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During the NAACP Image Awards, writer-director, actor, producer and author Spike Lee was presented with this year’s President’s Award. The NAACP President’s Award, chosen by NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks, is bestowed in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service. Past honorees include Van Jones, President Bill Clinton, Soledad O’Brien, Ruby Dee, […]

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Author Jeff Chang joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to discuss his book, “Who We Be: The Colorization of America.” Chang received an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Literary Work – Non Fiction. “Who We Be” examines cultural changes that have accompanied demographic shifts over the last century. “Before multiculturalism, before Hip-Hop, the ideal was […]


Following the Sony Pictures e-mail hacking scandal, Amy Pascal (pictured right), the co-chairman of Sony Pictures, has resigned from her position. Pascal worked at the studio for almost 20 years and was responsible for overseeing the company’s movie business for over a decade. However, leaked e-mails connected to the release of the movie “The Interview” exposed everything […]

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Originally posted 12/30/14 As we countdown to the NAACP Image Awards, Roland Martin talked with comedians Chris Spencer, Buddy Lewis and author Fonzworth Bentley about the fashion do’s and don’ts of the NAACP Image Awards red carpet event. RELATED ARTICLES: 10 Mainstream Snubs Set Right By The NAACP Image Awards 46th NAACP Image Awards Updates Via […]

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Many are hoping that Selma director Ava DuVernay, who was passed over for an Oscar nomination this year, will win Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture at the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif. If DuVernay wins an Image Award, she will join a list of talented African Americans who received love from […]

Before the 2014 NAACP Image Awards officially kicked off, we were greeted by the sounds of Pharrell Williams’ upbeat hit single, “Happy” coupled with a slew of famous Black celebrities grinning and bopping. One of them, actress Tika Sumpter, asked us during that opening segment, “Can you feel the energy?” We could and it carried […]

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NAACP Connect is hosting a Google Hangout today to discuss the responsibility celebrities have to the community as well as their contributions to “philanthropic efforts outside of their work.” Current nominees and past winners will join to discuss their activism and work. Watch the hangout here at 4 p.m. And tune into the NAACP Image […]

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The nominees for THE 45TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS were announced today during a live press conference at the TV One presentation to the Television Critics Association during its Winter 2014 Press Tour in Pasadena, CA.  David Oyelowo (“Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’”), Joe Morton (ABC’s “Scandal”), Keke Palmer (VH1’s “CrazySexyCool”), Bresha Webb (TV One’s “Love That […]

Cathy Hughes, the founder and chairman of Radio One (which owns TV One and Interactive One, parent company of NewsOne), was honored at the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards Friday evening with the prestigious Chairman’s Award. SEE ALSO: Are Black Republicans Like Runaway Slaves? Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman, NAACP National Board of Directors, who presented […]

Los Angeles– Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls” dominated last night’s NAACP Image Awards; winning the best picture, director and supporting-actress prizes. Halle Berry won the outstanding actress prize “Frankie & Alice,” and also shared a heartfelt acceptance speech about achieving her childhood dream. Also read: 25 Reasons We Love Blaxploitation Films