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About The Event

The African-American Achievers Awards, now in its 27th year, began with one man’s vision. Jim Moran wanted to celebrate members of the community who made a difference in the lives of others. A meaningful difference driven by passion and a greater purpose. Not to earn a pat on the back or a few moments in the spotlight, but for the reward of positively impacting the world around them. Together, we continue to celebrate the great work being done today. By doing so, we help keep Jim Moran’s legacy shining bright. Since 1992, over 150 individual Achievers have been recognized, and more than $500,000 has been donated on their behalf to nonprofit organizations in celebration of their achievements.

Event Venue

We look forward to seeing you at this year's event on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the Broward County Convention Center. Join us when we celebrate this year's honorees:

Arts & Culture:

Addonis Parker

Business & Entrepreneurism:

James Thomas

Community Service:

Jasmin D. Shirley


Webber J. Charles

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Jerome Edmund Gray Youth Achiever

In addition, JM Family will honor an African-American high school senior with the Jerome Edmund Gray Youth Achiever Award. Given in partnership with Florida State University (FSU), the award provides a four-year, needs-based scholarship to a deserving student who has applied and received admission to FSU.

(Pictured: 2018 Jerome Edmund Gray Youth Achiever, Adrian V. Francis)

In the Community

The success of this annual program is because of the community’s support. We hope you will nominate a deserving individual and attend the 2019 African-American Achievers Awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 24.


Award Ceremony

In the News

Four inspiring community leaders were honored for their contributions to South Florida at last year's African-American Achievers awards ceremony. 

Past Achiever Spotlight

Over 150 community members have been honored as African-American Achievers. Find out how their work continues to inspire positive action across South Florida. 

African-American Achievers