Bai T Moore Literary Award recipient Zangba Thomson was smiling on July 31, 2016. He came dressed in African attire and attended an award ceremony at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, New York.

Bai T Moore Literary Award

Also, the ceremony commemorated the 169th Anniversary of the Republic of Liberia’s Independence. The red-carpeted event was organized by the Liberian Community Association of New York City.

Thomson stated this in his acceptance speech to an audience of 200 people:

“I feel honored receiving this prestigious award because the children of Liberia can excel in the world of arts and entertainment. We need to support the people of Liberia that are living in America so that the world can view our talents also.”

The Bai T Moore award recognizes writers who exemplify the pursuit of excellence with integrity. The reward was named after the late great Liberian poet, Bai Tamia Johnson Moore, best known for his 1968 cultural novella—Murder in the Cassava Patch.

Bai T Moore Literary Award


Also, during the ceremony, Thomson received several citations from Congressman Charles Rangel; the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio; Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr.; Nassau County Executive, Edward P. Mangano, and Manhattan Borough President, Gale A. Brewer.

Other honorees included Zelma Davis, Abraham Keita, Chris Dougbeh Nyan, Robert Joachim Schwarz, and Dr. Samson N. Slobert. Also, the Keynote Speaker was the Honorable Jeremiah Sulunteh, Liberian Ambassador to the United States.

Last year, Thomson and 7 co-authors won the 2015 New Book Award for their urban, best-selling relationship guidebook “Single Man Married Man”, which received major media attention from FOX 5, NBC, Today, Fox & Friends, Kathy Lee & Hoda, Arise 360, Shade 45: Sway in the Morning, ABC, Daily Mail (UK), Vibe Magazine, Centric TV, HOT 97, Essence Magazine, and The Tom Joyner Morning Show.

Bai T Moore Literary Award

Currently, Thomson is promoting the release of—Take a Look… There’s Money All Around You!, a prosperity, life-changing guidebook, which highlights the secret ingredients needed to become a prosperous moneymaking machine. Also, he released “Hip-Hop, Soul, and R&B, a soulful mixtape.

Listen to Zangba’s post-award show comments.

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About The Author

Zangba Thomson is an award-winning author (Three Black Boys, Single Man Married Man), a celebrity blogger, conscious emcee, and biopic screenwriter. Also, he's the Editor-in-Chief and online publisher at Bong Mines Entertainment, LLC and creator of Ma Benson's 100% All-Natural Shea Body Butter. His creative works have been seen on or talked about in major media outlets such as FOX 5, NBC, Today, Fox & Friends, Kathy Lee & Hoda, ABC, and Essence Magazine to name a few. Not too long ago, he received a "Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition" from Congressman Charles B. Rangel for his literary achievements, commitment to strengthening our Nation, and making a difference through volunteering service in urban communities.