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NAACP Image Awards to be televised on BET for first time

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Anthony Anderson hosting the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif. The NAACP Image Awards will be televised for the first time on BET. NAACP and the cable network announced Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, that the 51th awards ceremony will be televised at a venue in Pasadena, California on Feb. 22. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)


Published 11/27/2019 | Reading Time 1 min 0 sec 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NAACP Image Awards will be televised for the first time on BET.

NAACP and the cable network announced Monday that the 51st awards ceremony will be held in Pasadena, California, on Feb. 22. The event will spotlight the contributions of the NAACP and its impact on the community.

NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson says the collaboration between the organization and BET will be “critical to reaching our shared communities” before heading into the 2020 election and census.

Nominees for the awards will be announced Jan. 9.

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