The Cobb County branch of the NAACP will honor leaders in the community for their work and raise money to fund the branch’s programs at the 36th annual Oscar Freeman Freedom Fund Banquet on Oct. 28. The event, part awards ceremony and part fundraiser, starts with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m.
LeBron James of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers will be presented with the NAACP Jackie Robinson Sports Award during a ceremony before Wednesday night’s game. James will be honored with the award before the Cavaliers play the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7 p.m. ET at Quicken Loans Arena.
LOS ANGELES, CA – The NAACP released the following statement following the announcement of the nominees for the 89th Annual Academy awards: “The Academy Awards, a prestigious award show with great influence over the entertainment industry, has made significant progress in diversifying this year’s nominees.
Nominations for the 2017 NAACP Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by March 21, 2017.