Diahann Carroll, Obba Babatunde, Pamela Browner-White, and Raven Symone To Be Honored At 21st NAACP Theatre Awards Hosted By Niecy Nash

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    Emmy nominated comedy series “That’s So Raven” for the Disney Channel. Her role as ‘Raven’ garnered three NAACP Image Awards and two primetime Emmy Awards. Raven has been seen at The 24 Hour Plays: Los Angeles at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Participating in the play “Father’s Day” as the daughter of Rosie Perez and Andre Royo from HBO’s The Wire. She has also performed on Broadway, singing with the ‘Boys Choir of Harlem’ as part of their 25th Anniversary celebration. Plus in 2009, Raven co-starred in ‘A Mother’s Pray’ a traveling gospel play.

    Pamela Browner White – The President’s Award is presented to a corporation or an executive who has made a commitment to promote diversity and advancement of minorities in the community. This year’s honoree Pamela Browner White is known for serving as senior vice president, public affairs and government relations for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). During her tenure with the franchise she acted as the official spokesperson, managed day-to-day football and general media operations, community outreach, government relations and sponsorship programs for the team. Pamela Browner White also serves at the Chairperson of The Marian Anderson Award, which honors artists whose leadership on behalf of a humanitarian cause(s) or issue benefits society. Previous recipients include Bill Cosby, Maya Angelou, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, Elizabeth Taylor and many others.

    The award show festivities will start at the Fourth Annual NAACP Theatre Festival starting on Friday, August 26, 2011, with “An Opening Theatrical Performance” event and concluding on Sunday, August 28, 2011. The festival will be held at the Los Angeles Theatre Center (514 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013). Sponsors for the award show and festival includes Southern California Edison, Rent A Center, Verizon, 8th District Councilmember Bernard C. Parks, and Southwest Airlines. For NAACP Theatre Award Show and Festival tickets and special group discounts please visit http://www.bhwdnaacptheatreawards.com or call (323) 464-7616.

    About The NAACP Theatre Awards: The prestigious star-studded gala is produced in an effort to honor thespians among the best in the field of entertainment. The award show and two-day festival provides a platform for thespians to express their craft and share their contributions with an audience of their peers, the community and other individuals who crave live theatre in Hollywood.  http://www.bhwdnaacptheatreawards.com

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