Award shows

Reflect with us on award show history with these 10 unforgettable hosts who represented for the Black community on their respective stages.

The long-delayed Tony Awards have landed two impressive master of ceremonies: Tony- and Grammy-winning singer and actor Leslie Odom Jr. will host a splashy TV special, and the awards will be hosted by Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning actor and singer Audra McDonald.

Along with celebrating female artists, the BET Awards also highlighted gay pride with a seductive performance by Lil Nas X and Queen Latifah, who thanked her reported partner and son when she accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Outstanding musical performances, praiseworthy acceptance speeches and an unforgettable tribute to International Sweethearts of Rhythm — the band of Urban One Founder Cathy Hughes’ mom, Helen Jones Woods — are just a few things that made the Urban One honors a night we won't soon forget.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drake is carving out a new niche as a television host and will helm the 2014 ESPYs, the sports award show of ESPN. The Toronto-based rapper, singer and actor and the sports entertainment network announced the gig Wednesday. The annual light-hearted awards show will be held July 16 at the Nokia […]

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The 12th annual BET Awards take place this weekend. Are you ready? Here’s our guide to watching the Awards, which air live from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live this Sunday, June 30th at 8 p.m. EST. Chris Tucker hosts the annual showcase of Black music, which began in Las Vegas on June 19th, 2001. OutKast […]