We are excited to celebrate the indomitable human spirit, artfully articulated in the films, TV shows, music, and literature you have produced.
In this season of reflection and reckoning, the 54th NAACP® Image Awards will continue a tradition of uplifting values that inspire equality, justice, and progressive change, and highlight artists committed to that purpose.
Expanding the Narrative, Perspectives, and Opportunities
Our efforts to diversify the entertainment industry are multi-faceted. Media partnerships ensure the development of diverse programming while fellowships deliver a healthy stream of diverse candidates for roles on screen and behind the camera. It's imperative to tackle the industry from every angle to change the narrative and accurately depict the fullness of Black life.
One of the goals is to create pathways to inclusion. How do we create pathways for inclusion be it the Image Awards, our internship, fellowship programs, a symposium or partnership with the guilds? Delivering on that is big. So, with everything that we do, that is the end game.- Robin Harrison, 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.