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
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.
Jean Smart, who was among the speakers that also included Jon Cryer, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and NAACP president Derrick Johnson, told the crowd to reach out to the Entertainment Community Fund if they are struggling financially.
Submissions are now open in Motion Picture, Television + Streaming, Recording, Literature and Podcasts 2024 Awards Ceremony to Include 9 New Categories