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FOX's 'Empire' Leads 2016 NAACP Image Awards with 12 Nominations

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In December, the NAACP announced the nominees for the 47th NAACP Image Awards, with FOX's hit musical series Empire scoring 12 nominations across the music and television categories. Other 21st Century Fox businesses, including FX and 20th Century Fox, received nominations, as well as FOX series Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Rosewood.

Fox Searchlight's 'Belle' Wins Two NAACP Image Awards

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At the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards on Friday, February 6, Fox Searchlight's Belle was named the year's Outstanding Independent Motion Picture, and Misan Sagay was recognized for writing the screenplay. The event celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture, writing, and directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors. Belle received five total nominations, including for Outstanding Motion Picture.

Fox TV and Films Score Multiple NAACP Image Award Nominations

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The NAACP Image awards annually celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature, and film, and this year, productions from Fox Searchlight, 20th Century Fox, Blue Sky Studios, FX, and FOX Broadcasting all received nominations.

"The NAACP Image Awards is more than just a ceremony, but an institution for artists and social justice pioneers of color," said Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO, NAACP. "As the Image Awards continues to grow and evolve, the principles of social justice remain at its core".

CVS Caremark Highlights Jobs, Diversity at National Urban League Conference

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The energy in the air was palpable this year at the annual National Urban League (NUL) conference, and the CVS Caremark team was once again part of this truly exciting event.

The Lessons of Civil Rights Endure Through Verizon's Support of the NAACP

Organization Honored Verizon for $1 Million in Grants at 102nd NAACP Final Plenary Session During Annual Convention
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Verizon’s three-year pledge of $1 million to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was recognized at the 102nd NAACP Annual Convention at the final plenary session. The grants from the Verizon Foundation went toward the development of two online learning programs: the NAACP Interactive Historical Timeline and the Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) student competition. The NAACP Interactive Historical Timeline, a multimedia website accessible at www.naacphistory.org , tells the story of the 102-year-old civil rights organization through an easy-to-follow chronological listing of the NAACP's role in key events in the civil rights movement, education, and an array of other topics.

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Verizon’s three-year pledge of $1 million to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was recognized at the 102nd NAACP Annual Convention at the final plenary session. The grants from the Verizon Foundation went toward the development of two online learning programs: the NAACP Interactive Historical Timeline and the Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) student competition. The NAACP Interactive Historical Timeline, a multimedia website accessible at www.naacphistory.org , tells the story of the 102-year-old civil rights organization through an easy-to-follow chronological listing of the NAACP's role in key events in the civil rights movement, education, and an array of other topics.

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