Watch the 49th NAACP Image Awards on MLK Day, January 15, 2018 LIVE at 9/8c on 

[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( !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

Mary J. Blige and JAY-Z lead with five nominations. Bruno Mars, Issa Rae, Kendrick Lamar, and SZA follow with four nominations each, and Charlie Wilson, Idris Elba and Ledisi each received three. Anthony Anderson returns to host the awards show live on Monday, January 15, 2018 — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday — on TV ONE at 9/8c. One-hour live Red Carpet pre-show just ahead of the two-hour special.