Celebrate, spotlight, and bolster Black podcasts

We exist to be part of the answer to what is beyond #OscarsSoWhite.
We exist to share more recognition for Blacks behind the mic, editing software, and more.
We exist because all the work that goes into podcasting earns AND deserves more acknowledgement from us by us.

Have a podcast? APPLY for a chance to win! by starting your application TODAY.

Then submit & pay for it May 27–July 31, 2024

Share a gift with us so we can secure year-round staff and stay on our mission to celebrate, spotlight, and bolster Black podcasts for more successes and wins.

In our first four seasons, we've welcomed


volunteer judges




award categories



include producer Krystal Hill who rocked this year’s awards with 13 nominations! She scored 6 wins for her work on the Black Love Podcast Network, Black Love: The InterviewsThe Amazing Clarks, and Parenting for the Culture.

are led by podcast host, producer, and tech entrepreneur Anna DeShawn swept our 2022  awards with Queer News winning three times – the biggest sweep for one podcast in a year

include A’Shanti Gholar – our first and still unmatched category champion to date – and her podcast The Brown Girls Guide to Politics winning Best News & Politics Podcast three years in a row

include Cassandre Dunbar – our original BIG winner with two  awards. She is the host and producer of Be Well, Sis

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