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Black Literary Players NEWSLETTER Vol. 8 Issue # 8 August, 2013

 Vol. 8 Issue # 8
Black Literary Players ISSN: 1066-9396  
August, 2013

Grace Adams, Editor

PRESIDENT Barack OBAMA and First Lady Michelle Obama endorsed Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons – A Dialogue with America’s Young Leaders.” by author, Gregory J. Reed, Esq. Obama Talks Back, is also a 2013 44TH Annual NAACP Image Awards Winner for Literature – Youth/Teens. http://www.amberbooks.com. http://wp.me/pnp8J-gK.

A Father’s and A President’s Love… I love you back. I think I love President Barack Obama even more today than when he first ran for and became President of the United States, in 2008. I downloaded the free kindle sample download when it was available from the publisher for attorney Gregory J. Reed’s new book, Obama Talks Back. I was touched when I read the first chapter and teary eyed, I ordered the ebook. I was telling my sister Margaret about the book so she downloaded the sample download while we spoke. We started to read the first chapter together. My sister read aloud, and as I read along we both began to weep, overwhelmed by the President’s love for his daughters, his country, and us. Obama Talks Back is a valuable collection of school students’ letters to their President accompanied by President Obama’s response to each and includes his speeches, public statements, and quotations during his campaign, tenure as President-Elect, and his presidency. It is the most comprehensive collection of letters and responses ever assembled as a book in the history of our nation for a sitting president. This collection of letters featuring the voices of today’s young leaders and their mission to be heard is a rarity revealing they have a concern for peace, healthcare, freedom, education, poverty, religious tolerance, love, materialism, and equality in America.

“Uplifting, Obama Talks Back is a spiritual treasure-chest that everyone should read. You’ll sleep better knowing the man. Kudos for author, Gregory J. Reed, and publisher Amber Books for Obama Talks Back.” Grace Adams, Editor of the annual publication, Black Authors & Published Writers Directory at www.bapwd.com

About the Author

Gregory J. Reed is prominent entertainment attorney active in areas of sports, corporate, entertainment, and taxation laws. He is the first African American lawyer to Chair a Sports and Entertainment Lawyers Section in the United States. He is a producer and represents sports figures, entertainers, firms, and numerous persons from TV to Broadway, including Anita Baker, Wynston Marsalis, The Winans, and First Black Miss USA, Carole Gist and many other artists. He has represented and negotiated contracts for athletes in every U.S. sport except hockey. He was one of the youngest agents in the U.S. as a law student representing ten athletes, and the first African American to receive a Master of Taxation Laws in Michigan. B.S., Michigan State University (Engineering); M.S., Michigan State University (Management Science); J.D., Wayne State University; L.L.M., Wayne State University (Master Of Taxation Law).

Reed’s experiences are diverse as he is the only attorney to represent six (6) world champion boxers: Thomas Hearns, Hilmer Kenty, Leon Spinks, Pipino Cuvas, and Tony Tucker. He was instrumental in negotiating one of the largest contracts in boxing history in excess of 30 million dollars involving Thomas Hearns and Sugar Ray Leonard. He negotiated the unification of all boxing titles involving Mike Tyson and Tony Tucker. He was the chief lead counsel involving the first historical multi-million dollar lawsuit case, Miss Carole Gist (first black Miss USA 1990) v. Miss Universe, Inc., Pageant, settled (Jan. 1992). He was Legal counsel for Nelson Mandela’s tour committee of Michigan. He represented Civil Rights Legend, Ms. Rosa Parks’ versue rappers OutKast/BMI Records.

Mr. Reed serves as a consultant and an expert witness for various attorneys, promoters, and businesses. He is the founder of the Hip Hop/Entertainment Clinic and cofounder of BESLA, an international sports and entertainment organization. His contract areas include The Statue of Liberty restoration projects; radio announcers; movie contracts; TV project syndication. He served as the chairperson of the Arts, Entertainment, and Sport Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He is vice chairperson and intellectual property member of the Michigan State University Foundation, an advisory board member of the Internal Revenue Service, an advisory board member of the BUF of Michigan, a co-founder of the Parks Legacy and Rosa Parks Library Museum, and a founder of the Keeper of the Word Foundation. He is a frequent lecturer and has won many awards for his writing and sports and entertainment contributions. He is a recipient of the John Hensel Award for significant contributions to the arts.

Reed has produced such plays as the Pulitzer Prize winning production, A Soldier’s Play, which was developed into a screenplay by Columbia Pictures as A Soldier’s Story, awarded an Oscar. He has produced and represented the following Broadway plays: “Ain’t Misbehavin”; “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf”; “What The Wine Sellers Buy”; “The Wiz”; “Your Arms Too Short To Box With God”; and Rosa Parks “More Than a Bus Story,” co-authored with Von Washington. Reed also staged the largest tour entertainment tribute in the U.S. in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with Emmy winner Al Eaton in We Are The Dream. He produced a documentary of the Last Poets, originators of Rap music, whom he reunited for a national tour.

In October 1992, Reed purchased the original manuscript on the Autobiography of Malcolm X which included the handwritten notations of both Alex Haley and Malcolm X. He established an exhibition and several media related projects based on the notations. Reed is the founder of the Word Foundation. He is also founder of the Gregory J. Reed Scholarship Foundation that aids students in the field of arts, engineering and law.

His accomplishments have been cited by the Detroit News as one of the top lawyers in the legal profession, and he is listed in “Who’s Who in Entertainment, Who’s Who Among Black Americans, Who’s Who Among American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance.” In October 1992, he was inducted into the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association Hall of Fame.

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Vol. 8 Issue # 1
Black Literary Players ISSN: 1066-9396
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January, 2013

Grace Adams, Editor

Obama Talks Back:
Global Lessons – A Dialogue with America’s Young Leaders

NOMINATED FOR 44th NAACP IMAGE AWARD

An award winning author of 16 books, Gregory J. Reed’s new book Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons – A Dialogue with America’s Young Leaders has been nominated for the 2013 NAACP Image award. The nominees for the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards were announced December 11th, 2012, during a live press conference from the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA. more: http://youtu.be/sV8dtp06eZ4

THE 44TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, 2 hour Special airs live Friday, February 1, 2013 on NBC. more…

On Saturday, February 23, 2013, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) will convene its 87th Annual Black History Month Luncheon at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC. Prior to the luncheon, from 10:00a.m. to 12:15p.m. ASALH will host a Featured Authors’ event. Contact Karen Mary, Publications and Exhibits Coordinator to exhibit at exhibits@asalh.net Website: http://www.asalh.net more…

The Texas Library Association Annual Conference is April 24-27, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas. Attendance is usually around 6,000 to 7,000 public, school and academic librarians. Email Exhibits Coordinator Cindy Boyle at cindyb@txla.org. https://secure.txla.org/secure/exhibits/exhapplication.asp

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Lindamichelle Baron Drawing on 20 years of hands-on literacy instruction, Dr. Lindamichellebaron creates fun, educationally sound, literacy-based books. As an author and poet, Dr. Lindamichellebaron’s books include: The Sun Is On (listed as a recommended book for New York State middle schools), Rhythm & Dues, For the Love of Life and Anthony Ant and Grady Grasshopper. The innovative Poetry & Ideas Book Series, and her expanding educational enrichment program, “Driving the Dream: Literacy and the Arts,” has been implemented in educational systems across the country. Currently Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Department of York College (CUNY) in New Yory. Dr. Lindamichellebaron, Post Office Box 74, Garden City, New York 11530 Phone: (516) 489-0120 Fax: (516) 292-9120 E-mail: harlinjacquepub@aol.com Website: http://www.lindamichellebaron.com

A’Lelia Bundles Author and journalist A’Lelia writes biographies about the amazing women in her family: entrepreneur Madam C. J. Walker and Harlem Renaissance icon A’Lelia Walker. She is author of On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker (Lisa Drew Books/Scribner). After a 30-year career as an executive and Emmy award winning producer with ABC News and NBC News, she now serves as president of the Madam Walker/A’Lelia Walker Family Archives. A’Lelia Bundles, 4109 Garrison Street NW, Washington, DC 20016 Phone: (202) 363-4191 E-mail: apbundles@Verizon.net Website: http://www.aleliabundles.com

Omar Tyree New York Times best-selling author, a 2001 NAACP Image Award recipient for Outstanding Literature in Fiction, and a 2006 Phillis Wheatley Literary Award winner for Body of Work in Urban Fiction, has been cited in 2009 by the City Council of Philadelphia for his work in Urban Literacy, and has published 19 books with 2 million copies sold worldwide that has generated more than $30 million. With a degree in Print Journalism from Howard University in 1991, Tyree has been recognized as one of the most renown contemporary writers in the African-American community. He is also an informed and passionate speaker on various community-related and intellectual topics. Now entering the world of business seminars, urban children’s books, feature films and songwriting, Tyree is a tireless creator and visionary of few limitations. Omar Tyree, Post Office Box 562296, Charlotte, North Carolina 28256 E-mail: Omar8Tyree@aol.com  Website: http://www.omartyree.com

Book Clubs

Rawsistaz Review Founded in September 2000 by Tee C. Royal with a focus on reading and writing (RAW). RAWSISTAZ, Post Office Box 1362, Duluth, Georgia 30096 Phone: (775) 363-8683 Fax: (775) 416-4540 E-mail: tee@rawsistaz.com Website: http://www.rawsistaz.com

Sistah Circle Book Club, Inc. (The) Founded,1999. Group of avid African American women readers which seeks to promote reading among African American women and their families. The Sistah Circle Book Club, Post Office Box 49022, Denver, Colorado 80249 E-mail: sistahcircle@gmail.com Website: http://www.thesistahcircle.com

Sistahs Book Club Founded in April, 1999 by cofounder and president Suzetta M. Perkins and Pamela Smith. Sistahs Book Club, Post Office Box 64424, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28306 E-mail: nubianqe2@aol.com Website: http://www.suzettaperkins.com

SistahFriend Book Club Book club for all women who share a love and respect for African-American Literature. SistahFriend Book Club, PMB #351, 4611 Hardscrabble Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29229 E-mail: info@sistahfriend.com Website: http://www.sistahfriend.com

Radio Talk Shows
Insight Hosted by Harold T. Fisher. Howard University radio. Adult Contemporary. WHUR-FM 96.3, Howard University, 529 Bryant Street North West, Washington, DC 20059 Phone: (202) 806-3500 E-mail: haroldtfisher@gmail.com Website: http://www.whur.com

The Santita Jackson Show Airs Monday – Friday 9am – Noon. Santita brings her worldly perspective on current events and contemporary issues from behind-the-scenes to behind-the-mic. Santita Jackson, WVON, 1690AM, 1000 East 87th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60619 Phone: (773) 247-6200 E-mail: santita@wvon.com Website: http://www.wvon.com

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DEC 2012 Black Literary Players

Vol. 7 Issue # 12
Black Literary Players ISSN: 1066-9396
December, 2012

Grace Adams,
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Just Published!
Obama Talks Back:
Global Lessons – A Dialogue with America’s Young Leaders
Detroit’s favorite son best selling author Gregory J. Reed, CEO and Founder of Keeper of the Word Foundation, honors our 47th First Black President Barack Obama with his new book Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons – A Dialogue with America’s Young Leaders
President Barack Obama achieved a landslide victory in 2008 and has touched the lives of young people more so than any previous president. During his presidency, he sought to continue that inspiration by maintaining an engaged relationship with the nation’s youth.
THIS OUTSTANDING AND HISTORIC COLLECTION of students’ letters accompanied with President Obama’s responses, speeches, public statements, and quotations during his campaign, tenure as President-Elect, and his presidency is the most comprehensive collection of letters and responses ever assembled as a book in the history of our nation for a sitting president. This collection of letters featuring the voices of today’s young leaders and their mission to be heard is a rarity.
The students letters in Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons– A Dialogue with America’s Young Leaders reveal they have a concern for peace, healthcare, freedom, education, poverty, religious tolerance, love, materialism, and equality in America. Their letters address our nation’s unattended concerns and issues of immigration, crime, poverty, global climate change, economic, racism, war, religion, same-sex marriage, discrimination, and many more. They recognize that President Obama shares their creativity and concerns, and supports their mission with his words and actions.
Obama Talks Back: “is an eye opener and an essential piece of reading for both America’s families and America’s leaders. It connects us to where we are in terms of values and lessons in the 21st century”. – Cass Technical High School, Detroit, MI
Obama Talks Back: “offers us all a sense of hope, understanding, and peace”. – Boston Latin School, Boston, MA Obama Talks Back: “provides a rare glimpse into the private letters sent to the President and his accompanied remarks to our young people.” – Carmel Middle School, Charlotte, NC.
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Radio Talk Shows

Bay View Public affairs program. Interviews artists and authors. Host is Nikki Thomas. Contact Nikki Thomas, KBLX-FM, 55 Hawthorne Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94105 Phone: (415) 284-1029 Fax: (415) 764-1029 E-mail: info@kblx.com Website: http://www.kblx.com

Diasporic Music Call in talk show. Interviews authors, etc. Producer, host, Norman “Otis” Redmond. Located on the Ryerson University campus CKLN is the first campus community radio station in Toronto. Contact Odis, Host, Diasporic Music, CKLN, Post Office Box 6777, Station A, Toronto, Canada, MSW 1X5 Phone: (416) 979-5251 E-mail: norman@ckln.fm Website: http://www.ckln.fm

Frontpage 102.3-FM radio talk show hosted by Dominique, covers topics affecting African Americans locally, nationally and internationally. Interviews authors and artists. Carl Nelson, Frontpage, KJLH, 161 North La Brea Avenue, Inglewood, California 90301 Phone: (310) 330-2200 Fax: (310) 330-5555 E-mail: fp@kjlhradio.com Website: http://www.kjlhradio.com

Global Beat Experience Host, Gary Byrd. WBAI, 120 Wall Street, 10th Floor, New York, New York 10005 Phone: (212) 209-2800 E-mail: editor@wbai.org Website: http://www.wbai.org

TV Talk Shows

Wordz in Motion TV Show   Literary and Entertainment TV on WHPR TV 33. Contact Dynasty Publications Inc, Post Office Box 35274, Detroit, Michigan 48235 Phone: (248) 763-2254 E-mail: metrodetroitliterarycollective@mllbnetwork.com Website: http://www.dynastypublications.net  

Wright Place™ TV Show Dr. Letitia S. Wright, D.C, host. Business lifestyle show for women, seen on Southern California Network Television KVMD. Dr. Letitia S. Wright, The Wright Place™ TV Show, 8300 Utica Avenue, 3rd Floor, Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730 E-mail: info@wrightplacetv.com Website: http://www.wrightplacetv.com

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Chronicles One Man’s Account of the Culturally Rich 
Epoch of the ’60s and 70s in New York City.
In CROSSOVER world renowned Composer and Conductor 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…A great read; short and intriguing! Photo-Illustrated!

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New York, NY … (10/12/2012) — LAWSUIT FILED IN THE US DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT of New York BY Grace Adams and other HOMEOWNERS WHO HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF MORTGAGE FRAUD, RIDICULOUS LOAN MODIFICATION PROCESSES, PREDATORY LOANS, TITLE PROBLEMS?
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2013 NAACP Image Awards: The complete nominations list

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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)