Actress Kerry Washington to be honoured at Jamaica's 57th Independence Black Tie Gala

Emmy and Golden Globe nominated American actress Kerry Washington will be honoured with an 'Artistic Achievement Award' at Jamaica's 57th Independence Black Tie Gala.
The event is slated for the Hilton Westchester Hotel in New York on August 10.
Washington's career took flight in 2004 when she appeared as the wife of musician Ray Charles, in the biopic Ray.
She won "Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture" for Ray at the NAACP Image Awards in 2005. 
Washington is best known for her portrayal of Olivia Pope in the ABC TV drama Scandal - that has earned her several Emmy, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and Golden Globe nominations. 
She is the first black woman to headline a network TV drama since 1974, when she starred in Scandal. 
The Black Tie Gala - Jamaica's marquee Independence celebration in New York - is being held under the distinguish patronage of the Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, who will bring greeting on behalf of Jamaica. 
Also in attendance and acting as 'Brand Ambassador' will be Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna. 
The event will be attended by more than 1,000 celebrants under the theme, Celebrating Brand Jamaica.
Part proceeds from the Gala will be donated to Food for the Poor Jamaica, the largest charity organisation in Jamaica and Food For The Poor Inc., located in Florida, the largest international relief and development organization in the United States. 

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