Urban League of Atlanta to Honor Soledad O’Brien at Luncheon


The Urban League of Greater Atlanta will hold its 3rd Annual Spirit of The League Luncheon on Friday, June 14 at the Twelve Hotel at Atlantic Station in Midtown at noon.

Soledad O’Brien, who is currently a CNN special correspondent, will be recognized as the League’s special honoree. She recently entered into a unique production and distribution agreement with the network to produce long-form programming specials through her company, Starfish Media Group. Launching in June, the 360 media production company and distributor will be dedicated to uncovering and producing stories that take a challenging look at often divisive issues of race, class, wealth opportunity and personal stories.

“In prior years we were honored to have celebrated Tyler Perry and Monique as honorees for the Spirit of the League Award. This year we are thrilled that Soledad O’Brien will be recognized as our special honoree for her ongoing contributions to local and international communities,” Urban League of Greater Atlanta CEO Nancy Flake Johnson said.

Former WSB TV 2 news anchor Monica Pearson will serve as mistress of ceremonies.

The Spirit of the League Awards Luncheon recognizes individuals who have overcome significant challenges, yet have achieved success while giving back to others and the community. By honoring these individuals, the goal is to inspire people who may be facing difficult times. The awards luncheon was created to encourage people to continue to be motivated to reach their highest human potential.

The Spirit of the League Awards Luncheon is from noon to 2 p.m. at the Twelve Hotel in Midtown. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the www.ulgatl.org or call Dottie Johnson at 404-659-6580.


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