Source: African American Cultural Alliance of Lancaster
Source: African American Cultural Alliance of Lancaster

The African American Cultural Alliance of Lancaster is currently accepting awardee nominations for its first annual Black & Latino of Excellence Awards in April.

Nominations are being accepted online until 5 p.m. Thursday, March 17. Once nominations close, awardees will be chosen by the public via online voting.

The awards seek to honor the achievements and performances of people of color across south-central Pennsylvania in 24  categories:

  • Activist of the Year
  • Artist of the Year
  • Athlete of the Year
  • Barbershop/Salon of the Year
  • Best Church Choir/Praise Team
  • Best Church Outreach/Ministry
  • Business of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Community Leader of the Year
  • DJ of the Year
  • Educator/Teacher of the Year
  • Entertainer of the Year
  • Live Band of the Year
  • Magazine/Publication of the Year
  • Non-profit of the Year
  • Podcast of the Year
  • Poet of the Year
  • Politician of the Year
  • Rapper/Singer of the Year
  • Restaurant/Caterer/Food Truck of the Year
  • Special Event/Program of the Year
  • Vincent Derek Smith¬†Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Youth of the Year
  • Youth Program of the Year


Interested participants or organizations may nominate themselves or others, but must be from the counties of Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, Snyder or York in order to be considered.

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