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FULL LIST: 50th NAACP Image Awards Winners

Have you ever noticed the  amount and variety  of categories, programs, works and people on the NAACP Image Awards? Think about how much of this  content you did not hear about on the award shows that proceeded this one. The NAACP has embraced diversity and inclusion long before it was in the forefront of the workplace.   There is a plethora of brilliant work that would go unnoticed were it not for the NAACP Image Awards not only acknowledging,  but honoring it.  For 50 years they have put Black excellence on display for he world to behold and appreciate. After tonight, the question, "Why is there a Black award show when there isn't a White award show?" should never be asked again. Wakanda royalty gathered at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles to celebrate the golden anniversary -- the 50th NAACP Image Awards on March 30. Awards were handed out in  each of the 56 categories at the dinner on the night before. To determine the winners, the members of the NAACP and general p…

Mueller probe is over, search for collusion is not under Schiff's leadership

By Mona Austin

The two-year investigation conducted by Special Council Robert Mueller concluded last Friday, but for Democrats the search for the truth has only just begun.  The Mueller report found there was no collusion on the part of Pres. Trump related to Russia's inteference in the 2016 election.

Pres. Trump is declaring victory over what he calls a witch hunt, tweeting: "No collusion, no obstruction. Complete and total exoneration. Keep America Great."  In the report, Mueller did not spell out that the president is exonerated, leaving room for interpretation.

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff (D-CA) contradicted Mueller's findings saying he believes there is evidence of collusion and along with all members of the House said the report should be released.   Trump appointed Attorney General William Barr provided a 4-page summary of the 400-page Mueller Report, which Democrats say is a one-sided assessment.  Schiff said it was a "summa…

NE-YO to receive the Black & Positively Golden™ Music Honor at NAACP Image Awards

Today, the NAACP, in partnership with TV One, announced that GRAMMY award-winning singer and songwriter, NE-YO, will receive the Black & Positively Golden™ Music Honor, sponsored by McDonald’s, at the 50th NAACP Image Awards. This honor recognizes exceptional individuals in entertainment whose work on and off stage inspires and empowers communities of color. The 50th NAACP Image Awards will air during a LIVE TV special on TV One on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Anthony Anderson.

This distinguished honor is inspired by McDonald’s new campaign movement, Black & Positively Golden™, designed to uplift communities and inspire excellence. Created to shine a light on an entertainer who is making a difference in their community, the Black & Positively Golden™ Music Honor, sponsored by McDonald’s, recognizes NE-YO for creating sustainable change as well as being a role model and mentor to the next generation of artists and storytellers…

Mitch McConnell stonewalls the release of the Mueller Report for the second time

In a bipartisan effort, the House voted unanimously to release the Mueller Report, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked it -- twice. Prior to the conclusion of the probe a resolution for the release of its findings passed in the House by 420-0 in a resolution sponsored by Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) tried to pass the resolution on Monday, but McConnell blocked it again. Democrats have argued for the release of the report due to "overwhelming public interest." Republicans have talked about wanting to transparent in this matter, yet their top GOP leader like Lindsey Graham and McConnell are hindering disclosure of the 700 page Mueller Report. The resolution requested that the Justice Department release the full report to Congress and the portions that can be released by law to the public. The country languishes in not knowing what's in that report after two years of waiting. Especially when AG…

YOLANDA ADAMS, KRISTIN CHENOWETH, SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY, AND REP. HAKEEM JEFFRIES ANNOUNCED AS 2019 GRAMMYS ON THE HILL® HONOREES

THE RECORDING ACADEMY™ HONORS MUSIC AND ADVANCEMENTS IN POLICY IN WASHINGTON, D.C., ON APRIL 9
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MARCH 26, 2019) — On April 9, the Recording Academy™ will unite the worlds of music and politics at the annual GRAMMYs on the Hill® Awards. The Awards will honor four-time GRAMMY®-winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams for her advocacy on behalf of fellow creators and Tony- and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth for her philanthropic contributions to the music community. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) will also be honored for their contributions to advance music creators' rights and support legislation that protects the future of music.

"GRAMMYs on the Hill clearly has an impact and makes a difference," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "It is no coincidence that just one week after last year's Awards and Advocacy Day, the Music Modernization Act unanimously passed the House of Represen…

Trump wants to completely strike down Obmacare once and for all

By Mona Austin UPDATE 3/28, 7:31 a.m.: The White House admitted there is no replacement for Obamacare.
The future of healthcare in America is on shaky ground again as efforts to replace Obama-era healthcare are freshly renewed. As of Monday, 11.4 million people have signed up for Obamacare.

The future of healthcare in America is on shaky ground again as efforts to replace Obama-era healthcare ("Obamacare") are freshly renewed. As of Monday, 11.4 million people have signed up for Obamacare. The statute was enacted in 2010, giving consumers access to  customizable healthcare plans.  But, a new development has reignited Pres. Trump's plans to dismantle it.
The Trump Administration is asking the DOJ to completely strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) after a Conservative leaning  federal appeals court in the 5th circuit agreed with arguments from a Republican coalition of states that filed a law suit in Texas to shred that law on Constitutional grounds.  Trump previ…