Earvin “MAGIC” Johnson to receive Michigan Chronicle's Lifetime Achievement Award

8th Annual Michigan Chronicle Legacy in Motion Newsmaker Gala in Detroit
By: Real Times Media
DETROIT - Nov. 17, 2014 - PRLog -- DETROIT, MI – Real Times Media and the Michigan Chronicle honor the top movers and shakers in the city of Detroit each year at the Legacy in Motion black tie gala, one of the premier metropolitan Detroit events. This year’s movers, shakers and newsmakers will be honored on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 6 -11 p.m., in the Grand Riverview Ballroom of Cobo Conference Center. Tickets are $150 and VIP tickets are $250.

Several hundred senior level executives, political and business leaders, dignitaries, luminaries and guests will gather at Cobo to pay tribute to a prestigious group of individuals and organizations.

An event highlight features sports icon, business mogul and philanthropist Earvin “Magic” Johnson, who will travel back to Michigan to receive the prestigious 2014 Legacy in Motion Lifetime Achievement Award, surrounded by  friends, family, colleagues and guests. Retired General Motors executive Roy Roberts will also be honored.

“It will be my pleasure to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to a well-deserving Mr. Earvin “Magic” Johnson this November, along a roster of worthy organizations and individuals,” says Hiram Jackson, managing partner and CEO, Real Times Media, Inc.  “His business and philanthropic efforts span 20 years; and although his brand and contributions are global, he’s made no less of a significant impact here in the city of Detroit and in urban communities throughout the state of Michigan.”

Earvin “Magic” Johnson has become one of the most powerful African‐American businessmen in the world. He is a Major League Baseball owner, two‐time NBA Hall of Famer, an entrepreneur, philanthropist and motivational speaker.

Magic Johnson transitioned from a remarkable pro basketball career to business mogul, and he is touted as the #1 brand in urban America. His Magic Johnson Enterprises provide high quality products and services that focus primarily on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities through strategic alliances, investments, consulting and endorsements. The conglomerate includes multiple business entities and partnerships including: ASPIRE television network, SodexoMAGIC, Clear Health Alliance healthcare provider with a specialty plan for HIV/AIDS patients, to name a few. A member of Guggenheim Baseball Management (GBM), Johnson became an owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball franchise in 2012.  The Magic Johnson Foundation, his philanthropic organization highly recognized around the world, celebrates 20 years of success and community giving this year.

The full list of Legacy In Motion honorees and awards include:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Earvin “Magic” Johnson, CEO of Magic Enterprises

Roy Roberts (Retired General Motors Executive)

Other awards and honorees include:

Company of the Year

Chase Bank


2014 Newsmaker of the Year Award

General Motors

Mary Barra, CEO, General Motors

Community Spirit Award

Bishop Edgar Vann, Senior Pastor, Second Ebenezer Church

2014 Newsmakers Award

Warren Evans, Wayne County Executive Elect

Carla Walker-Miller, president and CEO, Walker-Miller Energy Services, LLC

Rising Star Award

Evette Hollins, Manager of External Relations, AT&T

For ticket information call (313) 963-5522. For interview, media requests, or for event day media credentials consideration (working press only will be considered), please contact Lisa Wilmore, at (313) 980-4766 or e-mail at LisaWilmore5@aol.com.


About The Michigan Chronicle

The Michigan Chronicle is the state’s oldest and most respected African American newspaper. Founded in April 1936, by Lucius Harper, the Michigan Chronicle editorial focus is on reporting news, current events, community opinions and lifestyle information.

Historically, the Chronicle has been at the forefront of reporting major social and economic changes affecting African-Americans. Nearly 75 years after its first publication, the Chronicle continues to successfully be the voice of the African-American community in metropolitan Detroit. The power and influence of the Chronicle is recognized both locally and nationally. This award-winning weekly newspaper has received the prestigious John B. Russworm award for the "Best Black Newspaper in the Country" six times in the past 12 years.

About Real Times Media

Real Times Media is a leading provider of African American content through multiple media properties, including the nation’s largest African American owned and operated newspaper organization. It oversees a family of media companies including Real Times Media, five of the nation's most respected African American newspapers – Michigan Chronicle, Michigan Front Page, New Pittsburgh Courier, Tri-State Defender and Chicago Defender and other digital media entities. Collectively, its newspapers produce the largest amount of original African American content in the nation. As an organization, Real Times Inc. is dedicated to sustaining its presence as the leading source of African American related news, entertainment and lifestyle information and marketing services.

Lisa Wilmore (Publicity)
Source:Real Times Media
Tags:Earvin Magic Johnson, General Motors, Legacy In Motion, Detroit, Business
Industry:Automotive, Business
Location:Detroit - Michigan - United States
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