MSNBC’s Joy Reid will be among the honorees at the annual gala for The Brotherhood/SisterSol (Bro/Sis) youth development and education organization. Soledad O’Brien, host of Hearst TV’s Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, will emcee the event at New York’s Gotham Hall, May 10.
Reid will receive the June Jordan Clarion Call Award, which honors individuals who have worked to advance equality for black Americans.
“Joy Reid shines critical light on issues of race, gender and justice that are far too often overlooked by mainstream media,” said Bro/Sis founder and executive director Khary Lazarre-White. “By consistently elevating stories from black and brown communities, Joy is helping audiences better understand the egregious and systematic disparities that burden communities of color, while also sending a powerful message to the young people that Bro/Sis serves each and every day: you, too, have the power to speak up and make a difference.”
Richelieu Dennis, chairman of Essence Ventures, will also be honored.
Since 1995, Harlem, N.Y.-based Bro/Sis has produced educational programming and support services.