NAACP Image Awards to Announce Nominees in January 2009

naacp-image-awards.JPGThe 40th NAACP Image Awards will broadcast live from Los Angeles’
historic Shrine Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 12 (8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
ET/PT) on Fox.  


Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Former
Vice President Al Gore and Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai will be awarded the
NAACP Chairman’s Award during the special. The Chairman’s Award, chosen
by NAACP Board Chairman Julian Bond, is bestowed in recognition of
special achievement and distinguished public service.


“I am very proud to
recognize Former Vice President Gore and Dr. Maathai for their
substantial efforts in environmental awareness, sustainable development
and peace,” said Bond. “Their courageous and historic accomplishments
have benefited not only current but future generations, and they
clearly reflect the values that we have so valiantly fought for over
the past century.”      

Nominations for the annual
award show that recognizes the artistic achievements of people of color
and honors projects and individuals that promote diversity in the arts
will be announced Wednesday, Jan. 7 in Los Angeles. Hosts, performers
and presenters will be announced shortly.      

The star-studded broadcast will coincide with the NAACP’s 100th anniversary.

Source: EURWeb

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