Gary Thomas and Sophia Nicole cover this event hosted by Cedric the Entertainer.  The GRIOT Gala honored the extraordinary accomplishments of the award-winning stage, television, and film actress Phylicia Rashad, revered for her portrayal of Claire Huxtable on the Cosby Show, Cheech & Chong’s Cheech Marin, and the Have & Have Nots Reneé  Lawless  — all industry greats who represent diversity and inclusion and who authentically contribute to the world becoming ONE. Each honoree was presented with a prestigious award to commemorate their exceptional career in the entertainment industry!  Below you will find our coverage of this amazing event!