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The BBA’s ‘Salute to Black Music’ Celebrates Iconic Industry Soulsters

The BBA’s ‘Salute to Black Music’ Celebrates Iconic Industry Soulsters

Since 1970, the Black Business Association has aided in the growth and development of African American businesses and it recently honored those who are curators of Black music with its annual “Salute to Black Music” awards dinner.

This year they celebrated gospel music by honoring Vicki Mack Lataillade, founder of GospoCentric Records, with its Lifetime Achievement award, Lisa Collins, publisher of L.A. Focus and founder of First Ladies High Tea, with the Outstanding Gospel Publication award and Byron J. Smith, president of the National Association Negro Musicians, with the Outstanding Artistic Vision award.

Vicki Mack Lataillade

Previous honorees included Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records, Smokey Robinson and Janet Jackson.

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July 18th, 2019

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