After arranging for Angela Davis, Bishop Marvin Sapp and Spike Lee to speak on multiple panels at the seventh National Action Network Annual Convention, Ashley Sharpton returned to her preferable position, in the background.
She is the founder and president of Sharpton Entertainment, and her long-term relationship with the NAN granted her the opportunity to organize and direct the NAN Youth H.U.D.D.L.E., Helping and Uniting Dreamers to Develop Lead and Empower.
Sharpton Entertainment hosts an annual fashion show at the end of Youth Day that usually has 500 to 800 people in attendance.
Sharpton believes her goal to provide a platform for the youth was accomplished because of her father’s access to influential people.
“At that time people were rapping and dancing outside, so I wanted to bring it together, but I wanted to do it for free,” said Sharpton.