Many Journalism and Professional Awards over the past two decades January 2015
• 2015 Avern Cohn Award for Excellence in Collection, Preservation, and Interpretation of Michigan Legal History for Crusader for Justice: Federal Judge Damon J. Keith. Written by Peter Hammer and Trevor W. Coleman
• 2014 Finalist Midwest Independent Publishers Book of the Year (Biography) Crusader for Justice: Federal Judge Damon J. Keith. • Certified bestseller by Wayne State University Press (April 2014)
• 2014 Society of Professional Journalists, (SPJ) 2014 Excellence in Journalism Award First Place for General News Reporting
• 2011 National Association of Black Journalists Award, First Place for Excellence in Commentary
• 2011 National Association of Black Journalists Award, First Place for Excellence in Magazine Writing
• 2010 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) 2010, Excellence in Journalism Award First Place for Editorial Writing
• 2010 Society of Professional Journalism (SPJ) 2010 Excellence in Journalism Award, Third Place for Feature Writing
• 2009 Who’s Who Among Black Detroiters
• 2009 Who’s Who Among Black Americans
• 2009 Michigan Department of Civil Rights Dedicated Service Award
• 2008 Brown Chapel AME Church (Ypsilanti, MI) Civil Rights Leadership Award
• 2005 Michigan Department of Civil Rights Excellence in Service Award
• 2006 Macomb County NAACP Freedom Fund Leadership Award
• 2004 Over Comers Ministries Inc. Leadership Award
• 2002 Wayne Community College District Award for Community Service
• 2001 American Diabetes Award of Merit for series of editorials on the need for comprehensive medical coverage for the disease
• 2001 Distinguished Alumni Award, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Kappa Chapter The Ohio State University
• 2000 Michigan Press Association Award for Local Column Writing