Updates to the 2013 Black Celebration Awards Ceremony can be found below in RED, bold print.

Taking place in New York in September 21, 2013, from 6pm-11pm with an expectancy of 500+ guests, this event will be one of the most recognized events within the Black community of 2013! Guests will witness an esteemed awards ceremony, heart racing and spectacular performances throughout the night, wonderful speakers, and most of all an event highlighting the Black Community’s Greatness!

BLACK STREET presents: “Black Celebration” in hopes to award twenty-five individuals who exemplify the GREATNESS within our community. We will choose 2 runner ups from each of our 25 categories. The award recipients will be named at the award ceremony. Individuals being awarded have received little or no recognition for their work, or are newly integrated within the industry and have done reputable and notable work and deserve the honor. There will also be one (or more) honorary recipients.


  1. Nominations begin January 1st 2013 **Nominations for each category  will remain open until 10 Nominees have been received for each of the 25 Categories**  We will NO LONGER accept nominations for a category once the cap of 10 Nominees has been reached.
  2. We will be hosting an online nomination to narrow down our 50 finalists. (Our polls will open May 1st, 2013 until August 7th, 2013 at
  3. If candidate has won for a category previously, candidate must wait to apply once more after three years.
  4. Candidates and their bios will be featured under the category they are running for, and the public will choose which individuals under each category is deserving of the award.
  5. The Two nominees with the highest number of votes will go on to the Awards Ceremony as Finalists.  The Winner will be announced at the ceremony.
  6. Candidates may encourage their network to vote for them.
  7. Candidates can run for no more than Two categories.
  8. Send all submissions to info{at}blackstreetonline{dot}com.
  9. PLEASE NOTE: Candidate MUST Be Present For Ceremony In Order To Receive Award!
  1. MUST be of Black decent
  2. Candidate must provide proof of work through documents, articles, and/or website(s)
  3. Candidate must have a high resolution photo of themselves as well as bio
  4. Candidate must provide a minimum of 3 professional references


  • Acting & Performing Arts
  • Art & Photography
  • Beauty
  • Blogger
  • Business
  • Comedy
  • Culinary
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Empowerment
  • Engineering & Architect
  • Fashion
  • Finance
  • Law & Politics
  • Literature
  • Medicine & Holistic
  • Music
  • News & Journalism 
  • Non-Profit
  • Philanthropy
  • Politics
  • Radio
  • Spirituality
  • Sports & Fitness
  • TV & Film
  • Website
Anyone caught committing any fraudulent activity will be disqualified effective immediately and indefinitely from any future award ceremonies!


  1. hello, if you Nominate someone and we have not heard bacl from Black Street, does this mean the person was not chosen as a nominee ??? thank you

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