NAACP Image Awards a ‘Selma’ and ‘Black-ish’ Affair

One of the biggest nights during awards season and for the African-American community took place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, February 6. The 46th NAACP Image Awards was in full bloom. The award show is known for celebrating the outstanding achievements and work done by people of color in the arts. The red […]


‘Selma’ Topic of Discussion at NAACP Image Awards Luncheon

The 46th NAACP Image Awards is one of the many ways NAACP recognizes the greats in the African American culture. The Image Awards is the multi-cultural awards show that celebrates the outstanding achievements of people of color in the arts; such as television, movies and literature. With the NAACP Image Awards coming up February 6, […]


Nominees savor NAACP Image Awards Luncheon

HOLLYWOOD-The NAACP Image Awards Nominees’ Luncheon is usually a big deal for lesser known artists, authors and first-time red-carpet walkers. But the event has been known to have high-profile celebs making their way down the red carpet. The annual NAACP Image Awards is a way for the world-renowned civil rights organization to pay homage to […]

LL Cool J has been nominated for another NAACP Image Awards. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/

NAACP Image Awards Announced

PASADENA, CA  — The nominees for THE 45TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS were announced today during a live press conference at the TV One presentation to the Television Critics Association during its Winter 2014 Press Tour in Pasadena, CA. David Oyelowo (“Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’”), Joe Morton (ABC’s “Scandal”), Keke Palmer (VH1’s “CrazySexyCool”), Bresha Webb (TV […]

Actress Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwin at the 44th NAACP Image Awards. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman

NAACP Image Awards Turns Out to be A Big Night for Actress Kerry Washington

LOS ANGELES-Actress Kerry Washington had a big night at the 44th NAACP Image Awards, claiming three honors, being part of four awards,  including for two for ABC’s hit television series “Scandal.” Kerry also claimed an Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role opposite of Jamie Foxx in “Django Unchained.” […]

Actress Tatyana Ali (Love That Girl) and Reginald Hudlin at the 2013 NAACP Image Awards Nominees Luncheon. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman

NAACP Gears Up for Image Awards

BEVERLY HILLS-The 44th NAACP Image Awards, which takes place Friday, is certain to be a grand event with comedian and actor Steve Harvey hosting the show. Actress Kerry Washington has already been designated as the  recipient of the President’s Award. High-profile movies such Denzel Washington’s “Flight,” George Lucas’ “Red Tails” and Jamie Foxx’s critically celebrated […]

Author Sonia Jackson Myles, up for a NAACP Image Award for her book,"The Sister Accord: 51 Ways to Love Your Sister," has the support of En Vougue singer Terry Ellis. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman

Image Awards Nominee Talk Sisterhood

BEVERLY HILLS-The mood and the atmosphere surrounding the NAACP Image Awards luncheon was one pitched in giddiness and excitement for many first-time nominees. But it doesn’t get old either for some of the more veteran participants. Just the fact of being formally recognized by the longtime civil rights organization for their societal contribution in the […]

Taraji P. Henson celebrates her NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Mini-Series or Dramatic Special. Photo Credit: Carmen Williams
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NAACP Image Awards Shines Brightly

Some of the biggest names in film, television and music came out and made appearances at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards, which was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.  Some of the stars to show up for the two-hour live telecast event put on by NBC, included LL Cool J, Paula Patton, Cuba […]

Actress Vanessa Williams, winner of an NAACP Image Award in 2011, is up for another award this year. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman
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Vanessa Williams Still Rolling Along

The ABC hit comedy, “Desperate Housewives,” is on its last legs. The cast of the show are pretty much in mourning at the ending of the long-running series. Unfortunately, television won’t be the same without standout actress and singer Vanessa Williams’ Renee Perry character to fuss at. But don’t worry TV fans, Williams has a […]

(L-R) President of the NAACP, Ben Jealous is joined with his wife Lia Epperson, Alma Powell and Colin Powell at the 42nd NAACP Images Awards in Los Angeles on Friday March 4, 2011./AP Photo/Earl GibsonIII

Stars Say NAACP Remain a Major Force for Equality

By Dennis J. Freeman Los Angeles-The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest civil rights organization. Throughout its storied history, the NAACP has taken on structural racism and the Ku Klux Klan, battled Jim Crow segregation, fought against discrimination in education and in the workplace and marched for freedom. […]

Actress Halle Berry won a NAACP Image Award for her role in "Frankie & Alice."/Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman
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Halle Berry Brings Excitement to NAACP Image Awards

By Dennis J. Freeman Los Angeles-It is still okay to be black. Amid the backdrop of the celebratory and festive mood of the 42nd NAACP Image Awards, which saw Oscar winner Halle Berry make a stunning appearance in a navel-revealing dress and a surprise visit by Prince, a subtle message was sent out to the […]