Apr 07 2010

Mariah Receives 'Keepers Of The Dream' Honor, April 15

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MARIAH CAREY, JEFF ZUCKER, BILL COSBY AND OTHERS TO BE CELEBRATED BY THE NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK AT THE 12TH ANNUAL
KEEPERS OF THE DREAM AWARDS ON THURSDAY, APRIL 15TH

Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network (NAN) will host the 12th Annual Keepers of the Dream Awards, Thursday, April 15th at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. The awards, given each year in April to mark the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, honor those who have continued to advocate for the principles for which Dr. King gave his life. The Keepers of the Dream awards are given by members of the civil rights community who have committed themselves to fairness and racial harmony.

The evening will be hosted by Tamron Hall from MSNBC and the Keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Bill Cosby. Among this year's honorees are: Mariah Carey, world renowned entertainer; Wyclef Jean, humanitarian and internationally acclaimed musician; Jeff Zucker, President and CEO of NBC Universal; Bishop Charles E. Blake from the Church of God and Christ; Dr. Robert M. Franklin, President Morehouse College; Kimberly B. Davis, President JPMorganChase Foundation; Johnny Furr, Jr., Anheuser-Busch; The Home Depot; and DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the National Football League Players' Association.

National Action Network is one of the leading Civil Rights organizations in the nation with over 45 chapters around the country. NAN works extensively to promote a modern Civil Rights agenda which includes one standard of decency for all people, social justice for all communities, and the improvement of race relations. Through the years, NAN has served as a megaphone for the voiceless and an advocate for those in need. We have taken on issues relating to voter registration, education, and political enfranchisement.



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