Tate, Ash To Host Bounce Trumpet Awards

Larenz Tate and Erica Ash will host the 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, celebrating African-American achievements and contributions.

The gala black-tie ceremony will be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta on Sat. Jan. 20, 2018, and will air on Bounce on Sun. Feb. 11, at 9 p.m. ET. Bounce, the Scripps-owned African-American multicast network on television, now exclusively owns, produces and telecasts the event, rebranded this year as the Bounce Trumpet Awards. 

Tate is a Screen Actors Guild Award-winner and currently stars on the hit series Power on Starz. Ash is an NAACP Award-winning Broadway, film and television actress currently starring in Survivor’s Remorse on Starz, as well as playing Brigette Hart (ex-wife of Kevin Hart) on The Real Husbands of Hollywood 

The Trumpet Awards were conceived to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of African Americans and those who have succeeded against great odds and inspired success in others. Founded in 1992 by American Civil Rights leader Xernona Clayton, The Trumpet Awards were acquired by Bounce in 2016. The list of honorees over its 26-year history includes Muhammad Ali, Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, Stevie Wonder, The African-American Women of the United States Congress, Steve Harvey, Martin Luther King, III, Janelle Monáe and Spike Lee.

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