Rihanna made a powerful honoree speech as she accepted the President’s Award at the NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.
In the speech she delivered on 22 Feb, the 32-year-old singer and businesswoman, said: "My part is a very small part of the work that's being done in this world, and the work that has yet to be done."
She continued, "If there's anything that I've learned, it's that we can only fix this world together. We can't do it divided.
"We can't let the de-sensitivity seep in," Rihanna added. "The, 'If it's your problem, then it's not mine; it's a woman's problem; it's a black people problem; it’s a poor people problem.'"
Rihanna later empowered everyone to tell their friends and colleagues who support them to "pull up" during marches, protests, and postings for justice.
"Imagine what we can do ... together," she said.
According to the NAACP, a nonpartisan civil rights organization, the President's Award recognizes 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, in a statement.
Source: ABC News