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NAACP Los Angeles President resigns amid the Donald Sterling controversy

By Tanya Blake

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Money is the root of all evil and it appears the NACCP chapter in Los Angeles understands this all to well. The civil right’s organization interim President and CEO Lorraine Miller accepted the resignation of Los Angeles chapter President Leon Jenkins today, May 1st.

Jenkins decided to submit his abdication after questions surfaced as to why his branch honored L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

Leon Jenkins, president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP, announces that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, inset, will not be receiving his lifetime achievement award, at a news conference in Culver City, Calif., Monday, April 28. Photo credit: AP

In the letter of resignation Jenkins wrote, “Please be advised that the legacy, history and reputation of the NAACP is more important to me than the presidency. In order to separate the Los Angeles NAACP and the NAACP from the negative exposure I have caused the NAACP, I respectfully resign my position as president of the Los Angeles NAACP.”

Jenkins came under fire from the public in recent days after it was made public that the chapter honored Sterling with a lifetime achievement award in 2009 and planned to do so again this month despite his ‘racist’ ways. According to multiple mainstream outlets Sterling had donated $45,000 to the chapter since 2007. TimeLife.com

Soon after the news broke, Jenkins told members of the press that Sterling’s donations came to “an insignificant amount” and the chapter planned to return the money.

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NAACP Seeks Zimmerman’s Prosecution From DOJ

NAACP Seeks Zimmerman’s Prosecution From DOJ (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook The NAACP released a statement saying it will go to the Department of Justice to pursue federal civil rights charges.

 

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Steve Harvey to Host at The ‘44th NAACP Image Awards’

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 22, 2013) – The NAACP announced today that comedian, author, radio and talk show host, Steve Harvey will host and Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Wanda Sykes and Tony Goldwyn will be part of an all-star line-up to present at the 44th  NAACP IMAGE AWARDS.  In addition, Dennis Haysbert will be the in-show announcer during the LIVE broadcast from Los Angeles’ historic Shrine Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 1, 8-10 p.m. ET (PT tape-delayed) on NBC.

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“I’m honored to be hosting the 44th NAACP Image Awards, and celebrate the variety of film, TV, literary, music contributions, and special honorees this year. We’re live on stage, got great things in store for the night!” commented Mr. Harvey.

The NAACP Image Awards is the premier multicultural awards show.  It celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.

The NAACP Image Awards are being produced by Reginald Hudlin and Brad Lachman. Bill Bracken will serve as Supervising Producer and Byron Phillips as Producer. The production team also includes Tony McCuin as Director and Melanie Massie as the Talent Executive.

Nominees for the NAACP Image Awards are determined by the number of entries received by the deadline.  To be eligible, projects must have had a national distribution date between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2012. For the 2012 voting period, over 1,200 submissions were received by the artists, managers, publicists, production companies, record labels, studios, networks and/or publishers. From those entries, a nominating committee of 300 industry professionals and NAACP leaders from across the country select five nominees in each of the 53 categories. Those results were announced at a press conference. To determine the winners, the members of the NAACP vote via a secured online site. The results are tabulated by the Image Awards auditors, Bert Smith & Co., and the results are confidential until the envelope is opened LIVE on stage during the NBC telecast on Friday, February 1, 2013.

Event sponsors include:  FedEx, UAW/Chrysler, AT&T, Hyundai Motors, Wells Fargo, General Motors, Walmart, Bank of America, Walgreens, Gilead Sciences, AARP, Ford Motor, Anheuser Busch, Pepsico.

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For all information and latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at http://www.naacpimageawards.net.

About the NAACP

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

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Kerry Washington to receive President’s Award at 44th NAACP Image Awards

To Be Made During Live Broadcast on Feb. 1, 8-10 p.m. EST on NBC

 

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 18, 2013) – Kerry Washington will be presented with the NAACP President’s Award at the 44th  NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, broadcast live from 8-10 p.m. ET (PT tape-delayed) on Feb. 1 on NBC, it was announced today by the NAACP.

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The NAACP President’s Award, chosen by NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, is bestowed in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service.  Past honorees include Van Jones, President Bill Clinton, Soledad O’Brien, Ruby Dee, Muhammad Ali, and most recently, the Founding Members of the Black Stuntmen’s Association.

“For the first time in 40 years, we have a black woman playing the leading role in a primetime drama on network television. Kerry Washington is a modern trailblazer,” states Jealous.  “Her talent and will have taken her to heights we have not seen in years. She extends the tradition of women like Ruby Dee, Cicily Tyson, and Lena Horne. Rather than seeing her professional success as cause for political silence, she has chosen to use it as a platform for social change. Her championing of the rights of women around the world, and her early work to campaign for President Barack Obama are examples of her willingness to be a politically active and risk-taking woman in real life even as she plays one on TV.”

NAACP award-winning actress, Kerry Washington, is a versatile and fearless actress with an impressive and diverse body of work.  With the critical and commercial success of her most recent projects (Django Unchained and ABC’s Scandal) garnering industry-wide acclaim, as well as her involvement with President Obama’s re-election campaign, Washington has proven herself to be an emerging power player in Hollywood as well as a social and political activist within the community.

Washington is an active member of the V-Counsel, an esteemed group of advisors to V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, and she serves on the board of Voices of a People’s History, a non-profit arts and education group.  She also sits on the Artist’s Committee for the largest national advocacy association for the arts, Americans For The Arts.  In 2008, Washington received several accolades including the Women’s Project Women of Achievement Award, the GWU Alumni Association’s Recent Alumni Achievement Award, and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Award, for Washington’s commitment to social advocacy. In 2009, Washington received the US Conference of Mayors Artist-Citizen Award for public leadership in the arts.  That year she was also named a member of President Obama’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities, headed by First Lady Michelle Obama.

Originally from The Bronx, New York, Washington is a graduate of The Spence School. In 1998, she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from The George Washington University.

The NAACP Image Awards are being produced by Reginald Hudlin and Brad Lachman. Bill Bracken will serve as Supervising Producer and Byron Phillips as producer. The production team also includes Tony McCuin as director and Melanie Massie as the talent executive.  The live show will originate from The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
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The NAACP Image Awards is the premier multicultural awards show.  It celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.

Event sponsors include  FedEx, AARP, UAW/Chrysler, Wells Fargo, Ford Motor Company, Anheuser Busch, Hyundai Motors, AT&T, Southwest Airlines and Walgreens.

For all information and latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at http://www.naacpimageawards.net.

 

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About the NAACP

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

 

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Navy Vice Admiral Michelle Howard to Receive the NAACP Chairman’s Award at the 44th IMAGE AWARDS

First African-American Woman to Command a Navy Ship Serves as Inspiration to the Next Generation

 

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Los Angeles, CA (January 15, 2013) — United States Navy Vice Admiral Michelle Janine Howard will receive the NAACP Chairman’s Award during the 44th NAACP Image Awards, broadcast live on Friday, February 1st (8:00-10:00 PM EST) on NBC.

 

The Chairman’s Award, chosen by NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock, is bestowed in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service. Past honorees include TV One Founder and President Cathy Hughes, US. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, Tyler Perry, Former Vice President Al Gore and Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai, Aretha Franklin, Bono, then-Senator Barack Obama, The Dave Matthews Band, and Danny Glover.

 

“Vice Admiral Howard is an inspiration for me and women of color across our country,” stated Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors. “Her service and achievements as a top-ranking officer in the U.S. Navy have paved the way for girls and young women to know their dreams can become their reality.”

 

“I am sincerely touched and honored that the NAACP would choose to recognize me with the Chairman’s Award,” stated Vice Admiral Howard.  “I have been privileged to serve with our Nation’s sons and daughters who remain my greatest inspiration.  NAACP Image Awards remind us that even when we can’t find role models who look like us, television and the movies allow us to dream and believe that anything is possible.  From belief comes faith and from faith the possibilities become real.”

 

Howard, who currently serves as deputy commander for the US Fleet Forces Command, is a 1978 graduate of Gateway High School in Aurora, Colorado.  In 1982, she graduated from the United States Naval Academy and in 1998 from the Army’s Command and General Staff with a Masters in Military Arts and Sciences.

Howard’s initial sea tours were aboard USS Hunley and USS Lexington.   In 1990, she reported to USS Mount Hood as chief engineer and served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. By July 1992, Howard had assumed duties as first lieutenant on board the USS Flint.

 

Over the next several years, Howard continued to gain experience and take on leadership roles, and, in January 1996, she became the executive officer of USS Tortuga and deployed to the Adriatic in support of Operation Joint Endeavor, a peacekeeping effort in the former Republic of Yugoslavia.

On March 12, 1999, Howard became the first African American woman to command a ship in the U.S. Navy.

 

From May 2004 to September 2005, Howard was the commander of Amphibious Squadron Seven.  Deploying with Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5, operations included tsunami relief efforts in Indonesia and maritime security operations in the North Arabian Gulf.

Vice Admiral Howard is the recipient of several awards for her service.   While serving on board Lexington, she received the secretary of the Navy/Navy League Captain Winifred Collins award in May 1987.  Howard is also the recipient of the 2008 Women of Color Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Career Achievement Award, the 2009 Dominion Power Strong Men and Women Excellence in Leadership Award, and the 2011 USO Military Woman of the Year.

 

The NAACP Image Awards is the premier multicultural awards show.  It celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.

 

Event sponsors include: FedEx, AARP, UAW/Chrysler, Wells Fargo, Ford Motor Company, Anheuser Busch, Hyundai Motors, AT&T, Southwest Airlines and Walgreens.

 

For all information and latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at http://www.naacpimageawards.net.

 

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About the NAACP

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

 

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44th NAACP Image Award Nominations Unveiled

BEVERLY HILLS, CA (December 11, 2012) — The nominees for THE 44TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS were announced today during a live press conference from the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA. Anthony Anderson (Guys with Kids), Niecy Nash (The Soul Man), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), Garcelle Beauvais (Flight), Tyler James Williams (Go On), and Zendaya (Shake It Up!) announced the categories and nominees.

The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Winners will be announced during the two-hour starstudded event, which will air live on Friday, February 1 (8 ET live/PT tape-delayed) on NBC.

ABC and CBS lead the nominees in the TV categories with 20 and 12 nominations respectively, followed by HBO and Lifetime with 10 and NBC with 9. In the recording category, RCA leads with 11 nominations, followed by Atlantic with 10 nominations. The Weinstein Company leads with 4 nominations, and Lionsgate and Paramount Pictures follow with 4 in the motion picture category.

 

Following is the list of categories and nominees for the 44TH NAACP Image Awards:
TELEVISION
Outstanding Comedy Series
• “Glee” (FOX)
• “Modern Family” (ABC)
• “The Game” (BET)
• “The Mindy Project” (FOX)
• “The Soul Man” (TV Land)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
• Anthony Anderson – “Guys with Kids” (NBC)
• Damon Wayans, Jr. – “Happy Endings” (ABC)
• Don Cheadle – “House Of Lies” (Showtime)
• Donald Faison – “The Exes” (TV Land)
• Hosea Chanchez – “The Game” (BET)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
• Amber Riley – “Glee” (FOX)
• Cassi Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
• Kellita Smith – “The First Family” (Syndicated)
• Tatyana Ali – “Love That Girl” (TV One)
• Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (BET)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
• Aziz Ansari – “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
• Craig Robinson – “The Office” (NBC)
• Donald Glover – “Community” (NBC)
• Lance Gross – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
• Tracy Morgan – “30 Rock” (NBC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
• Anna Deavere Smith – “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
• Gabourey Sidibe – “The Big C” (Showtime)
• Gladys Knight – “The First Family” (Syndicated)
• Rashida Jones – “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
• Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)

 

Outstanding Drama Series
• “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
• “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
• “Scandal” (ABC)
• “Treme” (HBO)
• “True Blood” (HBO)
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
• Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA)
• Hill Harper – “CSI: NY” (CBS)
• LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)
• Michael Clarke Duncan – “The Finder” (FOX)
• Wendell Pierce – “Treme” (HBO)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
• Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
• Kerry Washington – “Scandal” (ABC)
• Khandi Alexander – “Treme” (HBO)
• Regina King – “SouthLAnd” (TNT)
• Sandra Oh – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
• Clarke Peters – “Treme” (HBO)
• Dev Patel – “The Newsroom” (HBO)
• Omar Epps – “House M.D.” (FOX)
• Rockmond Dunbar – “Sons of Anarchy” (FX)
• Rocky Carroll – “NCIS” (CBS)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
• Archie Panjabi – “The Good Wife” (CBS)
• Joy Bryant – “Parenthood” (NBC)
• Loretta Devine – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
• Lucy Lui – “SouthLAnd” (TNT)
• Rutina Wesley – “True Blood” (HBO)
Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
• “Abducted: The Carlina White Story” (Lifetime)
• “Hallmark Hall of Fame’s FIRELIGHT” (ABC)
• “Raising Izzie” (GMC TV)
• “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
• “Sugar Mommas” (GMC TV)
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
• Afemo Omilami – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
• Cuba Gooding, Jr. – “Hallmark Hall of Fame’s FIRELIGHT” (ABC)
• Michael Jai White – “Somebody’s Child” (GMC TV)
• Rockmond Dunbar – “Raising Izzie” (GMC TV)
• Tory Kittles – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
• Alfre Woodard – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
• Jill Scott – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
• Keke Palmer – “Abducted: The Carlina White Story” (Lifetime)
• Phylicia Rashad – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
• Queen Latifah – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
• Aaron D. Spears – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
• Erik Valdez – “General Hospital” (ABC)
• James Reynolds – “Days of Our Lives” (NBC)
• Kristoff St. John – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

• Rodney Saulsberry – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
• Angell Conwell – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
• Julia Pace Mitchell – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
• Kristolyn Lloyd – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
• Shenell Edmonds – “One Life to Live” (ABC)
• Tatyana Ali – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special)
• “Ask Obama Live: An MTV Interview with The President” (MTV)
• “Judge Mathis” (Syndicated)
• “Save My Son with Dr. Steve Perry” (TV One)
• “Unsung” (TV One)
• “Washington Watch with Roland Martin” (TV One)
Outstanding Talk Series
• “Don’t Sleep!” (BET)
• “Oprah’s Lifeclass” (OWN)
• “Oprah’s Next Chapter” (OWN)
• “The View” (ABC)
• “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” (FX)
Outstanding Reality Series
• “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
• “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” (HBO)
• “The X Factor” (FOX)
• “Tia & Tamera” (Style)
• “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (OWN)
Outstanding Variety Series or Special

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• “Black Girls Rock” (BET)
• “Oprah and the Legendary Cast of Roots 35 Years Later” (OWN)
• “Oprah’s Master Class” (OWN)
• “The First Graduating Class: Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls” (OWN)
• “Verses & Flow” (TV One)
Outstanding Children’s Program
• “Degrassi” (TeenNick)
• “Kasha and the Zulu King” (BET)
• “The Legend of Korra” (Nickelodeon)
• “The TeenNick HALO Awards 2012″ (Nick@Nite)
• “The Weight of the Nation for Kids” (HBO)
Outstanding Performance in a Youth/ Children’s Program – (Series or Special)
• China Anne McClain – “A.N.T. Farm” (Disney Channel)
• Keke Palmer – “Winx Club” (Nickelodeon)
• Loretta Devine – “Doc McStuffins” (Disney Junior block on Disney Channel)
• Nick Cannon – “The TeenNick HALO Awards 2012″ (Nick@Nite)
• Tyler James Williams – “Let It Shine” (Disney Channel)
RECORDING
Outstanding New Artist
• Elle Varner (MBK / RCA)
• Gary Clark, Jr. (Warner Bros. Records)
• Lianne La Havas (Nonesuch Records Inc. / Warner Bros. Records)
• Melanie Amaro (Epic Records)
• The OMG Girlz (Pretty Hustle / Grand Hustle / Streamline / Interscope)
Outstanding Male Artist
• Bruno Mars (Atlantic)
• Lupe Fiasco (Atlantic)
• Miguel (ByStorm / RCA)
• Trey Songz (Atlantic)
• Usher (RCA Records)
Outstanding Female Artist
• Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
• Elle Varner (MBK / RCA)
• Estelle (Atlantic)
• Missy Elliott (Atlantic)
• Tamela Mann (Tillymann Music Group)
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
• Chuck D, Johnny Juice, Will.i.am, Herbie Hancock (Iconomy Multi-Media &
Entertainment)
• fun. feat. Janelle Monae (Atlantic)
• Lupe Fiasco feat. Guy Sebastian (Atlantic)
• Mary Mary (Columbia)
• Ne-Yo, Herbie Hancock, Johnny Rzeznik, Delta Rae, Natasha Bedingfield (Forward
Song, LLC)

Outstanding Jazz Album
• “Bone Appetit [Vol. 1 and 2]” – Jeff Bradshaw (Hidden Beach)
• “Dreams” – Brian Culbertson (Verve Records)
• “Renaissance” – Marcus Miller (Concord Jazz)
• “Seeds From The Underground” – Kenny Garrett (Mack Avenue Records)
• “The Preservation Hall 50th Anniversary Collection” – The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
(Legacy)
Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)
• “Best Days” – Tamela Mann (Tillymann Music Group)
• “Go Get It” – Mary Mary (Columbia)
• “God, Love & Romance” – Fred Hammond (Verity Gospel Music Group)
• “I Win” – Marvin Sapp (Verity Gospel Music Group)
• “Le’Andria Johnson The Experience” – Le’Andria Johnson (Music World Gospel / Music
World)
Outstanding World Music Album
• “Ayah Ye! Moving Train” – KG Omulo (KG Omulo)
• “Country, God, Or The Girl” – K’NAAN (A&M / Octone Records)
• “Diversionary” – Brother B (King Chero Records)
• “Wonderful Life” – Estelle (Atlantic)
Outstanding Music Video
• “Adorn” – Miguel (ByStorm / RCA)
• “Girl On Fire” – Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
• “Locked Out Of Heaven” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic)
• “This Christmas” – CeeLo Green (Elektra)
• “You’re On My Mind” – KEM (Universal Motown)
Outstanding Song
• “Be Mine for Christmas” – KEM (Universal Motown)
• “Glorify the King” – KEM (Universal Motown)
• “I Look To You” – Whitney Houston and R. Kelly (RCA Records)
• “Locked Out Of Heaven” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic)
• “You’re On My Mind” – KEM (Universal Motown)
Outstanding Album
• “Bad – 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” – Michael Jackson (Legacy / Epic)
• “Girl On Fire” – Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
• “I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston” – Whitney Houston (RCA
Records)
• “On the Shoulders of Giants – The Soundtrack” – Chuck D, Will.i.am, Herbie Hancock,
Nikki Yannofsky (Iconomy Multi-Media & Entertainment )
• “Perfectly Imperfect” – Elle Varner (MBK / RCA)
LITERATURE
Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction
• “A Wish and a Prayer: A Blessings Novel” – Beverly Jenkins (HarperCollins Publishers
(William Morrow Paperbacks))
• “Destiny’s Divas” – Victoria Christopher Murray (Touchstone / Simon & Schuster)
• “Silent Cry” – Dywane Birch (Strebor Books)
• “The Reverend’s Wife” – Kimberla Lawson Roby (Grand Central’s Wife)
• “The Secret She Kept” – ReShonda Tate Billingsley (Gallery Books, a division of Simon
& Schuster)
Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction
• “Fraternity” – Diane Brady (Spiegel & Grau (Random House))
• “Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House
Dinner That Shocked a Nation” – Deborah Davis (Atria Books / Simon & Schuster)
• “Power Concedes Nothing: One Woman’s Quest for Social Justice in America, from the
Courtroom to the Kill Zones” – Connie Rice (Scribner)
• “The Courage to Hope” – Shirley Sherrod (Atria Books)
• “The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court ” – Jeffrey Toobin
(Doubleday)
Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
• “A Cupboard Full of Coats” – Yvvette Edwards (HarperCollins Publishers (Amistad))
• “Antebellum” – R. Kayeen Thomas (Strebor Books)
• “Congo: Spirit of Darkness” – Mayi Ngwala (Genet Press)
• “Nikki G: A Portrait of Nikki Giovanni in Her Own Words” – Darryl L. Lacy (Darryl L. Lacy
(iUniverse))
• “The Sister Accord: 51 Ways To Love Your Sister” – Sonia Jackson Myles (The Sister
Accord, LLC)
Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Auto-Biography
• “Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change” – John Lewis (Hyperion)
• “Interventions: A Life in War and Peace” – Kofi Annan (The Penguin Press)
• “The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo” -
Tom Reiss (Crown Publishers)
• “The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities ” – Will
Allen (Gotham Books)
• “The One: The Life and Music of James Brown” – RJ Smith (Gotham Books)
Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
• “12 Ways to Put Money in Your Pocket Every Month Without A Part Time Job; The
Skinny Book That Makes Your Wallet Fat” – Jennifer Matthews (Pickett Fennell
Publishing Group)
• “Formula 50: A 6-Week Workout and Nutrition Plan That Will Transform Your Life ” – 50
Cent (Avery (Penguin Group))
• “Health First: The Black Woman’s Wellness Guide” – Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, Hilary Beard
(SmileyBooks)
• “It’s Complicated (But It Doesn’t Have to Be): A Modern Guide to Finding and Keeping
Love” – Paul Carrick Brunson (Gotham Books)

• “The No Excuse Guide to Success: No Matter What Your Boss or Life Throws at You” -
Jim Smith, Jr. (Career Press)
Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
• “Hurrah’s Nest” – Arisa White (Virtual Artists Collective)
• “Maybe the Saddest Thing” – Marcus Wicker (HarperCollins Publishers (Harper
Perennial))
• “Speak Water” – Truth Thomas (Cherry Castle Publishing)
• “The Ground” – Rowan Ricardo Phillips (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
• “Thrall” – Natasha Trethewey (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Outstanding Literary Work – Children
• “Fifty Cents and a Dream” – Jabari Asim (Author), Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
(Little,nBrown Books for Young Readers)
• “Harlem’s Little Blackbird” – Renee Watson (Author), Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
(Random House Books for Young Readers (Random House Children’s Books))
• “In the Land of Milk and Honey” – Joyce Carol Thomas (Author), Floyd Cooper
(Illustrator) (HarperCollins / Amistad)
• “Indigo Blume and the Garden City” – Kwame Alexander (Word of Mouth Books)
• “What Color is My World?” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Author), Raymons Obstfeld (Author),
A.G. Ford (Illustrator) (Candlewick Press)
Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens
• “Fire in the Streets” – Kekla Magoon (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
• “Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons – A Dialogue With America’s Young Leaders” -
Gregory Reed (Amber Books)
• “Pinned” – Sharon G. Flake (Scholastic Press)
• “The Diary of B. B. Bright, Possible Princess” – Alice Randall (Author), Caroline Williams
(Author), Shadra Strickland (Illustrator) (Turner Publishing Company)
• “The Mighty Miss Malone” – Christopher Paul Curtis (Wendy Lamb Books (Random
House Children’s Books))
MOTION PICTURE
Outstanding Motion Picture
• “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
• “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
• “Flight” (Paramount Pictures)
• “Red Tails” (Lucasfilm)
• “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” (Lionsgate)
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
• Denzel Washington – “Flight” (Paramount Pictures)
• Jamie Foxx – “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
• Morgan Freeman – “The Magic of Belle Isle” (Magnolia Pictures)
• Suraj Sharma – “Life of Pi” (20th Century Fox)
• Tyler Perry – “Alex Cross” (Summit Entertainment)
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
• Emayatzy Corinealdi – “Middle of Nowhere” (AAFRM)
• Halle Berry – “Cloud Atlas” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Loretta Devine – “In The Hive” (Eone Entertainment)
• Quvenzhané Wallis – “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
• Viola Davis – “Won’t Back Down” (20th Century Fox)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
• David Oyelowo – “Middle of Nowhere” (AFFRM)
• Don Cheadle – “Flight” (Paramount Pictures)
• Dwight Henry – “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
• Lenny Kravitz – “The Hunger Games” (Lionsgate)
• Samuel L. Jackson – “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
• Amandla Stenberg – “The Hunger Games” (Lionsgate)
• Gloria Reuben – “Lincoln” (The Walt Disney Studios)
• Kerry Washington – “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
• Phylicia Rashad – “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” (Lionsgate)
• Taraji P. Henson – “Think Like a Man” (Screen Gems)
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
• “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
• “Chico & Rita” (GKIDS)
• “Red Tails” (Lucasfilm)
• “Unconditional” (Harbinger Media Partners)
• “Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day” (Codeblack)
Outstanding International Motion Picture
• “Chico & Rita” (GKIDS)
• “For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada” (ARC Entertainment)
• “Special Forces” (eOne Films)
• “The Intouchables” (The Weinstein Company)
• “The Raid: Redemption” (Sony Pictures Classics)
DOCUMENTARY
Outstanding Documentary – (Theatrical or Television)
• “Black Wings” (Smithsonian Channel)
• “Brooklyn Castle” (Producers Distribution Agency)
• “First Position” (IFC Films)
• “Marley” (Magnolia Pictures)
• “On the Shoulders of Giants – The Story of the Greatest Team You’ve Never Heard Of”
(Showtime)
WRITING
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
• Karin Gist – “House of Lies” – Mini-Mogul (Showtime)
• Marc Wilmore – “The Simpsons” – The Spy Who Learned Me (FOX)
• Michael Shipley – “Last Man Standing” – High Expectations (ABC)
• Prentice Penny – “Happy Endings” – Meet the Parrots (ABC)

 

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44th NAACP Image Awards: Nominees to be Revealed December 11th

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 Tuning into the Image Awards?

Well, be sure to mark your calendar for Feb. 1st – that’s when the 44th NAACP Image Awards will take place — and that sound you heard after the end of the Toronto Film Festival…well that was the starting gun for the awards season race.

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The nominations for the 44th Image Awards will be announced on Tuesday, December 11th. Follow @eotmpr on Twitter for live tweets from the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, California.

Anthony Anderson, Niecy Nash, Yvette Nicole Brown, Garcelle Beauvais, Tyler James Williams, Zendaya with Benjamin Todd Jealous, President & CEO, NAACP and NAACP Executives will announce the nominees.

The Image awards is the nation’s premier multi-cultural awards show. It celebrates the best achievements and performances of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film – and honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Featuring a star-studded lineup of performers, winners and presenters, previous guests include Jennifer Hudson, Harry Belafonte, Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams and Lenny Kravitz.

. NBC will broadcast the multi-cultural awards show on February 1, 2013 at 8pm EST.

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Be sure to stay connected to EOTM Media Group as they cover all of the 44th NAACP Image Award festivities — starting with the press conference/nomination announcements on Tuesday, December 11th.

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Why Romney Welcomes the NAACP Boos

Published by EOTM News Editor on July 12th, 2012 - in Breaking News, Politics, Trending

This post originally appeared on Slate.

Mitt Romney was booed. It was a good day for Mitt Romney.

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When the Republican nominee told the NAACP that he was committed to eliminating Obamacare, audience members shouted out. The negative reception might have been momentarily jarring to the candidate, but the moment had a political upside. It offered a chance for a candidate criticized for his malleability to look principled in the face of opposition. That might not have mattered to the audience in the auditorium, but as Romney advisers explain, this speech was not just aimed at the people sitting in their seats or African American voters in general. Like Romney’s contentious visit to the largely African-American school in West Philadelphia weeks ago, this speech was aimed at rounding out Romney’s image. “I believe that if you understood who I truly am in my heart, and if it were possible to fully communicate what I believe is in the real, enduring best interest of African-American families, you would vote for me for president,” he said.

Hearing this, swing voters might think Gov. Romney has a bigger heart than those mean Democratic ads claiming he sent jobs overseas. At the very least the speech, and the negative reaction it provoked, replaced the outsourcing of American jobs as the political topic of the day. That may be the biggest political benefit of all of Mitt Romney’s NAACP speech: He changed the conversation. In an election that is so close, both campaigns seem less concerned about the substance of their argument than that the argument take place on favorable turf. On issues from health care to charges and counter-charges about outsourcing, both Romney and Obama are willing to endure boos, howls from fact-checkers, and even some cries of hypocrisy if it will keep the argument on the topics that do them the most political good.

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Romney was also applauded by the NAACP audience, as his supporters were quick to point out. True, but it’s in their candidate’s interest to get booed and to have that booing reported. Quiet golf clapping and even sustained applause would rob Romney of explaining how steadfast he is going to be in the interviews that followed. It would weaken the Daniel in the Lion’s Den story. Big deal Daniel, the lion’s just purred at you. This is why, when candidate Obama in 2008 told of being grumbled at by auto executives for his position on auto emissions, he left out the part about how they gave him a standing ovation at the end of the speech.

The boos are particularly helpful in building ties with conservatives who prize constancy in the face of opposition among all political attributes and who have specific concerns about Romney’s commitment to repealing the president’s health care plan.

It should be noted that the appearance of bravery is distinct from actual bravery. This was not a Sister Souljamoment, named for Bill Clinton’s comments at a conference sponsored by the Rainbow Coalition criticizing a popular rap artist for contributing to the coarsening of the culture. Jeb Bush talking about his party’s strict views on immigration is the closest thing to a popular GOP official challenging his base.

In this case, Romney was telling leaders of a community disproportionately lacking quality health care that legislation expanding the system is a bad thing. Romney asked the audience to see his heart, but after so quickly dismissing this policy that has deep consequences for the African-American community he offered no alternative health care vision or hint that he understood the depth of the need that Obamacare–as flawed as it may be–was trying to meet. (When Romney later suggested those who liked Obamacare wanted more “free stuff” that made it even harder to see his heart.)

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Gov. Romney was also willing to endure a few uncomfortable moments when he recently declared that the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act was a tax. That statement contradicted a senior aide who had labeled it a penalty and contradicted Romney’s position as governor of Massachusetts. But it put him in sync with GOP Congressional leaders accusing President Obama of advocating a new tax. As one Republican official argued, the Romney campaign was happy to have an extended debate about the tax issue, even if it momentarily touched on Romney’s possible lack of conviction, because all voters would hear was a debate about taxes. Any time the debate is about taxes, argue strategists for both parties, it’s a good argument for the Republican candidate. Voters just tend to trust Republicans to give them lower taxes, which they’d prefer. Also, for Romney his pitch to independent voters who don’t like the law is that if he’s elected the tax will disappear. If Obama stays, it won’t.

President Obama is also willing to take his own hits to keep the argument on his turf. His campaign is running a variety of ads charging Romney with outsourcing jobs while the head of Bain Capital. A variety of fact-checking organizations have called the president on it, giving him the most negative ratings possible, challenging his assertions, and saying his campaign can’t back up its claims. Yet, the ads are still running. The Obama campaign is convinced the TV attacks are working because any conversation about outsourcing is one Democrats think they are going to win. The idea is unpopular and voters are likely to believe that the candidate who sells himself as a business guy and whose firm sometimes shuttered factories was the one involved in outsourcing. When Mitt Romney retaliates that Obama is the “outsourcer-in-chief,” it’s not likely to be that effective because voters are not predisposed to believe that of President Obama. (In addition to the fact that the charge is pretty weak.)

The Obama campaign is also running an ad making a claim about Romney’s position on abortion that is wafer-thin, as Time’s Michael Scherer demonstrates. But a fight about women’s reproductive issues is a fight Democrats are happy to have; it is more than worth enduring a few boos from the crowd. Though the president makes it sound like he is the overwhelming victim of negative ads, that’s not so. President Obama is a long way from the 2008 candidate who used to inveigh against political game playing. Though, even at the time, Obama was willing to say one thing and do another, and his campaign ran more negative ads than any in history.

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This is further confirmation of an essential truth both campaigns have embraced about fact checking: The upside from a strong distortion is better than the downside from the hall monitors. If you’re not getting four Pinocchios or a pants-on-fire, you’re not doing it right. Let them boo–as long as the message gets through.

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Teangelo of ‘EOTM TV’ covers the ‘NAACP’ 8th Annual HollyWood Bureau

 ”Film Financing in Black and White”

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(NAACP Hollywood Bureau  ) On Monday February 13th ‘EOTM TV‘ Media host ‘Teangelo‘ covers “Film Financing in Black and White” via NAACP Hollywood Bureau.

Most people think there are simple rules to getting financing for a motion picture,  you’ve got your script, treatment, breakdown, schedule, budget, and a business plan, then you purse the financing. The reality is that there are no simple rules when it comes to financing a project.

 

 

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In Hollywood, securing film financing is part of the creative process. The 8th Annual NAACP Hollywood Bureau Symposium, entitled “Film Financing in Black and White” brings together a distinguished panel of industry insiders who shared what it takes to bring together and secure film financing. The panel also provided real-life experiences, best practices and a metrics for what it takes to get projects greenlite. They also discussed the unique obstacles in securing funding for projects that have a predominately minority cast, and reflect on the recent comments made by George Lucas expressing the difficulties he experienced in securing funding for “Red Tails” as a backdrop.

 

 

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