Wow, I was MEGA busy last week. I was invited to be one of the members of the virtual audience for the 2021 NAACP Image Awards virtual audience at the Red Carpet. We got to watch Tanika Ray interview Maxwell, NAACP President, Derrick Johnson, the girl who plays the voice on Doc McStuffins, and some more Black celebs on Zoom. It was TRÈS FUN!

The other highlight I experienced was this past Saturday when I scored a press credential to attend the 2021 NAACP Image Awards Virtual Press Room!

I had to high-five MYSELF!

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The awards show aired on BET and other Viacom-owned TV channels. I got all dolled up, too, baby! I put on my BEST wig and a cute bohoehemian (my word) flowered top. I knew I had to have makeup look beat, my stylin' lewk slayed because the award show coordinator told us that if our media question was selected, we would be "on camera" with celebrities.

I was red carpet ready! I photoshop bleached my teeth for this! 😁

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We were told in advance that we would be asking questions to winners of the following categories:

  • Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
  • Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Entertainer of the Year
  • We were surprised and excited when they also announced we would get to interview the winner of the Social Media Personality of the Year!

I got to be up close and Zoom-personal with winners Regé-Jean Page, Viola Davis, Issa Rae, DJ D-Nice, and Tabitha Brown! Yes, I took my Zoom selfies (they didn't know about it, but I sure did take 'em!)

I was, however, bitterly disappointed to discover that after waiting in some cases of up to literally three (3) hours in the Zoom Press Room, the NAACP Image Awards coordinators were only allowing four (4) questions from the media per celebrity. I wish they had told us that IMPORTANT bit of info upfront. (No, I was never called upon to ask any of my questions.) I am still kind of salty about that, it's a sore subject, HA!

I will admit, it was cool to be in the same Zoom room with notable Black press legends including Nischelle Turner, the first Black woman to become the lead host on Entertainment Tonight, as well as journalists, TV, and radio hosts from HipHopDX and The Hollywood Reporter. I noticed that they were called upon first, which made it difficult for the little fishies in the pond like me to get called upon for my press question.
In the end, though, it was a super cool experience that I got to have during the coronavirus pandemic and only 100 media people in the world can say the same! Living my best life!

Here are some of the questions I had prepared to ask if they had called on me in the virtual pressroom:

For Regé-Jean Page: Winner of Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
When you think of the word, TEXAS, what comes to mind, such as Foods, people, etc.?

Reesha Cosby/2021

For Viola Davis: Outstanding Actress in a Drama AND Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
What is your current guilty pleasure during your off-time?

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For Issa Rae: Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
If you could be on any reality TV, cooking, or home improvement show, guest or host, which one would it be?

Reesha Cosby, 2021

For DJ D-Nice: Entertainer of the Year
Who would YOU like to see in a Verzus Battle next? (One of the members of the press asked D-Nice who he is rooting for in The Isley Brothers/Earth, Wind, and Fire in the next Verzus Battle and he said he is Team Isley Brothers! Boooo! Ha!)

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For Tabitha Brown: Social Media Personality of the Year (This award is the first of its kind for the NAACP Image awards. You go, girl!!)
If you could be on any reality TV, cooking, or home improvement show, guest or host, which one would it be?

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For Award Show Host, Anthony Anderson:
The latest viral question on social media is: Do pickles belong on a chicken sandwich? What say you?

Anthony must have been hella busy because he didn't get a chance to stop by the virtual press room. (I was bummed about that, too!) He gets a pass from me because he did an amazing job as the host of the award show, for the FIFTH time! I just love him!

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