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Hollywood Reporter:Gabrielle Union-Wade and Dwyane Wade to Receive President’s Award at NAACP Image Awards (Exclusive)
Gabrielle Union-Wade and Dwyane Wade will receive the President’s Award at the 54th NAACP Image Awards, the NAACP and BET announced Thursday. The honor, recognizing notable achievement and valued public service, will be handed out at the ceremony airing live on Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. ET on BET. Previous honorees include Muhammad Ali, Colin Powell, Soledad O’Brien, Condoleezza Rice, LeBron James, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Variety:Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade to Receive NAACP President’s Award at 2023 Image Awards
“We’re thrilled to present this award to Gabrielle Union-Wade and Dwyane Wade who together have consistently utilized their platforms to advance social justice and raise awareness to the inequalities existing in our country,” said NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson in a statement. “We’re proud to recognize the couple’s tireless humanitarian work as they continue to advocate for equality and acceptance for all.”

Essence:Gabrielle Union And Dwyane Wade To Receive President’s Award At NAACP Image Awards
NAACP and BET have announced that actress, producer, and best-selling author Gabrielle Union-Wade and three-time NBA Champion entrepreneur and producer, Dwyane Wade will receive the prestigious President’s Award during the 54th NAACP Image Awards on February 25.

BET:Gabrielle Union-Wade & Dwyane Wade Named President’s Award Recipients For 54th NAACP Image Awards’
The NAACP and BET announced that actress, producer, and best-selling author Gabrielle Union-Wade and three-time NBA Champion entrepreneur and producer, Dwyane Wade will receive the prestigious President’s Award during the “54th NAACP Image Awards” airing Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 8:00 PM ET on BET and 8:00 PM PT on delay. The Wades have made headlines for their philanthropic efforts to support organizations providing healthcare for the LGBTQ community.

USA Today:5 former Memphis police officers plead not guilty to murder charges in Tyre Nichols’ death
“If you were an officer or first responder and you sat there and watched this young man die and you did nothing to help resuscitate him, you did nothing to give him aid, you’re just as culpable as the people who beat him down and killed him,” NAACP Memphis Branch President Van Turner said after video of the stop was released.

VOA:US Civil Rights Groups Demand Change
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) says it is determined to ramp up pressure to bring law enforcement officers who abuse their power to account. Wisdom Cole, National Director for Youth and College at the NAACP, told VOA that it is imperative to continue the legacy of civil rights leaders like Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Maya Angelou in the fight for equality.

The Hill:NAACP presses for action as violent white supremacist sentenced in Buffalo
“The sad reality is that the Black community lives under the constant threat of violence,” Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the organization, said in a statement after Gendron’s sentencing.

Davis Vanguard:NAACP Declares Community Still in Fear in Wake of Buffalo Mass Shooter Life in Prison without Parole Sentence
Johnson emphasized there is no place for hate in a democracy, noting the news media has a “responsibility to stop the spread of misinformation that directly contributes to the proliferation of racist conspiracy theories that motivate domestic terrorists such as this one.”

BET:NAACP Demands Action Against White Supremacist Violence Following Sentencing Of Buffalo Shooter
The NAACP is calling for urgent action to curb the spread of white supremacist violence in the wake of the sentencing of Payton Gendron. Gendron, a 19-year-old white terrorist, killed 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket last May and was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Wednesday (Feb. 15).

Yale Climate Connections:Flooding is pummeling the Southeast U.S. These organizers are fighting back.
“Jackson is the only city in the entire state that has to go through two different processes in order to get approval from American Rescue Plan funding,” noted Abre’ Conner, Director of Environmental and Climate Justice for the NAACP.


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