54th NAACP Image Awards
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The 54th NAACP Image Awards will be broadcast live on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT on BET. This event celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color across more than 80 competitive categories spanning film, television + streaming, music, literature, and podcasts.
2022 Youth Activist of the Year
Channing Hill is an aspiring lawyer pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Strategic, Legal, and Management Communication at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
Black artists over the past year have not only showcased our history and uplifted values of progressive change, but have also redefined genres and brought our stories to the screen in so many creative ways.- Derrick Johnson, President and CEO, NAACP
2022 NAACP Activist of the Year
Born and raised in New Haven, CT, Scot X. Esdaile developed his passion for public service and civil rights at an early age. As a young activist, he worked on several national campaigns for such prominent change agents as Rev. Jesse Jackson, former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder, and former New Haven Mayor John Daniels.
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International Women's Day: Stars Share What They Hope To Teach Their Daughters
Asked the top lesson she [Kerry Washington] hopes to pass on to her daughters, the star told E! News' Francesca Amiker at the NAACP Image Awards, "I want my girls to just be unapologetically who they are. You know? To just feel like they can be who they are in the truth of all that they are."
Why Zaya Wade’s Legal Name Change Means So Much To Us
This came just days before her parents, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, took the stage at the NAACP image awards to honor their daughter, asking the audience, "Will we fight for some, or will we fight for all of our people?" It's a question that definitely warrants conversation in Black spaces.
NAACP Image Awards Audience Grows By 72% As Ceremony Returns To CBS
The ceremony, which was held Saturday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, grew its audience by 72% compared to last year, drawing 2.9 million total viewers in its simulcast. The telecast aired across BET and CBS, as well as several other Paramount Global networks (including BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV, MTV2, Paramount Network, Pop TV, Smithsonian, TV Land, and VH1).
Meet the Experts
NAACP advocates demand equal opportunities and fair representation in front of and behind the camera in Hollywood.