Forest Whitaker to be honored by NAACP

Forest Whitaker to be honored by NAACP

AWARD: Forest Whitaker is going be honored by the NAACP. Photo: Associated Press

Actor Forest Whitaker is set to receive the Chairman’s Award at the 45th annual NAACP Image Awards next month.

The ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler” star will be feted for his humanitarian work on Feb. 22 in Pasadena, California.

Announcing the news, Roslyn M. Brock, the chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors, says, “Forest Whitaker embodies the moniker of artist/activist. His work in front of and behind the camera engages and entertains, and his service to communities around the world is truly inspirational. It is my honor and privilege to recognise Mr. Whitaker with the Chairman’s Award.”

It could be a really big night for Whitaker as he has also been nominated for an Outstanding Actor honor for his role in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” which leads all nominations with eight nods.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington recovering from heart attack


Members of the musician's family have revealed doctors had to repair two heart stents and add a third.

in Viral Videos

WATCH: Musical morning announcements with Gabrielle Union and Jimmy Fallon


Your vice principal probably never delivered the morning announcements like this.

in Weird

#ExtremePhonePinching is latest stupid Internet trend


Ready for a bizarre new internet trend? It's Extreme Phone Pinching, and it's extremely dumb.

in Viral Videos

WATCH: ‘The Walking Dead’ gets the ‘Friends’ treatment


What if the hit TV show used a more upbeat opening theme song?

in Music

Foo Fighters lay down new track during Austin City Limits


During the band's set at Austin City Limits, lead singer Dave Grohl told the crowd they recorded the new tunes in the beautiful city.