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)

Culture Creators Partners with Howard University for the 5th Annual Howard Marketing Summit

Friday, March 24th in Washington D.C., Culture Creators is partnering with the Department of Marketing at the Howard School of Business to host its 5t h Annual Marketing Summit. The leaders in multi-cultural marketing across several brands/agencies such as Walmart, Sam’s Club, New Balance, William Grant & Sons, Team Epiphany, and more will be in attendance.

Students will be able to participate in an in-depth conversation on marketing during the ‘Disruptive Marketing Panel.’ Speakers at the ‘Disruptive Marketing Panel’ include: Jarrett Cobbs, Keenan Beasley, Darius Hines, Heather White and Ericka Bennett.

Jarrett Cobbs is the Vice President of Strategy at Team Epiphany and has worked with Nike, Google, HBO, Heineken, and more. Keenan Beasley is the young co-founder & managing partner of BLKBOX. Beasley has lead projects for Tide, Gillette and L’Oreal USA and occasionally contributes to Forbes Magazine. Darius Hines is the Senior Brand Manager at Hendricks Gin. Throughout his career Hines has been involved with marketing campaigns that range from McDonald’s to Bacardi. Hines adds about the panel, “ Interactive panel discussions can be extremely impactful to students as they figure out what careers they want to pursue after graduation. The opportunity to listen to professionals from across industries tell their stories about what they do, how they got there and the skill sets they’ve needed to be successful are invaluable. Just a few words from one speaker may change a student’s entire trajectory. ”

Additional panelist, Heather White is the Senior Marketing Manager at New Balance. White has also lended her marketing hand to global initiatives for PUMA, Stone Island, Rue La La, and Karmaloop and just launched a lifestyle fitness brand TRILLFIT Inc. The final panelist, Ericka Bennett is the Senior Vice President of Multicultural Marketing at Allied Integrated Marketing. Dedicated to delivering the best marketing strategies to African Americans, Bennett has lead groundbreaking campaigns for ABC’s “black-ish”, NBC’s “The Wiz Live!,” Netflix and Marvel’s “Luke Cage,” Straight Outta Compton, Ride Along, and the Fast and Furious franchise.

CULTURE CREATORS is a platform that brings awareness of the contributions of leaders in various industries who are shaping the global view of African American culture through entertainment. The platform is used to create conversation, mentorship, and leadership around the culture for the millennial generation. “ I was blessed to be in the room with very powerful leaders early in my career and it’s my generation’s duty to ensure that our young leaders are also afforded the same opportunity. Partnering with the Department of Marketing is a natural partnership given the success of our Culture Creators scholarship that we started this year with the University for students pursuing careers in entertainment. Education is critical to the mission of Culture Creators and I’m happy to partner with my Alma Mater ,” says Culture Creators Founder, Joi Brown.

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Howard University’s Assistant Professor, Efua Obeng says of the event, “ Howard University’s Department of Marketing is proud to host our 5th Annual Marketing Career Summit and Scholarship

Event on March 24, 2017. The goal of this event is twofold: education and scholarship. The panels provide a venue for students to hear insider tips for how to become marketers in their dream industries. With the money donated by our corporate sponsors, we hope to raise enough funds to provide four scholarships to marketing majors that exhibit remarkable marketing and communication skills, along with demonstrating high academic achievement while attending Howard University .”

In addition to the panel, Culture Creators want to ensure that Howard students get the opportunity to continue their discussions with the Conference’s panelists, judges, and keynote speakers by hosting a Career Fair/Mixer. The Career Fair and Mixer will give students the opportunity to discuss resume improvement and continue interacting with the summit’s special guests.

Culture Creators, Walmart, Motions, other sponsors hope that this Marketing Summit advances the careers of Howard University graduates and encourages other industry professionals to return to the educational institutes that shaped them, to better the overall student experience in any work field.

For More Information, Please Visit: Howardmarketingsummit.com

Howard University of Business

The Howard University School of Business has been a model for higher education since its founding in 1970. With dynamic academic departments, ground breaking centers of excellence, esteemed faculty, award winning programs, and over 8,000 alumni across the globe, the Howard University School of Business continues to be ranked among the top business programs in the nation. Students and faculty choose the Howard University School of Business because it provides in-depth classroom instruction, real-world experience, expert speakers from a range of backgrounds, access to global industry leaders and a commitment to research and publication.

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