Black Excellence at the 2016 Triumph Awards

Over the weekend, Reverend Al Sharpton and TV One presented the 2016 Triumph Awards at the Tabernacle Concert Hall in Atlanta. Hosted by Tichina Arnold, the Triumph Awards honors groups and individuals involved in civil rights, the arts, entertainment, education, business and sports. The show will air Sunday, October 2 at 7PM and 9PM ET on TV One. Get a sneak peek now!

Essence Sep, 20, 2016

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Teyonah Parris, Tichina Arnold, and Al Sharpton share a laugh as they attend the 2016 Triumph Awards in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Tichina Arnold wows on the red carpet at the 2016 Triumph Awards in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Teyonnah Parris wows on the red carpet at the 2016 Triumph Awards in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Kandi Burruss stuns on the red carpet at the 2016 Triumph Awards in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Jermaine Dupri looks handsome on the red carpet while holding his award at the 2016 Triumph Awards in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Erica Ash wows on the red carpet in a beautiful gown at the 2016 Triumph Awards in Atlanta, Georgia.

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V. Bozeman shows of her abs on the red carpet at the 2016 Triumph Awards in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Tichina Arnold is solid gold while on stage at the 2016 Triumph Awards.

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Dionne Warwick is all smiles while on stage at the 2016 Triumph Awards.

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Spike Lee looks quite handsome on the red carpet at the 2016 Triumph Awards in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Joe looks dapper in his white tux on the red carpet at the 2016 Triumph Awards in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Denise Boutte is pretty in her pink printed dress on the red carpet at the 2016 Triumph Awards in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Pooch Hall looks dapper in his royal blue tux on the red carpet at the 2016 Triumph Awards in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Lorenz Tate looks handsome as he attends the 2016 Triumph Awards in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Terri J. Vaughn wows at the 2016 Triumph Awards in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Carl Payne and Dondre Whitfield both look handsome as they attend the 2016 Triumph Awards in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Nick Cannon and JB Smoove are keeping cool as they attend the 2016 Triumph Awards in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Carl Payne and Tichina Arnold reunite and perform on stage at the 2016 Triumph Awards

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Fantasia hits some high notes while performing in stage at the 2016 Triumph Awards