It was an evening to rejoice so many individuals who’ve made an influence on the trade.
The Sheen Journal Awards took over Atlanta’s Sheraton Lodge Thursday evening for his or her annual celebration. The whole lot appeared to have lined up – the environment was lovely, the purple carpet was set out, and the present was entertaining. Don’t fear, you’ll get to catch all of it streaming on Fox Soul later this yr.
The purple carpet had everybody dressing their finest! Strolling the carpet have been many entertainers, together with Actual Housewives of Potomac solid member and singer, Candiace Dillard-Bassett. “Sheen Journal is a staple, it’s legendary within the Black group and I like that we are actually personifying what’s within the journal, within the flesh,” Dillard-Bassett informed Entry Atlanta. “We get to fellowship and be collectively. We’re popping out of this loopy pandemic and it’s good to have the ability to be collectively and rejoice.” We additionally bought to see legends like award-winning producer Jazze Pha, Atlanta native and rapper Pastor Troy, multimedia character Headkrack, together with singer and songwriter Vedo.
The entertainers made positive to acknowledge the influence Sheen Journal has not solely had on them however the tradition. “Sheen Journal has at all times given me a platform to showcase my expertise.… they didn’t have to do this,” Vedo informed Entry Atlanta. Headkrack echoed Vedo’s sentiments. “Not solely is print medium nonetheless essential to me, but it surely has additionally been essential to our tradition a very long time.… what Sheen Journal is doing is conserving that custom going,” he informed Entry Atlanta. “For them to have the ability to get so many dope individuals of Black excellence within the constructing is a tremendous factor.… so I’m simply joyful to be part of the festivities.”
Co-founder of Sheen Journal, Kim Chapman, says the occasion is the right alternative to deliver the group collectively post-pandemic. “All people loves to decorate up and be lovely and good-looking and community, so this offers individuals one thing to do,” Chapman informed Entry Atlanta. “Then, popping out of COVID, individuals wish to have that comradery.… and we should be collectively.”
The awards present went on to honor trailblazer in tv James Dubose and comedy icon Bob Sumner, together with a bunch of different awards and performances. General, it was an entertaining evening for everybody! We’ll hold you posted on when you may catch it streaming on Fox Soul as soon as they launch an official date.