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Discover Paris! Nominated Three Times for 1st Annual Tannie Awards
By: Discover Paris!
The awards recognize excellence in achievement for the following fields and endeavors: Business; Literature and Writers; Politics; Visual Arts; Entertainment;
Others nominees include Jake Lamar (Literature and Writers), Richard Allen (Visual Arts), Joanne Burke (Film, Theater, and Dance), and Velma Bury (Lifetime Achievement)
A group of African-American men called “The Brothers” has created the Tannie Awards as a means of preserving the legacy of its founder, Tannie Stovall, “in a positive and elegant manner.” Stovall was a graduate of Morehouse College and the University of Minnesota with degrees in Physics (B.S., Ph.D.). He was a civil rights activist, historian, writer, investor, and film producer. A long-time Paris expatriate, he was a patron of the African-American community in Paris.
By creating the Tannie Awards, The Brothers seek to support, spur, and increase the entrepreneurial spirit in the African-American community in Paris and to give a sense of meaning and purpose to the organization’
Winners of the first series of Tannie Awards will be announced at the 3rd Annual Spring Gala and Tannie Awards on Friday, May 31st, 2013. The ceremony will be held at:
Le Cafe Barge
5, port de la Rapeé
+33 (0) 1 40 02 09 09
Metro: Gare du Lyon or Port du la Rapeé