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The term “diva” to describe a woman with a powerfully effective light and presence is often overused and misused. Sometimes the term diva has a negative connotation earned by the bad behavior of the person. I won’t use “diva” to describe one of the honorees of Friday’s Indiana Black Expo  Corporate Luncheon–a highly anticipated signature event of Summer Celebration. I’ll just say, Diahann Carroll is a legendary trailblazer and gifted entertainer beyond measure. IBE will honor Ms. Carroll at the luncheon bestowing her with a “Living Legend Award.”

The IBE Corporate Luncheon will be held in Halls J & K of the Indiana Convention Center in Downtown Indy, with doors opening at 10:30 a.m. and the event beginning at 11 a.m. Among the other honorees today are actor Louis Gossett Junior, entertainment executive Tracey Edmonds and corporate pharmacy giant CVS/Caremark.

Ms. Carroll recently celebrated a birthday on July 17. Our own paid tribute. Admittedly, some characters that the celebrated actress, entertainer and author has portrayed over a career that spans more than six decades, can be described as diva-ish.

Click HERE to see the tribute to Ms. Carroll, with the stylish lady looking absolutely fabulous through the years.

Click HERE to check out the schedule of events for Summer Celebration 2014.


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