**NEW** AFRICAN AWARD CATEGORIES
The following categories are for our new signature African Awards! These categories are for Continental African Businesses and Individuals that are impacting their country and the global landscape in their respective fields. The following categories were created in partnership with the Georgia Africa Connection Week 2020 and we look forward to welcoming our honorees from the Motherland to connect our people globally to “Globalize the Next Generation”.
DIASPORA AWARD CATEGORIES
The following categories are for individuals and corporations/small businesses anywhere in the diaspora (blacks on any continent except Africa). Each award will have an individual and business honoree for a TOTAL of 20 AWARDS!
The honoree of this award has empowered the black community through their business or as an individual to become engaged in the political process and tap into the power of the black vote by either running for elected office, running winning campaigns hosting a candidate event or encouraging voting in their corporate culture.
Because We Care Award
The honoree of this award is a non-profit organization or a leader within that organization that leads the effort for the advancement of black people all over the world through their service. The organization or individual has utilized a strategy to assist in cultivating an environment of giving back and focusing on showing black people that we do care.
New Millennium Award
The honoree of this award has used their skill set or business to transform something from the past in an innovative way into something for the future that will benefit the lives of black people globally in the new millennium.
Blacks in Tech Award
The honoree of this award has recognized the value of technology in today’s society and has utilized their skill set or business to enter into the technology arena. Breaking the barrier for blacks in a field unfamiliar to our demographic this individual or corporation is opening the doors for blacks in tech.
Global Leaders Award
The honoree of this award is a global leader or global business that utilizes their/it’s talents to enhance the lives of black people globally. This honoree has traveled the world on a mission to create inclusion of all people but respects the value or our people and knows that we need to collaborate as a people from all our respective communities.
Teaching our Future Leaders Award
The honoree of this award is a present educator or school that has shown an excellent ability to reach our youth through the classroom. This individual or school has worked with disadvantaged communities and used education to empower our future leaders for tomorrow.
Our Vision in Film Award
The honoree of this award has utilized the film industry through their business or servics to educate our people on our power, influence and past in a way that has sparked interest and action through film. This filmmaker, actor, producer, documentarian or media house, production company, etc. has shown the world our vision from our community’s perspective.
Reaching the Soul Award
The honoree of this award has used their business or talents to reach the souls of our people and others globally through music. The music industry has been the framework for so many other groundbreaking trends and this performer/entertainer/production company/label has used it’s voice to unite our people and reach the souls of people of different cultures and heritages from around the world to unify us all.
Keeping the Faith Award
The honoree of this award is in the faith based community or is a place of worship and has used their place of worship or calling to empower our people and our relationship to one another. While this honoree can be of any faith or place of worship they have shown that inclusion of our people and the history of faith is what we need to gather our community around in order to sustain our future we must have faith.
Athlete’s for Change Award
The honoree of this award has used their business or talents as a platform for the empowerment of our people. Through athletics this business or individual not only performs in their sport but in the community by sharing their success with those less fortunate and never forgetting where they come from.