NAACP

(Black PR Wire) Los Angeles – Recently, the NAACP announced 3 new submission categories for the 54th NAACP Image Awards. Recognized as the nation’s preeminent multicultural awards show from an African-American perspective, the 54th NAACP Image Awards will continue a tradition of excellence, uplifting values that inspire equality, justice, and progressive change, and highlighting artists […]

The 30th Anniversary Bounce Trumpet Awards will feature a tribute to The Warriors of Justice honoring those institutions and their leaders who have been on the front lines fighting for social, political, legal, educational, and economic equality for people of color. The group includes: Rev. Jesse Jackson, Founder/President – Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Derrick Johnson, President/CEO – […]

BEVERLY HILLS, CA (February 17, 2022) – Today, the NAACP and BET revealed the performers and presenters for the “53rd NAACP Image Awards.” Nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer and two-time Academy Award-nominated actress and producer Mary J. Blige will take the stage to perform at this year’s show. The “53rd NAACP Image Awards,” hosted by seven-time NAACP Image Awards winner Anthony Anderson, airs Saturday, […]

LOS ANGELES ( January 22, 2022) – Today, the NAACP and BET announced that the “53rd NAACP Image Awards” will broadcast Saturday, February 26, 2022 (at 8:00 PM, live ET/5:00 PM, live PT) on BET. NAACP will also recognize winners in non-televised Image Awards categories February 21- February 23, which will stream on www.naacpimageawards.net and during the NAACP Image […]

The following is a joint statement from Karen Boykin-Towns, Vice-Chair of the NAACP National Board of Directors and Chairman of the NAACP Image Awards Committee; Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, BET; Executive Producers Reggie Hudlin and Phil Gurin; Co-Executive Producer Byron Phillips; and Producer Robin Reinhardt. “After careful consideration and guidance from health experts and state and local government, […]

(Black PR Wire) LOS ANGELES  – Today the NAACP announced 21 new submission categories, along with changes to submission guidelines for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards. Recognized as the nation’s preeminent multicultural awards show from an African-American perspective, the NAACP Image Awards celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts and those […]

Nashville, TN (September 29, 2020) – Billboard Music and NAACP Image Award winning, inspirational artist, Koryn Hawthorne, has delivered another chart-topping album with, I Am (RCA Inspiration), which released on September 18, 2020. Hawthorne’s sophomore album debuted at #1 on Nielsen’s Current Gospel Album Chart and #2 on Billboard’s Gospel Consumption Chart. Known for her […]

Nashville, TN (August 7, 2020) – Today, two-time GRAMMY®– nominated and Billboard Music and NAACP Image Award-winning artist, Koryn Hawthorne, released a new single “Speak to Me” off her highly anticipated sophomore album, I Am, which is available for pre-order now. Unveiling the album cover, the I Am pre-order is live on Apple Music, iTunes, […]

Washington, D.C. April 13, 2020 – The NAACP, in conjunction with BET, will host part two of their four-part virtual town hall series, “Unmasked: COVID-19” on Wednesday, April 15, at 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT. The hour-long call will focus on naming and addressing the real trauma communities are experiencing at this moment. Panelists will also […]

New York, NY (April 12, 2020) – Today, BET announces an array of high impact initiatives to support communities of color impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Black Americans are being disproportionately harmed by the health and financial devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. BET, in partnership with the NAACP, United Way Worldwide, leaders in the […]

  ATLANTA, March 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Our beloved, Rev. Dr. Joseph Echols Lowery, made his transition peacefully at home at 10 p.m., Friday, March 27, at the age of 98. He was surrounded by his daughters. Hailed as the “Dean of the Civil Rights Movement” upon his receipt of the NAACP’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Lowery had assumed and executed a […]

RIHANNA RECEIVED THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD AND U.S. CONGRESSMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER JOHN LEWIS WAS HONORED WITH THE NAACP CHAIRMAN’S AWARD DURING THE LIVE CEREMONY  POWERFUL PERFORMANCES BY JILL SCOTT AND H.E.R. WITH SKIP MARLEY LOS ANGELES/BET– (February 22, 2020) — The NAACP recently celebrated the stellar achievements of the 51st NAACP Image Awards winners during […]