If you’re totally not in the know, the 27th annual Trumpet Awards will air on February 17th, 2019 exclusively on Bounce TV. Hosted by Wendy Raquel Robinson and Tank, this will be an all-star celebration of African American leaders who have achieved greatness and inspired it in others. The awards were created to herald the accomplishments of black humanitarians who have succeeded against immense odds. Special recognition is given to the few, symbolic of the many, who have overcome the ills of racism and poverty and achieved greatness
Featuring stellar performances, stirring tributes and unforgettable moments, the awards enlighten human minds to the reality that true success is void of color and gender.
A few of the honorees at this year’s ceremony were M.C. Lyte, Robert Townsend, JD McCrary, Tim King, Rodney Jerkins, T.I., and Dapper Dan.
Founded in 1992 by American Civil Rights leader Xernona Clayton, The Trumpet Awards were acquired by Bounce in 2016. The list of prestigious honorees over its 26-year history includes Muhammad Ali, Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, Stevie Wonder, The African-American Women of the United States Congress, Steve Harvey, Martin Luther King III, Janelle Monáe and Spike Lee. Visit www.trumpetawards.com for more information.
We were blessed to be in the house for the ceremony, so please check out the photos of the beautiful talent as they walked the red carpet. All shots taken by Mike Ware.