Asante Awards


  • Each year the Asante Awards invites the entire city to celebrate those who contribute to, inspire, and best represent the African-American community that is the heart of New Orleans.


  • The mission of the Asante Awards is to say ‘thank you’ to those who have contributed to our arts, culture, and community at the highest levels of achievement.


  • This initiative is necessary to demonstrate the range and depth of African-American achievement and contributions to both our community and the city.


  • The Annual Asante Awards began in 2008.


  • Goals of the Asante Awards:
    • To honor up to 30 groups or individuals annually for their contribution to the African American experience in New Orleans



    • To hold an event each Fall in order to recognize award recipients and to celebrate African-American achievement and contributions within specific arenas

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