Jay-Z to receive the President’s Award at the NAACP Image Awards

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Jay-Z to receive the President's Award at the NAACP Image Awards

Award-winning rapper Jay Z is set to receive the prestigious President’s Award during the 50th NAACP Image Awards. The award is presented in recognition of a special
achievement and distinguished public service. The star is being recognised for “shedding light on the issues that plague the black community including systematic racism and unjust treatment under the law.”

In a statement released by the awards, the President of NAACP Derrick Johnson shared that the organisation strictly chooses the recipients of the award based on their contributions to their community. He said in part; “Shawn Carter has been committed
to shedding light on the issues that plague the black community including systematic racism and unjust treatment under the law, utilizing his global platform to create everlasting change. There is no better time than now, as we celebrate our 50th year, to honor him with this award.”

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Previous recipients including Jesse Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Soledad O’Brien, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Muhammad Ali among others.

Jay-Z to receive the President’s Award at the NAACP Image Awards. So well deserved!