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  • Debra Lee
  • Cedric the Entertainer, Anthony Anderson
  • Clarence Avant
  • Kem
  • Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu
  • T.D. Jakes
  • Lisa Leslie
  • Chaka Khan
  • Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Clarence Avant
  • Lisa Leslie
  • Chaka Khan, Phylicia Rashad
  • Lisa Leslie
  • Fonzworth Bently
  • Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Ray Chew
  • Halle Berry
  • Gabrielle Union
  • Chaka Khan
  • Brandy

He Made a Way

Being honored with the Entrepreneur Award, mogul Clarence Avant took a second to smile for the camera. Remember that without him there wouldn't be a Jay-Z or a Diddy. Avant is the prototype.

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