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Hip-Hop rapper LL Cool J to host the first live 38th NAACP Image Awards in March

LL Cool J “James Todd Smith,” rapper and entrepreneur, will be hosting the first ever live television broadcast of the 38th NAACP Image Awards.

LL Cool J “James Todd Smith,” rapper and entrepreneur, will be hosting the first ever live television broadcast of the 38th NAACP Image Awards. The NAACP Image Awards honors projects and individuals that promote diversity in the arts in television, recording, literature and motion pictures. The theme of this year’s show is “Youth Create Change. The NAACP Image Awards will be honoring three famed individuals, each known for their activism around the world. Soledad O’Brien will be receiving the President’s Award, U2’s Bono will receive the NAACP Chairman’s Award, and Bill Cosby will be Inducted into the NAACP Image Awards’ Hall of Fame.

More than 1,200 entries were received for the 38th NAACP Image Awards. NAACP leaders from across the world selected only 5 nominees in each of the 35 categories where any artist, manager, publicist, production company, record label, studio, network or publishing house could have submitted an entry to the NAACP Image Awards.

In television, CBS network leads with a total of 19 nominations, followed by The CW with 17. “Everybody Hates Chris” received 8 nominations, including the directing category. “Girlfriends” received 6 nominations, including the directing and writing categories. Sony Urban leads the Recording category with 7 nominations, including 4 for Beyonc

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