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#BTNews – PM Mottley to receive Diamond Ball Award at Rihanna’s fifth Diamond Ball __________________ Preview ⬇️ “I can’t imagine a better night than this year’s Clara Lionel Foundation event with Seth Meyers, Pharrell and DJ Khaled,” said Rihanna. “I am particularly honored to present Prime Minister Mottley and Shaun King with this year’s Diamond Ball Awards for their groundbreaking work. We are so thankful to them for joining us and making the night better than ever.” Read more of this article in our #BTEpaper link in bio __________________ #BarbadosToday #News #BTEpaper #Entertainment #Rihanna #Lifestyle #DiamondBall #PMMottley #WomenEmpowerment #Barbadians

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Mia Mottley, prime minister of Rihanna’s home country of Barbados, will receive the 2019 Diamond Ball Award, as will writer and civil rights activist Shaun King.  They’re being recognized for their humanitarian and social justice work.

During her 25-year career in politics, Mottley has empowered women and young people via education initiatives.  She is Barbados’ first female prime minister, and previously served as the country’s first female attorney general, and the first woman elected to lead the country’s Labour Party.

In 2018, Shaun King co-founded Real Justice PAC, which works to elect prosecutors who support criminal justice reform.  He also relaunched The North Star, an anti-slavery publication which was originally founded by Frederick Douglass.

“I am particularly honored to present Prime Minister Mottley and Shaun King with this year’s Diamond Ball Awards for their groundbreaking work,” Rihanna said in a statement. “We are so thankful to them for joining us and making the night better than ever.”

As previously reported, the Diamond Ball will be hosted by Seth Meyers and feature performances from Pharrell Williams and DJ Khaled.  The money from the event goes to Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation, and funds innovative education projects and scholarships, emergency response programs and local micro-grants.

 

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Thank you @badgalriri & @claralionelfdn. So honored. Let’s keep pushing for good!

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Rihanna‘s Diamond Ball event isn’t just a star-studded party — it’s also a way to recognize those who’ve done important humanitarian work.  Now, the star has announced who’ll be the guests of honor at the fifth edition of the event, taking place September 12 in New York City.

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