NAACP IMAGE AWARDS
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[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="yth-hdr-thepresidentsaward"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="5px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" parallax="content-moving" css=".vc_custom_1510141047272{margin-right: 60px !important;margin-left: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;background-image: url(https://naacpimageawards.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/nia-background-49NIAdigital_tunein.jpg?id=3973) !important;background-position: center;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="5px"][vc_column_text] DANNY GLOVER [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="8px"][vc_column_text] Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 30 years. As an actor, his film credits range from the blockbuster Lethal Weapon franchise to smaller independent features, some of which Glover also produced. In recent years he has starred in an array of motion pictures including the critically-acclaimed Dreamgirls directed by Bill Condon and in the futuristic 2012 for director Roland Emmerich. In addition to his film work, Glover is highly

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="vanguard-award"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="5px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" parallax="content-moving" css=".vc_custom_1510141047272{margin-right: 60px !important;margin-left: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;background-image: url(https://naacpimageawards.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/nia-background-49NIAdigital_tunein.jpg?id=3973) !important;background-position: center;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="5px"][vc_column_text] MEMPHIS SANITATION I AM A MAN WORKERS [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="8px"][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_7462" align="alignright" width="380"] Photo: National Civil Rights Museum[/caption] During the 1960's Memphis, Tennessee was a city polluted with systemic racism. With a long history of segregation and unfair treatment, it was commonplace for black residents to be subjugated to Jim Crow and violence perpetuated by the police force. The working environments were not exempt from this abuse and black sanitation employees not only faced deplorable conditions, but their wages were so low that many of them were

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="yth-chairmansaward"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="5px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" parallax="content-moving" css=".vc_custom_1510141047272{margin-right: 60px !important;margin-left: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;background-image: url(https://naacpimageawards.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/nia-background-49NIAdigital_tunein.jpg?id=3973) !important;background-position: center;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="5px"][vc_column_text] WILLIAM LUCY LABOR ORGANIZER AND CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="8px"][vc_column_text] LOS ANGELES, CA (December 7, 2017) – The NAACP announced today that prominent labor union organizer and leader William Lucy will be honored with the prestigious NAACP Chairman’s Award which is bestowed in recognition of individuals who demonstrate exemplary public service and use their distinct platforms to create agents of change. Leon W. Russell, Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors, will present Lucy with the award at the 49th NAACP Image Awards on Monday, January

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="yth-anthonyanderson"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="5px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" parallax="content-moving" css=".vc_custom_1510141047272{margin-right: 60px !important;margin-left: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;background-image: url(https://naacpimageawards.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/nia-background-49NIAdigital_tunein.jpg?id=3973) !important;background-position: center;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="5px"][vc_column_text] ANTHONY ANDERSON [eltdf_icon icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-twitter" size="eltdf-icon-tiny" custom_size="48" type="normal" border_radius="" shape_size="" icon_color="black" border_color="" border_width="" background_color="" hover_icon_color="#a75fdd" hover_border_color="" hover_background_color="" margin="" icon_animation="" icon_animation_delay="" link="https://www.twitter.com/anthonyanderson" anchor_icon="" target="_blank"] HOST, 49TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="8px"][vc_column_text]Three-time NAACP Image Award winner Anthony Anderson returns as your host for the 49th NAACP Image Awards. The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor is the star and executive producer of ABC’s award-nominated sitcom black-ish. He portrays Andre “Dre” Johnson, a family man who struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="yth-derrickjohnson"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="5px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" parallax="content-moving" css=".vc_custom_1510141047272{margin-right: 60px !important;margin-left: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;background-image: url(https://naacpimageawards.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/nia-background-49NIAdigital_tunein.jpg?id=3973) !important;background-position: center;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="5px"][vc_column_text] DERRICK JOHNSON [eltdf_icon icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-twitter" size="eltdf-icon-tiny" custom_size="48" type="normal" border_radius="" shape_size="" icon_color="black" border_color="" border_width="" background_color="" hover_icon_color="#a75fdd" hover_border_color="" hover_background_color="" margin="" icon_animation="" icon_animation_delay="" link="https://www.twitter.com/derricknaacp" anchor_icon="" target="_blank"] PRESIDENT AND CEO, NAACP [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="8px"][vc_column_text]On October 21, 2017, the executive committee of the NAACP National Board of Directors elected Derrick Johnson President and CEO. Derrick Johnson formerly served as vice chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors as well as state president for the Mississippi State Conference NAACP. A longstanding member and leader of the NAACP, Mr. Johnson will guide the Association

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="yth-leonrussell"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="5px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" parallax="content-moving" css=".vc_custom_1510141047272{margin-right: 60px !important;margin-left: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;background-image: url(https://naacpimageawards.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/nia-background-49NIAdigital_tunein.jpg?id=3973) !important;background-position: center;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="5px"][vc_column_text] LEON W. RUSSELL [eltdf_icon icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-twitter" size="eltdf-icon-tiny" custom_size="48" type="normal" border_radius="" shape_size="" icon_color="black" border_color="" border_width="" background_color="" hover_icon_color="#a75fdd" hover_border_color="" hover_background_color="" margin="" icon_animation="" icon_animation_delay="" link="https://www.twitter.com/naacp" anchor_icon="" target="_blank"] CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS, NAACP [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="8px"][vc_column_text]Leon W. Russell was elected chairman of the NAACP at its annual Board of Directors meeting in New York on February 18, 2017. Russell has served as a member of the NAACP Board of Directors for 27 years. Mr. Russell retired in January 2012, after serving as the Director of the Office of Human Rights for

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="yth-ExecutiveProducers"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" parallax="content-moving" css=".vc_custom_1510141047272{margin-right: 60px !important;margin-left: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;background-image: url(https://naacpimageawards.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/nia-background-49NIAdigital_tunein.jpg?id=3973) !important;background-position: center;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="5px"][vc_column_text] REGINALD HUDLIN [eltdf_icon icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-twitter" size="eltdf-icon-tiny" custom_size="40" type="normal" border_radius="" shape_size="" icon_color="black" border_color="" border_width="" background_color="" hover_icon_color="#a75fdd" hover_border_color="" hover_background_color="" margin="" icon_animation="" icon_animation_delay="" link="https://www.twitter.com/reghud" anchor_icon="" target="_blank"] EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, 49TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="8px"][vc_column_text]Director and producer Reginald Hudlin is a pioneer of the modern black film movement, helming some of the most influential films and TV series of his generation. His most recent efforts include directing the legal thriller “Marshall”, starring Chadwick Boseman as Thurgood Marshall, with Josh Gad, Kate Hudson and Sterling K. Brown. He is also producing the