A visual recap of this year’s African American Literary Awards. Held in Harlem and hosted by actress Napiera Groves, this year’s event paid tribute to New York Times best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey, radio host Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Grammy-nominated rapper NAS, Danyel Smith (EIC of Billboard), and Elliot Wilson (EIC of Rap Radar), among others. Celebrity attendees included Harriette Cole, Melyssa Ford, Nik Pace, Makho Ndlovu, Datwon Thomas of VIBE and, of course Yvette Hayward, the founder of the awards program. And, yup, that’s the Simply Rides logo in the background– we love to support the arts! Check the full event review, here!