The “NAACP Image Awards” is recognized as the nation’s preeminent multicultural awards show from an African American point of view. The event celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts, as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors. Actress, producer, and best-selling author Gabrielle Union-Wade and three-time NBA Champion entrepreneur and producer, Dwyane Wade will receive the prestigious President's Award. U.S. Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) will be honored with the prestigious Chairman's Award and  civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump will receive the Social Justice Impact Award.