Created in 1993, the Trumpet Awards celebrate and honor African-American achievers and those who support the African-American experience. The award honors achievement in many diverse fields including medicine, business, law, politics, community service, civil rights, sports and entertainment. The event is televised annually and is shown over 185 countries across the globe.
The 2011 Trumpet Awards was held on Saturday, January 29, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. The 19th Annual Trumpet Awards was a black-tie ceremony, sponsored by the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc. and was hosted by Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, and Niecy Nash.