NAN Launches ‘Loudmouth’ Awards to Honor Activists Changing Their Communities
Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), recently lead a screening of Loudmouth, the highly acclaimed documentary on his career, at the Motion Pictures Association headquarters in Washington, D.C. The screening was followed by the launch of the Loudmouth Awards, which honored local community activists, as well as a Q&A with Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart.
“I first want to thank the MPA and Ambassador Rivkin for partnering with NAN to screen Loudmouth at its headquarters in Washington,” said Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of NAN. “Loudmouth not only takes a look at how far we have come but serves as a reminder of the work still ahead in the fight for justice. My hope is it will inspire the next generation of loudmouths to get involved to fight for their community.”
Several Members of Congress were among the key Washington decision makers who attended the event, including NAN National Board Member Tanya Lombard, Vice President of Global External Public Affairs – Head of Multicultural Engagement & Strategic Alliances at AT&T, as well as the Washington staff for several national civil rights organizations. Rev. Sharpton was also greeted by MPA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ambassador Charlies Rivkin.
- The first recipients of the Loudmouth Awards were:
- Jessica Brown, President, The College Gurl Foundation
- Anise Jenkins, Washington, DC Statehood Advocate
- Jennifer Gelencia Muhammad, Founder, The New Royal Family
Loudmouth makes its theatrical release on Dec. 9 in over a dozen cities including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Miami, tells the story of Rev. Sharpton’s career as an activist, chronicling his work in New York City in the 1980s to the national response to the murder of George Floyd in 2020. Throughout the film examines these key moments in Rev. Sharpton’s life and how the media approached issues around racism in northern cities like New York.