BY ROY ALBERT ANDRADE, K1LLER, Inc.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards will air exclusively on Bounce on Sunday, February 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET. The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards is an annual event that celebrates the incredible accomplishments of African-Americans, including those who have flourished against all odds and influenced success in others. The Trumpet Awards was founded by Xernona Clayton Brady, American civil rights leader, and broadcaster, in 1992, and acquired by Bounce Media, LLC in 2016. The list of highly-respected honorees spanning over its 26-year history include names, such as, Spike Lee, Stevie Wonder, Beyoncé, and Muhammad Ali.
Bounce Media, LLC, otherwise knowm as Bounce, operates a broadcast television network that airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations, providing a programming mix of original, and off-network series for African-Americans in the United States. Bounce is available in over 99 million households in the United States, and nearly 95 % African-American television households. Among the broadcast television networks founders are Ambassador Andrew Young, and Martin Luther King III. The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) is the parent company of Bounce Media, LLC.
GRAMMY® Award-winning record producer, songwriter, hip-hop artist, Jermaine Dupri will receive The Music Innovation Award. American soul-influenced funk group Cameo will be presented with this year's Lifetime Achievement Award. Founder of Sundial Brands and Essence Ventures Richelieu Dennis will be recognized with The Entrepreneur Award. Activist and National Co-Chair of the Women's March, Tamika Mallory, will receive The Impact Award. 13-year old social activist behind the #1000BlackGirlBooks, Marley Dias, will be given The Trailblazer Award. Nuclear Engineer and Inventor Dr. Lonnie Johnson will be honored with The Innovator Award. Actress, singer and dancer Rhyon Brown will receive the Rising Star Award presented by McDonald's. Watch it all go down on Bounce on Sunday, February 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Shawn W. Anderson