Seven-time NAACP Image Award nominated actress Nicole Ari Parker will join two-time Emmy nominated writer and actor Deon Cole to host the 25th Annual Trumpet Awards on Sunday, January 29 at 9pm ET on Bounce. The prestigious event is held annually to celebrate African-American achievements and contributions.
Bounce recently acquired The Trumpet Awards and produces the exclusive premiere of the star-studded ceremony. The 25th ceremony was held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta Georgia this past Saturday, January 21, 2017.
Honorees at this year’s ceremony will include: Daytime Emmy nominee Wendy Williams, who was presented with the Trumpet Award for Entertainment; former NBA great Dikembe Mutombo, recognized with the Humanitarian Trumpet Award; Martin Luther King III, presented with the Impact Trumpet Award and fashion blogger Gabi Gregg who was given the Trailblazer Trumpet Award.
Among the presenters and special guests: Vanessa Bell Calloway, Lou Gossett, Jr., David Mann, Bill Withers, Ed Lover, Ed Gordon, Gary Owen, Erica Ash and Willie Moore, Jr.
In a very special tribute, civil rights icon and founder of the Trumpet Awards Xernona Clayton was presented with the distinguished Golden Trumpet Award in recognition of her unparalleled leadership, ability to affect change and steadfast work in building the legacy of the awards.