NAACP Image Awards

Rihanna to Receive President’s Award at 51st NAACP Image Awards

The NAACP has announced Rihanna will receive the prestigious President’s Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards. NAACP President Derrick Johnson will present the award to the music and fashion icon, business entrepreneur and philanthropist during a live tv special on BET on Saturday, February 22. Past recipients for the award include Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, […]

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Nominated for NAACP Image Award

The oldest civil rights organization in America, the NAACP, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Image Awards later this month. Again, The NAACP Image Awards will be hosted by Anthony Anderson, star of ABC’s hit sitcom black-ish. One of the nominees this year is ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith in the category of Outstanding Talk […]

Mary J. Blige and JAY-Z Lead NAACP Image Award Nominations

Mary J. Blige and JAY-Z Lead NAACP Image Award Nominations

Mary J. Blige and JAY-Z are tied with five NAACP Image Award nominations each. Mary was nominated for songs from her latest album Strength of a Woman, meanwhile Hov was nominated for his album 4:44, as well as a nod for Entertainer of the Year. Bruno Mars, Issa Rae, Chance the Rapper, Chadwick Boseman and director […]

Black Excellence: Stars Shine at the 48th NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet [Gallery]

The biggest names in film, television and music including Tracee Ellis Ross, Adam Rodriguez, Rashida Jones, Brian White, Deon Cole, Jussie Smollett, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Pooch Hall and others, presented at the 48th NAACP Image Awards. The star studded celebration, hosted by ABC’s “Black’ish” star Anthony Anderson, premiered live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 11 […]

Taraji P. Henson, Dwayne Johnson Big Winners at 48th NAACP Image Awards

The winners of the 48th NAACP Image Awards were announced yesterday, February 11, during the live broadcast from Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on TV One. The two-hour live special, hosted by Anthony Anderson, brought out Hollywood’s finest, including the night’s biggest winners, Taraji P. Henson and Dwayne Johnson, who won “Entertainer of the Year” […]

Beyonce, ‘Birth of a Nation’ Leads 2017 NAACP Image Awards Nominations

The nominees for the 2017 NAACP Image Awards was announced earlier this week and Beyonce, with seven nominations and Birth of a Nation and Nate Parker, leads the pack with six nods. The awards show, which will air live on February 11 from Pasadena, California on TV One, celebrates the best in music, television and books, […]

#BlackLivesMatter Activist Commits Suicide On Ohio Statehouse Steps

Acording to several media reports, #BlackLivesMatter activist Marshawn McCarrel committed suicide on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus yesterday[February 8, 2016] evening. The 23 year old allegedly shot himself in front of the Columbus building. No one witnessed the shooting and he was pronounced dead at the scene. “My demons won today. I’m sorry,” […]

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Wins Two NAACP Image Awards

Last night, the critically acclaimed film Straight Outta Compton received two coveted NAACP Awards; one for “Outstanding FIlm” and another Image Award for Ice Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., for “Best Supporting Actor”. Along with the N.W.A. biopic, the NAACP Image Awards also recognized other films that weren’t nominated for an Oscar. This includes Beasts […]