Jay-Z to Be Honored With NAACP President’s Award

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Jay-Z will add another accolade to his decorated résumé this weekend. On Thursday (March 28), the NAACP announced that Hov will be honored with their President's Award at the 50th NAACP Image Awards. The ceremony will take place at LA's Dolby Theater on Saturday. 

Some previous winners of the award include Danny Glover, who took home the hardware in 2018, Spike Lee, Lauryn Hill, John Legend, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Muhammad Ali. "The President’s Award is an honor we carefully bestow upon an individual, maintaining its significance and commitment to recognizing excellence in service that directly affects our community," NAACP president Derrick Johnson said in a press release announcing the honor.

“Shawn Carter has been committed to shedding light on the issues that plague the black community including systematic racism and unjust treatment under the law, utilizing his global platform to create everlasting change," he continued. "There is no better time than now, as we celebrate our 50th year, to honor him with this award."

Catch the NAACP Awards' broadcast Saturday night on TV One starting at 9 p.m. ET.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It has been announced today that business mogul and culture icon Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter will receive the prestigious President’s Award during this Saturday's NAACP 50th Image Awards. "The President’s Award is an honor we carefully bestow upon an individual, maintaining its significance and commitment to recognizing excellence in service that directly affects our community,” Derrick Johnson, the President of the NAACP, said in a statement. “Shawn Carter has been committed to shedding light on the issues that plague the black community including systematic racism and unjust treatment under the law, utilizing his global platform to create everlasting change. There is no better time than now, as we celebrate our 50th year, to honor him with this award.” As well as receiving this award, JAY-Z and his wife Beyoncé are nominated for "Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration" for their work as The Carters, "Outstanding Music Video" for "APESHIT" and "Outstanding Album" for EVERYTHING IS LOVE. The award ceremony will be broadcast on TV One at 9/8. #JAYZ @naacpimageawards

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