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Jay-Z to be Honored by NAACP

Jay-Z to be Honored by NAACP

Jay Z will add another accolade to his decorated résumé this weekend. On Thursday (March 28), the NAACP announced that He will be honored with their President’s Award at the 50th NAACP Image Awards. The ceremony will take place at LA’s Dolby Theater on Saturday.

Some previous winners of the award include Danny Glover, who took home the hardware in 2018, Spike Lee, Lauryn Hill, John Legend, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Muhammad Ali. “The President’s Award is an honor we carefully bestow upon an individual, maintaining its significance and commitment to recognizing excellence in service that directly affects our community,” NAACP president Derrick Johnson said in a press release announcing the honor.

“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,” he continued. “There is no better time than now, as we celebrate our 50th year, to honor him with this award.”

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March 29th, 2019

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