Baltimore photographer Devin Allen, ” ‘Measure’ documentary One of local NAACP Image Award nominees

Baltimore photographer Devin Allen, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and the documentary “Measure” are among a few local characters or projects nominated for NAACP Image Awards on Monday.

Allen is nominated for outstanding literary work by a debut author for his book, “A Beautiful Ghetto,” a selection of 100 black-and-white photographs of Baltimore everyday life. The photographer dropped to national prominence for his pictures of the Baltimore unrest after Freddie Gray’s death — one of which landed on the cover of Time magazine. (You can read about “A Beautiful Ghetto”here.)

Jay-Z would be the Major nominees with five star for January’s NAACP Image Awards, the group announced Monday.

Blige’s nominations are for videos and songs off her record “Strength of a Woman,” while Jay-Z was nominated for his “4:44” record and tunes on it, in addition to a nod for…

Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z would be the Major nominees with five star for January’s NAACP Image Awards, the group announced Monday.

Blige’s nominations are for videos and songs off her record “Strength of a Woman,” while Jay-Z was nominated for his “4:44” record and tunes on it, in addition to a nod for…

(Associated Press)

“Measure,” Amanda Lipitz’s movie about the step team at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, is nominated for outstanding documentary.

Coates is upward for outstanding nonfiction literary job for “We’re Eight Years in Electricity: An American Tragedy.” The Baltimore native’s collection of essays has been released in October.

that the HBO docudrama about the Johns Hopkins individual whose cells had been built into the very first immortal cell line, received several nominations, including outstanding television film, limited string or dramatic special. Oprah Winfrey was also nominated for the portrayal of Lacks’ daughter.