“We can only improve this world together”: Rihanna talks about the future


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Rihanna makes a call to the union. To receive a recognition of the National association for the Advancement of Colored People, he used his acceptance speech to send a message of unity to the world. He began his words with gratitude to “the people who have dedicated their lives and efforts to support people of color”, he pointed out.

Wearing a Givenchy Couture purple and jewelry by Chopard, Rihanna received this award for “special achievement and distinguished public service”thanks to the work she has done since she founded the organization Clara Lionel in 2012. With this NGO, the interpreter of “Umbrella” it has helped fund programs of education and emergency response.

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Rihanna NAACP Image Awards. Photo: Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images for BET

Thus, in the speech he pointed out the learning largest Clear Lionel has left him. “We can only improve this world together. We cannot do it divided, I can not stress this enough”mentioned the singer of 32 years. “The “if this is your problem, then it is not mine.” Is issue of women. It is problem of people of color. It is problem of the people in poverty”, he continued in his powerful message about the future.

Among the audience there were a lot of girl power personalities such as Lizzo, Tracee Ellis Ross, Janelle Monáe.

Storm Reid, Rihanna, Janelle Monáe, and Lizzo attend in the ceremony of the NAACP Image Awards. Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET

Rihanna has moved its success in music in a form of help and as a result, she is the spokesperson of the important causes. In addition to its foundation, speaking on behalf of activists such as Colin Kaepernick even he rejected the Half Time of the Super Bowl in a sign of protest to point out the brutality of the authorities against people of color.

In each one of their projects, with their marks of beauty, lingerie and clothing, makes a statement. It has a message of inclusion for women —more body types, skins, beauty—, which had not been seen in the industry. Rihanna imagines a future where we demand more of the people around us to become allies in this struggle for human rights.

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How many of us in this room has been a partner, colleague, friend with people of other races, sexes, religions? To show their hands,” he said. “Well, do you want to break bread with you, right? Do they like you? Then it is also your problem”.