The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation Parnters With Judge Mablean To Honor Dads

The Tupac Amaru Shakur

Foundation (TASF) has partnered with the Mablean Ephriam Foundation to host Atlanta's

first annual Honoring Unsung Fathers Awards.

The event will

feature an opening reception June 15 at the Atlanta City Hall Atrium, followed

by a special gala dinner June 16 at the Fox Theatre.

Founded by Judge

Mablean Ephriam, the H.U.F. Awards were designed to identify and recognize African-American

and Latino dads who continue to play a vital role in their children's everyday


Ephriam, who is

best known for presiding over familial cases on Fox's syndicated program Divorce

Court, has hosted the event in Long Beach, Calif., for the past three years.

She specifically

chose Atlanta as the first location in the ceremony's preliminary expansion

into another city.

Nominations for

the Atlanta and Long Beach H.U.F. Awards ceremonies are due no later than April


The Fourth Annual

Long Beach H.U.F. Awards will be held June 18 at the Long Beach Westin.