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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Call For the “Digital Justice Movement” at NAACP Image Awards

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, on Saturday accepted the President’s Award at the 53rd annual NAACP Image Awards.  The royal couple were recognized with the honor for their efforts to help young people living with HIV/AIDS, advocating for paid leave in the United States, their outspoken support of COVID […]

Nikole Hannah-Jones Condemns States Whitewashing History at NAACP Image Awards

At Saturday’s 53rd Annual NAACP Image Awards, Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times journalist and creator of The 1619 Project, was honored with the Social Justice Impact Award, presented to her by actress Kerry Washington. “Those who are in the vanguard of progress need a passion for the truth,” said Washington, introducing the Pulitzer Prize winner. […]

Samuel L. Jackson Urges Viewers to Fight For Voting Rights at NAACP Image Awards

On Saturday, Oscar-nominated actor and producer Samuel L. Jackson was honored with the Chairman’s Award at the 53rd Annual NAACP Image Awards, presented by chairman Leon W. Russell. A longtime activist and advocate, Jackson is a loud supporter of civil rights and an outspoken advocate for Alzheimer’s and cancer research. His foundation raises awareness and […]

NAACP Image Awards: ‘The Harder They Fall’ Takes Best Film, Jennifer Hudson Named Entertainer of the Year

The 53rd NAACP Image Awards crowned Jennifer Hudson with its top honor Entertainment of the Year during its telecast on Saturday evening. The show recognized the achievements and performances of people of color across numerous categories including outstanding motion picture, which went to Netflix’s The Harder They Fall. Hudson also took home outstanding actress in […]

Ruth E. Carter Recognized With NAACP Vanguard Award for Costume Design: “We Are Image Makers”

Black Panther and Dolemite is My Name costume designer Ruth E. Carter received the inaugural NAACP Image Awards Vanguard Award for Costume Design on Friday, at a “Colors Behind the Look: A Celebration of Fashion, Costume Design and Glam” event coinciding with the week-long awards program. For the Image Awards’ many categories — this year […]

NAACP Image Awards: ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Colin in Black & White,’ ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ Among Winners on Night 5 of Non-Televised Ceremonies

The 2022 NAACP Image Awards on Friday night wrapped up its week-long reveal of winners in several non-televised categories ahead of the live, televised awards show on Saturday night. On night five, Black-ish, Colin in Black & White and Power Book II: Ghost each won two awards. The awards for supporting actor and actress in […]

NAACP Image Awards: Social Justice Impact Honoree Nikole Hannah-Jones on Resisting Censorship

Nikole Hannah-Jones has become one of the most recognizable journalists in the country. The New York Times Magazine investigative reporter won a Pulitzer in 2020 for her magnum opus The 1619 Project, which reframed the American story in the context of slavery’s ramifications and the ongoing contributions of Black Americans in shaping the nation. The […]

NAACP Image Awards: Jazmine Sullivan, Silk Sonic Among Winners From Night 4 of Non-Televised Ceremonies

The 2022 NAACP Image Awards is continuing to announce winners in several non-televised categories via streaming presentations this week. On Thursday, Night 4, honors were presented in the recording categories. Jazmine Sullivan won a pair of awards, including best album for Heaux Tales and best female artist. Other notable winners included Silk Sonic for best duo, […]

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Receive President’s Award at NAACP Image Awards

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will receive the President’s Award at the 53rd NAACP Image Awards, the NAACP announced Thursday. The honor, recognizing notable achievement and valued public service, will be handed out at the ceremony airing live on Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. on BET. Previous honorees include Muhammad Ali, Colin Powell, Soledad O’Brien, […]

NAACP Image Awards: ‘Daily Show With Trevor Noah,’ ‘Red Table Talk’ Among Winners From Night 3 of Non-Televised Ceremonies

The 2022 NAACP Image Awards is announcing winners in several non-televised categories via streaming presentations this week. On Wednesday, Night 3, honors were presented in several TV and film categories. In addition, members of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, Texas House Democratic Caucus and Texas Legislative Black Caucus were honored as the recipients of the […]

NAACP Image Awards: ‘Insecure,’ ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Among Winners From Night Two of Non-Televised Ceremonies

The 2022 NAACP Image Awards is announcing winners in several non-televised categories via streaming presentations this week. On Tuesday, the NAACP presented awards in a number of short-form, writing and directing categories. And the organization recognized its 2022 Activist of the Year: Scot X. Esdaile, president of the Connecticut state conference of NAACP branches. On […]

NAACP Image Awards: Mary J. Blige to Perform; Issa Rae, Morgan Freeman, Zendaya Among Presenters

The NAACP Image Awards has revealed more details about who will take the stage for its 2022 ceremony. Mary J. Blige is set to perform during the 53rd NAACP Image Awards. Presenters for the televised event include Issa Rae, Kerry Washington, LL Cool J, Michael Strahan, Morgan Freeman, Paula Patton, Questlove, Simu Liu, Tiffany Haddish, […]