Rihanna has accepted a number of commendations for her humanitarian efforts over the years and the NAACP Image Awards’ 2020 President’s Award is her most recent honor.

In 2012, the known philanthropist founded the Clara Lionel Foundation, a non-profit organization named after her grandmother that “funds groundbreaking education and emergency preparedness and response programs around the world.” And she raises money for action via her annual Diamond Ball gala.

At this year’s NAACP Awards Rihanna took to the microphone saying, “Tonight is not really about me, because the purpose is bigger than me, right?… It’s not bigger than us together, but it’s bigger than me, because my part is a very small part of the work that is being done in this world and the work that is yet to be done.” The “Love on the Brain” singer continued: “If there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that we can only fix this world together. We can’t do it divided.” Watch her full speech below.

NAACP member Derrick Johnson said in a statement: “From her business achievements through Fenty, to her tremendous record as an activist and philanthropist, Rihanna epitomizes the type of character, grace, and devotion to justice that we seek to highlight in our President’s Award.”

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