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Voices of Hope: A Celebration of Black Excellence Powered by TD

Voices of Hope 2022
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Thank you for joining the Mann on May 6, 2022 for our annual Voices of Hope: A Celebration of Black Excellence, where we honored Philadelphia trailblazers who embody a culture of compassion and positive change. 

This year's honorees were:

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Carol Riddick
Innovation Award for Artistic Excellence

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Robert & Benjamin Bynum (SOUTH)
Innovation Award for Culinary Excellence

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Valarie Cofield (Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council)
Innovation for Community Advancement

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Leslie Smallwood-Lewis & Gregory Reaves (Mosaic Development Partners)
Innovation Award for Community Impact

With every Voices of Hope event, the Mann curates a special lineup of artist performances. This year featured performances by three amazing artists including Philadelphia’s own Chill Moody, GRAMMY® Award-nominated artists Eric Wortham II and Carol Riddick, whom the Mann admires as long-standing partners in their community-focused and educational programming. The emcee for the evening was Brandon Pankey, Vice President of Business Development & Operations for Live Nation Urban and founder of APEX Video Network. The keynote speaker for the evening was 2020 Voices of Hope honoree and President of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake.

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Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake
Keynote Speaker

The central theme for this year's Voices of Hope celebration was joy, with focuses on music, culinary, uplifting the community and unsung heroes. Focusing on these universal themes by amplifying the incredible contributions of African American culture can be unifying and powerful, which is what we all need now more than ever.

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