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Don H. Barden Announced as 2004 Trumpet Award Honoree

Gary, Ind., January 7, 2004 - Don H. Barden is a 2004 Trumpet Award honoree along with Angela Bassett (actress), President Nelson Mandela (world leader), Isaac Hayes (musician), Russell Simmons (hip hop legend), Dr. C. Delores Tucker (Women’s Rights Activist), Jordan Adams (music prodigy young star award) Norman Lear (producer), Dr. Anthony Pollard (physician), Della Reese (singer), Sylvia Rhone (music label executive), and Judge Horace T. Ward (legal advocate).

The Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s 2004 Trumpet Awards ceremony is to be held at the Omni Hotel Grand Ballroom in Atlanta Monday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m. Turner Broadcasting’s TBSSuperstation will celebrate Black History Month by presenting coverage of the event Saturday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). The TRUMPET AWARDS honor African-American achievers in fields as diverse as business, entertainment, law, medicine and politics.

The following is a complete list of the 2004 TRUMPET AWARDS Honorees:

  • Businessman and casino owner, Don H. Barden
  • Actress, Angela Bassett.
  • Musician, songwriter, actor and entrepreneur, Isaac Hayes.
  • Physician and philanthropist, Dr. Anthony Pollard.
  • Singer, actress and minister, Della Reese.
  • Elektra Records music label executive, Sylvia Rhone.
  • Hip-hop legend and business tycoon, Russell Simmons.
  • Political and women’s rights activist, Dr. C. Delores Tucker.
  • Legal advocate and Federal District Court, Judge Horace T. Ward.
  • Global Award: Former South African President, Nelson Mandela.
  • Humanitarian Award: Producer, director and political and social activist, Norman Lear.
  • Young STAR Award: Music prodigy, Jordan Adams

Xernona Clayton, the creative force behind the TRUMPET AWARDS since 1993, will once again serve as executive producer for the event.

Don H. Barden, Chairman and CEO of Barden Companies, Inc., made history by becoming the first African American to wholly own a casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Barden also owns Fitzgeralds Casinos in Tunica, Mississippi, Blackhawk, Colorado and Majestic Star Casino in Gary, Indiana.

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