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Cheryl Boone Isaacs recieves Horizon Award; Munson Steed honored by Urban League; Jesse Owens medal up for auction

African American news for the week of Dec. 2, 2013.

The African American Film Critics Association on Monday announced the winners of its 2014 Special Achievement Awards. The Weinstein Company’s Bob and Harvey Weinstein are the recipients of the Cinema Vanguard Award, while Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will receive the Horizon Award. Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay is the winner of the Legacy Award, and Fox Searchlight senior vice president of production Zola Mashariki is the recipient of the Ashley Boone Award. Variety film critic Justin Chang is the winner of the inaugural Roger Ebert Award. The African American Film Critics Association is scheduled to present the awards at a ceremony on Jan. 31 at the Taglyn Complex in Hollywood.