The Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame (BMEWOF)hosted its 4th installation of the Crown Jewel of Excellence™ Black History Month Class of 2023.
The Induction Ceremony and Brunch Celebration on February 28th, 2023 – immediately following, The Black History Month Celebratory Brunch was held at the Thompson Buckhead Hotel.
VIPs in attendance included Will Packer, Yolanda Adams, Dallas Austin, Vashawn Mitchell, Mayor Andre Dickens, Representative Park Cannon, Isaac Carree, Wardell Malloy; and founders Catherine Brewton, Hon. Erica Thomas, Demmette Guirdy and Michael T. Mauldin,
Ambassador Andrew Young is known as a leader in the Civil Rights movement, he has built a remarkable legacy as a civic activist, elected official, groundbreaking ambassador, social entrepreneur, and adviser to presidents.
Today, he leads the Andrew J. Young Foundation’s efforts to develop and support new generations of visionary leaders who will create sustainable global approaches to economic development, poverty alleviation, and the challenge of hunger.
Danny Glover is an award-winning actor, producer, and humanitarian, with a performance career that spans more than 30 years. Glover has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program, focusing on issues of poverty, disease, and economic development in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. He currently serves as UNICEF Ambassador.
Dr. Bobby Jones is an acclaimed singer who has released 14 albums, toured internationally, and won many honors, including Stellar Awards, Dove Awards, and a Grammy Award. He is often credited with giving gospel music its first national stage.
Started in 1980, Bobby Jones Gospel is the longest continuously running show on cable and a Sunday morning staple of Black Entertainment Television.
The Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame
The Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame is a joint initiative by the Black American Music Association, a 501(c)(6) professional membership trade organization, and Georgia Entertainment Caucus (GEC), a 501(c)(3) organization. With both a national and international appeal, the BMEWOF will honor iconic individuals and organizations that have impacted Black culture and community alongside those who continue to lead us into the future.
Black American Music Association
Founded in 2017, the Black American Music Association (BAMAssoc) is a 501(c)(6) professional membership trade organization for music industry professionals, creators, scholars, music industry stakeholders, and communities at large; interested in preserving, protecting, and promoting the legacy and the future of Authentic Black American Music as an indigenous art form.
The Georgia Entertainment Caucus
The Georgia Entertainment Caucus (GEC) is an Atlanta-based 501(c)(3) organization focused on fostering systematic programs that bridge the gap between the Georgia Political Sector and the entertainment industry.
Photo credit: 1) Regina and Danny Glover. 2) Catherine Brewton and Yolanda Adams. 3) Will Packer. 4) Erica Thomas. 5) Dallas Austin. 6) Dallas Austin. 7) Isaac Caree. 8) Demette Guirdy. 9) Killer Mike. 10) Vashawn Mitchell. 11) Wardell Malloy. ATL Pics/Prince Williams