Thursday, March 3, 2011

John Malveaux Asks Executive Director of NAACP 'Image Awards' to add Classical Music and Opera


On Feb. 25, 2011 AfriClassical posted: “John Malveaux Asks NAACP To Add Categories of Classical Music and Opera To 'Image Awards.'” The Letter to the Editor of The Crisis Magazine of the NAACP said, in conclusion:

“Awareness of African American history and achievements in classical and opera is little known and much neglected by main media and black media. This is to suggest that The CRISIS add categories to heighten awareness and acknowledgement classical and opera categories. If we don’t recognize our own outside the 'stereotypical images', we diminish the opportunity to change the distorted images.
Appreciatively,
John Malveaux”

The post has drawn four comments in support of the proposal of John Malveaux, and none in opposition. The 42nd NAACP Image Awards are scheduled for tomorrow, so this seems an appropriate time to post an additional statement from John Malveaux:

“In addition to sending a letter to the CRISIS magazine publisher, I also sent a copy of same letter to Vic Bullock, Executive Director, Hollywood Bureau, NAACP Image Awards.”
John Malveaux

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