Sister 2 Sister is throwing an anniversary bash to celebrate how far its come, but we’re also taking time to honor extraordinary men.
The Sister 2 Sister 22nd Anniversary Bash is going down on November 9 in Atlanta. Kandi Burruss and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will host the event, which takes place one day before the Soul Train Awards.
Established in 1988, Sister 2 Sister is part of a dying breed as one of the last Black-owned publications to be sold nationwide. After attaining such a distinguished achievement, you’d want to celebrate, too!
But the party’s not all about us. During the party S2S will pay tribute to several leaders in the urban entertainment industry. Among the honorees, Mathew Knowles will receive the Iconic Empire Builder Award. Stephen Hill, BET’s president of music, programming & specials, will be awarded as Maverick Music Producer. Rainforest Films founders Will Packer and Rob Hardy, and Tyler Perry Studios Executive Vice President Roger Bobb, are being honored as well.
And Paxton Baker, CENTRIC general manager and executive producer, was thrilled to learn that he’ll get the “Network Architect” award.
“I am humbled to be honored by Sister 2 Sister magazine for such a prestigious award,” he said. “Given it’s our 30th anniversary this year, BET Networks truly understands the important role and legacy of providing quality entertainment to the African-American audience from a platform that reflects our voices.”
Tiny and Toya Carter will be hosting the red carpet for the event next month. Other big names coming out for S2S’ anniversary bash are Anita Baker, Jermaine Dupri, Lamman Rucker, Terri J. Vaughn and Sheree Whitfield, just to name a few.
The event is being sponsored by Ford, Music World Entertainment, McDonald’s, NARS and Coca-Cola.
– Sonya Eskridge