Mariah Carey and Wyclef Jean are to be honoured for their civil rights work - they will receive an award at Thursday's (15Apr10) National Action Network (NAN) fundraiser.
The Hero hitmaker and hip-hop star will be handed the Keepers of the Dream trophy - in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who championed African Americans' civil rights.
President of the organisation, Reverend Al Sharpton, will host the annual convention at New York City's Sheraton Hotel, which will also see actor Bill Cosby make a speech about education issues.
The four-day fundraiser starts on Wednesday (14Apr10) and will discuss racial inequality, civil rights and healthcare reform.