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 52nd NAACP Image Awards


LA Times: The NAACP Image Awards have been celebrating Black art for years. Hollywood is just catching up
But even if performers of color continue to see gains in representation among the other awards shows, Kyle Bowser, senior vice president of the NAACP Hollywood bureau, says there will never be a substitute for Black art and artists being celebrated by their own community.

CBS: LeBron James To Receive NAACP President's Award – CBS Los Angeles
Lakers superstar LeBron James is being awarded the NAACP President’s Award, the organization announced Thursday.Over the past year, the 36-year-old James has been especially outspoken and active on a variety of issues, including police brutality and voting advocacy.

Ebony: The 52nd NAACP Image Awards Are Bringing #BlackExcellence With Virtual Touch
Black people NEED to celebrate. After the year we’ve had as a community, any opportunity to highlight Black achievement is a blessing we deserve. The NAACP is keeping that same energy and not letting up on the #BlackExcellence with their announcement of a full week-long virtual experience. Kicking off March 22nd through March 27th, the entire virtual celebration will conclude with the legendary 52nd Annual NAACP Image Awards.

Black America Web: Stephen Curry & The WNBPA To Receive Jackie Robinson Sports Awards At 52nd Annual NAACP Image Awards
In a historical first, the NAACP announced that it will be awarding two recipients, NBA superstar Stephen Curry and The Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA), with the Jackie Robinson Sports Awards. Additionally, Misty Copeland will be honored with the prestigious Spingarn Medal in addition to Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony who will receive the Activist of the Year award and Madison Potts who will receive the Youth Activist of the Year award.

Essence: New Georgia Voter Suppression Law Being Compared to ‘Jim Crow’ Era
Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, called Cannon’s arrest “a gross misuse and abuse of power.” “Georgia’s highest elected official exploiting his authority to suppress a sitting representative and the voters places the state down a dangerous path,” he said. The NAACP leader termed the new bill “reminiscent of the Jim Crow era.”

Rolling Out: BeyoncĂ© wins big at 2021 NAACP Image Awards
Beyonce was the big music winner at the 2021 NAACP Image Awards. he “Crazy in Love” hitmaker scooped four top prizes at the awards ceremony on Thursday night, March 25, 2021, which is held over several days and concludes Friday night.

Dancehall Mag: Koffee Wins Big At 2021 NAACP Image Awards – DancehallMag
Jamaican Reggae and Dancehall sensation Koffee was a big winner during night four of the NAACP Image Awards. The Spanish Town native came out on top in the Outstanding International Song category at the awards on Thursday night, March 25, for her 2020 summer hit Lockdown, which was produced by Dane Ray.

NBC News: Tired of political text messages? A new 'score' might mean fewer
Last year, when the coronavirus pandemic made other forms of organizing difficult, the NAACP used texting software to encourage 12 million people to vote and many others to fill out their census forms. “This type of program allows for someone behind a curtain to make arbitrary decisions,” said Jamal Watkins, the NAACP’s senior vice president for strategy and advancement.

Tallahassee.com: Florida: Let’s be historically correct about our Emancipation Day | Opinion
If SB 490 is to be enacted, it must be corrected to reflect the true history our state. Its Black communities have celebrated May 20 as Emancipation Day in Florida, and those celebrations have been documented for years. That history should not be erased, creating a fake history and absorbing the tradition of another region. To truly celebrate Florida Black history, celebrate real Florida history.

Press of Atlantic City: NAACP to host vigil in support of Asian community in Atlantic City
Nearly 100 people gathered at O'Donnell Memorial Park on Thursday night for a vigil in support of the city's Asian community. The event was a collaboration between local organizations, religious leaders, elected officials and community members to take a stand against Asian hate crimes. Six women of Asian descent were among eight people killed in shootings last week in Georgia.

Black Enterprise: Formerly Incarcerated Mom Wins $10,000 Grant From BeyoncĂ© For Children's Underwear Line
BeyGood partnered with the NAACP to help business owners like Yolanda Perkins. She’s one of the fortunate business owners who received one of the grants. Undies by BlendiTone celebrates diversity by offering characters who may be relatable to youth who would like to wear undergarments who look more like them.

Lehigh Valley: NAACP efforts to dispel COVID vaccine skepticism in Lehigh Valley’s Black community
On Wednesday evening, the Allentown chapter of the NAACP held an informational Zoom conversation to help ease skepticism surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. Medical professionals and community leaders from the Lehigh Valley and elsewhere sat on a panel to discuss the facts and benefits to the multiple COVID-19 vaccines available.

New York Beacon: 5 Things You Should Know About Pioneering Journalist And NAACP Co-Founder Ida B. Wells
Thursday marks the 90th anniversary of the death of pioneering journalist and activist Ida B. Wells, one of the most famous and influential Black leaders of the late 19th and early 20th century. During her long career, Wells was instrumental in the fight against lynching, co-founded the NAACP and played an important role in the women’s suffrage movement. Though many of her contributions were washed out of history, her legacy has been revived and acknowledgment of her contributions continues to grow. Here are five things to know about the legendary journalist.

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