On August 12, 2016, the Caribbean American Movers and Shakers Awards officially announced the 2016 distinguished list of honorees. This year’s honorees are Trumpet Award Founder, Xernona Clayton; Civil Rights Legend, Congressman John Lewis; Deputy Chairman and CEO of Sandals Resorts International, Adam Stewart; Founder of Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Roy Hastick; CEO Golden Krust Bakery and Grill, Lowell Hawthorne; Georgia House of Representative, Pedro Pete Marin; Sports Illustrated Cover Girl, Hannah Jeter; Actor , Shameik Moore; Miss Universe 1977, Janelle Penny Commissiong; Caribbean Tourism Organization Director, Selma Bramble Brown, and Caribbean American restaurant, Tassa Roti Shop
Receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award is Calypso/Soca legend, Mighty Sparrow. Special tributes will include basketball legend, Tim Duncan, and theQueen of Salsa, Celia Cruz. The event will also feature a special presentation to the 2016 Rio Olympic Athletes from the Caribbean and Diaspora.
This year’s event will bring awareness of the HIV/AIDS pandemic with our civic partnership with AID Atlanta, which has been providing HIV/AIDS-related services, since 1982.
The annual event includes a University Outreach Program, where honorees mentor young college students. The Awards event will take place on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at the historical Atlanta Symphony, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.