SHAWN “JAY-Z” CARTER NAMED PRESIDENT’S AWARD RECIPIENT FOR 50TH NAACP IMAGE AWARD
NAACP PRESIDENT DERRICK JOHNSON TO PRESENT THE AWARD DURING LIVE TV SPECIAL, MARCH 30, 2019 ON TV ONE
ADDITIONAL PRESENTERS TO INCLUDE VIOLA DAVIS, JOHN LEGEND, ISSA RAE, LUPITA NYONG’O, DANAI GURIRA, AND VAN JONES
LOS ANGELES (March 28, 2019) – The NAACP today announced that globally dominant pop culture icon Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter will receive the prestigious President’s Award during the 50thNAACP Image Awards. The President’s Award is presented in recognition of a special achievement and distinguished public service with previous recipients including Jesse Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Soledad O’Brien, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Muhammad Ali among others. NAACP President Derrick Johnson will present the award to Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter during a LIVE TV special on TV One on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Anthony Anderson. Newly announced presenters will include Algee Smith, Cynthia Erivo, Danai Gurira, Issa Rae,Jimmy O. Yang, John Legend, Laura Harrier, Lupita Nyong’o, Marsai Martin, Mike Epps, Regina Hall, Ron Stallworth, Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Van Jones, Vin Diesel, Viola Davis,and Winston Duke. They join previously announced presenters Chrissy Metz, Kerry Washington, KiKi Layne, Lena Waithe, Letitia Wright, Malinda Williams, Mike Colter, Roshon Fegan, Thandie Newton, Tika Sumpter, and Trevor Noah.