On Saturday, January 26, 2013, the annual Trumpet Awards took center stage at the John A. Williams Theatre Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, in Atlanta Georgia.
The mission of the Trumpet Awards is to inspire, educate, stimulate, and enlighten human minds to the reality that success, achievement and respect are void of color and gender.Turner Broadcasting created the Trumpet Awards in 1993 to herald the accomplishments of Black Americans who have succeeded against immense odds. Black men and women are a valuable resource to this country and the world. Special recognition is given to the few, who symbolize the many, who have overcome the ills of racism and poverty and achieved special greatness.
Turner Broadcasting created the annual Trumpet Awards to demonstrate total community involvement, global respect for all humanity and its commitment to diversity by heralding the accomplishments of men and women who have significantly contributed in enhancing the quality of the life of all who augment the richness of this great global society by partnering the cause of justice and equality of all.
2013 Trumpet Awards
The Trumpet Awards, hosted by comedian, Rickey Smiley. The Honorees were:
Debra Martin Chase: Entertainment Award
Chaka Khan: Legend Award
Alonzo and Tracy Mourning: Humanitarian Award
Michael McMillan: Community Service Award
Mayor Kasim Reed: Public Service Award
Edward T. Welburn Jr.: Corporate Business Award
Charlie Wilson: Lifetime Achievement Award
The Trumpet Awards show is sponsored by The Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc. Xernona Clayton, Creator and Executive Producer and produced by Central City Productions, Inc.
The city of Atlanta is always in the limelight and welcome award ceremonies and events that take on the national stage. Welcome to Atlanta.
The air date First National Broadcast, TV One will be Sunday, April 7, 2013, 8:00 p.m. EST.
Check your local listings for dates and time.