TV One Sounds Off for Trumpet Awards

TV One reached a multiyear pact to air the Trumpet Awards and the event’s accompanying red-carpet show, the network and the Trumpet Awards Foundation said Wednesday.

The Trumpet Awards -- to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta Monday, April 25, for airing on the network June 5 -- were created in 1993 to honor African-American achievement in diverse fields such as law, religion, politics, public service, sports and entertainment.

Tom Joyner and Donna Richardson will host the 13th Annual Trumpet Awards, and among those being honored are: Nancy Wilson; Beyonce Knowles; Dick Gregory; Venus Williams; Serena Williams; Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin; Joe Louis Dudley, Dennis Archer; Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr.; Bishop T.D. Jakes; Bishop Eddie Long; Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie; Michael Misick, chief minister from Turks & Caicos Islands; Donald Young Jr.; and Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame.

“At TV One, our goal is to celebrate and demonstrate the breadth and depth of the African-American culture, and the Trumpet Awards are a perfect fit with that mission," TV One CEO Johnathan Rodgers said in a prepared statement.