The 2020 ICON Awards presented by the NFLPA was held in Miami, Florida during Super Bowl 2020. The awards honored some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment. I was able to catch up with a few of our favorite Black stars of today. Side note : I absolutely love covering events in Miami. It could be the sun that just shines with greatness. As a native New Yorker, there’s always so much commotion as an independent journalist. I’ve covered prominent events in LA, Miami and NYC; but Miami remains a humbling experience each time.
This particular awards show was interesting. As an independent journalist I want to note how challenging things can be on a red carpet. I’m usually faced with rejection by other publicists because, my media outlet isn’t as popular as the media outlets standing next to me on the same red carpet. I’m aware how popularity works in the entertainment industry. However, what amazes me is that PRs haven’t noticed my small media platform stands next to the largest media platforms. I appreciate the celebrities that give me the opportunity to ask them, Why do it “For The Love” ? I’m doing it for the love whether its behind the bar or behind the camera.
The Icon Talks is a VIP event featuring high profile football players, actors, and musicians.
-T.he I.nner Y.ou