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Diversity News Publications Presents Year in Review: Top 11 Stories of 2011

January 1, 2012 by  
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Diversity News Publications Presents Year in Review: Top 11 Stories of 2011 were selected in the following categories: Hits/Views, Tweets, Comments, News makers marketing, and some staff selection.
The reports starts from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Also, demographic data shows that the top 25 countries that are reading our magazine are: 1. USA, 2. United Kingdom, 3. Canada, 4. Brazil, 5. Australia, 6. Germany, 7. France, 8. Philippines, 9. India, 10. Netherlands, 11. Italy, 12. Mexico, 13. Russia, 14. Spain, 15. Poland, 16. Indonesia, 17. Thailand, 18. Ukraine, 19. Malaysia, 20. Turkey, 21. Belgium, 22. Sweden, 23. Ireland, 24. Romania and 25. Portugal.


As of 12-31-2011, Diversity News Publications has reached close to 21.5 million readers, views, and hits per the entire year with the help of the top 25 referring sites like: 1. Google.com, 2. Facebook.com, 3. Yahoo.com, 4. Bing.com, 5. Stumbleupon.com, 6. Current.com, 7. Linkedin.com, 8. Aol.com, 9. Twitter.com, 10. Ask.com, 11. Huffingtonpost.com, 12. Wikipedia.org, 13. YouTube.com, 14. Mywebsearch.com, 15. Examiner.com, 16. Diversitynewsmagazine.com, 17. Adamtopia.com, 18. Fiveminutephotos.wordpress.com, 19. Estergoldberg.com, 20. Philjones2.wordpress.com, 21. Diversitynewshollywood.blogspot.com, 22. Fyentertainment.livejournal.com, 23. Actorsreporter.com, 24. Digg.com and 25. Khitschicago.radio.com

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We are happy and proud to bring you back once again the stories that take our publication in many directions. Please take your pick and share it with everyone on Facebook, Twitter, My Space, LinkedIn and other social media networks. Remember to click the links to revisit those stories the made history. Thank You
#1. Been violent and hitting your ex fiance Rihanna and other people private property, it will not take you no where other than failure. chris brown

Chris Brown Violent at Good Morning America Studios in New York


#2. After too much questioning of your non profit status and taking people money, you decide to move forward and file the right paperwork to become a truth non profit organization.noh8 campaign

NOH8 Campaign Finally An Approved Non Profit Organization in CA


#3. Marital abuse is not acceptable and what The Pain Foundation is doing is to open men or women eyes by speaking up and seek for help.

The Pain Foundation Screening of ‘Unseen Hands’ Book Signing and Silent Auction A Success


#4. Every one wanted a little piece of the wedding of the year; The Royal Wedding Prince William & Catherine Middleton now known as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.royal wedding 2011

Highlights of The Royal Wedding Prince William & Catherine Middleton


#5. Don’t mess with a very strong country the USA; September 11, 2001 is something the people in the USA and around the world would never forget but they are trying to move on with their life.September 11

9 Years Later, Tribute and In Memory of September 11, 2001


#6. A very tropical sexual scene and unforgettable acts made it something to talk about it.

The Jennifer Day Indoor Beach Party and Live Concert A Huge Success


#7. What a great idea for Actor Erik Estrada, with his wife Nanette Mirkovich & daughter Francesca to expend the weekend and to check out LA Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios.Erik Estrada at LA Fashion Weekend 2011

Actor Erik Estrada & wife Nanette Mirkovich at LA Fashion Weekend


#8. To live or not to live on the Golden State where living expenses are high and they are always introducing new laws.California New Laws of 2011

State of California New Laws of 2011


#9. The Popular and Sexy News Anchor the takes time off to give back to the community by attending charity events.Sharon Tay

Sharon Tay from KCBS/KCAL-TV Attends Hydrogen Magazine Launch, Fashion Show & Succeed Foundation Fundraiser


#10. Every one has DREAMS but sometimes things happen in life but some of them never give up and they persue at a later time.

Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011 Official Contestants Name Announced


#11. The Grammy Award winner who wrote and sang a song for a feature big screen film.Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige Song ‘The Living Proof’ Featured on The Help, in theaters August 12, 2011



The hard working Hollywood publicist that we lost at such an early age with many great memories to share. R.I.P.Eugenia Wright

Honoring & Remembering Former Rogers & Cowan Celebrity Publicist Eugenia Wright

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Once again congratulations to everyone who made it to the Top 11 Stories of 2011 on Diversity News Publications publisher of Diversity News Magazine. Let’s see who will be in the Top 12 Stories of 2012. The clock will start ticking on January 1, 2012 and run through the last week of December 31, 2012.

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Mary J. Blige Song ‘The Living Proof’ Featured on The Help, in theaters August 12, 2011

The Help Movie in theaters August 12, 2011On Thursday, May 26, 2011 DreamWorks Pictures and Geffen Records announced today that multiple Grammy® Award–winning recording artist Mary J. Blige wrote and recorded an original song for the soundtrack of DreamWorks Pictures and Participant Media’s THE HELP, a film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, opening in theaters August 12, 2011. “The Help” soundtrack – music from the Motion picture, will feature the original song from Mary J Blige “The Living Proof.”  The soundtrack, from Interscope Records, will be available Tuesday, July 26 at select Starbucks locations.

The song, “The Living Proof,” was written and recorded by Blige especially for THE HELP after she saw a screening of the film, which takes place in 1960s-era Mississippi and chronicles the journey of three very different women who come together and embark on a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. “The beautiful thing about these women is that they were very smart,” says Blige. “They chose to walk in love and forgiveness.”  The film really celebrates the courage to inspire change, “To speak to so many women with this song means a lot to me” says Blige. “I wanted to be involved with this film, because I think we need to encourage each other more, we are here to tell a story.” Blige has received 9 Grammy® Awards and four American Music Awards as well as recorded eight multi-platinum albums. Mary J. Blige has sold over 50 million albums worldwide and her next album “My Life Too….The Journey Continues” will be released Sept 20, 2011.

Starring: Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Mike Vogel, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures (Walt Disney Studios)
Release Date: August 12, 2011

Mary Jane Blige (play /ˈbl/; born January 11, 1971) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. A recipient of ten Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards, Blige has recorded eight multi-platinum albums. Blige has received the World Music Legends Award for combining hip hop and soul in the early 1990s. She was ranked number 100 in the list of 100 greatest singers of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. In November 2010, Billboard Magazine ranked Blige as the most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years, she ranked second, placing her ahead of Janet JacksonMariah Carey, and Whitney Houston.

Blige started her musical career in 1992, releasing her multi-platinum US selling debut album,What’s the 411? on MCA Records and Uptown. What’s the 411? gave Blige her first Billboard 200 top ten album, which has continued since the release of her debut album until her latest album, Stronger with Each Tear (2009), which became Blige’s seventh consecutive album to debut at number one or number two on the Billboard 200. As of 2010, Blige has sold over 50 million albums and 15 million singles.[1][2]

About The Help Movie: Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon,  “The Help” stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s,  who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times. Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope, “The Help” is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change.  From DreamWorks Pictures and Participant Media, “The Help” is directed by Tate Taylor and produced by Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett, with screenplay by Tate Taylor. “The Help” releases in theaters August 12, 2011. For more information visit http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1454029/

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The 42nd NAACP Image Awards 2011 Complete Winners List

March 5, 2011 by  
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The 42nd NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet and Award WinnersOn Friday, March 4, 2011 The 42nd NAACP Image Awards were handle out live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA.
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The awards show was broadcast for two-hours from 8:00 – 10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX Network. The 42nd NAACP Image Awards was hosted by Holly Robinson Peete and Wayne Brady.

The 42nd NAACP Image Awards Complete Winners List is courtesy of http://www.thewrap.com


  • Outstanding Comedy Series: “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”
  • Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: David Mann – “Meet the Browns”
  • Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewives”
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Ice Cube – “Are We There Yet?”
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family”
  • Outstanding Drama Series: “Grey’s Anatomy”
  • Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles”
  • Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Regina King – “Southland”
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Terrence Howard – “Law & Order: Los Angeles”
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: S. Epatha Merkerson – “Law & Order”
  • Outstanding TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: “Sins of the Mother”
  • Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: Idris Elba – “Luther”
  • Outstanding Actress in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special: Jill Scott – “Sins of the Mother”
  • Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series: Darnell Williams (“All My Children”
  • Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series: Tatyana Ali – “The Young and the Restless”
  • Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special): “Unsung”
  • Outstanding Talk Series: “The View”
  • Outstanding Reality Series: “Sunday Best”
  • Outstanding Variety (Series or Special): “UNCF An Evening of Stars Tribute to Lionel Richie”
  • Outstanding Children’s Program: “True Jackson, VP”
  • Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children’s Program (Series or Special): Keke Palmer – “True Jackson, VP”
  • Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical or Television): “For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots”
  • Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Aaron McGruder – “The Boondocks”
  • Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series: Shonda Rhimes – “Private Practice” – (Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?)
  • Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: Kevin Rodney Sullivan – “Modern Family” (Game Changer)
  • Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series: Millicent Shelton – “Men of a Certain Age” (Go with the Flow)
  • FILM
  • Outstanding Motion Picture: “For Colored Girls”
  • Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Denzel Washington – “The Book of Eli”
  • Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Halle Berry – “Frankie and Alice”
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Samuel L. Jackson – “Mother and Child”
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Kimberly Elise – “For Colored Girls”
  • Outstanding Independent Motion Picture: “Frankie and Alice”
  • Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture: “Biutiful”
  • Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television): Mary King, Anna Waterhouse, Joe Shrapnel, Marko King, Jonathan Watters, Cheryl Edwards – “Frankie and Alice” and Michael Elliot – “Just Wright”
  • Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television): Tyler Perry – “For Colored Girls”


    • Outstanding New Artist: Willow Smith
    • Outstanding Male Artist: Usher
    • Outstanding Female Artist: Mary J. Blige
    • Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration: John Legend and The Roots
    • Outstanding Jazz Album: “From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf – Live in Marciac” – The Wynton Marsalis Quintet and Richard Galliano
    • Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary): “You Are Not Alone” – Mavis Staples
    • Outstanding World Music Album: “VOCAbuLarieS” – Bobby McFerrin
    • Outstanding Music Video: “Un-thinkable (I’m Ready)” – Alicia Keys
    • Outstanding Song: “Bittersweet” – Fantasia Barrino
    • Outstanding Album: “Wake Up!” – John Legend and The Roots



    • Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction: Getting to Happy by Terry McMillan
    • Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
    • Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
    • Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Auto-Biography: You Don’t Know Me: Reflections of My Father, Ray Charles by Ray Charles Robinson, Jr.
    • Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional: A Boy Should Know How to Tie a Tie: And Other Lessons for Succeeding in Life by Antwone Fisher
    • Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry:  100 Best African-American Poems by Nikki Giovanni
    • Outstanding Literary Work – Children: My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete, Ryan Elizabeth Peete (Authors), Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
    • Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens: Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me by Condoleezza Rice

    The NAACP Image Awards also presented special awards to Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA – Surgeon General awarded (The Chairman’s Award) and General Colin L. Powell (The President’s Award).

    If you want to find out who was nominated visit http://diversitynewspublications.com/2011/01/american-idol-glee-30-rock-nominated-for-the-42nd-naacp-image-awards/ and who attended the  Nominees’ Luncheon visit http://diversitynewspublications.com/2011/02/the-42nd-naacp-image-awards-nominees%E2%80%99-luncheon-at-the-beverly-hills-hotel/

    About NAACP Image Awards:
    The NAACP Image Awards is the nation’s premier event celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing & directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors. For more information visit http://www.naacpimageawards.net

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    About the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP):
    Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. The organization’s half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. For more information visit http://www.naacp.org

    Photos Courtesy and (C) 2011 by Events & Celebrity Photographer Rodrigo Vaz for Diversity News Publications. (C) 2011 By Diversity News Publications.

    Editor’s Note: Congratulations to all the winners, especial thank you to Rodrigo Vaz for covering the event for us.
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    BEYONCÉ Wins six GRAMMY on January 31st

    February 10, 2010 by  
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    beyonceBeyonce-52 grammyAt this year’s 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards on Jan. 31, Beyoncé set a new record for most wins by a female in a single awards year, walking away with six GRAMMY Awards. The previous record holders for female wins were Lauryn Hill (41st GRAMMY Awards in 1999), Norah Jones (45th GRAMMY Awards in 2003) and Alison Krauss (51st GRAMMY Awards in 2009) with five. Beyoncé’s six wins include: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Song Of The Year and Best R&B Song for “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” (the latter two with Thaddis Harrell, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart), Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Halo,” Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for “At Last,” and Best Contemporary R&B Album for I Am…Sasha Fierce. This brings her total GRAMMY wins to 16, making her the third most awarded female artist behind Alison Krauss (26) and Aretha Franklin (18).

    Video of Beyoncé’s performance on the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards currently is available for download on iTunes.com/Target, along with 10 other performances (the Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige/Andrea Bocelli, Bon Jovi/Jennifer Nettles, Zac Brown Band/Leon Russell, Green Day, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga/Elton John, Dave Matthews Band, Maxwell, and P!nk) from this year’s highly successful telecast.

    The complete winners list of the 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards is available at http://www.grammy.com/nominees

    Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Recording Academy®/Danny Clinch © 2010. All Rights Are Reserved.

    Source: http://www.grammy.com  Video: Courtesy of http://www.youtube.com/alexaleex


    January 6, 2010 by  
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    imageOn January 6, 2010 The 41st NAACP Image Awards nominees were announced during a press conference at The SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. Taye Diggs (“Private Practice” – ABC), Michael Strahan (“Brothers” – FOX) and “FOX NFL Sunday”), Wanda Sykes (“The Wanda Sykes Show” – FOX), Kyle Massey (“That’s So Raven,” “Cory in the House” – Disney Channel), Chris Massey (“Zoey 101” – Nickelodeon) and Tatyana Ali (Young and the Restless – CBS) joined NAACP Image Awards Committee Chair, Clayola Brown, and Vicangelo Bulluck, Executive Producer of the telecast, to announce the categories and nominees. The 41st NAACP Image Awards will air live on Friday, February 26 (8:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT Tape-Delayed) on FOX.

    Per NAACP this year, over 1,200 entries were received. From those entries, a special committee of 300 industry professionals and NAACP leaders from across the country selected five nominees in each of the 53 categories. Any artist, manager, publicist, production company, record label, studio, network or publishing house could submit an entry to the NAACP Image Awards. The final selections are voted on by NAACP members, and winners will be announced during the live airing of the 41st NAACP Image Awards.

    The ABC network leads with a total of 22 nominations, followed by NBC with 13, CBS with 12, and FOX, Lifetime and TNT with 9 each. “Grey’s Anatomy” received 6 nominations, followed by “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” both receiving 4 nominations, followed by “Ugly Betty” with 3.

    In the Recording Category, Columbia Records leads with 7 nominations, followed by Atlantic Records and Def Jam both with 5 nominations. J Records/MBK Entertainment received 4, and Interscope Records with 3. Jay-Z and Maxwell both received 5 nominations, followed by Alicia Keys with 3 and Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, and Rihanna with 2 each.

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    In the Motion Picture category, Lionsgate received 13 nominations. Warner Bros. Pictures follows with 7 nominations, Columbia Pictures with 4, and Overture Films with 3.

    Returning event sponsors for the 41st NAACP Image Awards include Ford Motor Company, UAW/Chrysler, Sprint, and FedEx.

    The 41st NAACP IMAGE AWARDS complete nomination list

    Outstanding Comedy Series

    •“30 Rock” (NBC)
    •“Everybody Hates Chris” (CW)
    •“Glee” (FOX)
    •“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
    • “Ugly Betty” (ABC)
    Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

    •Daryl “Chill” Mitchell – “Brothers” (FOX)
    •Donald Faison – “Scrubs” (NBC)
    •Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA Network)
    •LaVan Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
    •Tyler James Williams – “Everybody Hates Chris” (CW)
    Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

    •America Ferrera – “Ugly Betty” (ABC)
    •Cassi Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
    •CCH Pounder – “Brothers” (FOX)
    •Sherri Shepherd – “Sherri” (Lifetime)
    •Tichina Arnold – “Everybody Hates Chris” (CW)

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

    •Lamman Rucker – “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” (TBS)
    •Lance Gross – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
    •Larenz Tate – “Rescue Me” (FX)
    •Malcolm-Jamal Warner – “Sherri” (Lifetime)
    •Tracy Morgan – “30 Rock” (NBC)
    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

    •Ana Ortiz – “Ugly Betty” (ABC)
    •Keshia Knight Pulliam – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
    •Tisha Campbell-Martin – “Rita Rocks” (Lifetime)
    •Vanessa Williams – “Ugly Betty” (ABC)
    •Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (CW)

    Outstanding Drama Series

    •“Cold Case” (CBS)
    •“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
    •“HawthoRNe” (TNT)
    •“Lincoln Heights” (ABC Family)
    •“The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” (HBO)
    Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

    •Anthony Anderson – “Law & Order” (NBC)
    •Hill Harper – “CSI: NY” (CBS)
    •LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)
    •Laurence Fishburne – “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (CBS)
    •Taye Diggs – “Private Practice” (ABC)
    Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

    •Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
    •Jada Pinkett Smith – “HawthoRNe” (TNT)
    •Jill Scott – “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” (HBO)
    •Regina King – “Southland” (NBC)
    •Sandra Oh – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

    •Corey Reynolds – “The Closer” (TNT)
    •Delroy Lindo – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
    •James Pickens, Jr. – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
    •Mekhi Phifer – “Lie To Me” (FOX)
    •Rocky Carroll – “NCIS” (CBS)
    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

    •Anika Noni Rose – “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” (HBO)
    •Audra McDonald – “Private Practice” (ABC)
    •Gabrielle Union – “Flash Forward” (ABC)
    •Jurnee Smollett – “Friday Night Lights” (NBC)
    •S. Epatha Merkerson – “Law & Order” (NBC)
    Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

    •“America” (Lifetime)
    •“Brick City” (Sundance)
    •“Georgia O’Keefe” (Lifetime)
    •“Gifted Hands” (TNT)
    •“Relative Stranger” (Hallmark)
    Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

    •Cuba Gooding Jr. – “Gifted Hands” (TNT)
    •Eriq La Salle – “Relative Stranger” (Hallmark)
    •Gus Hoffman – “Gifted Hands” (TNT)
    •Jaishon Fisher – “Gifted Hands” (TNT)
    •Philip Johnson – “America” (Lifetime)
    Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

    •Aunjanue Ellis – “Gifted Hands” (TNT)
    •Cicely Tyson – “Relative Stranger” (Hallmark)
    •Kimberly Elise – “Gifted Hands” (TNT)
    •Rosie O’Donnell – “America” (Lifetime)
    •Ruby Dee – “America” (Lifetime)

    Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series

    •Bryton James – “The Young and The Restless” (CBS)
    •Cassius Willis – “The Young and The Restless” (CBS)
    •Cornelius Smith, Jr. – “All My Children” (ABC)
    •Terrell Tilford – “One Life To Live” (ABC)
    •Texas Battle – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)

    Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series

    •Daphne Duplaix – “One Life to Live” (ABC)
    •Debbi Morgan – “All My Children” (ABC)
    •Eva Marcelle – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
    •Tatyana Ali – “The Young and The Restless” (CBS)
    •Tonya Lee Williams – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

    Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special)

    •“Anderson Cooper 360: President Obama’s African Journey” (CNN)
    •“CNN Presents: Reclaiming the Dream 2” (CNN)
    •“The Inauguration of Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States” (BET)
    •“Judge Mathis” (Syndicated)
    •“Leading Women: India.Arie, Dr. Maya Angelou” (Centric)

    Outstanding Talk Series

    •“Lopez Tonight” (TBS)
    •“The Mo’Nique Show” (BET)
    •“The Tyra Banks Show” (CW)
    •“The View” (ABC)
    •“The Wanda Sykes Show” (FOX)

    Outstanding Reality Series

    •“American Idol 8” (FOX)
    •“America’s Next Top Model” (CW)
    •“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)
    •“Extreme Makeover” (ABC)
    •“Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo)

    Outstanding Variety – (Series or Special)

    •“BET Awards 2009” (BET)
    •“Bill Cosby: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor” (PBS)
    •“Michael Jackson Memorial Service” (ABC, BET, CNN, MTV, NBC)
    •“Wanda Sykes: I’ma Be Me” (HBO)
    •“We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial” (HBO)
    Outstanding Children’s Program

    •“The Backyardigans – The Action Elves Save Christmas” (Nickelodeon)
    •“Dora The Explorer: Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure” (Nickelodeon)
    •“Go, Diego, Go: Diego Reunites Hippopotamus and Oxpecker” (Nickelodeon)
    •“True Jackson, VP” (Nickelodeon)
    •“Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie” (Disney Channel)

    Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children’s Program – (Series or Special)

    •Caitlin Sanchez – “Dora the Explorer” (Nickelodeon)
    •Keke Palmer – “True Jackson, VP” (Nickelodeon)
    •LaShawn Jeffries – “The Backyardigans” (Nickelodeon)
    •Nick Cannon – “TeenNick HALO Awards” (TeenNick)
    •Selena Gomez – “Wizards of Waverly Place” (Disney Channel)

    Outstanding New Artist

    •Jeremih (Def Jam)
    •Keri Hilson (Mosley Music Group/Zone 4 Inc/Interscope Records)
    •K’Jon (Universal Republic Records)
    •Kristinia DeBarge (Def Jam)
    •Melanie Fiona (SRC/Universal/Motown)
    Outstanding Male Artist

    •Anthony Hamilton (SoSo Def/Jive Records)
    •Charlie Wilson (Jive Label Group)
    •Jay-Z (Atlantic Records)
    •Maxwell (Columbia Records)
    •Ne-Yo (Def Jam)
    Outstanding Female Artist

    •Alicia Keys (Columbia Records)
    •India.Arie (Universal Republic Records)
    •Mary J. Blige (Matriarch/Geffen)
    •Rihanna (Def Jam)
    •Whitney Houston (Artista Records)
    Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

    •3 Mo’ Divas (MariMo’ Music Inc.)
    •The Black Eyed Peas (Interscope Records)
    •Day26 (Bad Boy Records)
    •Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys (Atlantic Records)
    •Jay-Z ft. Rihanna & Kanye West (Atlantic Records)

    Outstanding Jazz Album

    •“Detroit” – Gerald Wilson Orchestra (Mack Avenue Records)
    •“He and She” – Wynton Marsalis (Blue Note Records)
    •“Kind of Brown” – Christian McBride & Inside Straight (Mack Avenue Records)
    •“Poetically Justified” – Marcus Johnson (Three Keys Music)
    •“The Real Thing” – Vanessa Williams (Concord Records)

    Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)

    •“A City Called Heaven” – Shirley Caesar (Light Records)
    • “How I Got Over” – Vickie Winans (Destiny Joy)
    • “Love Unstoppable” – Fred Hammond (Verity Records)
    • “Still” – BeBe & CeCe Winans (B & C Records)
    • “We Are All One: Live In Detroit” – Donnie McClurkin (Verity Records)

    Outstanding World Music Album

    •“11:11” – Rodrigo y Gabriela (ATO Records/Red)
    •“Black President” – Sila and the Afrofunk Experience (Visila Records)
    •“Morabeza” – Maria de Barros (Sheer Legacy [Sheer Group South African Label])
    •“ReCreation” – Zap Mama (Heads Up International/Concord Music Group)
    •“Seya” – Oumou Sangare (Nonesuch/World Circuit)

    Outstanding Music Video

    •“Blame It” – Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain (J Records/MBK Entertainment)
    •“Boom Boom Pow” – The Black Eyed Peas (Interscope Records)
    •“I Look To You” – Whitney Houston (Arista)
    •“Pretty Wings” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
    •“Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart” – Alicia Keys (J Records/MBK Entertainment)

    Outstanding Song

    •“Bad Habits” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
    •“Blame It” – Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain (J Records/MBK Entertainment)
    •“Empire State of Mind” – Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys (Atlantic Records)
    •“God In Me” – Mary Mary (Columbia Records)
    •“Pretty Wings” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)

    Outstanding Album

    •“The Blueprint 3” – Jay-Z (Atlantic Records)
    •“BLACKsummers’night” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
    •“The Element of Freedom” – Alicia Keys (J Records/MBK Entertainment)
    •“Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” – Mariah Carey (Def Jam)
    •“Stronger With Each Tear” – Mary J. Blige (Matriarch/Geffen)

    Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

    •“Basketball Jones” – E. Lynn Harris (deceased) (Doubleday)
    •“Before I Forget” – Leonard Pitts, Jr. (Agate Bolden)
    •“Life is Short But Wide” – J. California Cooper (Doubleday)
    •“The Book of Night Women” – Marlon James Riverhead Books)
    •“The Long Fall” – Walter Mosley (Riverhead Books)

    Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction

    •“Brain Surgeon”: A Doctor’s Inspiring Encounters With Mortality and Miracles – Arnold Mann with Keith Black, MD (Grand Central Publishing)
    •“Family Affair: What It Means to be African American Today” – Gil L. Robertson, IV (Agate Bolden)
    •“Freedom in My Heart: Voices From the United States National Slavery Museum” – Cynthia Jacobs Carter (National Geographic Books)
    •“In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past” – Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Crown)
    •“Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis” – Al Gore (Rodale Inc.)

    Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

    •“3rd Generation Country” – BeNeca Ward (Xlibris Corporation)
    • “A Question of Freedom” – R. Dwayne Betts (Avery Books)
    •“Black Water Rising” – Attica Locke (Harper)
    •“Kiss the Sky: A Novel” – Farai Chideya (Atria Books)
    • “Lime Tree Can’t Bear Orange” – Amanda Smyth (Three Rivers Press)

    Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Auto-Biography

    •“Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud” – Dr. Cornel West (SmileyBooks)
    •“Michelle Obama” – Deborah Willis (W. W. Norton)
    •“POPS: A Life of Louis” – Terry Teachout (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
    •“Shooting Stars” – LeBron James and Buzz Bissinger (The Penguin Press)
    •“Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne” – James Gavin (Atria Books)

    Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

    •“Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man” – Steve Harvey (Amistad)
    •“The Conversation: How Black Men & Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships” – Hill Harper (Gotham Books)
    •“Down to Business” – Clara Villarosa with Alicia Villarosa (Avery Books)
    •“Start Where You Are” – Chris Gardner (Amistad)
    •“Your Money or Your Life” – Alvin Hall (Atria Books)

    Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

    •“Bicycles” – Nikki Giovanni (William Morrow)
    •“Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry” – Camille Dungy (The University of Georgia Press)
    •“Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem” – Mitchell L. H. Douglas (Red Hen Press)
    •“Mixology: National Poetry Series” – Adrian Matejka (Penguin Group [USA])
    •“Roses and Revolutions: The Selected Writings of Dudley Randall” – Melba Joyce Boyd (Wayne State University Press)

    Outstanding Literary Work – Children

    •“Child of the Civil Rights Movement” – Paula Young Shelton (Random House Children’s Books)
    •“Negro Speaks of Rivers” – Langston Hughes (Author), E.B. Lewis (Illustrator) (Disney-Jump at the Sun/Disney Book Group)
    •“Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change” – Michelle Cook (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)
    •“Peeny Butter Fudge” – Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison (Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
    •“Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Toeshoe Trouble” – Whoopi Goldberg (Disney-Jump at the Sun/Disney Book Group)

    Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

    •“Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice” – Phillip Hoose (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group/Farrar Straus and Giroux)
    •“Just Another Hero” – Sharon Draper (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
    •“Mare’s War” – Tanita S. Davis (Random House Children’s Books)
    •“Michelle Obama: Meet the First Lady” – David Bergen Brophy (Collins-An Imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books)
    •“Rock and the River” – Kekla Magoon (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)

    Outstanding Motion Picture

    •“The Blind Side” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    •“Invictus” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    •“Michael Jackson’s: This Is It” (Columbia Pictures)
    •“Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
    •“The Princess and the Frog” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

    Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

    •Denzel Washington – “The Taking of Pelham 123” (Columbia Pictures)
    •Idris Elba – “Obsessed” (Screen Gems)
    •Jamie Foxx – “Law Abiding Citizen” (Overture Films)
    •Morgan Freeman – “Invictus” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    •Quinton Aaron – “The Blind Side” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

    Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

    •Anika Noni Rose – “The Princess and the Frog” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
    •Gabourey Sidibe – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
    •Sandra Bullock – “The Blind Side” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    •Sophie Okonedo – “Skin” (Jour De Fete Films)
    •Taraji P. Henson – “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself” (Lionsgate)

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

    •Adam Rodriguez – “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself” (Lionsgate)
    •Anthony Mackie – “The Hurt Locker” (Summit Entertainment)
    •Chiwetel Ejiofor – “2012” (Columbia Pictures)
    •Danny Glover – “2012” (Columbia Pictures)
    •Lenny Kravitz – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)

    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

    •Alfre Woodard – “American Violet” (Universal Pictures)
    •Mariah Carey – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
    •Mo’Nique – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
    •Paula Patton – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
    •Zoe Saldana – “Avatar” (Paramount Pictures)

    The nominees listed in the following categories were voted upon by Subcommittees.

    Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

    •“American Violet” (Samuel Goldwyn Company)
    •“Amreeka” (National Geographic Entertainment)
    •“Endgame” (Montery Entertainment)
    •“Medicine for Melancholy” (IFC Films)
    •“Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)

    Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture

    •“The Maid” (Elephant Eye Films)
    •“Rudo y Cursi” (Sony Pictures Classics)
    •“Sin Nombre” (Focus Features)
    •“Skin” (Jour De Fete Films)
    •“The Stoning of Soraya M.” (Mpower Pictures)


    Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical or Television)

    •“Capitalism: A Love Story” (Overture Films)
    •“Crips and Bloods: Made in America” (Gravitas Ventures)
    •“Crude” (First Run Features)
    •“Good Hair” (Roadside Attractions)
    •“More than a Game” (Lionsgate)

    Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

    •Alyson Fouse – “Brothers” – Meet Mike Trainor (FOX)
    •Hallsted Sullivan with Warren Lieberstein – “The Office” – Café Disco (NBC)
    •Kenny Smith – “The Game” – The Wedding (CW)
    •Marc Willmore – “The Simpsons” – The Good, The Sad, & The Drugly (FOX)
    •Saladin Patterson & James Roday – “Psych” – High Top Fade Out (USA Network)
    Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series

    •Alexander Woo – “True Blood” – Beyond Here Lies Nothin (HBO)
    •Kathleen McGhee-Anderson – “Lincoln Heights” – Home Again (ABC Family)
    •Sara Hess – “House” – The Greater Good (FOX)
    •Shonda Rhimes – “Grey’s Anatomy” – What a Difference A Day Makes (ABC)
    •Zoanne Clack – “Grey’s Anatomy” – Stand By Me (ABC)

    Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)

    •Anthony Peckham – “Invictus” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    •Geoffrey Fletcher – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
    •John Lee Hancock – “The Blind Side” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    •Reggie Rock Bythewood and Cheo Hodari Coker – “Notorious” (Fox Searchlight)
    •Tyler Perry – “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself” (Lionsgate)


    Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

    •Ali LeRoi – “Everybody Hates Chris” – Everybody Hates The G.E.D. (CW)
    •Justin Lin – “Community” – Introduction to Statistics (NBC)
    •Ken Whittingham – “30 Rock” – The Funcooker (NBC)
    •Michael Shultz – “Drop Dead Diva” – Second Chances (Lifetime)
    •Reggie Hudlin – “The Office” – Koi Pond (NBC)
    Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series

    •Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” – Give Peace a Chance (ABC)
    •Edward James Olmos – “Battlestar Galactica” – Islanded in a Stream of Stars (Syfy)
    •Ernest Dickerson – “Dexter” – Road Kill (Showtime)
    •Kevin Sullivan – “Lincoln Heights” – Aftershock (ABC Family)
    •Paris Barclay – “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” – Coup de Grace (CBS)

    Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)

    •F. Gary Gray – “Law Abiding Citizen” (Overture Films)
    •George Tillman, Jr. – “Notorious” (Fox Searchlight)
    •Lee Daniels – “Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire” (Lionsgate)
    •Scott Sanders – “Black Dynamite” (Apparition)
    •Spike Lee – “Passing Strange: The Movie” (IFC Films/Sundance Selects)

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    Founded on February 12, 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. For more information on the NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, please visit naacpimageawards.net.

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