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February 11, 2020
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(ORLANDO, FL) – The NAACP has announced that global music and fashion icon, business entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Rihanna, will receive the prestigious President’s Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards. The President’s Award is presented in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service. “Rihanna has not only enjoyed a groundbreaking career as an artist and musician but has also distinguished herself as a stellar public servant,” said Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP. Rihanna has also used her influence for good through philanthropic efforts. Chief among these is her own Clara Lionel Foundation and she also engages in global advocacy with the goal of improving the quality of life for young people everywhere.
Previous President’s Award recipients included: last year’s recipient Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, Jesse Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Soledad O’Brien, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Muhammad Ali among others. NAACP President Johnson will present the award to Rihanna during a LIVE TV special on BET on Saturday, February 22, 2020, from Pasadena, California.
The Orange County Branch concurrently will host a festive WATCH PARTY in Orlando, Florida at the AMVETS Post 30, 315 Ferguson Drive. Orlando, Florida 32805 starting at 7:00PM on Saturday the 22nd. . This unique community event will feature an enjoyable mixture of greeting, relaxation and socializing. While you join in this fete to show your interest and support of our enthralling ongoing heritage there will be ample refreshments including delicious light food and available soothing libations for you while enjoying together the captivating annual Television program. Tickets are $20.00 available at the door or in advance and contact www.orangecountynaacp.org for tickets or any other Watch Party information.
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