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Radio One CEO/founder Cathy Hughes will receive the NAACP Chairman’s Award during the 43rd NAACP Image Awards, to be broadcast live on Friday, February 17th (8:00-10:00 PM EST) on NBC.

The Chairman’s Award, chosen by NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock, is bestowed in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service. Past honorees include U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, Tyler Perry, Former Vice President Al Gore and Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai, Aretha Franklin, Bono, then-Senator Barack Obama, The Dave Matthews Band, Danny Glover, and Aaron McGruder.

Ms. Hughes is being honored for her accomplishments as a trailblazer in the media industry and as an individual who exemplifies hard work, perseverance and community empowerment.

The NAACP Image Awards is the premiere multicultural awards show. It celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.

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