On March 11, 2017, Better Brothers Los Angeles presented the 3rd Annual Truth Awards Black Tie event to honor individuals at the Tagylan Cultural Complex located
Los Angeles, California. The Tagylan Cultural Complex has a beautiful front entrance to the building, with sparkling lights and greenest grass.
Awardees honored that received the awards were Loretta Devine (Actress -Ally Award), James Earl Hardy (Author-Lifetime Achievement Award), Sam Fine (Makeup Artist- Beauty & Fashion Award), Mya Norman (Business Leadership Award), Marcus Wilson-Smith (Executive Producer for KTLA-TV 5- Media Arts Award), and Malcolm “MJ” Harris (Financial Services CEO- Passing the Torch Award).
The honorees have given great leadership and success in the community. Better Brothers Los Angeles educates, inspires and connects with the black LGBTQ community. The organization honors individuals that continue to change and impact individuals.
Sheryl Lee Ralph, Founding Director of The Diva Foundation contributed to the event. However, she was not able to be there in person, but congratulated the awardees by video conference.
A delicious meal was served to those who attended before the award ceremony began. Ann Nesby (Two Time Grammy Award Winner) performed. Actress, Angela Robinson (Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and Have Nots”) was the Host. Students, Caleb Griffin (University of Southern California), Willaysia Duckworth (Dominquez High School), and Matthew Brinkley (Alliant University of Los Angeles) received 2017 Scholarships to help with their schooling.
A few presenters and guests walked the red carpet. Sherri Sheppard (TV Personality), Renee Lawless (Actress- Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and Have Nots”), Gabrielle Dennis (Actress- Rosewood), Parnell Damone Marcano (Greenleaf), Iris King (Model), Rodney Chester (Noah’s Arc), and many others.
Better Brothers Los Angeles was created for the black LGBTQ community to network and socialize. The Truth Awards affair honors African-American men and women who personally and professional has a positive impact and image in the Black LGBTQ community.