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NAACP’s LA President Resigns Over Planned Donald Sterling Honor

By | Thursday May 1, 2014 @ 8:06pm PDT

Leon JenkinsLeon Jenkins, president of the Los Angeles branch of the NAACP, has resigned in the wake of the scandal involving the branch’s now-scuttled plans to honor disgraced LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling with a lifetime achievement award. The organization is expected to make a full investigation into how the branch had decided to give Sterling not one, but two, lifetime achievement awards; the first came in 2009. “Please be advised that the legacy, history and reputation of the NAACP is NAACP-Logomore important to me than the presidency,” Jenkins said in his letter of resignation.

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Before Sterling’s racist remarks came to light last week, the group’s LA branch had planned to honor him at an awards gala May 15 at the Biltmore Hotel. Among the others to be honored were the Rev. Al Sharpton and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti. It remains to be seen if the awards dinner will go on as planned. Read More »

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‘The Help’, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer Win At NAACP Image Awards

By | Friday February 17, 2012 @ 7:07pm PST

The Help accumulated more accolades tonight with the NAACP Image Awards naming it Best Motion Picture, and Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer were chosen Best Actress and Supporting Actress. Ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium were hosted by Sanaa Latham and Anthony Mackie. In addition, the Founding Members of the Black Stuntmen’s Association received the NAACP President’s Award. A list of winners in motion picture and TV categories follows:

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Outstanding Motion Picture
“The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/
Participant Media/
Touchstone Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Laz Alonso – “Jumping the Broom”
(TriStar Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Viola Davis – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/
Participant Media/
Touchstone Pictures)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Mike Epps – “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Octavia Spencer – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/
Participant Media/
Touchstone Pictures)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
“Pariah” (Focus Features)

Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture
“In the Land of Blood and Honey” (FilmDistrict)

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2012 NAACP Image Award Film And TV Nominations

By | Thursday January 19, 2012 @ 9:00am PST

NAACP Image Awards 2012 NomineesNominees for THE 43RD NAACP IMAGE AWARDS were announced today. Winners will be announced during a live telecast on NBC Friday, February 17 beginning at 8 PM. The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of film, television, music and literature and honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Here are the nominees in films and television:

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Outstanding Motion Picture
“Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)
“Pariah” (Focus Features)
“The First Grader” (National Geographic
Entertainment)
“The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/
Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
“Tower Heist” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Eddie Murphy – “Tower Heist”
(Universal Pictures)
Laurence Fishburne – “Contagion”
(Warner Bros. Pictures)
Laz Alonso – “Jumping the Broom”
(TriStar Pictures)
Oliver Litondo – “The First Grader” (National Geographic Entertainment)
Vin Diesel – “Fast Five” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Adepero Oduye – “Pariah” (Focus Features)
Emma Stone – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
Paula Patton – “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)
Viola Davis – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
Zoë Saldana – “Colombiana” (TriStar Pictures)

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