The 2016 Triumph Awards will air Sunday, October 2nd at 7pm and 9pm EST on TV One.
On Sunday, while many were home watching the Primetime Emmy Awards, Atlantans were sitting in the Tabernacle Concert Hall for taping of Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network 2016 Triumph Awards. For the second year in a row, actress and philanthropist Tichina Arnold served as the show’s host.
The Triumph Awards recognizes distinguished individuals and corporations in civil rights, the arts, entertainment, education, business and sports. The show was taped in front of a live audience and will air Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET on TV One.
Performers included gospel artist Jekalyn Carr, V. Bozeman, Nick Cannon, BJ the Chicago Kid, the James Brown Academy of Music Pupils, Joe, Eric Benet, Juan and Deborah Joy Winans,and Fantasia. Tichina Arnold, JB Smoove, Carl Payne, Erica Ash and Teyonah Parris also joined forces to perform a “Spike Lee Joint Medley,” a hilarious musical tribute.
Additional appearances by Marc Lamont Hill, Dondre Whitfield, Kandi Burruss, Terri J. Vaughn, Pooch Hall, Denise Boutte, Ebony Steele, Angel McCoughtry; and Georgia State House Representative Erica Thomas. The Mothers of the Movement: tGwen Carr (mother of Eric Garner), Lesley McSpadden (mother of Mike Brown) and Sybrina Fulton (mother of Trayvon Martin) delivered a touching message. Spoiler Alert: McSpadden closed their set with a Mark Twain’s “two most important days” quote.
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My girl Kandi Burruss made it to the alter after ALL! She flew above Mama Joyce and decided to follow her heart and tie the knot to Todd Tucker aka “The Opportunist” per Momma Joyce. The two had their luxurious fairytale wedding in front of 300 guests on April 4th at Atlanta’s Le Fais. Kandi’s dress was valued at $20,000 a custom creation by Reco Chappele with a 12 foot feathered train.
Kandi, who sparkled from her tiara to her toes, said, “The whole thing was like a fairy tale!”
Of course, there was some shade from Mama Joyce thrown and I’m sure we will catch it in the upcoming reality series Bravo has picked up their wedding as a spin off. It will also be interesting to see what really went down when Fantasia was DRUNK at her bestie’s wedding and gave a hell of a toast we hear!
Kandi revealed to In Touch Weekly about planning this huge wedding in just a month, “I didn’t know if I was going to be able to pull this all together….I couldn’t wait around hoping things would get better. I just had to do it and hope for the best.”
Mama Joyce told InTouch Weekly: “Time will tell if Todd gets my blessing, but if Kandi’s happy, then I need to be happy for her.”
What did you think of Kandi’s dress?
“RHOA” star Kandi Burruss will appear on “Bethenny” tomorrow, discussing her plans to walk down the aisle with Todd Tucker and responding to critics (who’ve called him an opportunist).
“Me personally, I am a hustler. I like a person with a hustler mentality that you are going to get out there and make things happen because I see so many people date somebody because they think oh he has money or whatever and then he loses the money and doesn’t know how to get it back. You have to be a hustler to get the money again and again and again. When I met Todd he was already doing well for himself when we met each other. It really bothers me when people try to play him that he’s just some dude off the street who didn’t have a job or anything like that, he’s doing well before I met him.”
Later on, Mama Joyce called into the program and shared her own thoughts about Kandi and her love of “hustlers.”
“Well I’ve decided to let Kandi do Kandi. Kandi says she likes a hustler but I just don’t want someone hustling her.”
Kandi’s “Bethenny” appearance airs on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
My favorite Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss is moving on to a new genre of music these days in “Gospel”. The songwriter’s first single “Stay Prayed Up” is set to be released next week.
She wrote on Facebook, “I knew when I decided to do it that I would be criticized. That’s to be expected. I’m a single mom that had a child out of wedlock, I speak openly about sex… The song is like a testimony for me. Hopefully people with a similar struggle can relate. I’m posting the lyrics to the hook. I’m looking forward to you hearing the whole song next week!” Check out the artwork she posted.
Take a look at a snippet of RHOA episode where she works on the song with Marvin Sapp