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Written By DanYo

 

The NAACP will honor Jay-Z at the 50th NAACP Image Awards this weekend. The award will be presented to Jay-Z by NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson. Johnson said in a statement.

“Shawn Carter has been committed to shedding light on the issues that plague the black community including systematic racism and unjust treatment under the law, utilizing his global platform to create everlasting change. There is no better time than now, as we celebrate our 50th year, to honor him with this award.”

Jay Z has played a pivotal role in helping create the docuseries, Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story as well as the miniseries Time: The Kalief Bowder Story. Also, the Shawn Carter Foundation and The Reform Alliance have been platforms he’s used for social good.