Roland Martin and gospel singer Erica Campbell of Mary Mary will host the annual Urban One Honors on Sunday, May 16, 2021.
This year’s Urban One Honors theme is “Women Leading the Change” and will highlight the extraordinary contributions of women in business, media, health, politics, leading to impactful change within the Black community. Now in its third year, the award show was created to acknowledge and pay homage to individuals and organizations whose work significantly impacts society and culture.
“I am thrilled to co-host this year’s Urban One Honors with Roland Martin,” said Campbell in a statement to Black America Web. “I love anything that celebrates and exemplifies Black excellence, and I am grateful to Cathy Hughes and Radio One for continuing to honor our peers for doing the work that uplifts and inspires our community.”
Categories of recognition will include Voting Rights Champion, Business Alchemist, Investigative Journalism Crusader, Health Equality Advocate, Reparations Ambassador, and the Family Needs Ambassador.
“Black women played a crucial role in saving our democracy in 2020. Not just in the election, but also on the ground in numerous cities fighting for freedom. I’m proud to join Urban One in honoring these American sheroes,” Martin added.