The 50th Annual NAACP Image Awards Showed us Exactly What it Means to #DreamInBlack

This post is sponsored by AT&T and #DreamInBlack initiative. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I don’t know about you, but I am still swooning in black love and black excellence from Saturday night’s NAACP Image Awards. 50 Years strong of celebrating us, because 50 years ago, no one else would. But it is clear: we deserve to be celebrated, uplifted and appreciated. We deserve to be acknowledged and rooted for.

This is why I am so excited to partner with AT&T once again on their #DreamInBlack initiative. This is a powerful platform where AT&T celebrates black culture and the creators who shape it, while encouraging the bold pursuit of goals.

During the month of February, they honored 28 DIB Future Makers. And some of them were nominated (and won) NAACP Image Awards Saturday night.

NAACP Image Awards + #DreamInBlack Honorees

  • @IamQueenLatifah – NAACP Image Awards nominee for #BlackGirlsRock (Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) 
  • @LenaWaithe – She was a presenter at the NAACP Image awards – truly loved this moment for her:

  • @VanJones68 – He was also a presenter Sat night at the Image Awards. He was joined by Kerry Washington and John Legend to welcome Jay-Z into the President Award recipients family
  • @OmariHardwick – 2019 NAACP Image Awards WINNER for Power (Best Actor in a Drama Series)
  • @NowThatsMAJOR – Dream In Black featured artist at the Sundance Film Festival 2019
  • If Beale Street Could Talk cast – Featured artists in the Dream In Black booth at the Essence Festival 2018

Favorite NAACP Moments in Tweets

One thing I adored is how sooo many people spoke about their children and families. I interviewd Ne-Yo last year at the Disney Dreamers Academy. I distinctly remember him telling me how his daughter wanted to be a Unicorn when she grew up. Part of empowering her to live her dreams was telling her she needed to be the best Unicorn she could be. So when she got on stage with him with her Unicorn flair, I was smiling so hard. You can catch this quick video interview here.

When Auntie Maxine showed us that she was not afriad to use the gavel.

Letitia Wright Nuff said…

It brought back the same joy I felt when I attended the premiere and got to chat with her.

Even sweeter was big bro getting the W too!

Black Panther. #thatisall

Dream In Black Honorees out here winning NAACP Image Awards.

Dare to Dream in Black with AT&T

Are you living your dream life? Chances are, you are or are currently working on dreaming bigger for yourself and your family. Watching the 50th NAACP Image Awards was so warming to my spirit. I grew up not loving the skin I was in. So nurturing that love of self in my children is critical. And having platforms like #DreamInBlack and the Image Awards makes my job as a mom easier.

Be sure to follow the conversation and let us know how your are living your #DreamInBlack! And don’t forget: you can Dream In Black every day with these emoji stickers and GIFs (so go crazy!)

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