The Hoodie Awards were set up in 2001 to honor the best U.S. small business educators and community leaders in several categories for the contributions they make to their communities.
The Hoodie Award unique categories include best high school, car wash, soul food place, nail shop, barbershop, fried chicken, high school teacher, barbecue place, beauty salon, church, church choir and community leader.
This awards show, best described as the Oscars with an urban beat, features a diverse and talented group of celebrities, actors, comedians and recording artists who present non-traditional awards to the stars of the community.
The accompanying Freedom Party will be held Friday, Aug. 14 in the Mandalay Bay East parking lot from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. and will feature food and entertainment.
The 7th Annual Hoodie Awards will be held in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Aug.15, hosted by Steve Harvey.