T.J. Holmes,Â longtime CNN Anchor and host of BET nightly news / talk show,Â “Donâ€™t Sleepâ€ received theÂ Hennessy Privilege Award last nightÂ (Tuesday, – October 23rd) in NYC.Â The award ceremony took place at the trendy Catch Rooftop in front of 150 of NYC’s media elite, Hennessy USA and BET executives and the city’s top movers and shakers.
T.J. was presented the award by Hennessy USA – Senior Vice President, Rodney Williams and during his acceptance speech, T.J. reminded the crowd to watch his show:
“Coming to BET was more about the opportunity here,” said T.J. Holmes. “I have options, believe me; but I wanted to come here so we as a community can have conversations honestly with each other that are like nothing else you’ll see on TV.”
The Hennessy Privilege Award is awarded to those who have made extraordinary contributions to their communities. Below are a few photos from the award ceremony. Please let me know if you can use them for your media outlet. Thanks!
PHOTO CREDIT – Â Jerritt Clark
CONGRADS BRUH YOU IS REALLY DOING YOUR THANG AND THAT IS A GOOD LOOK FOR YOU… I AM JUST KNOW BECOMING FAMILIAR WITH T.J SINCE HE HAS BEEN ON BET DIDNT HAVE PREVIOUS KNOWING OF HIM… BUT HE IS A GREAT HOST OF DONT SLEEP… GREAT INFORMER TO BLACK PEOPLE MAKING THEM AWARE OF THE MANY DISCRIMILATORY ACTS THAT IS YET BETRATED TO KEEP BLACKS DOWN KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.