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Gina Belafonte and Sankofa

Gina Brown


Laverne Cox

Taraji P. Henson

Vanessa Williams


Alfre Woodard


Corporate Hero



Mahershala Ali

Laz Alonso

Sol Aponte

Alimi Ballard

Harry Belafonte

Hydeia Broadbent

Karamo Brown

Mike Colter

Ryan Coogler

Laith Ashley De La Cruz

Rockmond Dunbar

Frank Gatson Jr.

Jennia Fredrique

Danny Glover

Terrence Howard

Van Jones

Joy McElveen

DeRay Mckesson

J. August Richards

John Singleton

Jurnee Smollett-Bell


Special Music Tribute by



June’s Diary

Trans Chorus of Los Angeles









Heroes in the Struggle Gala Reception and Awards Presentation

Black Men Honoring Black Women

Jussie Smollett, Chairman

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Darryl F. Zanuck Theater at 20th Century Fox Studios



© 2017 Black AIDS Institute