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Image for John Legend to Receive NAACP 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.

Image for NAACP Statement on the Announcement of the Nominees for the 88th Annual Academy Awards

The artistic judgment of the Academy can't be dictated. The diversity of the Academy, however, can and should be demanded. The Academy is revered for its role in judging the highest expression of human ideals in film. The Academy's judgment, however, would be better respected were it based on a diversity of membership reflecting the diversity of moviegoers.