Obviously the NAACP has very low standards when selecting a candidate for an award. Van Jones had to resign as Obama's "Green Jobs Czar" because of his radical beliefs and jail time served as a result of it. Of course being a self avowed Communist and a 9-11 truther didn't help either. Van Jones is well known for his radical past, Glenn Beck covered the facts best here in this Video. This is just a tiny slice of his radical past, you can search him on YouTube to find many more radical extreme things about Van Jones for yourself.
Regardless the NAACP doesn't care about the facts, they are giving this radical extremist a civil rights award, this is pathetic and very much a discredit to the institution, if it ever had any credibility that is.