ATLANTA – Sept. 16, 2023 – PRLog — Once again, SHEEN Magazine held the annual SHEEN Magazine Awards to recognize exceptional individuals who have made remarkable contributions to the Black culture, both past and present. Homage was also given to Black creators and influencers in film, television, comedy, and music. The national poll winners for “Creative Artist of the Year” in Beauty and Makeup were announced during the ceremony as well.
Dish Nation Co-Host, media personality, actor, DJ, and hip-hop artist Headkrack returned as Host. Media maven and talk show host Carisha the Diva took the reigns as Co-Host. This high-energy celebration featured performances from both rising stars and established artists who burned up the stage for a star-studded audience.
2023 SMA HIGHLIGHTS
The extraordinary Pre-Show started with SHEEN Sound Stage Artists: Alliswell, B-U-D, Heartbreak, Hutch, Jaida Maurian, and NBT Wop, followed by award-winning violist Joi Black, and Hip Hop artist Trig the Optimist
The incredibly beautiful and talented LAYA kicked open the door for the actual award show
Hip Hop artist Yung LA burned up the stage with his performance
ATL’s own lyrists Young Dro stepped up next to bless the stage
Not to be outdone, Roscoe Dash had the audience lit with his performance
Last (but certainly not least), Atlanta’s finest – Hip-Hop Artist, OJ da Juice Man, ended the show with a mic-dropper
“ICON IN COMEDY AWARD”—Stand-Up Comedian/Actor/Executive Producer Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood, original Kings of Comedy, etc.)
“TRAILBLAZER IN TELEVISION”—King of Reality TV/Mega Producer/Show Runner Carlos King (Love & Marriage Franchise, Belle Collection, and more)
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR—Dr. Mya Smith-Edmonds
PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR—Ebony Austin
“HUMANITARIAN AWARDS”—Dwight Eubanks and the late Annette Bibby Oliver
NATIONAL CREATIVE ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
BEAUTY INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR—Victoria Alexander
MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR—Deidra Mills
COMING IN HOT . . . RED CARPET LOOKS
Check out some of the moments captured from the 2023 SHEEN Magazine Awards — https://markgphotography.smugmug.com/SHEEN-AWARDS-2023/n-3p8KvZ/.
(Photo credits for all images Mark Gunter)
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS
We express our deepest gratitude to the sponsors who made the 2023 SHEEN Magazine Awards possible: Kerafena, Nairobi, Congo, and Sheen Media Group. We extend a heartfelt appreciation to Setta Wine Sponsor Cedric the Entertainer via Kelly Distributor – Ricardo Kelly (owner) along with Shon Murdock (Rep). We give a huge thank you to VIP Kick-Off Party Sponsors Mauve Costen (PMC), Camillya, and LaVonte Masunda (Ebony Wine & Spirits), plus Chef Q (The Eating Spot). We also recognize the valuable contributions of Granny Tea, Holly Kiss Cosmetics, Dr. Burds Wonder Spray, Grandma’s Old Fashion Butter Brunch, G. L. A. M. Body Scrub, and Le’ Host Hair & Wigs.
Last, we want to give a special shout-out to all volunteers for partnering with SHEEN Magazine for the 2023 SHEEN Magazine Awards. Your support, services, and time were instrumental in the show’s success.
About SHEEN Magazine
SHEEN Magazine is “The Ultimate Beauty Guide” for the modern-day woman and a preeminent voice within the beauty industry. SHEEN strives to educate, motivate, and empower, reaffirming the importance of self-worth while encouraging its audience.
Published bi-monthly, SHEEN Magazine has consistently proven to be a media influencer, providing up-to-date news on beauty, fashion, hair, and entertainment trends.
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About SHEEN Magazine Awards
The #SHEENMAGAZINEAWARDS is an annual celebration that donates a portion of the proceeds to local charities supporting #HBCU students with financial challenges. The ongoing mission of the SHEEN Magazine Awards is to honor and celebrate those often overlooked for their trendsetting, life-changing, or charitable contributions. Attendees, partners, advertisers, and families should expect an unparalleled experience that includes a star-studded award show, a VIP private reception, live performances, and an incredible after-party, all while mixing and mingling with celebrities and international influencers.
For 2022, honorees were television Icon James DuBose (Owner/CEO Of the Black Network, former GM/Head of Programming of FOX Soul), the legendary Bob Sumner (2023 Rising Stars of Comedy, Co-Creator of Def Comedy Jam/LAFF MOBB), Melvin Childs (celebrity film creator), B2K Member/Entrepreneur/Author Omarion, and Social Media Influencer Aaliyah Jay. We had performances by hip-hop artist Pastor Troy and BSGG “Lil Man” (featuring Jazz Pha), Real Housewives of Potomac Cast Member/Singer Candiace Dillard-Bassett, along with Hillman Grad Record Label’s newest artist Jai’Len Josey (created by film and television executive Lena Waithe). Radio and TV Personality Gary Wit Da Tea was one of our “Celebrity Presenters.”
The Central American country’s beauty and diversity make it a top tourist destination
By: U.S. Travel Magazine
PANAMA CITY – Feb. 16, 2023 – PRLog — The stunning Central American country of Panama is being chosen by US Travel Magazine for it’s April “Top Country” pick, an honor bestowed upon a country considered by many to be one of the most vibrant, exciting, beautiful and pristine not only in the Americas, but in the world as well.
US Travel Magazine, long considered to be one of the foremost sources for those travelers headed to North America as tourists or on business trips, said that Panama “is one of the most beautiful countries in the Western Hemisphere and a popular choice for travelers and tourists.” John Alexander, assistant travel editor for the magazine, said that Panama “definitely” is worth the trip, especially in lieu of the fact that it’s about the same flight time from Miami to Panama as it is from Miami to New York.
“In short, the answer is yes, Panama is worth visiting,” Alexander said from his London office (where U.S. Travel is headquartered). “There is no denying it’s a beautiful country. It’s very clean and green with sweeping views, misty rainforests, tropical beaches, history, culture and lots of wildlife. I go there as often as I can.”
A surprising geographical fact that many might not be aware of: The entire country of Panama is only the size of South Carolina and home to the 8th Wonder of the World, The Panama Canal.
Alexander said that it’s hard to think of any other destination in the world that has such a variety of attractions that’s so close to America and so easy to reach.
“Panama has so many incredible attractions to see, guaranteed to please everybody,” Alexander said, citing the fact that he’s been there “at least” 20 times during his life. “It has a great variety of attractions: exotic tropical rainforests, beautiful mountain refuges, Caribbean-style beaches and one thousand islands, one of the best birding sites you’ll find in the world, seven living Indian cultures, a Miami-style sophisticated capital city with a vibrant night life, Spanish colonial historical sites, golf, diving, snorkeling, you name it, Panama has it!”
Great weather plays an important part in making the country so desirable: Panama has a year-round warm, tropical climate that’s equally diverse at the same time. Also, political stability and a very low crime rate and an excellent infrastructure.
“Panama is one of the most stable democratic republics in the Americas and has been a committed U.S. ally since the construction of the Panama Canal in the early 1900’s,” Alexander said, adding that the crime rate is far lower than that in most U.S. cities and other vacation and retirement destinations.
To discover more about this amazing country, check out US Travel Magazine’s Top Country starting in April. “You won’t be disappointed,” Alexander said. “I never am!”
You may visit the magazine’s website at http://www.ustravelonline.net.
Leading global publication for personal and professional development SUCCESS Magazine announced the 25 finalists for their first-ever Real Estate Trendsetter Award Nationwide. SUCCESS designed this award to “recognize and celebrate the catalysts of change who are revolutionizing the real estate industry, regardless of the role they serve.” Amongst these winning trailblazers are credit coach and founder of the Kelly Group, Jeanne Kelly.
Jeanne has spent the past 20 years helping thousands of people worldwide transform their credit so they can live a life of financial freedom. From humble beginnings as a broke, single mom trying to buy her first home to multi-million dollar business owner, Jeanne has unlocked the code to achieving healthy credit and is committed to helping you do the same.
Kelly Group Jeanne Kelly 866-234-5977 www.JeanneKelly.net
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has shared a magazine based on the last episode of Mann ki Baat. The Prime Minister also asked people to tune in for next episode on 24th April.
The Prime Minister tweeted :
“Here is an interesting magazine on last month’s #MannKiBaat in which we discussed diverse topics like India’s exports jump, Ayurveda start-ups, water conservation and traditional fairs. Do join the next episode on the 24th.
Here is an interesting magazine on last month’s #MannKiBaat in which we discussed diverse topics like India’s exports jump, Ayurveda start-ups, water conservation and traditional fairs. Do join the next episode on the 24th. https://t.co/zXUYIrR3bk
SHEEN Magazine is excited to be one of the few international media outlets selected to cover the legendary singer, songwriter, activist, and actor Harry Belafonte’s 95th Birthday Celebration.
As a social justice advocate, Belafonte co-founded the Sankofa Organization. In honor of Sankofa.org’s 10th anniversary, a historical evening is planned to include the presentation of the inaugural Harry Belafonte Social Justice Awards to recipients Angela Davis, Rashad Robinson, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Dr. Cornel West, Darren Walker, Hank Willis Thomas, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Also, memorial tributes to Belafonte are on deck by a star-studded line-up such as Aloe Blacc, John Legend, Lenny Kravitz, The Belafonte Alumni Band, Laurence Fishburne, Doug E Fresh, Danny Glover, Amy Goodman, Michael Moore, Q-Tip, Tim Robbins, Rev. Al Sharpton, Bryan Stevenson, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Jesse Williams, Alfre Woodard, and more. This monumental event is scheduled for March 1, at the Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. Tickets are available at https://www.ticketmaster.co m/harry-belafonte-new-york-new-york-03-01-2022/event/03005C2EB1C81262?brand=townhall&camefrom=cfc_town_hall_website.
For more information, visit http://thetownhall.org/event/hb95-honoring-harry-belafonte.
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About SHEEN Magazine SHEEN Magazine is The Ultimate Beauty Guide for the modern-day woman and a preeminent voice within the beauty industry. Published bi-monthly, SHEEN Magazine has consistently proven to be a media influencer, provide up-to-date news, and share current trends within the world of beauty, fashion, hair, and entertainment. SHEEN strives to educate, motivate, and empower, reaffirming the importance of self-worth while encouraging its readership and audience to achieve their highest potential.
About Harry Belafonte Harry Belafonte is an American singer, songwriter, activist, and actor. One of the most successful Jamaican-American pop stars, he popularized the Trinbagonian Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. His breakthrough album Calypso was the first million-selling LP by a single artist.
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