The second annual edition of “Byron Allen Presents TheGrio Awards” will air on CBS on Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. after recently being recorded in Beverly Hills.
TheGrio is Allen Media Group’s African American-focused news, lifestyle, sports and entertainment website. TheGrio Awards, which were hosted by Sheryl Underwood and Roy Wood Jr., are meant to celebrate achievements across ilm, music, comedy, television, sports, philanthropy, business, fashion, social justice, environmental justice, education.
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2023 honorees included Mariah Carey, Don Cheadle, Misty Copeland, Doctor Kizzmekia S Corbett-Helaire, Tamron Hall, Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Eddie Murphy, Al Sharpton and Denzel Washington. Additionally, the ceremony featured performances by Boyz II Men, Jennifer Hudson, Coco Jones, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson and DJ Kiss.
“Byron Allen Presents TheGrio Awards” is co-produced by Allen Media Group and Backhand Productions. Allen, Carolyn Folks, Jennifer Lucas, Jeff Atlas, and Michelle Willrich are executive producers. Greg Phillinganes serves as musical director.
“I created ‘TheGrio Awards’ to celebrate and amplify African-American excellence and the incredible champions from other communities who truly support us,” said Allen, who serves as founder, chairman and CEO of Allen Media Group. “As a child, strong, positive African-American icons such as Berry Gordy, Jr., Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King, Jr. helped me see myself differently, and changed the trajectory of my life. Celebrating and amplifying iconic individuals is something we can never do enough of, especially for our children.”
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