Nominees soak up NAACP Image Awards

Black-ish syar Tracee Ellis Ross hit the red carpet of the NAACP Image Awards Nominees Luncheon in white on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. Photo by Dennis J. Freeman/

LOS  ANGELES-The NAACP Image Awards got a grand kickoff with its annual nominees luncheon at the Loews Hollywood Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. With the exception of “Scandal” star Joe Morton and “Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross, the red carpet was missing many of the heavy hitters that are expected to show up at the actual show on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.

Nonetheless, the event was still just as interesting with Lethal Weapon’s Keesha Sharp, “Underground” star Amirah Vann, “Moonlight” actor Trevante Rhodes, “The Soul Man” centerpiece Niecy Nash, and a double-dose of Kunte Kinte (LeVar Burton, Malachi Kirby) made their way to the media onslaught that is called the red carpet.

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Dennis is a news and sports photojournalist. Dennis has covered and written on issues such as civil rights, education, politics, and social justice. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Daily Breeze, Daily Press, Los Angeles Wave, Los Angeles Sentinel, and other media outlets. Dennis is currently the editor and publisher of News4usonline. He covers the NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball, and NCAA. Dennis is an alum and graduate of Howard University.