Annual Attorney Benjamin Crump EJN Awards

2022 Honorees

2020 Honorees

Journalist Jamele Hill

Jemele Hill is a sports journalist currently writing for The Atlantic following a 12-year tenure at ESPN. As of 2020, she is also known as the co-host of Vice TV’s “Cari & Jemele (Won’t) Stick to Sports” podcast show alongside Cari Champion

Judge Greg Mathis

Greg Mathis is a retired District Court judge from Michigan, also known as the arbiter of the Daytime Emmy Award-winning courtroom show Judge Mathis. He is also a renowned leader within the Black American community and a prominent black-culture motivational speaker.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Maxine Waters is a member of the Democratic Party currently serving as the Representative for California’s 43rd congressional district. Maxine has been in the office since 1991 and is the California congressional delegation’s second most-senior member, right after Nancy Pelosi. You might know her as the current chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee.

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.

Jesse Jackson Sr. is a civil rights activist and politician, the founder of Rainbow/PUSH organizations. He was the Democratic Party’s candidate for the presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988

Attorney Darrell D. Miller

Darrell D. Miller is the Founding Chair of the Entertainment & Sports Law Department. He is a renowned entertainment lawyer, delivering over 20 years of work in the field. Miller focuses his practice on transactional law, giving a special emphasis on the TV, motion picture, music, multimedia, and theater industries

Willard Jackson

Willard Jackson is the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Ebony Media, the publisher of Ebony Magazine. The monthly publication focuses on the culture and entertainment in the African-American community

Stevie Wonder’s KJLH

KJHL is a radio station owned by the music icon Stevie Wonder since 1979. Licensed in Compton, CA, the station delivers classic soul and R&B music, occasionally diving into the domain of hip-hop and gospel music.

Equal Justice Now Presenter & Host

Nba Youngboy

NBA Youngboy is a young star of the hip-hop world signed to Atlantic Record. His third full-length studio album “Sincerely, Kentrell” is due for release in 2021

Billy Sorrells

Billy Sorrells is a comedian whose work you might be familiar with from his official YouTube page, where he hosts weekly sketches. His other notable work includes “Ladies of Rap,” “Because I Love You,” and more.