Awards & Winners

Herb Boyd

Herb Boyd is an American journalist, educator, author, and activist. His articles appear regularly in the New York Amsterdam News. He teaches black studies at the City College of New York and the College of New Rochelle. Boyd was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. Boyd met Malcolm X in 1958 and credits him as an inspiration: "[He] set me on the path to become the writer-activist I am, to try to live up to the very ennobling things that he represented." Boyd attended Wayne State University. During the late 1960s, Boyd helped establish the first black studies classes there. He went on to teach at the university for 12 years. Beside the Amsterdam News, Boyd's work has been published in The Black Scholar, The City Sun, Down Beat, Emerge, and Essence. He has been recognized with awards from the National Association of Black Journalists and the New York Association of Black Journalists. In 2014, the National Association of Black Journalists will induct Boyd into its Hall of Fame. Brotherman, which Boyd co-edited with Robert L. Allen, was given the 1995 American Book Award. His biography Baldwin's Harlem was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in 2009.

Awards by Herb Boyd

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American Book Awards
Honored for : Brotherman