The NAACP has a seat at the table and receives funding from selected major US corporations seeking to redress systemic racism. However, the annual NAACP IMAGE Awards perpetuates systemic racism (omission of achievements by African American in classical music and composition). Please see
Classical music is subliminally associated with the concept of White superiority. Many African Americans incorrectly believe classical music is “White music,” and they voluntarily exclude themselves from appreciation, participation and benefits in a refined and cerebral segment of society. Classical music is also known as academic or art music. Achievements of African Americans remain in a kind of cultural closet outside recognition in the annual NAACP IMAGE AWARDS.
Africlassical website http://chevalierdesaintgeorges.homestead.com/index.html and blog is administered by a retired Jewish Administrative Judge without corporate or any outside funding with only a sincere dedication to publicize the history and achivements by people of African descent in classical music. However, some blogs NOT specific to classical music are approved and published. The NAACP often publicizes via Africlassical blogspot. Please see
See pic of Derrick Johnson, President & CEO NAACP