Media Diversity Projects

NAACP Image Awards

Since 1967 the NAACP Image Awards has been the nation's premier event to honor outstanding black actors, actresses, writers, producers and directors and book authors. Read More

Diversity in Hollywood

In 1999, the networks signed a landmark memorandum of understanding with the NAACP and the Grand Coalition greatly advancing the cause of diversity in the entertainment industry. As part of the MOU, the networks developed programs and workshops to assist individuals, as well as promoted diversity in the areas of acting, writing, directing, and production.  Read More.

NAACP Diversity Fellowship Program

As part of the on-going efforts to the diversity of emerging talent in Hollywood, the NAACP has united with CBS and NBC to create Master's Degree Writing Fellowships. These partnerships are an effort to support, encourage and educate new voices within the industry. Each year, the Fellowship is awarded to a graduate student whose work offers a fresh perspective on ways in which minorities are represented. In addition to providing students with financial assistance with their studies, they are mentored throughout their academic program by the networks. The Fellowship provides new talent with a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience by working alongside some of the best creative and executive talent the industry has to offer. For more information on the fellowship program, please send an email to hollywoodbureau@naacpnet.org.