Erica Campbell and Roland Martin are set to host the third annual Urban One Honors recognizing “women leading the change” in corporate America, journalism, politics, health and advocacy.
TV One will air the awards in May and the show will be simulcast on its sister network Cleo TV.
“I am thrilled to co-host this year’s Urban One Honors with Roland Martin,” Campbell, a Grammy-winning gospel artist, author, and syndicated radio personality, said in a press release. “I love anything that celebrates and exemplifies Black excellence.”
“Black women played a crucial role in saving our democracy in 2020,” Martin added. “Not just in the election, but also on the ground in numerous cities fighting for freedom. I’m proud to join Urban One in honoring these American sheroes.”
This year’s award categories include: Voting Rights Champion; Business Alchemist for a woman breaking the glass ceiling in corporate America; Investigative Journalism Crusader; Health Equality Advocate; Reparations Ambassador; and Family Needs Ambassador.
The show will include musical performances and surprise appearances with details to come later.
The telecast is executive produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Robert Boyd of Swirl Films and Jazz Smollett. Susan Henry serves as executive producer for TV One.
Urban One Honors airs Sunday, May 16, 2021, at 9 p.m. ET.