Industry BuzzZ 6th Annual Black & White Ball and BuzzZin OFF Awards honors Outstanding Community Leaders

Lutonya M Lang
(678) 792-8999
Industry BuzzZ 6th Annual Black & White Ball and BuzzZin OFF Awards honors Outstanding Community Leaders

September 9, 2016- Chicago, Illinois at the DuSable Museum of African American History- Media, BuzzZin Off Awards evolved through the need to recognize and celebrate creativity, innovation, talent and excellence through tireless and selfless work of outstanding individuals in Chicago communities who are making a difference, all while building resources to employ Chicago’s inner city youths. This much anticipated event will fill one of Chicago’s most beautiful venues rich in African American history with supporters and some of the most influential people in the world, which is very befitting for this auspicious occasion.

The vision of is to train, mentor and employ inner city youth year around with jobs in media. This annual Black & White Extravaganza helps to introduce the youth to people who took a bad situation and changed their lives and others.
Motto: I am Inspired to #BEECome because YOU #BEECame

Making A Difference Spotlight: Honoree Lucretia Payne owner of Aunt Cretia Daycare. Aunt Cretia Daycare Center works hard in the community to provide high quality, safe, affordable daycare services for low income families.

Meet Our Community Heroes:

Honoree Ja’Mal Green (Chicago’s Voice. Singer-songwriter, ghostwriter, author, entertainer, CEO, Activist)
Honoree Carl West (MidWest Gap)
Honoree Dr. Kenya Thomas (Medicine)
Honoree Spencer & Henrietta Leak (Leak & Sons Funeral Home)
Honoree Sterling Bolden (Assistant Principal Simeon Career Academy)
Honorees Troy and Shenee’ “Nay” Edwards (CEO and President of 3HP Records, Managing Director of Amen Gospel /Universal Records and the DMV Christian Music Awards)
Honoree Nikki Burnett (Basketball Mom & HoopLyfe Apparel, Real Estate Broker, Leading Ladies of Chicago)
Honoree Aaja Corinne Magee (She’s In Color & Aaja Corinne The Brand)
Honoree Dr. Richard D. Harris (Pastor of New Mt. Zion Church)
Honoree Tia Nance-Dantzler (Beauty Expert & Makeup Artist to the Stars)
Honoree Darryll King (WYCA 102.3 FM & WSRB 106.3 FM On Air Personality)
Honoree Santrice R. Martin (Emerging Leader of the American Heart Association, is the Director of Multicultural Initiatives)
Honoree Tony Tidwell (Billboard Ranked Gospel Artist)
Honoree Johanns Williams (Regional Franchise Director at LaQuinta Inn & Suites/LQ Management) Honoree Thomas “DJSlugo” Kendricks (King Of Ghetto House Music & Blok Club University)
Honoree Brian “DA Wildcat” Smith (Actor & Comedian)
Honoree Pastor, Dr. Lisa Arnold (Living to Live Again Family Worship Center, Commissioner of Hazel Crest and Cook County Sheriff Clergy)
Honoree Art “Chat Daddy” Sims (WVON Radio Personality)
Honoree Bryant “BLT” Turner (Comedian & Media Personality)
Honoree Elect Lady Araina Mickens (Community Leader: Lights of Zion MB Bible Church)
Honoree Chris Arnold (The Temptations Review) Honoree Tanya Winfield (Biggest Loser Season 15, Entrepreneur, Restaurateur and Corporate Leadership/Management Executive with Fortune 500 companies)
Honoree Dr. Sabrena Davis (Vice President of Educational Services at Edison Learning) and more….

Event Host: Edward Williams III (Comedian & Actor)
Awards Red Carpet Host: Simeon Henderson of The U

WHEN: September 9, 2016

WHERE: DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 East 56th Place, Chicago, IL 60637

TIME: Reception starts at 6:30pm. Doors open at 7:00pm

TICKETS: V.I.P tickets includes reception and after party for $60. General admission includes program and after party for $45. Purchase your tickets today to celebrate our community heroes on

ACCESS: For visually impaired patrons, large print playbills are available with one week’s advance notice. For hearing impaired patrons, sign language; wheelchair accessible; ample free parking; quiet room for babies; and an elevator for the balcony.

MEDIA: All media interested in attending, please submit your request in writing to:
LuTonya M. Lang
(678) 792-8999
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ABOUT IndustryBuzzZ: Founded in 2008, first as a magazine at Lutonya M. Lang’s mentor basement, other media outlets soon followed suit. They aim to bring integrity back to media and inspire the youth to become their own successful story. Their media network is also accepting businesses wishing to take advantage of their platform’s public relations, branding, and other marketing strategies. Their focus is to develop innovative and personalized strategies to help promote faith-based organizations, entertainment, corporate, and small businesses throughout Chicago and beyond USA’s borders.


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