Past Honorees

 

  • Ali Velshi, Al-Jazeera
  • Andrew Hilfiger (Mesh Brands)
  • Carl Banks, (New York Giants)
  • Carole Simpson (ABC)
  • Caroline Clarke Graves (Black Enterprise)
  • Christine Romans, CNN
  • Curtis Granderson (New York Mets)
  • Donna Sims Wilson is Executive Vice President of CastleOak Securities, L.P.
  • Jamie Hector, HBO’s The Wire
  • Joy-Ann Reid (MSNBC)
  • Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
  • Mercedes Ellington, The Duke Ellington Center
  • Michael Robinson (Microsoft)
  • Navarrow Wright (Global Grind)
  • New York City Comptroller John Liu
  • Nicole Pullen-Ross, Goldman Sachs
  • Obie McKenzie (BlackRock)
  • Rep. Barbara Lee (CA)
  • Rep. Gregory Meeks (NY)
  • Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network, MSNBC
  • Teri Williams (One United Bank)
  • Twinkie Byrd, Casting Director
  • Warrington Hudlin
  • Michael K. Williams, HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”, “The Wire”