THE GRIO: Byron Allen to receive inaugural ‘Legendary Honor’ from Harvard business school student group

A group of Harvard Business School students plans to bestow its inaugural “Legendary Honor” award on Byron Allen, the chairman of Allen Media Group, on Friday at a VIP reception.

Allen will receive the honor at the 50th annual H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference, which recognizes the contributions of African American leaders and addresses key issues such as wealth creation, leadership, business ownership and societal equity.

The business school’s African American Student Union will host the two-day conference, which wraps on Saturday. Allen will receive the award from VIP reception co-host Gravy, an education and investment platform for underrepresented professionals.

Byron Allen“I’m deeply humbled to receive the inaugural Legendary Honor from some of America’s best and brightest leaders during this historic weekend for African American business,” Allen said. “This honor is particularly special because of Gravy’s mission of inspiring and empowering generational wealth, a critical issue to address within our underrepresented communities.”Allen Media Group, which owns theGrio, is one of the world’s largest independent producers and distributors of film and television content worldwide.

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