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Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation Awards $1 Million to 100 Black College students

Travis Scott’s Waymon Webster Scholarships, Now in Their Second Year, Ensures Black Students Experiencing Last-Minute Financial Adversity Graduated From College – A Foundational Component of Scott’s Project HEAL Effort, Announced Earlier This Year.

Family Effort: Scholarship is Named for Travis Scott’s Grandfather, an HBCU Educator, and Spearheaded by Scott’s Sister, Jordan Webster – Who Graduated From Howard University Herself This Past Week.

Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation announced that it has awarded $1 million in scholarships for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to 100 members of the graduating class of 2022. With Scott’s support, the Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund granted $10,000 scholarships to seniors who have reached academic excellence (averaging 3.5 or higher GPA) but have faced the all-too-common last-minute challenge of financial adversity in the second semester of their senior year. The scholarships will bring 100 students over the finish line, diploma in hand. This is the second year that Scott has supported HBCUs and represents a tenfold increase.  

The scholarship is named after Waymon Webster to honor his lifetime of dedication to academic excellence for Black students. This year’s recipients include graduating seniors from 38 HBCUs, including Alabama A&M University, Central State University, Florida A&M University, Jackson State University, Morehouse College, Texas Southern University, Grambling State University, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Prairie View A&M University – Scott’s grandfather’s alma mater where he also served as an educator. Standout recipients include:

  1. Nisha Encarnacion, a graduate from Florida A&M University from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, received a degree in Pharmacy. While supporting her mother and caring for her daughter throughout college, Nisha paid her own way to achieve her dream. View her thank you here.
  2. Chisom Okwor, a computer science graduate from Fisk University passionate about the technology industry, specifically the inclusive and improvement of representation in the tech space. Chisom’s goal is to use technology to transform developing countries in Africa. View her thank you here.
  3. Jordan Massey, a mass communications graduate with a concentration in broadcast journalism from North Carolina Central University, has incurred personal debt to achieve his goal of graduating college and entering the field of communications. View his thank you here.

Travis Scott said: “Excellence abounds in every Black household, but too often opportunity does not – and Black students are left behind or counted out. So that’s what my family and I set out to change. We congratulate all 100 scholarship recipients this year. I know we will see great things from them – and we are already looking forward to increasing our work next year.” 

Jordan Webster, Project Manager for the Cactus Jack Foundation’s Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund, a recent Howard University graduate, and sister to Travis Scott, said: “Last week, I received my own diploma from Howard University. I know personally how deeply important my grandfather’s academic legacy at HBCUs is to my entire family – to Travis, as well as my twin brother Josh who is at Prairie View A&M University – and now, to 100 people that Travis has been able to help out at a tough time. It means the world to me to be able to work with my brother as he creates hope and makes a real difference for our peers and their families.” 

Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, said: “Black students are less than half as likely to graduate from college as white students, and financial pressure is the primary reason. We applaud Travis Scott and the Cactus Jack Foundation for investing in the next generation and congratulate the 100 Waymon Webster Scholarship recipients on their graduation.”

Daniel Moss, Executive Director of the HBCU Foundation, said: “In a warm and tremendously thoughtful gesture, Mr. Scott has made a lifelong impact on the 100 Waymon Webster Scholarship recipients. To have now eased, even slightly, the financial burden on these deserving HBCU graduates, Mr. Scott has set into motion a kind of investment that will pay infinite dividends into our communities for decades to come.” 

College Television Awards

The Television Academy Foundation today announced presenters for the 41st College Television Awards honoring achievement in student-produced programs nationwide. The ceremony will be streamed globally HERE on Saturday, March 26, at 6:00 PM PDT, 9:00 PM EDT.

The virtual awards show will feature stars from today’s top television shows presenting awards to winning teams in seven categories. Celebrity presenters confirmed to date include Dove Cameron (Schmigadoon!), Rick Glassman ( As We See It), Harvey Guillén ( What We Do in the Shadows), Sam Heughan ( Outlander), Jordan L. Jones (Bel-Air), Rose McIver (Ghosts), Sue Ann Pien (As We See It), Danielle Pinnock (Ghosts), Logan Shroyer (This Is Us) and Hannah Zeile (This Is Us). Albert Lawrence, correspondent for CBS’ The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation and Television Academy Foundation alumnus, will host.

The College Television Awards will also include the presentation of the $10,000 Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship to Taylor University students Chad Veal and Brendan Wallace for their production titled 20 Over profiling Indiana track athlete, Noah Malone, who suffers from Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy and competes in the Paralympic Games. In addition, the Seymour Bricker Humanitarian Award will be presented during the show.

The virtual awards show is free to watch and advance registration is recommended. Donations to support Television Academy Foundation programs are also encouraged. To register and provide support go HERE.

The 41 st College Television Awards is supported by philanthropists and corporate partners including Kia America, PEOPLE ®, The Loreen Arbus Foundation, Johnny Carson Foundation, United Airlines ®, WarnerMedia and Roku.

About the Television Academy Foundation

Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Television Academy Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of television while educating and inspiring those who will shape its future. Through renowned educational and outreach programs, such as The Interviews: An Oral History of Television Project, College Television Awards and Summit, Student Internship and Fellowship Programs and the Faculty Conference, the Foundation seeks to widen the circle of voices our industry represents and to create more opportunity for television to reflect all of society. For more information on the Foundation, please go HERE.

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Sam Heughan announced presenter of The Television Academy Foundation College Awards f/ in 360 MAGAZINE.
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Coi Leray – Anxiety

The forthcoming rapstress herself Coi Leray debuted her most recent single Anxiety, where she talks about the worries that she faces each and every day.

The song tackles Coi’s trust issues and journey that she endured to get where she is modern day. Stream Anxiety HERE.

The chorus rings, “Sometimes I feel like, can’t trust no one around me, there’s another side of me but I don’t even show it, ’cause I got way too many people eating off me, been through depression and I learned my lessons, so I count my blessings and run it up.”

Coi’s debut album Trendsetter is right around the corner, and here’s why you’ll want to tune in when it releases…

Coi’s viral hit TWINNEM has accumulated a mass viewing of over 16 billion views, with 50 million global streams and 6+ million video creations. She made her first late-night television on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this past year, and has been nominated for a vast array of awards, including Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist at the 2021 American Music Awards and Best Female Hip-Hop Artist and Best New Artist at the 2021 BET Awards.

This year, Coi has received nominations for the 2022 XXL Awards as Female Rapper of the Year and Best New Artist of the Year as well as the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards, including the categories of Best New Hip-Hop Artist of the Year and TikTok Bop of the Year. She joins the coveted list of performers performing at this years Rolling Loud Portugal and the Governor’s Ball.

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Laverne Cox × People’s Choice Awards

Laverne Cox is set to host “Live from E!: 2021 People’s Choice Awards” multiplatform red carpet experience. You can tune into “Live from E!: People’s Choice Awards” when it airs live on Tuesday, December 7th at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT on E! from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.

Laverne is set to interview, celebrate and generate a remarkable experience with all of the honorees and celebrities in attendance. The show is set to commemorate and honor all forms of entertainment, exclusively chosen by the public. “Live from E!: 2021 People’s Choice Awards” will provide an extensive amount of content from the show, on digital and across mobile and social.

Vote for the People’s Choice Awards HERE or on Twitter.

About Laverne Cox

Laverne is a four-time Emmy-nominated actress and Emmy winning producer. Known for her landmark role of Sophia Burset in Netflix original series Orange is the New Black,” Laverne has had a groundbreaking career. The role of Sophia Burset helped Laverne become the first openly transgender woman of color to have a lead role on a mainstream scripted television series. She can also be seen in the Oscar-winning film Promising Young Woman,” hosting The Laverne Cox Show podcast and as an Executive Producer of the documentary Disclosure.

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POMPEO, O’BRIEN – Nixon Awards

2021 Architect of Peace Award recipients to headline Nixon Library fundraiser. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former National Security Adviser Robert C. O’Brien were jointly selected to receive the Richard Nixon Foundation’s 2021 Architect of Peace Award for their work developing and implementing both the 2020 Abraham Accords and the 2020 Serbia-Kosovo economic normalization agreements, as well as their oversight of the repatriation of more than 50 American hostages detained abroad. 

The awards will be presented at a Nixon Library gala on October 14, 2021, in front of 250 supporters of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Foundation. In accepting their respective awards, both men are expected to deliver remarks at 6:30 PM Pacific time. The Architect of Peace Award was established in 1995 shortly after President Nixon’s death and is given to individuals who embody his lifelong goal of shaping a more peaceful world.

Its recipients include former Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Senators Elizabeth Dole, Joe Lieberman, and John McCain, and both Walter and Leonore Annenberg. 360 Magazine is excited to see people get the recognition they need for their work.

Funds raised from the black-tie gala will support the ongoing works of the Nixon Foundation, which include operation of the Nixon Library as well as encouragement and support of scholarship, in-person and online programs that engage the public with American civics, the creation and promotion of educational programs and exhibits rooted in American history, and the fostering of discussion and debate about America’s thirty-seventh president. The program will be streamed live on the Richard Nixon Foundation YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/dyvtsC0xxrI 

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Rated Awards Nominees Announced

RATED AWARDS RETURN 2021 NOMINATIONS REVEALED VOTING OPEN NOW – HERE

GRM Daily’s Iconic Rated Awards Return for Virtual Ceremony

Thursday 16th September 2021 @ 7pm BST

Nominations include AJ Tracey, Headie One, slowthai, Little Simz, Abra Cadabra, ENNY, Central Cee, Stormzy, Lady Leshurr, Ghetts, Stefflon Don, Pa Salieu & Jorja Smith

Visit the YouTube Link HERE

Britain’s premier award ceremony for UK Rap & Grime, the Rated Awards returns to celebrate the best talent in the UK music scene over the last 12 months at a virtual ceremony streaming on Thursday 16th September at 7pm BST.

Today, GRM Daily announce the nominations for this year’s awards, with AJ Tracey, Headie One, slowthai, ENNY, Stormzy, Shaybo, Ghetts, Abra Cadabra, Central Cee and Pa Salieu amongst those with multiple nods each. With awards spanning over ten categories, from Breakthrough and Video of the Year to Album and Personality of the Year, the nominations for the 2021 Rated Awards honour some of the UK scene’s biggest names and their achievements between 1st June 2020 to 1st June 2021. Voting opened today and fans can head to GRM’s website to cast their votes. Voting will close on the 17th August.

AJ Tracey, Headie One & Pa Salieu lead the nominations with four nominations each. AJ Tracey & Headie One are up for Male Artist, Track of the Year, Video of the Year and the prestigious Album of the Year categories while Pa Salieu is nominated in Breakthrough of the Year, Track of the Year, Video of the Year and Mixtape of the Year categories, following what has been an incredible year for each artist, with numerous accolades and chart successes under their belt. They face strong competition from slowthai, Central Cee, Ghetts and Abra Cadabra alongside an array of female nominees across categories including Little Simz, Shaybo, Lady Leshurr, ENNY, Jorja Smith and Stefflon Don. The Breakthrough category is set to be hotly contested with a strong shortlist including ArrDee, ENNY, Pa Salieu, Shaybo and Central Cee. Full list of nominations below.

GRM founder Post says, Excited to be back celebrating the best in UK Rap & Grime music. It’s been an incredible year in music, congratulations to all of this year’s nominees.

Returning in 2021 for its 6th year, this year’s GRM Daily Rated Awards will showcase a broad range of the hottest upcoming and established artists and is guaranteed to provide a selection of iconic performances that simply wouldn’t be seen at other award ceremonies. Broadcast exclusively on YouTube, the awards will be a must-see event with a carefully curated line up of unmissable live performances yet to be announced.

The Rated Awards were founded by GRM Daily, an award-winning platform at the epicentre of UK Rap & Grime music culture since 2009. An outlet where the very best of black British music is whole heartedly celebrated, GRM is renowned as an influential launch pad for the country’s emerging and established talent. With over 4 billion YouTube views, 4 million subscribers and a social reach of over 3 million, GRM is the most viewed black British music channel and website in the UK.

The Rated Awards 2021 with YouTube Music will be streamed on Thursday 16th September @7pm BST, broadcast exclusively on GRM’s YouTube Channel

YouTube Music are the official sponsors of the Rated Awards 2021

Mixtape of the Year in association with Porte Noire

Breakthrough of the Year supported by BBC Radio 1Xtra

Female of the Year sponsored by +44 from Amazon Music

Male Artist of the Year sponsored by A Jewellers

Follow @GRMDAILY and @ratedawards on socials to keep up with all-things #RatedAwards

FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS

Album of the Year

AJ Tracey – Flu Game

Bugzy Malone – The Resurrection

D Block Europe – The Blueprint- Us Vs. Them

Fredo – Money Can’t Buy Happiness

Ghetts – Conflict of Interest

Headie One – EDNA

K Trap – Street Side Effects

Loski – Music, Trial and Trauma: A Drill Story

Nines – Crabs In A Bucket

slowthai – TYRON


Female Artist of the Year

Sponsored by +44 from Amazon Music

Bree Runway

Darkoo

ENNY

Ivorian Doll

Jorja Smith

Lady Leshurr

Ms Banks

Shaybo

Stefflon Don

Midas The Jagaban

Male Artist of the Year

Sponsored by A Jewellers

AJ Tracey

Abra Cadabra

Central Cee

Chip

Digga D

Fredo

Ghetts

Headie One

Potter Payper

Tion Wayne

Breakthrough of the Year

Supported by BBC Radio 1Xtra

ArrDee

BackRoad Gee

ENNY

Central Cee

French The Kid

Jordan

Shaybo

SR

Pa Salieu

wewantwraiths

Personality of the Year

Big Zuu

Chunkz

Harry Pinero

Nella Rose

Michael Dapaah

Mo Gilligan

Munya Chawawa

Niko Omilana

Yung Filly

ZeZe Millz

Track of the Year

A1 & J1 – Latest Trends

Abra Cadabra – On Deck

Central Cee – Loading

Digga D – Woi

ENNY – Peng Black Girls (ft Amia Brave)

Headie One, Stormzy and AJ Tracey – Ain’t It Different

Nines – Airplane Mode (ft NSG)

Pa Salieu – My Family (ft BackRoad Gee)

Potter Payper – Purpose

Russ & Tion Wayne – Body

Video of the Year

Aitch – Safe To Say (Directed by KC Locke)

AJ Tracey – Little More Love (Directed by KC Locke)

Ghetts – Skengman Mode (ft. Stormzy) (Directed by Nathan James Tettey)

Headie One – Princess Cuts (ft. Young T & Bugsey) (Directed by Capone)

Little Simz – Introvert (Directed by Salomon Ligthelm)

Meekz – Respect The Come Up (Directed by KC Locke)

Nines – Clout (Directed by Charlie Di Placido)

Pa Salieu – My Family (ft. BackRoad Gee) (Directed by Femi Ladi)

Russ & Tion Wayne – Body (Directed by Wowa)

slowthai, Skepta – Cancelled (Directed by THE REST)


Mixtape of the Year

In Association with Porte Noire

Abra Cadabra – Product of My Environment

Central Cee – Wild West

Chip – Snakes and Ladders

Digga D – Made In The Pyrex

Giggs – Now Or Never

M Huncho & Nafe Smallz – DNA

NSG – Roots

Pa Salieu – Send Them To Coventry

Potter Payper – Training Day 3

Unknown T – Rise Above Hate


Radio DJ of the Year

Charlie Sloth

DJ Target

Dotty

Henrie Kwushue

Kenny Allstar

Robert Bruce

Reece Parkinson

Snoochie Shy

Tiffany Calver

Yinka & Shayna Marie


Producer of the Year

169

5ive Beatz

Chris Rich

Ghosty

Gotcha

Hargo

M1OnTheBeat

P2J

R14

TSB

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MANN+HUMMEL Named GM Supplier of the Year

MANN+HUMMEL was named a GM Supplier of the Year winner in General Motors’ 29th annual Supplier of the Year awards.

GM recognized 122 of its best suppliers from 16 countries for performance in the 2020 calendar year. The annual awards highlight global suppliers that distinguish themselves by exceeding GM’s requirements, in turn providing GM customers with innovative technologies and among the highest quality in the automotive industry.

This is the 26th time MANN+HUMMEL has received the award.

“As GM works to achieve a future with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion, we are proud to have innovative and dedicated suppliers around the world as partners in this mission,” said Shilpan Amin, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain.

“Throughout a challenging year, our suppliers have shown resilience and dedication in working toward our shared goal of long-term sustainability for our planet and the communities we serve, while meeting our present needs,” Amin said. “We are pleased with what we’ve accomplished together in the past year and we are excited by the opportunity that lies ahead.”

The 2020 Supplier of the Year winners were selected by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing, and logistics leaders. Winners were chosen based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.

“I could not be prouder of our global team for again earning this very important recognition from General Motors for 2020. Especially during an extremely challenging year for our entire industry, our team remained focused on doing what was needed to support our customer General Motors,” said Mike Ternes, Vice President OE Americas MANN+HUMMEL.

“With this being our 26th time receiving this award it proves that MANN+HUMMEL delivers high performance across our business year after year. It also shows the special and long-term relationship we have with General Motors,” said Harald Späth, President and General Manager Original Equipment MANN+HUMMEL.

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Rafting Adventure With Western River Expeditions

With record heat covering the West you need a strategy if you want to enjoy the outdoors. The master of rafting vacations, Western River Expeditions, offers seven out-of-the-box tips for how to stay cool on a summer vacation.

“Hot and dry means people want to get onto and into the water,” said Kam Wixom, Marketing Director and veteran guide. “Our staff and clients have come up some great tips over the years that help keep us all comfortable when the temperatures get extreme.”

Wixom recalls the summer of 1997 when temperatures in the Grand Canyon reached 123 degrees Fahrenheit. Already playing out this summer were higher-than-usual temperatures in the West. “We bought the newspaper just to prove to others back home that we (easily) survived some of the hottest temperatures we’d ever experienced. The thing is, we really did survive it easily.” Here’s how:

  • Full Body Immersion – Get yourself soaked in the cold Colorado River. Linger in the water to reduce your core body temperature.
  • Wear Only Cotton – We often think of quick-drying fabrics when we’re near the water, but to stay cool when you’re near water and temperatures are soaring, think cotton. This fabric, unlike synthetics, retains water, keeping you wet and cool. Choose cotton when it comes to bandanas, hats, neck scarves and sarongs.
  • Drink Lots of Water – Stay properly hydrated by drinking two ounces of water for every ounce of alcohol or caffeine. And even before you’re thirsty – drink water. Sodas are diuretics that can cancel out hydration, so don’t think you’re only drinking soda to stay hydrated.
  • Electrolytes Matter — You can drink all the water you want, but if you are not coupling it with electrolytes (vitamins and minerals), you still run a risk of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Yes, munch on salty potato chips and sugary cookies at lunch or take along some electrolyte tablets. They come in a variety of brands and flavors.
  • Wear a Hat – Instead of putting earth-friendly sunscreen on your forehead (which often ends up in your eyes), wear a hat to keep the sun from pounding on your head. A hat can help protect from heatstroke and it protects your eyes.
  • Indulge in a Sarong – Western River Expeditions stocks sarongs in its company store, Red Rock Outfitters. Sarongs are loved by both women and men as they can be easily dipped in the water and draped wet across your whole body.
  • Start a Water Fight! – Not that we are endorsing rowdy behavior, but a couple of water cannons and bail buckets are good items to bring along and use on a surprise attack on an unsuspecting neighboring raft. The goal is to drench your opponents, a welcome outcome on a hot day!

It is still not too late to secure a spot on a raft trip this year. Contact Western River Expeditions today for a full list of available trips and dates.

About Western River Expeditions
Western River Expeditions is an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. Annually from March through October it escorts more people down rivers on professionally guided rafting trips in Utah, Idaho, and Arizona than any other company. It is the largest licensed outfitter in the Grand Canyon and the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT, through its division Moab Adventure Center.

Western River Expeditions, providing Grand Canyon rafting, Utah and Idaho rafting, and international multi-sport trips, was founded in 1961 by Colorado River rafting pioneer Jack Currey. It has been named one of the “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” by the editors of National Geographic Adventure magazine. The company is the proud recipient of the “Best of State” award through Utah’s Premier Recognition and Awards Program for the past sixteen years.

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Bill Muster Photo Awards Open July 1

Submissions for the prestigious Bill Muster Photo Awards, presented by the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), will be accepted beginning today, July 1, through July 31. Open to amateurs as well as professionals who are members of SATW, this contest is one of the most highly respected and sought after by the most talented photographers in the travel industry.

The Bill Muster Photo Awards recognizes excellence in photography and is named for the renowned photographer, publisher, and tourism executive, Bill Muster. Since 1981, SATW has presented the Bill Muster Photo Awards and cash prizes for travel photography in a range of categories awarded at the annual convention.

Award categories range from culture, people, and nature to single subject and overall portfolios that represent a more comprehensive look at a photographer’s work. All images must have been shot between July 1, and June 30. Photos do not need to have been published in order to be submitted.

This year’s registration and submission period is July 1, 2021, to July 31, 2021. The entry fee is $35. Late registration is from August 1 until August 7 and will be at an increased fee of $55. This year’s three outstanding judges include a publisher and two art directors. Full competition rules and information on how to enter are found here. All contestants regardless of their status have an equal opportunity to enter and win cash prizes, up to and including the $1,000 Photographer of the Year award.

Winners of the Bill Muster Photo Awards will be announced at SATW’s annual 2021 Convention held this year at the lakeside city of Milwaukee. Registration for the 2021 SATW Annual Convention in Milwaukee is now open. New members are welcome and applications are available on their website.

SATW is working hand in hand with Visit Milwaukee to offer an exciting and informative meeting that includes world-class professional development, speakers, and tours of the local art and architecture, culture, and the city’s stunning natural assets that are driving it forward as a thriving urban destination.

Known as a big city of little neighborhoods, Milwaukee’s 191 unique neighborhoods are what make up the city’s one-of-a-kind culture. From Bay View to Bronzeville and from Clarke Square to Riverwest, Milwaukee’s unique neighborhoods are the backbone of the city. As they say, there’s no such thing as business as usual in Milwaukee.

SATW: A Welcoming and Vibrant Community

Founded in 1955, SATW remains the nation’s premier professional travel media organization comprising nearly 1,000 of the travel industry’s most experienced journalists, photographers, editors, broadcast/video/film producers, bloggers, website owners, media relations experts, and hospitality industry representatives from the United States, Canada and beyond. All members must meet and maintain the industry’s highest standards of productivity, ethics, and conduct, and support SATW’s mission of inspiring travel through responsible journalism.

SATW and its members are forever meeting and overcoming the challenges of the changing media landscape. As a result, the organization is a vibrant resource in and to the travel industry and is a valuable platform for bringing travel media and destinations together. SATW welcomes new applications and you can find information on the website.

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Swizz Beats Recieves Culture Creators’ Icon Award

SWIZZ BEATZ ACCEPTS THE ICON AWARD AT THE 5TH ANNUAL CULTURE CREATORS INNOVATORS & LEADERS AWARDS BRUNCH IN PARTNERSHIP WITH YOUTUBE

Celebrating leaders throughout the creative community and upholding a commitment to diversity, Culture Creators hosted its 5th annual Innovators & Leaders Awards Brunch at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in the International Ballroom on Saturday, June 26. It was hosted by media personalities Tanika Ray and DeMarco Morgan, co-anchor of CBS2 News This Morning. The  ceremony will be broadcast on the Culture Creators YouTube Channel on July 1st at 5pm PST/8pm EST.

Of the fifth annual Innovator & Leaders Awards Brunch, Culture Creators founder Joi Brown stated, I am so elated that we were able to come together after a very challenging year to celebrate Black Excellence. Reflecting on Culture Creators from its infancy to now is truly a testament to not only our resilience as people of color, but a reminder that we can and will continue to break boundaries.

This year, musician, super-producer, art collector, philanthropist, and co-founder of VERZUZ, Swizz Beatz accepted the Icon Award from his son and actor, Nasir Dean a.k.a. Note Marcato. His acceptance of the honor was followed by a Culture Chat that engaged attendees, moderated by DeMarco Morgan.

Actor and comedian Royale Watkins presented Derrick D-Nice Jones with the Innovator of the Year Award, while D-Nice spoke to the crowd about the idea of becoming an overnight success. D-Nice proclaimed, I’ve been in this business 35 years, this is the longest night ever, to thunderous applause from the crowd of entertainment industry titans.

Guests were also treated to electrifying performances by Jenson McRae and Yung Baby Tate.

Check out the full list of honorees, below.

In addition to YouTube, the event graciously welcomed corporate partners such as CIROC, Procter & Gamble, Coin Cloud, Lexus, and Ellis Isle Tea Company. The exclusive invite-only gala maintained its status as one of the most sought-after and influential events of BET Awards Weekend for the fifth year. 2021 saw the event expanded and evolved as it highlights the achievements of thought leaders, philanthropists, executives, entertainers, artists, and other pillars of African American culture in an intimate setting among key players.

Talent from this year’s gala included: Past Icon Honoree Sylvia Rhone, Jimmy Jam, H.E.R., Todd Gurley, Andre Drummond, Mya, G Herbo, Pink Sweat$, Jemele Hill, Shenseea, Tai Beauchamp, Sevyn Streeter, Symphani Soto, Jourdin Pauline, actor Lodric Collins, Chaka Zulu, Kosine, YSB Tril, songwriter Kameron Glasper, fashion designer Brandon BJ Gray, actor Jay Reeves, Ryan Destiny, Kenneth Faried, Sam Austins, and more!

These Culture Creators continue to set the pace for diversity in the fields of entertainment, music, sports, and beyond.

Innovators & Leaders Awards 2021

ICON AWARD:

Swizz Beatz

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR:

Derrick D-Nice Jones

BUSINESS:

Baron Davis

FASHION:

Zerina Akers

FILM/TV:

Rikki Hughes, Magic Lemonade

FINANCE:

George Wells

HEALTH & WELLNESS:

Shanti Das, Silence the Shame

MEDIA:

Cari Champion

MUSIC:

Jeff Robinson & Jeanine McClean, MBK Entertainment

SOCIAL JUSTICE:

Stefani Brown-James, Collective PAC

SPORTS:

JaVale McGee

TECHNOLOGY:

Kudzi Chikumbu, Tik Tok

KEEP UP WITH CULTURE CREATORS!

Keep up with Culture Creators via their website, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

ABOUT YOUTUBE

YouTube announced a multi-year $100 million fund dedicated to amplifying and developing the voices of Black creators and artists and their stories. The fund, now officially named the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund, will invest with an intention: to present fresh narratives that emphasize the intellectual power, authenticity, dignity and joy of Black voices, as well as to educate audiences about racial justice. It’s been seven months since we announced our Black Voices Fund Class of 2021, and each of our grantees has been partnered with a dedicated YouTube Strategic Partner manager who is working with them to optimize and grow their channels. More than 132 creators & artist teams across six countries have participated in our inaugural three-week Black Voices Creator Fund Incubator Camps, where industry experts covered everything from Pre-Production 101, lighting, and digital storytelling, to alternative monetization, media coaching, and wellbeing. On June 21, 2021, YouTube opened grant applications for the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund Class of 2022. YouTube has also worked with Project Level, The Gathering Spot and Since the 80s to launch Future Insiders, to date reaching over 180 at-risk and underserved youth aspiring to enter the music and creative industries.

ABOUT CÎROC ULTRA PREMIUM VODKA

CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka is gluten-free and distilled from fine French grapes; a process inspired by over a century of wine-making expertise and craftsmanship, providing a crisp, clean taste and citrus nose. Launched nationwide in January 2003, DIAGEO, the world’s largest spirits and beer company, made spirits history in October 2007 by entering into a strategic alliance with entertainment entrepreneur Sean Diddy Combs, in which Mr. Combs and Combs Enterprises assumed the lead on all brand management activities for CÎROC. The flavor portfolio includes CIROC RED BERRY, CÎROC COCONUT, CÎROC PEACH, CÎROC PINEAPPLE, CÎROCC APPLE, CÎROC MANGO, CÎROC SUMMER WATERMELON, and Limited-Edition flavor CÎROC SUMMER CITRUS. In June 2018, Sean Diddy Combs and Makers of CÎROC entered the brown spirits category with the introduction of CÎROC VS, Fine French Brandy. Please drink responsibly. Must be 21+ to enjoy.

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