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VIBE: Watch Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Rye, Kevin Liles & More Hit The Culture Creators Red Carpet

Last weekend (June 24) was a busy one in L.A. Not only did the weekend mark the 2017 BET Awards, but the who’s who of music and entertainment culture gathered together to shine positivity at the 2nd Annual Awards Brunch, put together by Culture Creators, VIBE, and co-presented by Motions Hair and Ciroc, Deleon and REVOLT TV.

Saturday brought out the likes of master of ceremonies Laz Alonso, guests like Mona Scott-Young, and honorees Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Rye, Kevin Liles, Tiffany Hasbourne, Marlon Nichols, Tunde Balogun and many others. But before they sat down to dine, they hit the red carpet. Press play to hear all the gems dropped by the honorees and attendees.

Charlamagne Tha God

Angela Rye

Kevin Liles

Laz Alonzo

Tiffany Hasbourne 

Tunde Balogun

Mona Scott-Young

Marlon Nichols

BILLBOARD: Culture Creators Celebrates Industry Leaders at 2nd Annual Awards Brunch

When it comes to the onward movement of the culture, it takes the effort of many. To celebrate those who have contributed significantly thus far, Culture Creators teamed up with VIBE for the 2nd Annual Awards Brunch to acknowledge the hard-working figures and culture disrupters of the entertainment industry who have played a pivotal role in driving innovation in the past and present.

READ BILLBOARD ARTICLE HERE

Co-presented by Motions Hair and Ciroc, prominent figures in the fields of music, fashion, media, film & TV and tech flocked to Mr. C Beverly Hills for a Saturday morning and afternoon of #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackBoyJoy (June 24). After attendees found their seats and the 2-course brunch went underway, the Master of Ceremonies Laz Alonso welcomed everyone and kicked off the award ceremony. Culture Creators Founder, Joi Brown and President, Darius Hines, took a moment to elaborate on their organization’s mission of bridging the original cultivators with the younger generation for mentorship and inspiration through programming throughout the year.

Mid-way through the presentation of awards and delivery of acceptance speeches, VIBE Editor-in-Chief Datwon Thomas conducted a chat with author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Russell Simmons to talk about the essential attributes of today culture creators and more.

“They have enough faith and commitment,” pointed out Simmons. “A culture creator has to have presence and awareness so that he (or she) can make something that wasn’t already there. And then faith and dedication and resilience. That’s the makeup of a culture creator, I think.”

During the last round of awards and acceptance speeches, Simmons presented record executive and 300 Entertainment co-founder Kevin Liles with an award, before being surprised with the Culture Creators ICON Award.

Flip through photos of yesterday’s award ceremony and watch the chat between VIBE & the icon Russell Simmons. Congratulations to all of the honorees listed below!

CULTURE CREATORS HONOREES

MUSIC
Derrick “D-Nice” Jones (BrandNice)
Kevin Liles (management)
Tunde Balogun (management)
Courtney Lowery (Epic PR)
Sydney Margetson (Atlantic PR)
Marsha St. Hubert (Atlantic Marketing)
Natina Nimene (Def Jam Radio Promotions)

FILM & TV
Jesse Collins (Executive Producer of The New Edition Story and CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment)

TECH
Valeisha Butterfield-Jones (Google)
Marlon C. Nichols (Cross Culture Ventures)
Brickson Diamond (Global Organizational Leader)

FASHION
Misa Hylton
Tiffany Hasbourne

MEDIA
Angela Rye (politics & media)
Charlamagne Tha God (entertainment & media)
Dyana Williams (entertainment & media)

VIBE: Culture Creators Celebrates Industry Leaders at 2nd Annual Awards Brunch

When it comes to the onward movement of the culture, it takes the effort of many. To celebrate those who have contributed significantly thus far, Culture Creators teamed up with VIBE for the 2nd Annual Awards Brunch to acknowledge the hard-working figures and culture disrupters of the entertainment industry who have played a pivotal role in driving innovation in the past and present.

READ VIBE ARTICLE HERE

Co-presented by Motions Hair and Ciroc, prominent figures in the fields of music, fashion, media, film & TV and tech flocked to Mr. C Beverly Hills for a Saturday morning and afternoon of #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackBoyJoy (June 24). After attendees found their seats and the 2-course brunch went underway, the Master of Ceremonies Laz Alonso welcomed everyone and kicked off the award ceremony. Culture Creators Founder, Joi Brown and President, Darius Hines, took a moment to elaborate on their organization’s mission of bridging the original cultivators with the younger generation for mentorship and inspiration through programming throughout the year.

Mid-way through the presentation of awards and delivery of acceptance speeches, VIBEEditor-in-Chief Datwon Thomas conducted a chat with author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Russell Simmons to talk about the essential attributes of today culture creators and more.

“They have enough faith and commitment,” pointed out Simmons. “A culture creator has to have presence and awareness so that he (or she) can make something that wasn’t already there. And then faith and dedication and resilience. That’s the makeup of a culture creator, I think.”

During the last round of awards and acceptance speeches, Simmons presented record executive and 300 Entertainment co-founder Kevin Liles with an award, before being surprised with the Culture Creators ICON Award.

Flip through photos of yesterday’s award ceremony and watch the chat between VIBE & the icon Russell Simmons. Congratulations to all of the honorees listed below!

CULTURE CREATORS HONOREES

MUSIC
Derrick “D-Nice” Jones (BrandNice)
Kevin Liles (management)
Tunde Balogun (management)
Courtney Lowery (Epic PR)
Sydney Margetson (Atlantic PR)
Marsha St. Hubert (Atlantic Marketing)
Natina Nimene (Def Jam Radio Promotions)

FILM & TV
Jesse Collins (Executive Producer of The New Edition Story and CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment)

TECH
Valeisha Butterfield-Jones (Google)
Marlon C. Nichols (Cross Culture Ventures)
Brickson Diamond (Global Organizational Leader)

FASHION
Misa Hylton
Tiffany Hasbourne

MEDIA
Angela Rye (politics & media)
Charlamagne Tha God (entertainment & media)
Dyana Williams (entertainment & media)

Laz Alonso’s Birthday Bash at Vandal NYC Last Night with Regina King, AJ Calloway, Josh Lucas, Yandy Smith & More!

[New York, NY – March 26th, 2017] Laz Alonzo celebrated his birthday last night alongside family and celebrity friends including Regina King, AJ Calloway, Yandy Smith and Josh Lucas. The celebration included an intimate dinner at Vandal Restaurant in NYC and an after-party, both hosted by Rémy Martin and Culture Creators. Laz’s closest family and friends danced all night to tunes from DJ Aktive (Janet Jackson, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus) while enjoying specialty cocktails from Rémy Martin. In 2017, Alonso will be a making an appearance in the highly anticipated film, Stranded with Roselyn Sanchez, Paula Patton, and Omar Epps, as well as starring in Kathryn Bigelow’s Detriot Riots film.

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: (L-R) Laz Alonso, Rae Holiday, and Yandy Smith-Harris attend the Remy Martin & Culture Creators birthday celebration for Laz Alonso at Vandal on March 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Remy Martin)

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 25: (L-R) Laz Alonso, Rae Holiday, and Yandy Smith-Harris attend the Remy Martin & Culture Creators birthday celebration for Laz Alonso at Vandal on March 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Remy Martin)

 

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: Bottles of Remy Martin VSOP on ice at the Remy Martin & Culture Creators birthday celebration for Laz Alonso at Vandal on March 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Remy Martin)

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 25: Bottles of Remy Martin VSOP on ice at the Remy Martin & Culture Creators birthday celebration for Laz Alonso at Vandal on March 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Remy Martin)

 

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: (L-R) Kainon Jasper, Laz Alonso, and A. J. Calloway attend the Remy Martin & Culture Creators birthday celebration for Laz Alonso at Vandal on March 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Remy Martin)

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 25: (L-R) Kainon Jasper, Laz Alonso, and A. J. Calloway attend the Remy Martin & Culture Creators birthday celebration for Laz Alonso at Vandal on March 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Remy Martin)

 

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: (L-R) PR & Branded Entertainment Manager at Remy Cointreau USA Naeemah Leonard, Darius Hines, and SVP Marketing/Brand Partnerships at WMG/Atlantic Records Joi Brown attend the Remy Martin & Culture Creators birthday celebration for Laz Alonso at Vandal on March 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Remy Martin)

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 25: (L-R) PR & Branded Entertainment Manager at Remy Cointreau USA Naeemah Leonard, Darius Hines, and SVP Marketing/Brand Partnerships at WMG/Atlantic Records Joi Brown attend the Remy Martin & Culture Creators birthday celebration for Laz Alonso at Vandal on March 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Remy Martin)

 

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: (L-R) Darius Hines, SVP Marketing/Brand Partnerships at WMG/Atlantic Records Joi Brown, and actor Laz Alonso attend the Remy Martin & Culture Creators birthday celebration for Laz Alonso at Vandal on March 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Remy Martin)

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 25: (L-R) Darius Hines, SVP Marketing/Brand Partnerships at WMG/Atlantic Records Joi Brown, and actor Laz Alonso attend the Remy Martin & Culture Creators birthday celebration for Laz Alonso at Vandal on March 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Remy Martin)

 

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: Bottles of Remy Martin VSOP on ice at the Remy Martin & Culture Creators birthday celebration for Laz Alonso at Vandal on March 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Remy Martin)

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 25: Bottles of Remy Martin VSOP on ice at the Remy Martin & Culture Creators birthday celebration for Laz Alonso at Vandal on March 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Remy Martin)