|Story about your Nominee:
Anthony O. Vann is the founder of Noire Productions, Inc., a non-profit organization working to strengthen the community through education & the arts. Since the company's beginnings in 1999, the organization has worked with 1,000’s of youth securing more than $100,000.00 in scholarships for African-American women. The organization founded and produces the Miss Black North Carolina & Talented Teen USA Scholarship competition. Vann’s works have been recognized locally as the recipient of the Kathy B. Hughes Community Service LampLighters Award. He has been recognized nationally with being named an Ambassador for Gambia, Africa. He serves as Vice-President of State competitions for the National Miss Black USA Scholarship Org., and on several non-profit boards. Vann is an ordained minister who believes that through serving his community and making a difference in the lives of others, inevitably a difference will be made in his own life.