or


[02/16/10 - 06:35 AM]
Wyclef Jean to Receive Vanguard Award During Live Broadcast of "41st Naacp Image Awards" Friday, February 26, on Fox
Previous honorees include Tyler Perry, Russell Simmons, Aretha Franklin, Prince, Stanley Kramer and Steven Spielberg.

[via press release from FOX]

WYCLEF JEAN TO RECEIVE VANGUARD AWARD DURING LIVE BROADCAST OF "41ST NAACP IMAGE AWARDS" FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, ON FOX

Grammy Award-winning songwriter/musician/producer and humanitarian Wyclef Jean will be honored with the prestigious Vanguard Award at the 41ST NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, broadcast live from Los Angeles' historic Shrine Auditorium, Friday, Feb. 26 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

The NAACP Vanguard Award is presented to a person whose groundbreaking work increases understanding and awareness of racial and social issues. Previous honorees include Tyler Perry, Russell Simmons, Aretha Franklin, Prince, Stanley Kramer and Steven Spielberg.

"The NAACP is proud to honor Wyclef Jean with this year's Vanguard Award for his continued activism and dedication," said NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. "His passion for social justice and helping those in need should be applauded. It was Wyclef who was on a plane shortly after the devastating earthquake hit his homeland of Haiti, and it was his dedication to the people of Haiti that helped spur all of us to donate what we could and keep the people of Haiti in our hearts and prayers."

A founding member of the pioneering hip-hop group the Fugees and a prolific solo artist, Wyclef Jean has effortlessly crossed genres, generations and geographic boundaries with his music. Jean's musical journey began in Haiti where he first sang in his father's church at age 3. At 10 years old, he moved with his family to the United States, where he formed his first serious musical collaboration, the Tranzlator Crew, with his New Jersey classmates Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel. By 1994, the Tranzlator Crew had become the Fugees, and the group enjoyed its first critical acclaim with its debut album, "Blunted On Reality."

Jean's talents as a producer and performer have led to myriad successful projects over the past two decades, including collaborating with Bono on "New Day" and Shakira on the Grammy-nominated international smash hit "Hips Don't Lie," as well as writing and producing Carlos Santana's Grammy Award-winning "Supernatural" and Whitney Houston's "My Love Is Your Love." Jean is currently working on his seventh solo LP, "Wyclef Jean," which returns Wyclef to his musical roots and will be released this summer via Carnival House/Columbia Records/Sony Music.

In 2005, Jean founded Y�le Haiti, a grassroots movement inspiring change in Haiti through programs in education, sports, the arts and environment, to provide aid and assistance to his native Haiti. The organization's community service programs include food distribution and mobilizing emergency relief. The term "y�le" was coined by Wyclef in a song and means "a cry for freedom." After the devastating earthquake in January, all programs now focus on the relief and reconstruction of the island nation.

Founded on Feb. 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 www.naacpimageawards.net.





  [february 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









[07/06/15 - 03:46 PM]
Marvel & ESPN Films Premiere Short Film Series Beginning July 10
All eight films will have a television premiere and will also be released on the ESPN 30 for 30 Facebook page the same day.

[07/06/15 - 03:35 PM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Cast of Four-Hour Movie Event "Saints & Strangers"
Vincent Kartheiser, Anna Camp, Ron Livingston, Barry Sloane, Ray Stevenson and Natascha McElhone are among the ensemble cast members.

[07/06/15 - 02:20 PM]
Investigation Discovery Closes Out First Half of 2015 Celebrating Best 2nd Quarter and Best June Ever in Prime and Total Day
Investigation Discovery spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2015.

[07/06/15 - 01:37 PM]
Lifetime Renews Critically Acclaimed Drama "UnREAL" for Second Season
Airing on Mondays at 10:00/9:00c, "UnREAL" is Lifetime's youngest scripted series ever, with a median age of 43.

[07/06/15 - 01:20 PM]
Staggering 25.4 Million Witness USA Defeat Japan to Win Coveted FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Title
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, July 5.

[07/06/15 - 12:46 PM]
Disney XD & Marvel to Debut Animated "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy"
The series debuts with a one-hour special featuring back-to-back episodes, Saturday, September 26 at 9:30 PM ET on Disney XD.

[07/06/15 - 12:45 PM]
MTV's "Scream" Premiere Draws Six Million Total Viewers, Leaps +45% in L+3 Ratings
MTV further spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 30.

[07/06/15 - 12:36 PM]
Showtime(R) Presents "Jay Pharoah: Can I Be Me?"
This is Pharoah's first hour-long comedy special from The Cutting Room in New York City.

[07/06/15 - 12:11 PM]
Cinemax - Official "Outcast" Key Art and New Comic Book Cover Art
Get your first taste of the upcoming Robert Kirkman series based on the Skybound/Image comic.

[07/06/15 - 10:56 AM]
USA Network's Award-Winning Series "Mr. Robot" Jumps 36% in P18-49 for Week Two
USA further spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 1.

[07/06/15 - 10:40 AM]
Video: Watch the Extended Trailer for TNT's "Public Morals," Premiering August 25 at 10/9c
Ed Burns is behind the project, which also stars Michael Rapaport and Elizabeth Masucci.

[07/06/15 - 10:32 AM]
Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joins the Cast of "The Good Wife" as a Series Regular for Season Seven
Morgan will play Alex, a calm, experienced hourly investigator whom Alicia hires.

[07/06/15 - 09:17 AM]
Turner Broadcasting Brings Brands Closer to Fans at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015
A lineup of events, panels, talent appearances, signings and related sponsor activations will showcase the breadth of the company's fan-driven brands and unique partnership capabilities.

[07/06/15 - 08:32 AM]
Netflix Releases "Chris Tucker Live" Trailer and Key Art
In the special, Chris Tucker returns to the stage he loves and showcases his mind-blowing comedic chops as he shares his experiences from childhood to the big time.

[07/06/15 - 07:16 AM]
USA's Women's World Cup Championship Match Sets Metered Market Household Ratings Record
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, July 5.