Atlanta-based media company Empower Media Group (EMG) recently held 2023 Black Media Honors™️ – the annual awards gala in Atlanta that honors broadcasting, public relations, media, mass communication, journalism, entertainment, and education icons who have influenced and made significant contributions to the industry.
Cynthia Horner, Publisher, Right On! Magazine, received the Media Icon Award for her decades of service to the entertainment industry as the Editor-In-Chief/Publisher of Right On! Magazine. Her award was presented to her by her longtime friend, publishing giant Bernard Bronner, founder of Upscale Magazine and Chairman of Bronner Bros, recipient of the Trailblazer Award.
Horner, who was feted at a series of activities during her stay in Atlanta by Gregory Williams of the multi-platinum band, Switch, was accompanied by her husband, Kenneth Harris, Chief Marketing and Media Officer for Right On! Media Holdings, LLC.
“I am grateful for the platform which honors various professionals in the industry for their service to the media industry. Many of us are no longer here, and I am proud to stand here to accept this beautiful award. I feel that my friend, the late Michael Jackson, is beaming with pride. I owe my career in the entertainment business to Michael Jackson and his family,” she commented.
“The vision of the Black Media Honors is to recognize the trailblazers in African American Media and other American minorities who have paved the way for the broadcasting, public relations, media, mass communication, journalism professionals, entertainment, education and social impact influencers of today,” stated Founder Stephanie Davis.
In addition to Horner and Bronner, several other distinguished honorees included Rushion McDonald (television and radio show producer), Alfred Edmond Jr. (Black Enterprise), Detavio Samuels (CEO Revolt Media & TV), among others. Performers included Dayvsnn (Levelle Davison) of NBC Season 14, “The Voice,” and music group Final Draft.
Cynthia Horner’s look was provided by Michele Roy of Day 2 Night Style, a clothing, handbag, and jewelry store located in Palmer Park Mall, Easton, PA.
Bernard Bronner, Chairman, Bronner Bros and Founder of Upscale Magazine and recipient of the Trailblazer Award, presents Cynthia Horner her award while hosts Brely Evans and Rob Malloy give congratulatory smiles.
Black Media Honors Founder Stephanie Davis welcomes Cynthia Horner to the event.