Peek Inside the Essence Magazine Evening of Excellence Awards

Essence Magazine and Southern Company hosted their 2nd Annual Evening of Excellence, a special awards reception that honors influential advocates and architects of change. The reception held at the Ronald Regan Building on Friday evening honored Warrick Dunn, Shelia Johnson, Judge Glenda Hatchett, Rodney and Holly Robinson Peete.

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Essence Magazine and Southern Company hosted their 2nd Annual Evening of Excellence, an awards reception that honors advocates and architects of change. The reception, held at the Ronald Regan Building on Friday evening, honored Warrick Dunn, Shelia Johnson, Judge Glenda Hatchett, Rodney and Holly Robinson Peete. Pictured here: HLN anchor Richelle Carey and Angela Burt-Murray.
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Essence Magazine Relationship Editor and Blogger Demetria Lucas
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Essence Magazine Editor In Chief Angela Burt- Murray
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Honoree Shelia C. Johnson with husband William T. Newman, Jr.
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AOL Black Voice Journalist and Tom Joyner Morning Show Entertainment Correspondent Jawn Murray
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Honoree Warrick Dunn jokes on the red carpet.
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Guest Enjoyed the latest copy of Essence Magazine
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Al Sharpton
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WEEN founder Valeshia Butterfield
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Actor Kim Whitley
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R&B group EnVogue performed for the intimate crowd.
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Award winning r&b group EnVogue
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Rodney and Holly Robinson Peete accept their Excellence Award.
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