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8th Annual Legendary Awards Honors Living Legends


8th Annual Legendary Awards Honors Living Legends

By Briannia Boatswain

The 8th Annual Legendary Awards is a ceremony where living legends are celebrated and recognized due to achieving some of the most honorable goals. These legends have went above and beyond while maneuvering through the universe and succeeding at life. Not only have these legends accomplished significant and intriguing accomplishments- but, they never forgot about giving back and helping others make their dreams come true.
These powerful and very knowledgeable legends are recognized with a Proclamation by the City of Atlanta City Council for their success within and contributions to the arts, health and humanities.

Some of the Categories rewarded at The 8th Annual Legendary Awards include – Media, Trail Blazer, History Maker, Humanitarian, Entertainment, and many more.
“I would love to fill the shoes of the legends that were honored at the 8th Annual Legendary Awards – that would be magical”.
Attending the 8th Annual Legendary Awards empowered my soul and mind. I say this because, while representing In Da House Media, I was blown away by how much opportunity really exist in the universe. I was flabbergasted by how much success one can achieve. Being around these legends made me want to do and be better at life. While sitting in the audience and celebrating –

Philanthropist, Van and Chrystal Jakes, (Humanitarian Award), Innovative Leader,John Haupert (Health Award), Actor and Singer, Keith David Williams (Lifetime Achievement in the Arts), Radio Personality, Porsche Foxx (Media Award), Music Mogul, Jermaine Dupri (Trailblazer), Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Jesse L. Andrews Jr.(Service Award) Gold Medalists, Melvin Pender (Sports Award) 90’s Singing Group, Silk (Entertainment Award).
My mind and soul was inspired to manifest more for myself and those around me. A music mogul told me a week before the ceremony to , “aim to be around legends- those who are legendary”.

The 8th Annual Legendary Awards allowed me to understand hands on, the importance of being around legends and those who inspire you to be greater and more powerful within. Each legend recognized at the ceremony did just that for me.
Stay tuned, the Legendary Awards gets better every single year. And, each year the world’s greatest legends are honored.

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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