larenz tate*The Los Angeles Urban League of Young Professionals/LAULYP is celebrating other professionals, including actor Larenz Tate as one of the “Divine 9.” The honor will happen at its 3rd Annual To the Nines Affair.

Set to take place this Friday at the Beverly Hilton, the event will be a party and a time of honor.

USC professor and National Poetry Slam champ Dr. Javon Johnson will host the event along with comedian Tahir Moore and the organization’s Gerreka Gilliam who will work the red carpet.

“Our LAULYP leadership team is thrilled to honor these nine trailblazers in entertainment, business and community for their professional achievements and contributions to the Los Angeles community,” said organization president, Abby Harris.

Other’s being honored include Jameeka Green Aaron, information assurance manager for Lockheed Martin Corporation; Malcolm Darrell, founding general manger for Ebony Repertory Theater; Joshua Fredenburg, creator of the Circle of Change Leadership Conference; Andre Johnson, executive VP for Magic Johnson Enterprises and executive director of the Magic Johnson Foundation; Michelle Merriweather, business development manager for Starbucks Coffee; Breanna Morrison, healthy policy analyst for Community Health Councils; Starlett Quarles, owner and president for Urban X Marketing; Camille Townsend, deputy counsel for LA County’s Office for the Labor and Employment Division and president of Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles.

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