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Forest Whitaker to Keynote Color Magazine's All-Inclusive Awards


BOSTON,  -- Color Magazine, Boston and New York's premier all-inclusive publication, confirmed that Forest Whitaker will keynote their Second Annual All-Inclusive Awards. The gala will take place on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at the Marriott Boston Copley Place from 6:00 to 11:00 pm. Karen Holmes Ward, Director of Public Affairs and Community Services, and executive producer of CityLine, a weekly magazine program, will be the Mistress of Ceremonies.

Forest Whitaker is a highly influential and successful African American actor, activist, producer and director. He has won numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in The Last King of Scotland, and was named "Hollywood Actor of the Year" at the 10th Annual Hollywood Film Festival in 2006. Whitaker recently received an Honorary Degree from the Xavier University of Louisiana.

The All-Inclusive Awards will recognize three organizations and leaders who have paved the way for change by embracing and fostering workforce diversity and inclusiveness in the areas of Leadership, Supplier Diversity and Change Agent. Awardees will excel in recruitment and retention of diverse employees, creating opportunities, employing diverse perspectives, and fostering a supportive environment through visibility, communication and education.

Color Magazine will give a gift to The Greater Boston Food Bank from the proceeds of the event. The Food Bank feeds more than 320,000 people annually in nine counties in eastern Massachusetts, is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and one of the largest food banks in the country. For information visit

Sponsors to date include Bank of New York Mellon, Ocean Spray, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, Comcast, Massachusetts General Hospital, Global View Communications, Comcast, Stop and Shop, Verizon Wireless, Tufts Health Plan, Eastern Bank, State Street, Goya, Marriott Copley, Boston Medical Center, MassBay Community College, PSG, Dana Farber, Millennium, Boston University and National Grid.

For tickets and sponsorship information, visit or call (617) 266-6961.

About Color Magazine

Color Magazine is a free, all-inclusive monthly magazine that promotes professionals of color. With a circulation of more than 55,000, Color Magazine is strategically distributed in various weekly and daily newspapers, in drop boxes throughout New England, and inside amNewYork in the Metropolitan NY area. Color Magazine's diverse writers cover topics of importance to Boston and New York's growing ethnic communities.


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