Nominees​

Tamika Newhouse

Tamika Newhouse

Founder

AAMBC Inc.

Biography

From teen mom to CEO by the age of 20, Tamika Newhouse became a huge staple in the rise of black fiction and contributed to the demand of “urban fiction” in the 2010s. Independently for over a decade she discovered and published black writers, publishing over two hundred books, and created a platform for thousands of writers’ stories to be read. She successfully wrote and published over 17 romance novels, launched the careers of hundreds of writers, and developed a powerful organization in the publishing industry, AAMBC Inc, that has honored literary legends such as Nikki Giovanni and Terri Woods.