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HERE Project Legacy Awards

2010 Legacy Award - Celebrating 25 Years of Hip Hop in Houston | Honoring James A. Prince


For twenty-five years Houston’s hip-hop scene has been a dominant force within the South as well as in the global hip-hop community.

The inaugural Legacy Award was given to James A. Prince as part of a larger program including a panel of central figures involved in this city’s hip-hop culture “cyphering” about the significance and contribution of hip-hop in Houston over the last two and a half decades. Panelists included, Willie D, Bun B, and many more.

Houston Chronicle Article

2011 Legacy Award - Celebrating 45 Years of Excellence in Houston Broadcasting | Honoring Wash Allen

The 2011 Legacy Award was given to Wash Allen as part of a larger program including  various significant figures in his life and career as they related stories about him and his impact on the Houston community. This event not only further distinguished the career of a highly visible Houston citizen, but it also gave those within the Houston community an opportunity to demonstrate their admiration and thanks for the impact that Wash Allen’s work has had.

Speakers included: Mary Benton, President, Houston Association of Black Journalists; M. Helen Cavazos, President, M. H. Cavazos Associates ; Judy Foston, President/Founder, Foston International; Anthony Le, President, Double Eight Properties; Sheila Jackson Lee, Congresswoman, United States House of Representatives; Michael McCall, Aerospace Engineer & Business Development; Waverly Nolley, Attorney, Waverly R. Nolley & Associates; Karen Carter Richards, CEO/Publisher, Houston Forward Times Newspaper; Ethel Porter Taylor, Executive, KPRC Television (Retired); William "Bill" Terrell, Director of African-American Programming, South Carolina Education Television (Retired); Bob Willems, Owner, RW Productions/Champion Entertainment

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