Xernona Clayton is the founder and CEO if the Trumpet Awards Foundation.Originally presented by Turner Broadcasting in 1993 and now presented by the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc., the Trumpet Awards were created to herald the accomplishments of Black Americans who have succeeded against immense odds. Special recognition is given to the few, who symbolize the many, who have overcome the ills of racism and poverty and achieved special greatness.

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This is the cake that housed the figurine. It rotated within the lighted box so the crystals on her dress sparkled.

I was thrilled to be invited to the birthday party so I got to meet the great lady herself. (I'm the taller one!)