Award Shows

Each year, special awards that celebrate the black community take place within the world that includes celebrities from all walks of life. These are a few award shows that are very popular amongst the black community.

The BET awards which stands for black entertainment television takes place every year that celebrates black excellence in all areas of the industry. That means celebrating black movies, black music, black documentaries, sports and so on. The event which started in 2011, takes place every year in the US, with recent one taking place in June 26th 2016. The month of June is always the month for the BET awards.

The Soul Train Awards are a much older award show. With their very first show airing in 1987 and the most recent show airing on 27th November 2016. The Soul Train Awards also air every year in the US always in the month of November.

The NAACP which stands for the National Association for the Advancement of coloured people is an award show that also takes place every year. This award show specifically focuses on black African Americans and the type of entertainment they bring to the industry.

The upcoming BET awards will take place on June 25th 2017. The location, performers and hosts are yet to be released. Last years award show gifted us with the performances from Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar and Young Thug. The BET Awards hold great significance in the black community as it does focus on that particular race. Many celebrities are involved in the award show every year.


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