Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade to be honored at NAACP Image Awards
The couple will be honored with the President’s Award at a ceremony on February 20. 25, the NAACP announced Wednesday. The award is given to people for their work in public service.
“We are thrilled to present this award to Gabrielle Union-Wade and Dwyane Wade, who together have consistently used their platforms to advance social justice and raise awareness of the inequalities that exist in our country,” said Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP. to the press release.
“We are proud to recognize the couple’s tireless humanitarian work as they continue to advocate for equality and acceptance for all,” he continued.
The civil rights organization has acknowledged some of the couple’s humanitarian efforts, including their own. past fundraising work for GLSENan organization that aims to “support LGBTQ youth in schools and extracurricular activities”, according to its Web site.
Other past honorees include LeBron James, Rihanna and Jay-Z.
This year’s awards ceremony will be broadcast live on BET from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, and will feature an audience in attendance for the first time in three years.