Kerry Washington

As the time has come again for us to honor those whose work in the fields of television, music, literature, film and social justice shone so brightly via the 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards, we’d like to take a moment to express our gratitude for those who made a tough year so much easier to survive.

Some might say it was Michelle Obama’s arrival on the world stage that gave print media and Hollywood a permission of sorts to showcase black women with darker hues as smart, sexy beings.

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Despite the Obama administration’s mission to alleviate the health insurance market through the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” healthcare rates may rise up to nearly 35 percent in some parts of the U.S. for 2017.

Jussie Smollett, Kerry Washington, Meek Mill, and many more share their outrage.