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With the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite inspiring dialogue around the White-washed Academy Awards, the NAACP Image Awards are even more important.

It’s gratifying to watch a black woman refuse to be silenced. Get in the action by watching seven of MHP’s best reads.

Former NAACP president Benjamin T. Jealous is currently considering making a run for the Maryland Senate seat Barbara A. Mikulski will depart from in 2017. The New York Times is reporting Jealous, who was the youngest person ever to serve as president for the NAACP, has remained mum on the news but sources close to him claim his currently thinking […]

The Senate Judiciary Committee has moved Loretta Lynch a little closer to becoming the next U.S. Attorney General. The panel voted to confirm the nominee on Thursday, meaning that she has effectively cleared the first step in the process. The Huffington Post reports that Democrats on the panel all voted for her confirmation,  but Republicans weren’t […]

Kenya Armbrister wants to be part of a group to head off into the next frontier, and she’s got a decent shot of making it happen! The 36-year-old California resident has thrown her name into the running for the Mars One Mission. Out more than 20,000 applications that came in from all around the world, she’s […]


Earvin “Magic” Johnson continues to inspire the very community that reveres his aspiring legacy, as it’s just been declared Johnson along with Kimbra and Mark Walter, co-founders of the organization Inner City Youth Empowerment, are set to invest ten million dollars for the One Summer Chicago Plus program, geared at Chicago’s at-risk youth. The Windy […]


Rapper Talib Kweli has been one of few celebrities to actively support the non-violent movement for justice and fair laws since last fall in Ferguson. In October, along with rapper Tef Poe and activist Autumn Marie, Kweli initiated the Ferguson Defense Fund with a goal of raising $25,000 for the legal aspects the protests. Today it […]


When President Barack Obama travels to Chicago on Feb. 19 to name the Pullman area on the city’s Far South Side a national monument, the…

“Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers & The Emergence Of A People” won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary. This film is a national project used to connect communities and history through family photographic archives. This Thomas Allen Harris-directed docu is the first one of its kind to explore how photography shapes the identity, […]