2007 Regular Session
By: Representative Espy, Bailey, Banks, Blackmon, Buck, Burnett, Calhoun, Clark, Clarke, Cockerham, Coleman (29th), Coleman (65th), Dickson, Evans, Flaggs, Fredericks, Hines, Holloway, Huddleston, Middleton, Myers, Perkins, Robinson (63rd), Scott, Smith (27th), Straughter, Thomas, Watson
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE EXCELLENCE OF THE MISSISSIPPI MAJESTY AWARDS IN RECOGNITION OF CELEBRATING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIVING LEGENDS.
WHEREAS, on February 23, 2007, the Mississippi Majesty Awards will celebrate its sixth annual event of honoring the achievements of African-American living legends; and
WHEREAS, today, as it was in the early 1900s when Carter G. Woodson founded Negro History Week, very little documentation exists detailing the great achievements of African Americans; and
WHEREAS, in the same spirit as Woodson, Novia Communications and Media Group created the Mississippi Majesty Awards to highlight the positive contributions of African Americans; and
WHEREAS, established in 2001, the Mississippi Majesty Awards is an annual celebration, which recognizes the positive achievements and contributions of African-American living legends who reside in or have strong ties to Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, "majesty" is used to describe honorees and the celebration, as defined by Webster's Dictionary, to mean "grandeur, greatness or splendor of quality or character"; and
WHEREAS, as a part of the Mississippi Majesty Awards celebration, informative video documentaries and entertaining artistic performances are prepared for a diverse crowd of friends, community and business supporters who come to Mississippi from all across the country; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives to recognize and commend the efforts of such entities as the Mississippi Majesty Awards, to recognize trailblazers in the African-American community, both locally, regionally and nationally as a tribute to greatness and contributions of African Americans to society:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend the excellence of the Mississippi Majesty Awards in recognition of celebrating the achievements of African-American living legends and express best wishes for continued success in all of its future endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Novia Communications and Media Group and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.