Congratulations to Pastor and activist, Dr Jamal Bryant, he is one of the recipients of the NAACP Image Awards “Chairman Award.”
Dr. Bryant took to Instagram to share the good news:
“Humbled and honored that the organization that raised and trained me would recognize me @Naacp“
The NAACP released a press release regarding the Award and its recipients:
This year the Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors, Roslyn M. Brock, will present the prestigious Chairman’s Award to individuals and organizations who have used their distinct platforms to be agents of change. The recipients are Brittany “Bree” Newsome; Justice League NYC; Concerned Student 1950 Collective at the University of Missouri, Columbia; The University of Mississippi NAACP College Chapter; Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III; Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley; Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant, and Jussie Smollett. The presentation will take place during the 47th NAACP Image Awards, broadcast live on Friday, February 5 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT tape-delayed) on TV One, the civil rights organization announced today.
“It is a rare privilege for me to present the NAACP Chairman’s 2016 Award to an outstanding group of trailblazing leaders all under the age of 50 who have given voice and vision to the mantra that black lives matter,” stated Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors. “The five individuals and three organizations have raised awareness of social, educational, and economic injustice from college campuses, church pulpits and the streets, and exemplify what this award symbolizes – “Courage Will Not Skip this Generation.®”
The NAACP Chairman’s Award is bestowed in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service.
Congratulations to all the NAACP Image Awards recipients. Don’t forget to tune into the Awards on Feb. 5th check your local listings for station and time.