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Sharpton, NAN Hold Inaugural Black History Month Luncheon

2/6/2014, 2:46 p.m.
From left: Rev. Al Sharpton, Omarosa Manigault and National Action Network board member Frederick D. Haynes attend the NAN's inaugural Black History Month Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 5.

Rev. Al Sharpton convened the inaugural Black History Month Awards Luncheon on Feb. 5 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The program honored local leaders and corporations that have worked in the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to promote Black culture and achievement.

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From left: Mark Ridley-Thomas, L.A. County Board Supervisors (District 2), Honorable Aja Brown, Rev. Al Sharpton, Magic Johnson, Danny Bakewell Sr. and Rev. K.W.Tullos, president of the National Action Network's Los Angeles chapter, attend the NAN's inaugural Black History Month Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 5.

Former NBA player Magic Johnson co-chaired the luncheon along with Sharpton.

The honorees included: Danny Bakewell Sr., Publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel; Honorable Aja Brown, Mayor of Compton, Calif.; Jon Platt, President North America, Warner/Chappell Music; Reverend Xavier L. Thompson, Pastor, Southern Missionary Baptist Church; and Univision Communications Inc.

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