2023 NNPA National Leadership Awards Reception Celebrates Excellence in Black Leadership
The highly anticipated 2023 NNPA National Leadership Awards Reception is set to take place on September 22, 2023, at the Marriott Marquis, located at 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW DC 20001. The annual event, organized by the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), promises an evening of recognition and celebration in honor of exceptional leaders who have made significant contributions to America, particularly the African American community.
By Stacy M. Brown | NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent
Washington, D.C. – September 18, 2023 – The highly anticipated 2023 NNPA National Leadership Awards Reception is set to take place on September 22, 2023, at the Marriott Marquis, located at 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW DC 20001. The annual event, organized by the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), promises an evening of recognition and celebration in honor of exceptional leaders who have made significant contributions to America, particularly the African American community.
This year’s theme, “Black Press of America Salutes Black Leadership Excellence,” reflects the spirit of acknowledgment and appreciation for those who have tirelessly worked toward the betterment of society.
Ruff Endz, the renowned R&B duo, will take the stage to add a musical flair to the evening. With a history of chart-topping hits and a devoted fan base, Ruff Endz promises to deliver another of their trademark memorable performances.
One Vision, in collaboration with Double “O” Entertainment, will curate the musical ambiance for the night. Both organizations have left indelible marks on the entertainment industry, known for their impeccable taste and outstanding events.
Guy Lambert, a distinguished figure in the world of broadcasting, will take on the role of master of ceremonies. Lambert’s reputation for eloquence and wit will undoubtedly set the tone for an engaging and uplifting evening.
The 2023 NNPA National Leadership Awards Reception will bestow accolades upon several outstanding individuals. Among the recipients are:
• The honorable Jasmine Crocket (D-Texas): A trailblazer in politics, Crocket’s unwavering dedication to her community and tireless advocacy for social justice have made her a beacon of hope for many.
• CBC Chair Steven Horsford (D-NV): As Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Horsford has demonstrated remarkable leadership in advocating for policies that uplift marginalized communities.
• Niesha Foster of Pfizer Inc.: Foster’s contributions in the pharmaceutical field have advanced medical science and positively impacted countless individuals’ lives.
• Jessie Wolley-Wilson, President and CEO of Dreambox Learning: Under Wolley-Wilson’s leadership, Dreambox Learning has revolutionized the field of education, providing innovative and effective learning solutions.
• The People’s Attorney Ben Crump: With a steadfast commitment to civil rights and justice, Crump’s legal advocacy has achieved landmark victories for the African American community.
The NNPA Chair, Westside Gazette Publisher Bobby Henry, and NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., will preside over the ceremony, symbolizing the unity and strength of the NNPA in its mission to continue to serve as the unchallenged voice of Black America.
The evening promises to be a momentous occasion, paying tribute to these remarkable individuals’ resilience, leadership, and unwavering commitment. The NNPA National Leadership Awards Reception stands as a testament to the profound impact that dedicated leaders can have on local communities and the nation.