Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Booklovers from across the country flocked to Atlanta, GA over the weekend for the first LIVE African American Book Clubs on the Move also known as the AAMBC awards. Real Housewives of Atlanta starlet Claudia Jordan hosted the ceremony celebrating various genres of literature in the African American culture.
AAMBC’s host Claudia Jordan with Tamika Newhouse
“When we learned that Claudia Jordan was working on a literary project, we were even more excited to extend an invitation to her to host the inaugural show,” Tamika Newhouse (Delphine Publishing, AAMBC awards) says, “It was a great fit and our audience enjoyed her very much.”
Tamika Newhouse, Munson Steed, Zane and guest
The awards were presented by a mixture of Atlanta celebrities, authors and socialites. 2015 AAMBC award nominees included; Poet of the Year (Laqueshia Malone), Breakout Author of the Year (Piper Huguley), Book Club of the Year (Keys No Lock), Male Author of the Year – David Weaver, Indie Publisher of the Year- Brown Girls Publishing, Female Author of the Year (Zane), Indie Book Store (Nubian Books), AAMBC Author of the Year (M. Skye), Romance Author of the Year (Sheila Goss), Magazine of the Year (Rolling Out), Christian Author of the Year (Denora Boone), Independent Digital Publisher (David Weaver Presents), Blogger of the Year (Orsayor Simmons “Book Referees”), Reader’s Choice (K’wan Foye), eBook of the Year (Jessica Watkins),Street Lit Writer of the Year(Silk White), AAMBC Reviewer of the Year (Kiera Northington). The Francis Ray award was given to popular urban fiction author K’wan and steed media/rolling out publisher Munson Steed received the 2015 Media Innovator of the Year.
Mary “Honey B” Morrison
Guests of the 2015 AAMBC awards included Brittish Williams (VH1/Basketball Wives) Adrianna Lombardo (R&B/pop singer), Bo Talley (Atlanta philanthropist/socialite) Shay Johnson (Love & Hip Hop Atlanta) and several other notables. Newhouse says she is looking forward to the next AAMBC awards which she has set the date of June 11th, 2016.
Check out more photos below:
Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta’s Shay Johnson/R&B singer J. Peele
Basketball Wives LA. star Brittish Williams
Honorees Munson Steed and Zane
Photo Credits: Ray Cornelius