Brother Judge Nathaniel R. Jones, Laurel Wreath Laureate, nominated for an NAACP Image award

The nominees for the 48th NAACP Image Awards were recently announced with Blank Rome’s Judge Nathaniel Jones, who served as the Firm’s first Chief Officer of Diversity and Inclusion, receiving a nomination in the “Literature: Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Auto-Biography” category for his memoir, Answering the Call: An Autobiography of the Modern Struggle to End Racial Discrimination in America.

The NAACP Image Awards 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. Winners will be announced during the two-hour star-studded event hosted by Anthony Anderson, which will broadcast LIVE on TV ONE on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 9pm/8c as a two-hour special. A 90-minute pre-show will air live from the red carpet at 7:30pm/6:30c.

“The NAACP is delighted to have a great collaboration with TV One and we look forward to working with them again to create a memorable evening of entertainment celebrating the hard work, perseverance, and achievements of those in our community,” stated Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors.

“The Image Awards is the premier showcase for art and advocacy reflecting the depth and diversity of the African-American experience. It is an American prism through which we see a breadth of culture and color reflected in film, television, music and literature in ways that reveal our shared humanity. At a moment when America is so divided, the Image Awards represents an hour that brings us together,” stated Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO, NAACP.

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