The show was hosted by Anthony Anderson, who was also the winner of the outstanding actor in a comedy series award for his performance on ‘Black-ish.’
Jay-Z, Beyoncé, John Legend and Michael B. Jordan were all on hand Saturday night at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood for the 50th Annual NAACP Image Awards. The awards are intended to recognize the year’s best in music, film, television and literature.
The show was hosted by Anthony Anderson, who was also the winner of the outstanding actor in a comedy series award for his performance in Black-ish.
Although the Image Awards recognize the contributions of artists, politics were never far from anyone’s mind as the 2020 presidential election run ramps up.
Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) received loud rounds of applause every time her name was mentioned, and she was given a standing ovation when she took the stage to receive the NAACP Chairman’s Award. The chairwoman of the House Financial Services committee repeatedly told the audience that she “had the gavel and wasn’t afraid to use it!”
Presidential contenders Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) also made an appearance to speak about the importance of…