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Nominees Announced For Next Week’s Black Podcasting Awards.

Organizers of the Black Podcasting Awards are gearing up for next week’s annual celebration of creation and content for the Black experience in the world of podcasting. The BPA ceremony will be virtual when it is held Thursday, Sept. 30 at 8pm (ET). It will be hosted by podcasters Allie Mitchell and Quinn Conyers, and the show will include live performances and a Zoom afterparty.

"Black podcasters continue to innovate and address critical issues in the Black community that are often overlooked in the mainstream media," said Georgie-Ann Getton-McKoy, Executive Director and cofounder of the Black Podcasting Awards. "This event celebrates these pioneering voices and gives them the recognition they deserve.”

The Black Podcasting Awards will recognize 68 Black podcasts and their creators across 22 award categories. The 2021 nominees include an Olympic gold medalist, well-known business leaders, and widely recognized professionals regularly covered in news and media. Categories include Black Podcast of the Year, Best Black News/Informative Podcast, Best New Black Podcast, Best Black Family/Parenting Podcast, and Best Black Music Podcast, among others.

Here is a list of the Black Podcasting Awards’ 2021 nominees:

Best Black Business Podcast

  • Cool Careers Podcast

  • Tea Talk With Ty

  • Trailblazers.FM

Best Black Comedy Podcast

  • Chatting Over Chowder

  • Not That Serious Podcast

  • Stop The Foolishness

Best Black Culture Podcast

  • Couch Money

  • The Flowers For The Culture Podcast

  • No Shade Just Palm Trees

Best Black Education Podcast

  • Max Out Time With AJ II

  • The Money Exchange

  • Say It Loud

Best Black Family/Parenting Podcast

  • Amazonian Talk

  • Moments with Candace Parker

  • The Parenting Cipher

Best Black Fashion Podcast *NEW CATEGORY*

  • A Fashion Moment

  • Black Fashion History


Best Black Fiction Podcast *NEW CATEGORY*

  • InCo

  • The Miseducation of John Mark

  • No Other Way

Best Black Film/TV Podcast

  • The Curvy Critic with Carla Renata

  • reCappin’ with Delora & Ashley

  • Rightnowish

Best Black Health and Wellness Podcast

  • Be Well, Sis

  • JungleRose Podcast

  • Tea Talk With Ty

Best Black History Podcast *NEW CATEGORY*

  • Battle Fatigue

  • Black Fashion History

  • Telling HERstory: The Life and Legacy of Rosa T. Beard

Best Black International Podcast

  • Black Gals Livin’

  • Flourish in the Foreign

  • The Messenger

Best Black LGBTQ Podcast *NEW CATEGORY*

  • Busy Being Black

  • Go Black Boy Go

  • Here For It

Best Black Music Podcast

  • Heritage Hip-Hop Podcast

  • The Messenger

  • Rightnowish

Best Black News/Informative Podcast

  • The Brown Girls Guide to Politics

  • Colorblind: Race Across Generations

  • Say It Loud

Best Black Political Podcast

  • A Moment with Erik Fleming

  • The Brown Girls Guide to Politics

  • Politicalbaby Podcast

Best Black Relationship Podcast

  • Hoe To Husband Podcast

  • The In-Law Suite

  • Just Our Opinion With Robin, Mike, & TY

Best Black Religion and Spirituality Podcast *NEW CATEGORY*

  • The Alt

  • God Put Me Up On Game

  • Truth’s Table

Best Black Sex Podcast

  • The Hoe To Husband Podcast

  • Lies & Garbage (aka Real Talk Tuesdayz)

  • Understanding Betrayal – Rape, Childhood Sexual Violence and Incest

Best Black Sports Podcast

  • Black in Sports

  • The Hitmen Podcast

  • Thee Sam D Podcast

Best Black True Crime Podcast *NEW CATEGORY*

  • Color Lines: From Phillip to Floyd

  • Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color

  • Unseen: The Trafficked Truth Podcast

Best New Black Podcast

  • Listen to Your Single Friend

  • The Miseducation of John Mark

  • We Kinda Old

Black Podcast of the Year

  • Be Well, Sis

  • The Brown Girls Guide to Politics

  • Colorblind: Race Across Generations

  • The Messenger

  • Nothing to Lose but Yourself

Afros & Audio (A&A), the podcast festival dedicated to Black podcasters and audio professionals, is the prize sponsor. A&A will give each category winner VIP access to their third annual podcast festival in November as well as a six-month membership to their community network.

“Afros & Audio believes that Black audio creatives are a cut above and deserve to be recognized in this way,” said Latrice Sampson Richards, Afros & Audio Lead Event Consultant. “There is nothing like having the support of your own community, and that's what we're all about."

The New York-based communications firm LoBello Communications the media sponsor of the 2021 awards.

Register to attend the free event HERE.

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