Cathy Hughes, Clarence Avant and Maxine Waters

A Media Pioneer Who Demonstrates The POWER Of One

As Founder and Chairperson of Urban One, Inc. (formerly known as Radio One, Inc), the largest African-American owned and operated, broadcast company in the nation, Hughes’ unprecedented career has spawned a multi-media conglomerate that generates original content across the spectrums of radio, television and digital media. Her humble beginnings in Omaha, Nebraska, were not a deterrent to her success but rather part of the catalyst that fueled her ambition to empower African Americans with information and to tell stories from their perspective.

ANNUAL URBAN ONE HONORS, CO-HOSTED BY CATHY HUGHES AND CHRIS TUCKER, CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF RADIO ONE WITH HONOREES JAMIE FOXX, MISSY ELLIOTT, SYLVIA RHONE, CHANCE THE RAPPER AND RYAN JAMAAL SWAIN

Some of the biggest names in film, television, and music gathered for a star-studded affair at the annual URBAN ONE HONORS at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on Thursday, December 5.  Hosted by Urban One Founder and Chairwoman Cathy Hughes and actor Chris Tucker, the prestigious event celebrated the 40-year legacy of Radio One and will premiere on January 20, 2020, the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, at 8 P.M./7C on TV One.