  

At any rate, it’s another sign that things have been volatile lately in her life — especially as it pertains to David. Remember, he’s the one who called 911 not too long ago saying Tamar was threatening to kill herself. He also mentioned her WeTV beef to cops at the time.

Also keep in mind … family sources connected to Tamar have told us they believe she’s changed since getting with him — claiming her mood seems to align with his. We’ve also been told that David has come off as controlling in Tamar’s reality show, and that he’s been quite involved in her business decisions of late.

This continues to be a developing story…..

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Bodies of US Couple Found at Bottom of Well in Mexico

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The bodies of a missing US couple have been found at the bottom of a well in Mexico.

Ian Hirschsohn, 78 and his 73-year-old wife Kathy Harvey had been missing since August 31, when they were supposed to return home to San Diego from a trip across the border.

Their abandoned car was found in Ensenada, just 90 minutes from the US border, last week.

Investigators then made the grim discovery on Thursday in an unpopulated area just south of the tourist hotspot.

The bodies were recovered over the weekend; San Diego police confirmed their identities, CBS8 reported.

Family members said the couple had been staying at a rented house in El Socorrito, about 200 miles south of the border, a town they frequented over the past 35 years.

Kathy texted her son Robert on August 28 to say they were going to either explore a gold mine or visit a beach; however the family lost contact with them on August 31.

After reporting them missing, the Consulate General in Tijuana finally informed the family the couple’s Toyota Land Cruiser had been found in Ensenada.

“She was really enjoying retirement and had multiple groups of friends,” Robert told the site. “She loved walking and traveling.  She had a huge bucket list of where she wanted to go.”

An investigation is now underway. The cause of deaths has not been revealed, nor has a motive, but investigators suspect foul play.

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