Trumpet Awards Foundation Announces 2009 Awards


Dr. Alvin Crawford
Dr. Alvin Crawford

Ceremony Takes Place in Atlanta, Sunday, January 25 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Atlanta, GA – The 2009 Trumpet Awards promises to be among the best of the best in the exceptional Trumpet Awards tradition. The 17th Annual Trumpet Awards black-tie ceremony,

Raven-Symoné
Raven-Symoné
sponsored by the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc. with hosts Sherri Shepherd, co-host of “The View” and Anthony Anderson, star of “Law and Order,” will be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta on Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.

Other events and

Earvin
Earvin “Magic” Johnson
activities that take place during the awards weekend include the Prayer Breakfast and High Tea with High Heels which will be held on Friday, January 23th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. An induction of thirteen new footprints will be placed into the International Civil Rights Walk
Pastor Paula White
Pastor Paula White
of Fame. This induction ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, National Park Service, located at 450 Auburn Avenue (Atlanta, GA). The program preceding the induction ceremony will be held at the Ebenezer
Chief Richard Pennington
Chief Richard Pennington
Baptist Church.

The Annual Trumpet Awards was created to celebrate and honor African- American achievers in diverse fields including law, medicine, business, politics and entertainment.

The following is a complete list of the 2009 TRUMPETAWARDS honorees: Dr. Alvin Crawford, Medicine; Raven-Symoné, the Pinnacle Award; Earvin “Magic”

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts
Johnson, the Living Legend Award; Pastor Paula White, the Humanitarian Award; Chief Richard Pennington, Law; Michael Roberts, Business; Johnathan Rodgers, Corporate; Chris Tucker, Entertainment; and Tuskegee Airmen, Heroes.

President and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc., Xernona Clayton is the executive producer of the Trumpet

Johnathan Rodgers
Johnathan Rodgers
Awards.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a major producer of entertainment products around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry, is the presenting sponsor of the 2009 Trumpet Awards. Other major sponsors include: Aetna, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Bahamas Tourism Authority and Aviation,

Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker
The Coca-Cola Company, CompuCredit, Delta Air Lines, Everlasting Pure Water, FedEx Corporation, Ford Motor Company, Four Seasons Atlanta, George’s Motor Coach, Harrah’s Entertainment, The Home Depot, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Malco Steel Inc., Miller Coors, Newell Rubbermaid, Nordstrom, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, TV One and UPS.


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