Discover Paris! Nominated Three Times for 1st Annual Tannie Awards

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PARIS - May 26, 2013 - PRLog -- Discover Paris!  has been nominated three times for recognition in the 1st annual Tannie Awards.  The award ceremony will be held in Paris, France on May 31, 2013.

The awards recognize excellence in achievement for the following fields and endeavors: Business; Literature and Writers; Politics; Visual Arts; Entertainment; Webzines, Blogs, and IT (information technology); Film, Theater, and Dance; and Lifetime Achievement. Discover Paris! has been nominated in the category Literature and Writers for its e-book Black Paris Profiles (http://www.blackparisprofiles.com). It has also been nominated twice in the category Webzines, Blogs, and IT for its Entrée to Black Paris blog (http://www.discoverparis.net/etbp-blog) and its Paris Insights blog (http://blog.parisinsights.com).  

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’s annual Spring Gala, which will henceforth be called “The Spring Gala and Tannie Awards.”

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:

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