NABOB Cummunications Awards Dinner
March 7, 2011 at 10:07 AM (PT)
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK OWNED BROADCASTERS (NABOB) held its 27th Annual Communications Awards Dinner FRIDAY, MARCH 4th at the OMNI SHOREHAM HOTEL in WASHINGTON, D.C. Each year NABOB seeks to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of notable figures in broadcasting, entertainment, music and public service.
This year NABOB honored SOLEDAD O'BRIEN with its MICKEY LELAND HUMANITARIAN AWARD. SOLEDAD is the award-winning anchor and special correspondent for CNN. The Pioneer In Gospel Music Award went to DR. BOBBY JONES, host and executive producer ofBOBBY JONES GOSPEL at BET and host of AURN's BOBBY JONES GOSPEL COUNTDOWN. The Pioneer in Music Award went to BUDDY GUY, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and blues guitarist and singer.
In a newly developed category, Pioneer in Caribbean Music, the award went to THE MIGHTY SPARROW, world-renowned and legendary calypso singer and songwriter. Entertainment was provided by songwriter and GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist REGINA BELLE, GRAMMY Award winning R&B singer CHRISETTE MICHELLE, followed by a stunning performance from GRAMMY-nominated and Platinum-selling artist FANTASIA.