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Disilgold SOUL Literary Review Magazine presents the 6th YOUnity Reviewers Guild of America Awards 2009 Online with winners in 1-250 literary and multi-industry award categories announced traditionally on New Year's Eve @ 12 midnight. Registration is required in an award member level of choice to be decided by the Disilgold Top Adisory Review Board of Nationally Certified Reading Specialists and National Award Officials. Platinum Award Membership is highly recommended for promotional benefits on Disilgold.com. Platinum Award Membership includes a 30 Day Headline Interview, Annual Platinum Profile, a comprehensive written review of your work, plus priority consideration for entry in a Top 25 Award Category selected by Disilgold and voted upon by visitors of www.HeatherCovinton.net from December 1-December 31. Disilgold e-ballot nomination polls are currently open on here for referrals of nominations by the public. We do our best to scout and invite referred candidates, but it is best to register now to ensure nomination by September 1. See nominees go live on November 1st. If you are nominated, it is highly recommended that you download VOTE FOR ME banners to invite supporters to ROCK THE LITERARY VOTE! Winners of YGA Online Awards earn online seals, but may request mailed plaques at a nominal fee or register for Diamond Membership-$150 which includes a mailed plaque upon winning a featured category, entry in 5 categories, plus a TOP 25 Award Category, but platinum promotional benefits are non-inclusive, and if desired will need to be purchased separately. Click on the Disilgold Banner for full registration details or email Disilgold@aol.com.
YOUNITY GUILD AWARD RECIPIENTS 2004
Alex Lopez- "Best NY Security Award of Excellence"
Andrea Beard Bonnett- "Disilgold Lady Humanitarian Poet of the Year"
Angela Darling-"Disilgold Health Awareness Organization of the Year"
Angelique Pickett Henderson- "Disilgold BEst Interactive Online Bookclub Forum"
Baba Evans Moore- "Disilgold Most Aspiring Breakthrough Author of the Year"
Barry "Maestro" Mason- "YOUnity Guild Best Deejay of the Year"
Barry "Maestro" Mason- "YOUnity Guild Best Male Radio Personality of the Year"
Bea Joyner- "YOUnity Guild Best Self-Help Book of the Year"
Bill Clayton- "YOUnity Guild Best Security Specialist of the Year"
Brook Stephenson- "YOUnity Guild Best Magazine Management Award of Excellence"
Bruce George- "The Bruce George Award of Excellence"
Bruce George-"Disilgold SOUL Magazine Most Innovative Anthology of the Year"
Calvin Grace- "YOUnity Guild Best Promoter of the Year"
Charmaigne Maraugh- "Disilgold Lady Humanitarian of the Year"
Cheikh Omar Obu Ahmed- "Disilgold Male TV Producer & Host of the Year"
Cheikh Omar Obu Ahmed- "Disilgold Historical Award of Excellence"
Cherlyn Michaels- "Disilgold Most Popular Literary Work Among Book Clubs Nationwide"
Dr. Clara Burgess- "Disilgold Most Aspiring Mature Female Spoken Word Artist of the Year"
Cliche Darling-"Disilgold Best Sister Voice of Excellence"
Cynthia Highsmith Hooks-"DisilgoldSOUL Magazine Book of the Year"
Dale Benjamin Drakeford- "Disilgold Humanitarian Poet of the Year"
Dale Bemjamin Drakeford- "Disilgold Best Bookstore Signing of the Year"
Darcel P. Williams- "Disilgold Best New Writers Award of Excellence"
Darshell DuBose Smith- "Disilgold Best Music Instructional Guide of the Year"
Deborah Gossett- "Disilgold New Author Award of Excellence"
Deborah Maisonet- "Disilgold Soul Magazine Technology Award of Excellence"
Delores Thornton- "Disilgold Book of the Year"
Delores Thornton-"YOUnity Guild Best Female Promoter of the Year"
Denise Campbell- "YOUnity Guild Top Poetry Book of the Year"
Denise Campbell- "YOUnity Guild Spoken Word Artist of the Year"
Denise Turney- "Disilgold Self-Publishing Award of Excellence"
Denise Turney-"Disilgold Most Aspiring Newsletter of the Year"
Donna Peterson- "Disilgold Soul Best Spiritual Renewal Spokesperson of the Year"
Dorcella Williams- "Disilgold Lady of Excellence Award Recipient"
Dwayne S. Joseph- "DisilgoldSOUL Magazine Best New Breakout Male Author of the Year"
Earl Cox- "Disilgold Best New Literary Promotions Business of the Year"
Edith Holmes- "Disilgold Most Innovative New Author of the Year"
Electa Rome Parks-"DisilgoldSOUL Magazien Best Coast-to-Coast Author of the Year
Elon- "Best Media Coverage Award"
Emma C. Brisbane- "Disilgold Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement Award of Excellence"
Emma C. Brisbane- "Disilgold Diamond Humanitarian Award of Excellence"
Eve Hall- "Disilgold New Children's Book Author of the Year"
Flo Wiley-"YOUnity Guild Harlem Radio Host of the Year"
Francis Ray- "Disilgold best Fiction Writer of Excellence Award"
Gina Philip- "Disilgold Founder Award of Excellence"
Glenn Thornton- "Disilgold Music Production Company of the Year"
Harold Antoine Anderson- "DisilgoldSOUL Magazine Classic Designers Award of Excellence"
Heather & Aalim Elitou- Disilgold Bst Small Press Award of Excellence"
Hope C. Clarke- "Disilgold Woman of the Year"
Hope C. Clarke- "Disilgold Author of Excellence"
Humphrey Iroku- "Disilgold Most Aspiring Writer of the Diaspora"
Humphrey Iroku-"YOUnity Reviewers Guild Worldwide Poet of the Year"
Jalika Farley- "Disilgold Best New Event Planner"
James Lisbon- "Disilgold Top Business & Literary Infused Magazine of the Year"
James Lisbon- "Disilgold best New Magazine Publisher's Award of the Year"
Jaqueline Challenger- "Disilgold Best New Stylist of the Year"
Jane Best- "Disilgold Best New Worldwide Spiritual Networking Award of Excellence"
Joy Farrington- "Disilgold Most Aspiring Breaktrhough Book Club of the Year"
Juanita Johnson- "Disilgold best New Media Promotions Award of Excellence"
Kashamba Williams- "Disilgold Most Aspiring Urban Author of the Year"
Katherine Nero- "Disilgold Most Aspiring Female Producer of the Year"
Kevin Wayne Johnson- "Disilgold Soul Magazine Best Spiritual Book Series of the Year"
Kim Perkins- "Legend for Life Honors Award of Excellence"
Lawrence Wayne- "Disilgold Best Writer's Conference Award of Excellence"
Lawrence Wayne- "YOUnity Reviewers Guild Most Popular Film Festival"
Lawrence Wayne- "YOUnity Reviewers Guild Most Favorite Networking Event of the Year"
Layding Kaliba- "African Voices Magazine Editor Award of Excellence
Layding Kaliba- "Disilgold SOUL Magazine Best Male Poetry Performance"
Lettice Graham-"Disilgold Infusionary Award of Excellence"
Lois Center Shabazz- "Disilgold Top Financial Book of the Year"
Lois Center Shabazz- "Disilgold Top Financial Voice of the Year"
Marc Jean- "Disilgold Financial& Realty Consulting Award"
Marc Medley- "YOUnity Guild Best Literary Radio Show of the Year"
Margie Gosa Shivers- "Mystery Novelist Award of Excellence"
Margie Gosa Shivers-"YOUnity Guild Most Sought Book of the Year"
Marian E.- Disilgold 5 Star Independent Reviewers Award 2004
Marian E.- "DisilgoldSOUL Humanitarian Novelist Award of Excellence"
Marlive- "Disilgold Best Children's Book Club Online"
Dr. Maya Angelou- "The Dr. Maya Angelou Female Lifetime Achievement Award of Excellence Recipient"
Max Rodriguez- "Disilgold Soul Lifetime Achievement Award of Excellence"
Max Rodriguez-"DisilgoldSOUL Best Book Fair Worldwide"
Max Rodriguez- "Disilgold Infusionary Man of the Year"
Maxine Thompson- "DisilgoldSOUL Best Radio Interviewer Worldwide"
Michael Baisden- "DisilgoldSOUL Magazine Top 5 Bestselling Male Author of the Year Award"
YOUNITY GUILD AWARD RECIPIENTS 2005
A.C. Arthur- Best New Drama & Romance Novel of the Year
Amodou-Best Cinema Phographer Annette Stroud -YOUnity Guild Entrepreneur of the Year Infusionary Award of Excellence 2005
Annette Smith- YOUnity Reviewers Guild Children's Book of the Year
Barbara A. Custer- YOUnity Guild Best Debut Horror Website of the Year Infusionary Award of Excellence 2005, YOUnity Guild Best Horror Magazine of the Year Infusionary Award of Excellence 2005, and YOUnity Guild Breakthrough Vampire Horror Author of the Year Infusionary™ Award of Excellence 2005
Barry "The Maestro" Mason -YOUnity Reviewers Guild Sound Engineer & Technology Infusionary Award of Excellence
Big Bronze- "YOUnity Guild Best New Breakout Recording Artist of the Year 2005"
Big Suge (East Coast)-Disilgold Soul Best Music Producer & Artist Manager of the Year
Bill McCreary- Legend of the Year Award
Bridgette Hollingsworth- "Best Magazine Website of the Year"
Calvin Grace- "Multimedia PR Firm of the New Millennium"
Carlise Jones Carter -YOUnity Guild Best New Illustrated Poetry Book of the Year
Carlise Jones Carter -YOUnity Guild Best New Illustrated Poetry Book of the Year Carol Felton-Best NY Female Deejay
Darlene Mai Roberts -YOUnity Guild Honorable Recipient of Best New Romance Writer of the Year
Darshell DuBose Smith- YOUnity Guild Best Music Instructor's Guide to Piano
Das Entertainment- Best Male NY Multi-Industry Promoter of the Year
De'borah Smith -Best Online Poem Presentation of the Millennium and Best New Breakout Drama and Suspense Novelist of the Year
Denise Campbell -YOUnity Guild Most Popular Female Fiction Author of the Year Infusionary Award of Excellence
Earl Cox -Best National Promotions & Literary Services of the Year
Haaji- "Horror Writer of the Year"
Harry Knopf- "Best New Self-Help Book of Quotes"
James Lisbon-"Breakthrough Magazine of the Year"
Joe James- "Best Producer, Director & Debut Actor of a Docu-Drama Film"
Joel Kramer- "Most Innovative Entrepreneurial Infusionary Award
John Rainbow-YOUnity Guild Best Male Singer of the Year/YOUnity Guild Humanitarian Award of Excellence/YOUnity Guild Best Classic CD Performance of the Year/"Male Musician Lifetime Achievement Award"
Karen Ligon- "Best New Romance Poet of the Year"
Kashamba Williams- "Best New Independent Publisher of the Year"
Kerwin Winchester -YOUnity Guild New Best New Catering Service Award of the Year
Kim Perkins- "Most Historical Clothing Line of the Decade"
LiquiLoco -Disilgold Soul Breakout Latino Male Artist of the Year
Mammadou L. Dabo -YOUnity Guild Best Cinema Photographer
Mary S. Newman-Disilgold Best Typing & Transcription Services of the Year
Max Rodriguez- "Pioneer of Literary Legacies & Advancement Award"
Miles Marshall Lewis -YOUnity Reviewers Guild Most Popular Contemporary Writer of the Year Infusionary Award of Excellence
Neshee Publication-"Best Promoters' Catalog of the Year"
O'neil Miller- "Film & Media Editor of the Year"
Pam Osbey- "Best Poetry Anthology Contribution"
Patricia Kelley- "Best Interactive Literary Website of the Year"
Rel Dowdell- "YOUnity Guild Director of the Year Film"
Rob Riot-Disilgold Soul Humanitarian Artist Manager of the Year
Simone Greene' English -YOUnity Guild Best Management & Artist Photographer
Steve Caravella- "Male Teacher of the Year"
Sylvia Allen -YOUnity Reviewers Guild Emma C. Brisbane Infusionary Award of Excellence /YOUnity Reviewers Guild
Best Bronx Children's Daycare Award of the Year
Tanya R. Bates- YOUnity Guild Breakthrough Artist of the Year & Poet of the Year Infusionary™Award of Excellence 2005
Tanisah "Las" Chisam -YOUnity Guild Gold Breakthrough Author of the Year Infusionary™ Award of Excellence 2005
Tony Rose- "YOUnity Guild Publisher of the Millennium"2003 "YOUnity Guild Most Popular Publisher"/YOUnity Guild Best Advancement of the Literary Community Infusionary Award of Excellence/Disilgold Humanitarian of the Year
Vida M. Gaynor-YOUnity Guild Author of the Year For a Memoir Work Infusionary™Award of Excellence 2005, and YOUnity Guild Book Cover Designer of the Year
Velma Harris -YOUnity Guild Independent Screenwriter of the Year Award of Excellence 2005
Yvette Kelly-Disilgold Soul Magazine's Most Dedicated Fashion Designer of the Year
Yvette Thompson -YOUnity Guild Event Female Promoter of the Year/ Multi-Event Producer
YOUNITY GUILD AWARD RECIPIENTS 2006
Renee Flagler- Entrepreneur of the Year
Marc Lacy- Disilgold Soul Magazine Male Poet of the Year
Dee Freeman- Disilgold Soul Best Female Spiritual Poet of theYear
Darren B. Rankins- Disilgold Soul Best Male Spiritual Poet of the Year
Kim Robinson- Best New Semi-Fiction Drama Novelist of the Year
Candice Dow- Best New Breakout Female Author of the Year
Alexis G. Thornton- Best Long Fiction Work of the Year
Karen Ligon- Most Aspiring Female Poet of the Year
Minni E. Miller- Best New Compiled Short Story Fiction Work
Tony Rose- Male Humanitarian of the Year
Stacy Deanne- Best Celebrity Biography Work of the Year Jatye- Best New Urban Author of the Year
Vickie Stringer- Best Female Small Press Publisher of the Year
Bintell Powell- Best New Upscale Urban Fiction Author of the Year
Gregory J.P. Godek- Most Popular International Author of the Year
In The Name of Love by Sammie Ward- Best New Romance Book Cover of the Year and New Romance Author of the Year
Wendy Williams- Best New Radio Host of the Year & Most Innovative Radio Host of the Year
Zeola by Jewelene Banks- Most Engaging Novel of the Year
Best Black Website for Men-www.BlackMenInAmerica.com
Disilgold Soul Magazine Most Popular Author of the Year- Zane
Female Entertainer of the Year- Mary J. Blige
Best Talk Show Host- Tyra Banks Best Male Music Artist- NEYO
Best Independent Community Forum- Sister Girl Bookclub (Kenyatta Ingrum)
Bookcover Designer of the Year- Robert Simms (Def Jam)
Most Popular Male Author of the Year- Carl Weber
Best Debut Author of the Year- Candice Dow
Best Literary Event of the Year- Black Pavilion Awards at Book Expo
Most Historical Literary Event of the Year- QBR: Phillis Wheatley Awards
Most Entertaining Event of the Year- Circle of Sisters Expo
Children’s Book Publisher of the Year- Just Us Books
Stacey-Deanne- Best Celebrity Biography of the Year
Best International Event of the Year- Upsouth International Book Fest
Most Innovative Variety Program of the Year- The Tonya Blount Show
Best Male Dance Video of the Year- Omarion-”IceBox”
Best Female Dance Video of the Year- Ciara-”Promise”
Best Screen Movie of the Year- “Pursuit of Happyness”
Most Entertaining Movie of the Year- “Dream Girls”-Movie Screening photos coming soon
Best Supporting Male Artist- Jaden ‘Christopher” Smith- “Pursuit of Happyness”
Best Leading Actress- “Jennifer Hudson”-Photo from Jennifer forth coming with YGA Member!
Best Book Cover of the Year- Triflin’ Times of Nathan Jones as told to Moses Miller
Humanitatian Entertainer of the Year- “Alicia Keys”
Best Couple of the Year- “Will and Jada Smith”
Most Innovative Business-CG Media Publications
Elissa Gabrielle-Most Promising Author of the Year
Gwynne Forster- Classic Literary Legend of Excellence Award
Oprah Winfrey- Voted Most Beautiful Black Woman in the World
Martha Tucker- Editor’s Choice Award Recipient
Mr. Talley- Best Male Artist of Erotica Poetry
Tammy Merkison- Voted Most Exciting Debut Female Author of the Year
Minnie Miller- Best Self-Published Promotions Award of Excellence
Jewelene Banks- Most Breathtaking Debut Work
Nancie Boggs- Best Independent Female Freelance Writer of the Year
William Frederick Cooper- Most Anticipated Romance Novelist of the Year
Vincent Alexandria- Voted Best Literary Male Personality of the Year
Shang- Most Outstanding Comedian of the Year
Manorail- Voted Best Soundtrack Production of the Year-”Plantanos & Collard Greens Broadway Play”
Kam Williams- Voted Best Male Entertainment Journalist of the Decade
Tichaona Chinyelu- Voted Most Prolific Female Poet of the Year
YOUNITY GUILD AWARD RECIPIENTS 2007
Alex Hairston- Most Outstanding Long Black Fiction Work- "She Creeps"
Alice Dear- Most Outstanding Worldwide Humanitarian of the Year-"Africare" Alicia Keys- Most Outstanding Entertainer of the Year-"As I Am"
Alvin Vincent Grimes- Most Outstanding Intricate Generational Gangster Saga-"Black Pearl"
Barack Obama- Most Outstanding Political Campaign by a Black Male Author
Assuanta Collins- Most Outstanding Independent Small Press of the Year- "Asta Publications"
Basil O' Phillips- Most Outstanding Posthumous Photo Editor of the Year- "Ebony Magazine"
Bea Joyner- Most Outstanding Self-Help Spoken Word Cd-"A Taste of Honey"
Beverly Black- Most Outstanding Anthology of the Year- "Gumbo for the Soul"
Beyonce'- Most Outstanding International Music Artist of the Year-"B-Day" Black Enterprise- Most Outstanding Black Business Publication of the Year
Brian Jordan- Most Outstanding Male Children's Book Author of the Year-"I Told You I Can Play"
Candace K- Most Outstanding Web designing Services of the Year
C& B Book Distributors- Most Outstanding Self-Publishing Services of the Year
Chase Von- Most Outstanding Debut Male Poet of the Year- "Your Chance to Hear the Last Panther Speak"
Cheri Dennis- Most Outstanding Breakthrough Female Artist Single of the Year-"Color of Love"
Chunichi-Most Outstanding Female Street Literature Novelist of the Year
Chris Brown- Most Outstanding Singer & Dance Artist of the Year
Common- Most Outstanding Hip Hop Lyricist of the Year Darline Coupet- Most Outstanding Long Work Romance Novel of the Year- Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Darren B. Rankins-Most Outstanding Spiritual Spoken Word Artist of the Year Darshell DuBose Smith- Most Outstanding Music Instruction Guide
David L.- Most Outstanding Urban Thriller of the Year- "Over Your Dead Body"
*Dashawn Taylor- Most Outstanding National Hip Hop Male Author of the Year
Dawn & Jason Rodriguez- Most Outstanding Family of the Year
Dawn Michelle- Most Outstanding Publicist of the Year- "Dream Relations"
Dena Silver- Most Outstanding Young Adult Spiritual Guide of the Year-"Turning to Prayer"
Deborah Maisonet- Most Outstanding Corporate Website Designer of the Year-"Webfulyours"
Deborah Slappy Pitts- Most Outstanding Book of the Year- "Shadow Living"
Denise Campbell- Most Responsible Drama Fiction Work on Domestic Abuse-"A Woman's Wrath"
Dennis Bell- Most Outstanding R& B Smooth Jazz Album of the Year- "Infinite Embrace"
Denzel Washington- Most Outstanding Film Producer of the Year-"The Great Debators" Electa Rome Parks- Most Outstanding Female Drama Fiction Novelist-"Ladies Night Out"
Electa Rome Parks, Cheryl Robinson, Joya King, Meta Smith- Most Outstanding Short Story Anthology Compilation-"These Are My Confessions"
Elissa Gabrielle- Most Outstanding Romance Erotica Novelist of the Year-"Good to the Last Drop"
Elissa Gabrielle- Most Anticipated Anthology Compilation of the Year- "Triumph of My Soul"
Eric Pete- Most Outstanding Male Drama Fiction Author of the Year- "Blow Your Mind" Fantasia- Most Outstanding Female Actress of the Year- "The Color Purple"
50 Cent- Most Outstanding Hardcover Biographical Work- "50x50"- An Illustrated Autobiography
50 Cent- Most Popular International Hip Hop Single of the Year-"Get Money" Gene Roberts & Hank Klibanoff- Most Outstanding Historical Press Book of the Year-"The Race Beat"
George C. Cook- Most Outstanding Author Interviewer of the Year-"Let's Talk Honestly"
George C. Fraser- Most Anticipated Black Male Author of the Year- "Click"
George C. Fraser- Most Outstanding Business Network of the Year- Fraser Net
Gerald & Eddie Levert, Sr.- Most Outstanding Dual Memoir of the Year-"I Got Your Back"
Harlem Book Fair- Most Outstanding Televised Seminars- "C-Span Book Tv" Heather & Aalim Elitou- Most Outstanding Debut Online Magazine- "Infinite Magazine"
Hip Hop Weekly- Most Outstanding Hip Hop Publication of the Year
Ian Smith, MD- Most Outstanding Humanitarian of the Year-"50 Million Pounds Challenge"
(DR. IAN SMITH SWEEPS OVER 5 MAGAZINE COVERS)
J. Holiday- Most Outstanding Debut Soul/ R&B Ballad of the Year-"Bed" & "Suffocate"
Jay Z.- Most Outstanding Hip Hop Rap Album of the Year- "Blue Magic" Je Caryous Johnson- Most Outstanding Book to Stage Play of the Year-"Men, Money & Gold Diggers"
Jel D. Lewis- Most Outstanding Best Selling Self-Help Romance Book-"Great Sex, Happiness & Marital Bliss"
Jerone L. Davison- Most Innovative Self-Help Book of the Year-"The Spiritual Fragrance of a Woman"
Jewelene Banks- Most Outstanding Made for Cinema Book of the Year- "Spider Web"
Kam Williams- Most Outstanding Independent Movie & Book Review of the Year
Kanye West- Most Outstanding Hip/Hop Rap Artist of the Year-"Graduation" Karrine Steffans- Most Controversial Best selling Memoir of the Year-Video Vixen Diaries
Kashamba Williams-Most Outstanding International Author of the Year-"PreciousTymes Entertainment"
Kelly Starling Lyons- Most Outstanding Debut Children's Book Author of the Year- "One Million Men and Me"
Ken Smikley- Most Outstanding Literary Magazine Publisher of the Year-"Black Issues Book Review" Kenda Bell- Most Outstanding Breakthrough Best selling Novelist of the Year- "There's Always a Reason"
Kenny Leon- Most Outstanding Broadway Play of the Year- "Radio Golf"
Keston Karter- Most Outstanding Celebrity Male Calendar of the Year
Kevin Johnson- Most Outstanding Christian Book Publisher of the Year-"Give God the Glory Series"
Kevin L.- Most Outstanding Indie Hip Hop Gospel Artist of the Year- "SouledOutCd"
Kevin M. Weeks- Most Outstanding Debut Best selling Urban Author of the Year-"The Last Street Novel"
Latrese Carter- Most Popular Debut Book of the Year-"Liar, Liar"
Lawrence Wayne- Most Outstanding Writing Conference of the Year- "Memphis Black Writers Conference" Lee Bailey- Most Outstanding Media of the Year-"EURWEB.com"
Marc Lacy- Most Outstanding Tour by Male Poet of the Year- "Rock & Fire"
Max Roderiguez-Most Outstanding Bookfair of the Year- "Harlem Book Fair" Mary J. Blige- Most Outstanding Soul/ R& B Artist of the Year-"Growing Pains"
Maurice Skillern- Most Inspirational Male Poet of the Year- "Messages: Reflections of Being"
Melissa Forbes- Most Outstanding Typesetting Services of the Year- "Carbon Copy Editing"
Michael Baisden- Most Outstanding Humanitarian Radio Host of the Year- "Jena 6"
Michael Presley- Most Outstanding Urban Contemporary Novelist of the Year
Monica Carter- Most Outstanding Business of the Year- "Rootsky Publishing"
Moses Miller- Most Outstanding Rising Urban Novelist of the Year-"The Trifling Times of Nathan Jones"
Naleighna Kai-Most Outstanding Popular Book of the Year- "Every Woman Needs a Wife"
Nicole Stevenson- Most Outstanding Radio Host of the Year-"First Cut"
Omar Tyree- Most Outstanding Contemporary Urban Street Fiction Author of the Year- "The Last Street Novel"
Oprah Winfrey- Most Outstanding Talk Show Host of the Year- "The Oprah Show"
Paul Robeson, Jr. - Most Outstanding Male Book Cover of the Year & Black Contemporary Non-Fiction Work- "A Black Way of Seeing: From Liberty to Freedom (Cover work by Gordon Parks, Sr.)
Pat G'orge Walker- Most Outstanding Gospel Comedy Book of the Year-"Crusin' on Desperation"
Pat Simmons- Most Outstanding Spiritual Romance Novelist of the YearPublishers Marketing Association- Most Outstanding Catalog Media Mailings for Authors
Raw & Uncut- Most Anticipated Televised Hip Hop Show of the Year- "Starz Channel"
Rel Dowdell- Disilgold Soul Magazine Man of the Year- "Train Ride" Relentless Aaron- Most Outstanding Motivational CD of the Year-"I Did It, You Can Too!"
Rihanna- Most Outstanding Video of the Year- "Shut Up and Dance"
Rick James- Most Outstanding Posthumous Memoir of the Year-"The Confessions of Rick James: Memoirs of a Super Freak"
Rique Johnson- Most Outstanding Murder Mystery Writer of the Year-"Whispers From a Troubled Heart"
Ron Kavanaugh- Most Outstanding Literary Website Design & Promotions for Authors-"MosaicBooks.com"
Rosette M. Union- Most Outstanding Television Producer of the Year-"Literary Living"
Ryan Leslie- Most Anticipated Producer of the Year- "Next Selection"
Saadia Ali Aschemann- Most Outstanding Debut Poetess- "Lavish Lines/Luscious Lies"
Sammie Ward- Most Outstanding Female Self-Publisher of the Year-"Seven Days"
Seitu Oronde- Most Outstanding Celebrity Photographer of the Year-"Oronde Media"
Sha - Most Outstanding Street Fiction Debut Author of the Year- "Harder"
Shang- Most Outstanding Comedian of the Year- "I am Shang"
Shelia Goss- Most Outstanding Book Debut Promotions- "Paige's Web"
Sil Lai Abrams- Most Outstanding Self-Help Memoir of the Year-"No More Drama"
Sonia Booker- Most Outstanding Real Estate Guide of the Year-"Real Estate Wealth Investing in the American Dream"
*Stacy-Deanne- Most Anticipated Author of the Year
Spaceman Patterson- Most Outstanding TV Show Editor of the Year
Stacy-Deanne- Most Anticipated Latin Romance Novelist of the Year Susan L. Taylor-Most Outstanding Magazine Editorial Columnist of the Year-"In the Spirit"
Tavis Smiley- Most Outstanding Male Television Host of the Year-"The Tavis Smiley Show"
Tavis Smiley- Most Innovative Website of the Year- "TavisTalks.com"
Terry O'Neal- Most Outstanding Children's Novel of the Year-"Sweet Lavender"
*Tichaona Chinyelu- Most Outstanding African-American Poetical Work of the Year- "In the Whirlwind"
Time- Most Outstanding Educational Issue-"What Makes us Evil by Jeffrey Kluger Headline Story" & Barack Around the Clock
Tonya Blount- Most Outstanding Independent Talk Show Host of the Year-"The Tonya Blount Show"
Tony Rose- Most Outstanding Global Legacy Publisher of the Year- "ACGI, AmberBooks.com"
Troy Johnson- Most Outstanding Book Promotions of the Year- "AALBC.com"
Tyra Banks- Most Innovative Talk Show Host of the Year- "The Tyra Banks Show"
Venesha- Most Outstanding Author of the Year
Vickie Stringer- Most Outstanding Urban Literature Publisher of the Year
Yvette Hayward- Most Outstanding Literary Awards Show of the Year-"The African American Literary Awards Show"
Yvonne Bridges-Most Outstanding Debut Family Drama Novelist-"Everybody Get's Tired" *Walter Mosley- Most Outstanding Male Adult Erotica Novelist of the Year
Wayne Dawkins- Most Outstanding Male Journalist of the Year- "The NABJ Story"
Will Smith- Most Outstanding Action Film Actor of the Year-"I Am Legend" Will Smith & Jada Pinkett- Most Outstanding Celebrity Black Couple of the Year William Frederick Cooper- Most Compelling Drama Fiction Novelist of the Year- "For Every Love there is a Reason"
Zane- Most Outstanding International Multi-Genre Publisher of the Year
YOUNITY GUILD AWARD RECIPIENTS 2008
Most Beautiful Woman of the Year-Michelle Obama-(44th Presidential Election First Lady)
Most Beautiful Man of the Year-Barack Obama-(44th Presedential Elect) Hip Hop Rap Artist of the Year- Common Book of the Year: Hidden Manna by Libra Nicole Boyd Humanitarian Entertainer of the Year:Alicia Keys Inspirational Spiritual Book of the Year: Hidden Manna by Libra Nicole Boyd Breakout Music Artist of the Year-Jimmie Reign Action Urban Fiction Comic Book of the Year: 5 Shots by Jemir Johnson Adult Horror Book of the Year-Just After Sunset by Stephen King Anthology Fiction Book of the Year: Another Time, Another Place: Novellas by Rique Johnson,Janice N. Adams,Shawan Lewis, and Dwayne Birch Autobiographical Book of the Year: Hurts So Good by Na-Kisha Crawford Autobiographical Poetry Book of the Year: Phases: Selected Poems by Shanedria Ridley Beauty Book of the Year: Face Forward by Kevyn Aucoin Best Adapted Book to Film: Stephanie Myers-Twilight Best Male R& B Artist of the Year: NE-YO Best Short Story of The Year: The Precious Life by Che Parker Children's Book Author of the Year-:Obama’s Pajamas- AUTHORHOUSE Children's Book of the Year: Brown Eyes, Brown Skin(JUST US BOOKS) Classic Poet of The Year: Maya Angelou Contemporary Poet of the Year: Tichaona Chinyelu Choreography Production of the Year: Sidra Bell Reverb Festival
Distribution Company of The Year: AFRIKAN WORLD BOOKS DLNA Humanitarian Member of The Year: Cynthia Highsmith Hooks Drama Fiction Book of the Year: Melody by Stacy Deanne DVD Movie of The Year: CHAMPION ROAD featuring Brad James Entrepreneur of the Year: Legends4Life Erotica Book of the Year: Sexcapades by Honey B. Fastest Rising Literary Star: Pynk (Marissa Monteillh Favorite Book Series Author of the Year: Eric Jerome Dickey Finance Book of the Year: Zero Debt by Lynette Khalfani Health & Fitness Book of the Year: Dr. Ian Smith's The 4 Day Diet Historical Event of The Year: Presidential Elect Barack Obama Acceptance Speech Independent Film of The Year: Champion Road Produced by R.L. Scott starring Brad James Interviewer of The Year: Tavis Smiley Literary Event of The Year: African American Pavilion at BookExpo Editor of the Year: Yvonne Rose Literary Promoter of The Year: Ron Kavanaugh Literary Website of the Year: Mosaic Books Literary Conference of The Year: National Book Club Conference Man of the Year: Brad James the Actor Most Outstanding Journalist of the Decade: Kam Williams Most Professional Website: UrbanBarbieDoll.com Motivational Speaker of The Year: Dr. Alduann Tartt, PH.D. Mystery Fiction Book of the Year: Melody by Stacy Deanne News Network of The Year: CNN-WINNER Most Inspirational Gospel Artist: Hezekiah Walker Music Video of the Year: T.I. and Rihanna "Live Your Life" Newspaper of The Year: Caribbean Life Best Single of the Year: Single Ladies (Written by the Dream) Poet of the Year: Donna May (Select Poetry) Producer & Director of The Year: R. L. Scott Publisher of the Year: Elissa Gabrielle Publisher's Website of the Year: AmberBooks.com Radio Host of the Year- Steve Harvey Most Anticipated Music Artist of the Year: Ryan Leslie Most Innovative Music Artist: Solange Most Inspirational Hip Hop Artist Album of the Year: Lupe Fiasco R& B Artist of The Year: Keyshia Cole Relationship Book of the Year: The Ring Formula by Alduan Tartt, Ph.D Romance Book of the Year: Seven Splendid Suns by Kaled Husseini Small Press Publisher of The Year: Peace In the Storm Publishing Television Show of the Year: Tyler Perry's House of Payne Urban Fiction Book of the Year: Still Dirty by Vickie Stringer Woman of the Year: Na-Kisha Crawford Writing Guide of the Year: Self-Publishing Mini-Guide by Karen E. Quinones Miller