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IM3MEDIA Celebrates Black Music Month with 2nd Annual Comeback Power Brunch


IM3MEDIA Celebrates Black Music Month with 2nd Annual Comeback Power Brunch

Written by Krystal Ketcham

In celebration of black music month, Issac M. Hamm III, founder and CEO of IM3Media hosted the 2nd Annual Atlanta Comeback Power Brunch. The brunch was more than a celebration of music. It was an appreciation for those who strive to make a difference in the music industry.
Attendees included actress and singer Nia Holloway, gospel singer De’Leon Carr, R&B group Bluff City, comedian Alisha Holloway, and many more.
R&B group, 112 was awarded the Dyana Williams “Profile in Excellence and Innovation Lifetime Achievement Award” for their contribution to R&B music. To help pay tribute to the R&B legends, Bluff City performed some of their greatest hits. Singer Paula Champion amazed the crowd with her power house vocals and stage presence. De’Leon Carr, aka, Church Boy took the audience to a Southern Missionary Baptist church with his soulful voice and vibrant personality.
R&B singer Bobby Valentino also received the Dyana Williams award. When asked, why he choose 112 and Bobby Valentino as the recipients of the Dyana Williams Award, Issac responded by saying, “They’re home-grown and they deserve to be celebrated.” Issac couldn’t have said it better.
During his acceptance speech, Bobby attributed his success to music pioneer, Catherine Brewton. Catherine, also a recipient of the Dyana Williams Award won the crowd over with her acceptance speech and her connection with God.

The media panelist hosted by PJ Owens discussed controversial topics pertaining to the music industry, and most importantly the ins and outs of the music industry. The panel included Quentin Harris, Deidre Palode, Tory Brown, and Enayshay Thompson. For interviews from the 2nd annual Atlanta Comeback Power Brunch watch the video below.

Celebrity photographer and disabled Vietnam veteran Jerome Dorn embodies the very definition of resilience. Born in Philadelphia, the fifth of seven children, Dorn stayed focused throughout his youth, eventually obtaining his degree in Criminal Justice. Dorn has worked with the Philadelphia Police Department, Department of Justice, World Wide Detective Agency, and several other high profile security groups. Throughout his successful career, Dorn wrestled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, an aftereffect of his military service. Battling the pain and debilitating effect of PTSD, Dorn found comfort behind the camera. Photography proved to be not only therapeutic, but life changing as well. Dorn picked up his first camera in 1970 while serving in Vietnam and knew instantly that behind the lens was where he belonged. His shooting style and photographs were special, generating a buzz in the industry. In 1985, he began his career in photojournalism, working in a variety of genres. Dorn’s credentials include fashion, lifestyle photography, photojournalism, and celebrity/red carpet coverage. Working with MSNBC, Jet Magazine, and major publications in Philadelphia and around the country, Dorn has had the honor of capturing the images of hundreds of notable celebrities and politicians including President Barack Obama, George Bush Jr, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Maya Angelou, Jesse Jackson, Rihanna, Snoop Dog, Will Smith, and Tyler Perry. Photography has sent Dorn around the globe, inspiring his passion for civil activism. In 1995, Dorn assembled and led a group of forty-two men to the Million Man March. Together, they spent five days walking from Philadelphia to Washington DC. In his travels, Dorn observed a common theme amongst the youth of the world. Many of the children he encountered seemed lost. Understanding that opportunities for at-risk youth are minimal, Dorn was inspired to make a difference. Established by Dorn in 2011, InDaHouseMedia was built on the idea that there is room in the house for everyone. With InDaHouseMedia, Dorn’s mission is to provide the future generation with positive direction through sports, music, and photography.

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