Best In Black Awards, Memphis

Presented by The New Tri-State Defender

The Best In Black Awards, hosted annually by The New Tri-State Defender since 2012, is an endeavor to shine a light upon some of the most outstanding African-American businesses, community organizations, entrepreneurs and individuals in the Mid-South. The BIB Award's mission is to celebrate black owned and operated businesses, organizations and individuals in the Mid-South, serving as a marketing and recognition platform for those individuals and companies while ultimately encouraging the community's next generation business leaders. The BIB Awards will also give the community a true voice in identifying and elevating those businesses that they most support. It's an innovative way to poll the community about the businesses and organizations that they most support while identifying those companies with the best brands and reputations. It is also a platform where by The New Tri-State Defender can promote and celebrate the businesses that ultimately support us.


2016 Best in Black Weekend events

Community Conversation: “Economic Empowerment as a path to Social Justice #staywoke

We will host a high-level conversation with a panel of community activists and leaders
on economic empowerment, cooperative economics, conscious consumerism and other strategies as a means to solving many of the social justice issues currently plaguing our communities and nation.
We will view excerpts from films and documentaries to help guide the conversation.
We plan to leave with at least three action items for implementation

The National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry Street
Thursday | August 18 | 6:00 Pm
This Is A Free Event

PreShow V.I.P. Reception & Memphis Music Showcase

The Brooks Museum of Art
1934 Poplar Avenue
Friday | August 19 | 7:00 pm
Tickets $30

 Best in Black Awards Black Carpet-Black Tie Event

The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
255 North Main
Saturday | August 20
Black Carpet Paparazzi Photo Op - 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm | Awards Show - 7:00 pm
$40 - VIP Seating (Orchestra)
$25 - Seating (Mezzanine & Lower Balcony)


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