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Prince Hailed By NAACP Awards   Print 
Tuesday, 22 February 2005
Rnb newsPrince is scheduled to be honored with the NAACP Vanguard Award, which will be presented March 19 during the 36th annual NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.

The award is given to folks "whose groundbreaking work increases our understanding and awareness of racial and social issues." It has been presented only twice previously, to filmmakers Stanley Kramer and Steven Spielberg.

The Purple One is also up for two other awards, outstanding male artist and outstanding album, as is Usher, who leads the field with five NAACP Image Awards nominations.

Other multiple nominees include  Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Anthony Hamilton, Queen Latifah and Prince. The ceremony will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and will be taped for broadcast March 25 on Fox.

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