We understand the power of images in the media. They can educate. They can uplift. They can feed implicit biases that unconsciously inform attitudes and perceptions throughout the world. It's important to combat portrayals of Black life on screen that seek to undermine our existence and celebrate the projects that embrace and explore the full dimensions of our humanity.
Ready. Set. VOTE. The nominees for the 54th NAACP Image Awards have been announced, and voting is now open. Now is the time to recognize and honor Black excellence across all aspects of the entertainment industry. Voting will close on Friday, February 10, and the winners will be revealed when the awards ceremony airs on BET on February 25 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.
We fight for equitable opportunities in the entertainment industry by forming industry partnerships and producing special events that uplift Black excellence.
We have a proud history of advocating for diversity in the entertainment industry. From protesting D.W. Griffith's racist-laden film Birth of a Nation to addressing the lack of diversity both behind and in front of the camera, we stand firm in our commitment to securing equity and equality in Hollywood.
Black entertainment is an integral extension of Black advocacy and activism. Much of Black art emerges from subjugation that was designed to stifle our spirit. Instead, our inextinguishable light brightens the world with imagination, ingenuity, and infinite talent.- Kyle Bowser, Senior Vice President, NAACP Hollywood Bureau
Mass media has continually served to deliver a constant stream of corroborating images and messages, rife with flaws and inaccuracies. This report addresses certain facets of these concerns, particularly intra-cultural dynamics arising from media distortions.
Congressman Bennie Thompson Named Chairman's Award Recipient for “54th NAACP Image Awards” and Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump to Receive Social Justice Impact Award
The "54th NAACP Image Awards" Premiers Live Saturday, February 25th at 8:00 PM ET/PT ON BET.
Today, NAACP announced the recipient of its first-ever Dorothy Parker Ally Award, recognizing musical group Moonchild. The NAACP Dorothy Parker ally Award is presented to individuals or entities that consistently demonstrate a commitment to exploring mutual interests and activating initiatives that produce measurable results to the benefit of disadvantaged and marginalized communities.
Also on Saturday, NAACP president Derrick Johnson sent an urgent warning to companies still doing business with Twitter: "Any advertiser still funding Twitter should immediately pause all advertising."
A CBS Television Studios and NAACP Partnership
NAACP and CBS Television Studios are teaming up to bring you binge-worthy shows that educate and entertain.Learn More
There is no better partner than the NAACP — the preeminent civil rights organization in our country — to help us find, develop and tell these inclusive stories.- George Cheeks, president and CEO, CBS Entertainment Group