NAACP Image Awards to Broadcast Live from Pasadena Civic Center on MLK Day

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Required fields are marked * Uncategorized NAACP Image Awards to Broadcast Live from Pasadena Civic Center on MLK Day From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, January 12, 2018 | 4:16 pmcenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News The 49th NAACP Image Awards will broadcast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Monday at 6 p.m. on TV One. It’s considered by many to be the preeminent multicultural award show and celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Anthony Anderson will once again host.Del Yarbrough, President of the Pasadena NAACP, said the awards are a way of recognizing those in the entertainment industry in ways that others don’t, and give those not yet on the national stage recognition.“The criteria that are used…leaves out many artists because they are not on the national stage continually. Many are not necessarily recognized nationally or internationally. But they have the talents and skills that should be recognized and (there should be) a level playing field. This is a venue that will provide an opportunity for black entertainers to get recognition,” he said.The NAACP Image Awards include 56 competitive categories in the fields of motion picture, TV, recording and literature, with nominees who include a number of national TV news anchors.CNN’s W. Kamal Bell has been nominated in multiple categories: Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble, and his program “United Shades of America” is nominated in the Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series category. Bell was also nominated for an NAACP Image award last year.CNN Newsroom anchor Fredricka Whitfield has been nominated in the Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble category. This is the first time she has been nominated.TV One host/managing editor Roland S. Martin has been nominated in multiple categories this year: Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble category (which he won last year), and in the Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special) category, for the morning show, “NewsOne Now.?”ABC’s “The View” is also nominated in the Outstanding Talk Series category.There are also several honorary awards including the Chairman’s Award, President’s Award, Vanguard Award, Entertainer of the Year, The Jackie Robinson Sports Award, and the Image Awards Hall of Fame.The NAACP Image Awards are being held on MLK Day, the significance of which has not been lost on Yarabrough. “I think he left us too soon and it’s been very difficult to find anyone that’s willing to take his place. Not only in the black community but in the United States, period. Martin Luther King was willing to make that sacrifice and those of us that are Christians also know that Christ made that sacrifice. So—built into the creation—nothing lives unless something else gives up it’s life. I think Dr. King exemplified that as well as anyone that I know.”Considered as the most respected event of its kind, many of the top names in the entertainment industry have attended the NAACP Image Awards. In recent years, some of the biggest names in film, television and music have graced the Awards including Denzel Washington, Oprah, John Legend, Viola Davis, Anthony Anderson, Dwayne Johnson, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Stevie Wonder, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gina Rodriguez, Chrissy Teigen, Kerry Washington, Nate Parker, Morris Chestnut, Ice Cube, LL Cool J, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tika Sumpter, Keegan-Michael Key, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee, Loretta Devine, Shonda Rhimes, Omari Hardwick, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Don Cheadle, Sanaa Lathan, Keke Palmer, Michael Ealy, Ken Jeong, Sylvester Stallone, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Gabourey Sidibe, Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, and Trevor Noah.For all information and the latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website: Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Herbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Crews search for teenager in Florida pond after witness claims seeing him go under

first_imgWFTV(ORLANDO, Fla.) — Crews are searching a Florida retention pond after a man reported witnessing a teenager flailing in the water and go under.Orlando Fire and Rescue crews with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have been performing an active search and rescue mission in the pond in efforts to find the teen, Orange County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jeff Williamson said in a press conference.The water rescue efforts will continue until they find the missing individual, which could take days, according to Williamson.A man was in his backyard when he spotted a male teenager flailing in the water, roughly 20 to 30 yards from the shoreline, Williamson said.The man ran back into his house to grab binoculars and better see the person in the water. The man reported hearing the person yell, “it bit me, it bit me,” before going underwater and never resurfacing.Trappers from the FWC spotted a 6-foot-long alligator in the pond, Chad Weber, an FWC officer, said in the press conference.Authorities are canvassing the area around the pond in an attempt to learn if anyone has been reported missing, Williamson said.The pond is roughly 8-feet deep, and the water rescue search includes using boats with sonar that are highly likely to detect a person, according to Williamson. If there is a hit on sonar, a rescue dive team will be called in.Until then, the search continues.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

HMAS Success Boards Two Fishing Vessels

first_img February 23, 2015 Australian Navy’s replenishment oiler HMAS Success recently completed two maritime engagement operations with local fisherman off the Arabian Sea.After completing a replenishment at sea with HMS Kent under Combined Task Force 53 tasking, HMAS Success began patrolling the area in support of Combined Task Force 150.During a morning surface search mission the following day, the ship’s Seahawk helicopter reported the first of the vessels. The boat was reported stopped dead in the water, not displaying a flag, with fishing gear onboard and several small skiff boats in the area suggesting it to be the mother of a fishing troop.At around 2pm local time the ship’s boarding team approached a Shu’ai dhow for flag verification.The dhow’s crew was very receptive and the master invited the team onboard, who confirmed the safety of the vessel after a quick sweep. The Boarding Officer spoke with the master of the vessel and confirmed it was registered to an Omani fishing company.Combined Maritime Forces ships board dhows regularly, the ship’s master explained that the patrols make them feel safe to continue their trade.Commanding Officer Success Captain Justin Jones said that maritime engagements such as these help to foster good relations with the local merchant vessels.Within an hour of returning, the boarding team were required to conduct another flag verification boarding of a similar vessel reported from the aircraft during their afternoon search. The second boarding went as smoothly as the first, with similar findings. The master of this fishing dhow, Mr Mohammad Shaharb, said this was the first time his vessel had been boarded but he felt safer for the experience.Success’s role in the Middle East Region is varied as it can assist with anti-terrorism and anti-smuggling operations by means of boardings and aircraft surface searches, while fulfilling its primary tasking of providing fuel and stores to other ships via underway and vertical replenishments at sea.Operation MANITOU is the Australian Defence Force’s contribution to maritime security, stability and prosperity in the region. Success is due to return from deployment in May this year.[mappress mapid=”15197″]Image: Australian Navy View post tag: two Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Success Boards Two Fishing Vessels View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Arabian Sea View post tag: middle east View post tag: fishing View post tag: HMAS Successcenter_img View post tag: Boards View post tag: Naval View post tag: vessels HMAS Success Boards Two Fishing Vessels Authorities View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Peanut research

first_imgA $15 million grant from the U.S. Agency on International Development is giving a boost in funds to international peanut research at the University of Georgia. The USAID grant awarded to the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will go toward management of the Peanut and Mycotoxin Innovation Lab, formerly known as the Peanut Collaborative Research Support Programs, or Peanut CRSP. One of 10 innovation labs in existence, the lab is designed to help provide essential research for impoverished countries where people suffer from malnutrition.“I think the peanut industry has always had an interest in helping humanitarian situations,” said the grant’s principal investigator Steve Brown, who is the college’s assistant dean for extension. “The University of Georgia and the peanut industry are proud to have this program centered out of the state of Georgia. It means a lot to us.”Brown also will serve as interim director of the Peanut and Mycotoxin Innovation Lab.The newly funded program will be anchored at UGA and over the next four years will focus the on helping five countries: Haiti, Ghana, Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia. During their time in these countries, UGA researchers and collaborators from other universities and organizations will help local farmers and work to improve the entire peanut value chain from production to product development. One project already in the works will look at mycotoxins, which are potent toxins produced by fungi and found in several staple food products. Their goal will be to look for ways to eliminate the toxic problem, which can be a major health issue in some developing countries.Other projects will be selected over the next several weeks. “The countries we are going to be working in are not and will never be competitors of the U.S. peanut industry,” Brown said. “We’re trying to help them crawl their way out of poverty and, if peanuts can help them do that, then we’re the logical ones to lead the effort.”Scott Angle, dean and director of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, said the Peanut and Mycotoxin Innovation Lab’s research also will be applied in Georgia. “It is not often that we can have a truly win-win project such as this,” he said.For more about the Peanut and Mycotoxin Innovation Lab, see For more information on peanut research at UGA, see read more