The Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors, Roslyn M. Brock, presented the prestigious Chairman’s Award at the 47th NAACP Image Awards to individuals and organizations that have used their distinct platforms to be agents of change.
Tamika Mallory serves on the Board of Directors for the Justice League NYC, one of eight honorees this year. The Justice League NYC is a rapid-response criminal justice task force launched by The Gathering for Justice, a non-profit organization founded by iconic actor and activist Harry Belafonte in 2005. The Justice League NYC has established itself as a leader in the Movement for Racial Equity, utilizing the talents and resources of its members to advocate for viable reforms to the criminal justice system. In April 2015, Justice League NYC led a 9-day, 250-mile march from New York City to Washington, D.C. to deliver to Congress three federal bills to end racial profiling, stop the militarization of police and interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Justice League NYC keeps public pressure on high-level city, state and federal officials, by engaging in substantive policy discussions with stakeholders, and building power on the streets with strategic community mobilization. Read more here.