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The ASALH 87th Annual Black History Luncheon Saturday, February 23, 2013

ASALH Annual Luncheon

Join friends and supporters of ASALH at the 87th Annual Black History Luncheon Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Marriott Wardm.an Park Hotel.
Today is THE LAST DAY

TO REGISTER FOR Featured Authors Event

If you are interested in promoting your book at the 2013 luncheon please click HERE to download authors form.

http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101668597064-360/2013+Luncheon+Authors_Book_Signing_Form_2013.pdf

The Authors’ Event will be from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Make a Donation
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Demonstrate your support for black history by making a donation to ASALH Today!

Annual Luncheon Tickets Available online NOW!

Dear Colleage,

Do not miss out on the opportunity to hear keynote speaker Dr. Mary Frances Berry, former chair of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. She will speak on the 2013 Black History Theme, At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.

Saturday, February 23, 2013
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Tickets will be available for purchase online shortly. Tickets begin at $75 per person for general admission.

Become an individual Silver Patron at the $100 level! Gold Patron tickets are sold at the $125 level!

Purchase a general table for $750, a Silver Patron table for $900, or a Gold patron table for $1,150.

Become a Member!

Become a partner in the preservation of black history by joining ASALH Today! Why not encourage your employer to become an Institutional or Corporate Member, start or join a branch in your area in the new year? Give the gift of a Junior Membership to your son, daughter, niece or nephew for Christmas. Present the family historian with a Life Membership for their birthday! Find out more about membership HERE! http://www.asalh.org/membershipasalhnet.htm
We hope to see you at the 87th Annual ASALH Luncheon in February!

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Sylvia Y. Cyrus
Executive Director
http://www.asalh.org
Please note: Tickets will not be mailed to your home or business. Tickets and table assignments are available for pick up on the day of the luncheon from the Registration Desk.

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Upcoming AARL Events and Programs (January)

Upcoming AARL Events and Programs (January).


Upcoming AARL Events and Programs (January)

Upcoming AARL Events and Programs (January)

01 AARL Events

ART EXHIBIT
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
A Special Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Colors of the Beloved Community:

The Art of Social Justice and Change

In collaboration with Our Gallery and the Metro Atlanta Task Force for
the Homeless, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Colors of
the Beloved Community: The Art of Social Justice and Change. This
exhibit will celebrate creative expression as a powerful tool to examine the
human condition, and affect deep and lasting social change. The works of
art featured in this exhibit were created by artists from Our Gallery,
which provides non-traditional and homeless artists an opportunity to
create, exhibit and sell their art. The opening event for this exhibit will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013– Monday, January 28, 2013
Cary-McPheeters Gallery • 1st Floor
101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-2503
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For additional information call AARL at (404) 730-4001, ext. 100
http://www.afpls.org/aarl

Tuesday, January 1, 2012 – Sunday, February 24, 2013
Small Gallery • 1st Floor
101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-2503
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For additional information call AARL at (404) 730-4001, ext. 100
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ART EXHIBIT

Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
A Special Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
A Legacy of Excellence:

African American Exceptionalism in the United States
In collaboration with the City of Atlanta and the office of City
Councilman Ivory Young, the Auburn Avenue Research Library
will host A Legacy of Excellence: Generations of African
American Exceptionalism. This exhibit by Atlanta artist, Nelson
Williams, honors both the historical and contemporary
contributions of African Americans and is presented in recognition
of the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Nelson Williams will
facilitate an artist’s talk at the opening event for this exhibit on
Friday, January 18, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 12, 2013-Sunday, February 24, 2013
Heritage Education Center Gallery • 4th Floor
101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-2503
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For additional information call the AARL at (404) 730-4001, ext. 100
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Edward “Duke” Ellington
American composer,
pianist, and big-band leader.
Grover Washington, Jr.
American jazz-funk /soul-jazz
saxophonist
Quincy D. Jones
American record producer, conductor,
film composer, television producer,
and trumpeter.
COMMUNITY LECTURE SERIES
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
A Special Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
The Psychology of Beauty in
the African Diaspora
A Three Part Lecture Series Facilitated by Dr. Kelly M. Lewis
Authors’ and Writers’ Lounge • 3rd Floor
101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-2503
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For additional information call the AARL at (404) 730-4001, ext. 100
http://www.afpls.org/aarl

Lecture 1: By the Color of Their Skin
Saturday, January 12. 4:00 p.m.
This lecture will focus on issues around racial skin color and its impact on the health and psychological wellbeing of Africans and populations of color.
Lecture 2: The Global Currency of Whiteness
Thursday, February 7. 7:00 p.m.
This lecture will critically examine both the real and symbolic significance of
whiteness, particularly for and among African people, and its global
sociopolitical impact on people of color.
Lecture 3: Gendered Motivations Behind Skin Bleaching in Africa
Saturday, March 2. 4:00 p.m.
This lecture will critically examine why a growing number of African women
use skin-bleaching cosmetics that can lead to increased rates of skin cancer.

COMMUNITY DISCUSSION

Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
A Special Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Pan-Africanism in Crisis

The Legacy of Amílcar Cabral

In collaboration with WRFG Community Radio, the Auburn Avenue Research
Library will host Pan-Africanism in Crisis: the Legacy of Amílcar Cabral.
This community discussion will examine the sociopolitical history of Guinea-
Bissau and Cape Verde, and their contemporary struggle for national
liberation. Amílcar Cabral (1924-1973) was a nationalist thinker and politician, who led the nationalist movement of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde Islands and the ensuing war of independence in Guinea-Bissau. He was assassinated eight months prior to Guinea-Bissau’s unilateral declaration of independence.

Sunday, January 20, 2013 • 3:00 p.m.
Authors’ and Writers’ Lounge • 3rd Floor
101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-2503
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For additional information call the AARL at (404) 730-4001, ext. 100
http://www.afpls.org/aarl
Amílcar Cabral

FILM SCREENING

Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
A Special Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host a screening of the independent
documentary, Change in the Game, by filmmaker William Feagins, Jr. The film
discusses how technology, commercial success and relationships between new
and old hip-hop artists have affected how the musical genre is created and
received. Following the film will be a panel discussion facilitated by Mr.
Feagins with documentary particpants Phene, Mic Barz, YaNi, mikeflo, Sha
Stimuli, Starchile (Massive & Divine Wisedome) and Focus.
Saturday, January 26, 2013 • 2:00 p.m.
Heritage Education Center Auditorium • 4th Floor
101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-2503
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For additional information call the AARL at (404) 730-4001, ext. 100
http://www.afpls.org/aarl

AUTHOR’S DISCUSSION AND BOOK SIGNING

Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
A Special Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Hip Hop’s Li’l Sistas speak

The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Dr. Bettina L.
Love, Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia, who
will discuss her latest publication, Hip Hop’s Li’l Sistas Speak.
The thriving hip hop culture and community of Atlanta,
Georgia serves as the nexus of the book, which examines how
hip hop music and culture influences young women’s ideas
concerning race, gender, sexuality, and class.
Saturday, January 26, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.
Heritage Education Center Auditorium • 4th Floor
101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-2503
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For additional information call AARL at (404) 730-4001, ext. 100
http://www.afpls.org/aarl
“With the unflinching bravery of a Hiphop feminist, Love
confronts the damaging effects of Hiphop on young Black girls,
while loving Hiphop and articulating how it reflects the racism,
capitalism, sexism and patriarchy of America.”
-Elaine Richardson, the Ohio State University,
Author of Hip-Hop Literacies
Dr. Bettina L. Love
COMMUNITY LECTURE SERIES
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
A Special Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
The Consequences of Thug Life
Be Brave or Be A Thug

A Message to Young Black Men and those who Love Them
Saturday, January 26, 2013 • 6:00 p.m.
Heritage Education Center Auditorium • 4th Floor
101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-2503
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For additional information call the AARL at (404) 730-4001, ext. 100
http://www.afpls.org/aarl

In collaboration with the Davis Bozeman Law Firm, the Auburn
Avenue Research Library will host The Consequences of Thug
Life: Be Brave or Be A Thug, facilitated by renowned Civil Rights
Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis. This community discussion will focus
on empowering young men of color and their families, with the
knowledge and tools to cultivate values anchored by a strong sense
of purpose to self and community, which will improve not only their
lives but the world in which they live.
Mawuli Mel Davis


NEW YORK…September 24, 2011 at The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre ‘CONCERTO FOR ORNETTE.’ Meet The Author… World renowned composer, conductor, and highly acclaimed author Carman Moore will author sign his new book CROSSOVER: AN AMERICAN BIO

Expo Schedule / Free Classifieds /BLP Newsletter Update: http://www.bapwd.com/black_literary_players.htm  
 
My soul magnifies the Lord…  My cup runs over… It was much too much to have the Ancient of Days along with twin legends Carman Moore for the whole week end of the First Annual Black Literary Marketplace Expo –Mid Summer, August 18 and 19, 2011, and highly acclaimed Playwright Charles “Oyama” Gordon visit with him at my home. After greetings, some collaborating and listening to a few music pieces for their next project –happily they went off alone together to Hart Plaza for the African American Festival on Saturday, August 20, 2011.  Grace Adams

NEW YORK…September 24, 2011 at The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre ‘CONCERTO FOR ORNETTE.’  Meet The Author… World renowned composer, conductor, and highly acclaimed author Carman Moore will author sign his new book CROSSOVER: AN AMERICAN BIO at a reception immediately following the performance of his recently completed CONCERTO FOR ORNETTEwill be first performed on September 24, 2011 at The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, The Juilliard School in New York with Jazz Legend and 2006 Pulitzer Prize Award Winner Ornette Coleman present to be honored.

www.skymusicensemble.com  www.crossoveranamericanbio.com

CARMAN MOORE (U.S.) Concerto for Ornette (2011)** New Juilliard Ensemble 1 Saturday, September 24, 2011, 8pm Peter Jay Sharp Theater 212 769-7406  www.juilliard.edu 

          

Composer/Conductor Carman Moore’s New Autobiography Recounts a Life Among American Cultural Icons

“In a world of noise, in a world where the treble clef is disappearing, in Carman Moore, music still has a friend. This biography traces the musician’s journey from apprenticeship to his becoming one of the world’s leading composers- a composer whose range is phenomenal.” Ishmael Reed
In his newly-completed autobiography composer Carman Moore recounts his crossover in life from small-town Ohio youth to friendships and meetings with such world figures as John Lennon, W. H. Auden, Louis Armstrong and Robert Redford. This great American bio is filled with Carman’s anecdotes and wisdom gained from his rich associations and is enhanced by many excellent photos.  CROSSOVER also chronicles one man’s account of the culturally rich epoch of the ’60s and 70s in New York City. …..A great read; short and intriguing!

CROSSOVER
is available and published by The Grace Publishing Company, Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307 (248) 651-6775 www.crossoveranamericanbio.com 

“SANCTION BASED ON UNSIGNED REPORT”

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Just Published! Newly revised 2013 Black Authors & Published Writers Directory: The Most Authoritative, Comprehensive And Up-To Date Resource Available About The Black Publishing Industry

 

Just Published! Newly revised 2013 Black Authors & Published Writers Directory: The Most Authoritative, Comprehensive And Up-To Date Resource Available About The Black Publishing Industry.


2013 NAACP Image Awards: The complete nominations list

http://www.latimes.com/
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012
7:07 p.m. PST

NAACP Image Awards: The complete nominations list.

NAACP
Director Robert Zemeckis and Denzel Washington worked together on the new movie “Flight.” (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
MOTION PICTURE
Motion Picture
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
“Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
“Flight” (Paramount Pictures)
“Red Tails” (Lucasfilm)
“Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” (Lionsgate)

Actor in a Motion Picture
Denzel Washington – “Flight” (Paramount Pictures)
Jamie Foxx – “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
Morgan Freeman – “The Magic of Belle Isle” (Magnolia Pictures)
Suraj Sharma – “Life of Pi” (20th Century Fox)
Tyler Perry – “Alex Cross” (Summit Entertainment)

Actress in a Motion Picture
Emayatzy Corinealdi – “Middle of Nowhere” (AAFRM)
Halle Berry – “Cloud Atlas” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Loretta Devine – “In The Hive” (Eone Entertainment)
Quvenzhané Wallis – “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Viola Davis – “Won’t Back Down” (20th Century Fox)

Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
David Oyelowo – “Middle of Nowhere” (AFFRM)
Don Cheadle – “Flight” (Paramount Pictures)
Dwight Henry – “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Lenny Kravitz – “The Hunger Games” (Lionsgate)
Samuel L. Jackson – “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Amandla Stenberg – “The Hunger Games” (Lionsgate)
Gloria Reuben – “Lincoln” (The Walt Disney Studios)
Kerry Washington – “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
Phylicia Rashad – “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” (Lionsgate)
Taraji P. Henson – “Think Like a Man” (Screen Gems)

Independent Motion Picture
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
“Chico & Rita” (GKIDS)
“Red Tails” (Lucasfilm)
“Unconditional” (Harbinger Media Partners)
“Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day” (Codeblack)

International Motion Picture
“Chico & Rita” (GKIDS)
“For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada” (ARC Entertainment)
“Special Forces” (eOne Films)
“The Intouchables” (The Weinstein Company)
“The Raid: Redemption” (Sony Pictures Classics)
DOCUMENTARY
Documentary – (Theatrical or Television)
“Black Wings” (Smithsonian Channel)
“Brooklyn Castle” (Producers Distribution Agency)
“First Position” (IFC Films)
“Marley” (Magnolia Pictures)
“On the Shoulders of Giants – The Story of the Greatest Team You’ve Never Heard Of” (Showtime)
TELEVISION

Comedy Series
“Glee” (Fox)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“The Game” (BET)
“The Mindy Project” (Fox)
“The Soul Man” (TV Land)

Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – “Guys with Kids” (NBC)
Damon Wayans, Jr. – “Happy Endings” (ABC)
Don Cheadle – “House Of Lies” (Showtime)
Donald Faison – “The Exes” (TV Land)
Hosea Chanchez – “The Game” (BET)

Actress in a Comedy Series
Amber Riley – “Glee” (Fox)
Cassi Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
Kellita Smith – “The First Family” (Syndicated)
Tatyana Ali – “Love That Girl” (TV One)
Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (BET)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Aziz Ansari – “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
Craig Robinson – “The Office” (NBC)
Donald Glover – “Community” (NBC)
Lance Gross – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
Tracy Morgan – “30 Rock” (NBC)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Anna Deavere Smith – “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
Gabourey Sidibe – “The Big C” (Showtime)
Gladys Knight – “The First Family” (Syndicated)
Rashida Jones – “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)
Drama Series
“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
“Scandal” (ABC)
“Treme” (HBO)
“True Blood” (HBO)
Actor in a Drama Series
Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA)
Hill Harper – “CSI: NY” (CBS)
LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)
Michael Clarke Duncan – “The Finder” (FOX)
Wendell Pierce – “Treme” (HBO)

Actress in a Drama Series
Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Kerry Washington – “Scandal” (ABC)
Khandi Alexander – “Treme” (HBO)
Regina King – “SouthLAnd” (TNT)
Sandra Oh – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Clarke Peters – “Treme” (HBO)
Dev Patel – “The Newsroom” (HBO)
Omar Epps – “House M.D.” (FOX)
Rockmond Dunbar – “Sons of Anarchy” (FX)
Rocky Carroll – “NCIS” (CBS)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Archie Panjabi – “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Joy Bryant – “Parenthood” (NBC)
Loretta Devine – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Lucy Lui – “SouthLAnd” (TNT)
Rutina Wesley – “True Blood” (HBO)
Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
“Abducted: The Carlina White Story” (Lifetime)
“Hallmark Hall of Fame’s FIRELIGHT” (ABC)
“Raising Izzie” (GMC TV)
“Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
“Sugar Mommas” (GMC TV)
Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Afemo Omilami – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
Cuba Gooding, Jr. – “Hallmark Hall of Fame’s FIRELIGHT” (ABC)
Michael Jai White – “Somebody’s Child” (GMC TV)
Rockmond Dunbar – “Raising Izzie” (GMC TV)
Tory Kittles – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)

Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Alfre Woodard – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
Jill Scott – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
Keke Palmer – “Abducted: The Carlina White Story” (Lifetime)
Phylicia Rashad – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
Queen Latifah – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)

Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
Aaron D. Spears – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
Erik Valdez – “General Hospital” (ABC)
James Reynolds – “Days of Our Lives” (NBC)
Kristoff St. John – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
Rodney Saulsberry – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)

Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
Angell Conwell – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
Julia Pace Mitchell – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
Kristolyn Lloyd – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
Shenell Edmonds – “One Life to Live” (ABC)
Tatyana Ali – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

News/ Information – (Series or Special)
“Ask Obama Live: An MTV Interview with The President” (MTV)
“Judge Mathis” (Syndicated)
“Save My Son with Dr. Steve Perry” (TV One)
“Unsung” (TV One)
“Washington Watch with Roland Martin” (TV One)

Talk Series
“Don’t Sleep!” (BET)
“Oprah’s Lifeclass” (OWN)
“Oprah’s Next Chapter” (OWN)
“The View” (ABC)
“Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” (FX)

Reality Series
“Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
“Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” (HBO)
“The X Factor” (FOX)
“Tia & Tamera” (Style)
“Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (OWN)

Variety Series or Special
“Black Girls Rock” (BET)
“Oprah and the Legendary Cast of Roots 35 Years Later” (OWN)
“Oprah’s Master Class” (OWN)
“The First Graduating Class: Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls” (OWN)
“Verses & Flow” (TV One)

Children’s Program
“Degrassi” (TeenNick)
“Kasha and the Zulu King” (BET)
“The Legend of Korra” (Nickelodeon)
“The TeenNick HALO Awards 2012” (Nick@Nite)
“The Weight of the Nation for Kids” (HBO)
Performance in a Youth/ Children’s Program – (Series or Special)
China Anne McClain – “A.N.T. Farm” (Disney Channel)
Keke Palmer – “Winx Club” (Nickelodeon)
Loretta Devine – “Doc McStuffins” (Disney Junior block on Disney Channel)
Nick Cannon – “The TeenNick HALO Awards 2012” (Nick@Nite)
Tyler James Williams – “Let It Shine” (Disney Channel)
RECORDING
New Artist
Elle Varner (MBK / RCA)
Gary Clark, Jr. (Warner Bros. Records)
Lianne La Havas (Nonesuch Records Inc. / Warner Bros. Records)
Melanie Amaro (Epic Records)
The OMG Girlz (Pretty Hustle / Grand Hustle / Streamline / Interscope)

Male Artist
Bruno Mars (Atlantic)
Lupe Fiasco (Atlantic)
Miguel (ByStorm / RCA)
Trey Songz (Atlantic)
Usher (RCA Records)

Female Artist
Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
Elle Varner (MBK / RCA)
Estelle (Atlantic)
Missy Elliott (Atlantic)
Tamela Mann (Tillymann Music Group)

Duo, Group or Collaboration
Chuck D, Johnny Juice, Will.i.am, Herbie Hancock (Iconomy Multi-Media & Entertainment)
fun. feat. Janelle Monae (Atlantic)
Lupe Fiasco feat. Guy Sebastian (Atlantic)
Mary Mary (Columbia)
Ne-Yo, Herbie Hancock, Johnny Rzeznik, Delta Rae, Natasha Bedingfield (Forward Song, LLC)

Jazz Album
“Bone Appetit [Vol. 1 and 2]” – Jeff Bradshaw (Hidden Beach)
“Dreams” – Brian Culbertson (Verve Records)
“Renaissance” – Marcus Miller (Concord Jazz)
“Seeds From The Underground” – Kenny Garrett (Mack Avenue Records)
“The Preservation Hall 50th Anniversary Collection” – The Preservation Hall Jazz Band (Legacy)
Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)
“Best Days” – Tamela Mann (Tillymann Music Group)
“Go Get It” – Mary Mary (Columbia)
“God, Love & Romance” – Fred Hammond (Verity Gospel Music Group)
“I Win” – Marvin Sapp (Verity Gospel Music Group)
“Le’Andria Johnson The Experience” – Le’Andria Johnson (Music World Gospel / Music World)

World Music Album
“Ayah Ye! Moving Train” – KG Omulo (KG Omulo)
“Country, God, Or The Girl” – K’NAAN (A&M / Octone Records)
“Diversionary” – Brother B (King Chero Records)
“Wonderful Life” – Estelle (Atlantic)

Music Video
“Adorn” – Miguel (ByStorm / RCA)
“Girl On Fire” – Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
“Locked Out Of Heaven” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic)
“This Christmas” – CeeLo Green (Elektra)
“You’re On My Mind” – KEM (Universal Motown)

Song
“Be Mine for Christmas” – KEM (Universal Motown)
“Glorify the King” – KEM (Universal Motown)
“I Look To You” – Whitney Houston and R. Kelly (RCA Records)
“Locked Out Of Heaven” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic)
“You’re On My Mind” – KEM (Universal Motown)
Album
“Bad – 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” – Michael Jackson (Legacy / Epic)
“Girl On Fire” – Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
“I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston” – Whitney Houston (RCA Records)
“On the Shoulders of Giants – The Soundtrack” – Chuck D, Will.i.am, Herbie Hancock, Nikki Yannofsky (Iconomy Multi-Media & Entertainment )
“Perfectly Imperfect” – Elle Varner (MBK / RCA)

LITERATURE

Literary Work – Fiction
“A Wish and a Prayer: A Blessings Novel” – Beverly Jenkins (HarperCollins Publishers (William Morrow Paperbacks))
“Destiny’s Divas” – Victoria Christopher Murray (Touchstone / Simon & Schuster)
“Silent Cry” – Dywane Birch (Strebor Books)
“The Reverend’s Wife” – Kimberla Lawson Roby (Grand Central’s Wife)
“The Secret She Kept” – ReShonda Tate Billingsley (Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster)

Literary Work – Non-Fiction
“Fraternity” – Diane Brady (Spiegel & Grau (Random House))
“Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner That Shocked a Nation” – Deborah Davis (Atria Books / Simon & Schuster)
“Power Concedes Nothing: One Woman’s Quest for Social Justice in America, from the Courtroom to the Kill Zones” – Connie Rice (Scribner)
“The Courage to Hope” – Shirley Sherrod (Atria Books)
“The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court ” – Jeffrey Toobin (Doubleday)

Literary Work – Debut Author
“A Cupboard Full of Coats” – Yvvette Edwards (HarperCollins Publishers (Amistad))
“Antebellum” – R. Kayeen Thomas (Strebor Books)
“Congo: Spirit of Darkness” – Mayi Ngwala (Genet Press)
“Nikki G: A Portrait of Nikki Giovanni in Her Own Words” – Darryl L. Lacy (Darryl L. Lacy (iUniverse))
“The Sister Accord: 51 Ways To Love Your Sister” – Sonia Jackson Myles (The Sister Accord, LLC)

Literary Work – Biography/ Auto-Biography
“Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change” – John Lewis (Hyperion)
“Interventions: A Life in War and Peace” – Kofi Annan (The Penguin Press)
“The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo” – Tom Reiss (Crown Publishers)
“The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities ” – Will Allen (Gotham Books)
“The One: The Life and Music of James Brown” – RJ Smith (Gotham Books)

Literary Work – Instructional
“12 Ways to Put Money in Your Pocket Every Month Without A Part Time Job; The Skinny Book That Makes Your Wallet Fat” – Jennifer Matthews (Pickett Fennell Publishing Group)
“Formula 50: A 6-Week Workout and Nutrition Plan That Will Transform Your Life ” – 50 Cent (Avery (Penguin Group))
“Health First: The Black Woman’s Wellness Guide” – Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, Hilary Beard (SmileyBooks)
“It’s Complicated (But It Doesn’t Have to Be): A Modern Guide to Finding and Keeping Love” – Paul Carrick Brunson (Gotham Books)
“The No Excuse Guide to Success: No Matter What Your Boss or Life Throws at You” – Jim Smith, Jr. (Career Press)

Literary Work – Poetry
“Hurrah’s Nest” – Arisa White (Virtual Artists Collective)
“Maybe the Saddest Thing” – Marcus Wicker (HarperCollins Publishers (Harper Perennial))
“Speak Water” – Truth Thomas (Cherry Castle Publishing)
“The Ground” – Rowan Ricardo Phillips (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
“Thrall” – Natasha Trethewey (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Literary Work – Children
“Fifty Cents and a Dream” – Jabari Asim (Author), Bryan Collier (Illustrator) (Little,nBrown Books for Young Readers)
“Harlem’s Little Blackbird” – Renee Watson (Author), Christian Robinson (Illustrator) (Random House Books for Young Readers (Random House Children’s Books))
“In the Land of Milk and Honey” – Joyce Carol Thomas (Author), Floyd Cooper (Illustrator) (HarperCollins / Amistad)
“Indigo Blume and the Garden City” – Kwame Alexander (Word of Mouth Books)
“What Color is My World?” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Author), Raymons Obstfeld (Author), A.G. Ford (Illustrator) (Candlewick Press)

Literary Work – Youth/Teens
“Fire in the Streets” – Kekla Magoon (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
“Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons – A Dialogue With America’s Young Leaders” – Gregory Reed (Amber Books)
“Pinned” – Sharon G. Flake (Scholastic Press)
“The Diary of B. B. Bright, Possible Princess” – Alice Randall (Author), Caroline Williams (Author), Shadra Strickland (Illustrator) (Turner Publishing Company)
“The Mighty Miss Malone” – Christopher Paul Curtis (Wendy Lamb Books (Random House Children’s Books))

WRITING

Writing in a Comedy Series
Karin Gist – “House of Lies” – Mini-Mogul (Showtime)
Marc Wilmore – “The Simpsons” – The Spy Who Learned Me (FOX)
Michael Shipley – “Last Man Standing” – High Expectations (ABC)
Prentice Penny – “Happy Endings” – Meet the Parrots (ABC)
Vali Chandrasekaran, Robert Carlock – “30 Rock” – Murphy Brown Lied to Us (NBC)

Writing in a Dramatic Series
Cheo Hodari Coker – “SouthLAnd” – God’s Work (TNT)
Janine Sherman Barrios – “Criminal Minds” – The Pact (CBS)
Shonda Rhimes – “Grey’s Anatomy” – Flight (ABC)
Shonda Rhimes – “Scandal” – Sweet Baby (ABC)
Zoanne Clack – “Grey’s Anatomy” – This Magic Moment (ABC)

Writing in a Motion Picture – (Theatrical or Television)
Elizabeth Hunter – “Abducted: The Carlina White Story” (Lifetime)
John Gatins – “Flight” (Paramount Pictures)
John Ridley, Aaron McGruder – “Red Tails” (Lucasfilm)
Keith Merryman, David A. Newman – “Think Like a Man” (Screen Gems)
Ol Parker – “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)