Nominate • Vote • Celebrate
August 24-26, 2017

Community Conversation:
"Co-operative Economics, Harvesting the $10 Billion Dollar Local African American Annual Buying Power"

We will host a conversation with community members and a panel of community activists and leaders on economic justice, cooperative economics, conscious consumerism and other strategies as a means to solving some of the issues currently challenging the community. We will view excerpts from films and documentaries to help guide the conversation. Will leave with at least three action items for implementation.

Locations TBD
Thursday | August 25 | 6:00 pm

This Is A Free Event

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

Location TBD
Friday | August 25 | 7:00 pm

Tickets $35

 Best in Black Awards Black Carpet-Black Tie Event

Paradise Entertainment Center
645 E Georgia Ave. Memphis, TN 38126
Saturday | August 26
Black Carpet Paparazzi Photos and Interviews - 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm | Awards Show - 7:00 pm

VIP Week Pass $50 for both Friday and Saturday

The Best in Black Awards is a Dynamic Annual Survey/Popularity Contest/Public Opinion Poll and Awards Event/Celebration.

  • Online web-based public “ratings” of the “Best” black owned and black supported businesses across various sectors in the Memphis Metro area. 125,700 votes cast in 2013. 225,350 votes cast in 2014. 330,176 votes cast in 2015.  We are expecting well over 400,000 votes to be cast this year. 

Three day event including:

  • Conscious Film Screening and Community Discussion at the National Civil Right Museum 
  • VIP Pre-Show Party for Sponsors, Finalists and other special guests at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music
  • Awards show and entertainment announcing and presenting the BIB Award to the winners in the various category.

The first component of BIB begins with a region wide marketing campaign to create awareness and buzz about the event and drive traffic to the website to nominate and vote.

Online votes will be taken from July 11th through August 1st.  Winners are those that receive the most votes. The top 5 in each category are invited to awards event where the winners will be announced. 

August 20, 2016, we will host a high energy interactive and entertaining black tie awards event announcing and honoring the 2016 winners.

A special section in the August 25, 2016 edition of the New Tri-State Defender will highlight winners, sponsors and pictures from the awards event as well as on 


Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available call 901.523.1818

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