FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2009 Contact: Jesse Mills 443.538.4255 firstname.lastname@example.org
Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals Host Black Men of the Oscars Post Dinner Reception Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles Urban League has announced that Black Men of the Oscars® will be the recipients of the top award at the Los Angeles Urban League’s 36th Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Dinner which will take place on Thursday, April 9 at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel. The Whitney M. Young Jr. Award will be bestowed on the 19 African American men who have received Academy Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences including confirmed honorees: Quincy Jones, Sir Sidney Poitier, Lou Gossett Jr, Cuba Gooding Jr., Willie Burton and Russell Williams. “In addition to their cinematic achievement, these phenomenal men have used their high profile status to uplift the under served and those who cannot help themselves” said Blair H. Taylor, president of the League. “For this as well they deserve recognition from their community. The Los Angeles Urban League would like to capture this unprecedented moment in time and honor this collective group of outstanding African American men.” The Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals will host a post awards reception honoring “Young Black Hollywood Stars” featuring many specially invited celebrity guests. Taj Tashombe, President of the Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals, says of the event, “the post awards reception will recognize the contributions of Young Black Hollywood entertainers of our generation and their continued commitment to social responsibility in the Los Angeles Community.” About The Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals The Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals is an auxiliary of the Los Angeles Urban League that is comprised of professionals 21 to 40 that strive to empower quality of life within the Los Angeles community through service, professional development, social consciousness, and political awareness. The organization hosts special events and receptions to celebrate the contributions of urban professionals in the arts, humanities, media, politics and entertainment. Taj Tashombe serves as President for one of the largest Young Professional affiliates of the National Urban League, which has affiliates in 109 cities throughout the United States. For more information please visit: http://www.laul.org/yp ###
Published on Apr 27, 2009
Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles Urban League has announced that Black Men of the Oscars® will be the recipients of the top award at the Lo...