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Michael Ealy, Romeo Miller and More Honored at the 13th Annual Merge Awards

Michael Ealy

The Merge Awards, the epitome of celebrating those who exhibit Black excellence, recently celebrated its 13th year with an evening of stars in Beverly Hills, California.

The Merge Awards pride themselves on honoring the current generation of influencers and changemakers while inspiring a new generation of talents in television, film, music and more.

Romeo Miller

Founder Dr. Holly Carter says, “Our goal with The Merge Awards was to create a dynamic experience to celebrate and honor those who are making an impact in bridging the worlds of faith and entertainment and today we have done just that. I am grateful to everyone who helped us create a memorable celebration to honor these amazing leaders, visionaries, and pioneers.”

Charles D. King

Stacey Walker King

This year's honorees included Suzanne de Passe, PJ Morton, Charles D. King and Stacey Walker King (MACRO), Israel Houghton, Romeo Miller, Adam Blackstone, James Dubose (FOX Soul), Morgan DeBaun (Founder of Blavity & Afrotech) and Angelica Nwandu (Founder, The Shade Room & The Same Room) & Stephanie Ike (Co-Founder of The Same Room) who were all honored for their contribution in the entertainment industry both in front of and behind the scenes.

In attendance and showing their support to their industry peers included Michael Ealy, Essence Atkins, AJ Johnson, Pastor Toure Roberts, Shelea Alex Isley, Devika Parikh, Golden Brooks, and many more.

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Photo Credit: Arnold Turner /Courtesy of The Merge Awards


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