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Rihanna to headline Global Citizen Festival

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Rihanna will headline the latest Global Citizen Festival, with its aim to mobilise fans to fight the world’s most extreme poverty.

The festival, to take place on Sept 24 in New York’s Central Park, “sells” tickets based on actions taken such as social media postings and letters to promote development goals.

Find out how to get tickets here.

The concert will be broadcast in the United States on MSNBC and streamed internationally on YouTube and iHeartRadio.

This isn’t Rihanna’s first time helping improve educational opportunities. Her Clara Lionel Foundation, which is named after her grandparents, supports a scholarship fund and offers micro grants for school programs in her native Barbados.

The scholarships supports citizens or natives of Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, and Jamaica attending college in the U.S.

While her foundation started in 2012, Rihanna has a long history of giving. She founded the Believe Foundation when she was just 18 years old. The group gave critical, emotional, and medical support to terminally ill children. She also performed a number of charity concerts on behalf of the foundation.

She’s also worked handily to help raise awareness of the battle against HIV/AIDS and served as a UNICEF ambassador, among many other charitable acts.

SUPPORT FOR YAZIDIS

Taking place each year around the time of the UN General Assembly, when hundreds of world leaders converge on New York, the Global Citizen Festival seeks to show public pressure on governments over development assistance.

This year, the festival takes on a new level of urgency with the migrant crisis as hundreds of thousands of people flee Syria and other war-ravaged countries.

Among actions to earn points toward tickets, Twitter users can voice support for a movement by Nadia Murad, a woman from the Yazidi minority in Iraq who endured three months of sexual slavery by the Islamic State group.

Murad is leading a bid to press the International Criminal Court to identify perpetrators and try them on genocide charges.

The festival will also put a focus on encouraging equal education for girls and refugee children — with literacy considered a key prerequisite in the fight against poverty.

Some 58 million adolescents around the world are not in school, with the gaps especially acute around Africa as well as in Pakistan and Afghanistan, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund.

“This year’s festival — and this incredible lineup — is an annual touch point to hold our world leaders to account on their commitments to solve the world’s biggest problems,” Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen which organizes the event, said in a statement.

Last year’s festival brought surprise appearances by US First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Savage X Fenty’s Summer Drop is Here

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New Savage X Fenty lingerie from the #UCUTE and #DAMN categories are out now! Check out the new drop of basics, lace slips, robes and more at SAVAGEX.com.

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Rihanna’s Fourth Diamond Ball to Be Held in NYC

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We are just two months away from this year’s Diamond Ball on September 13! Here‘s a look back at last year to start off our countdown:

The third Diamond Ball raised over $5 million to support CLF’s global education, health and emergency response programs around the world. The evening featured high-energy performances by Grammy Award-winning recording artists Kendrick Lamar and Calvin Harris.

“I am thrilled to bring the Diamond Ball to New York City and bring everyone closer to the mission, the partnerships, the programs and the people at the heart of it all,” said Rihanna at the 2017 Diamond Ball. “Together, we are funding groundbreaking and effective global education, health and emergency response programs. We are investing in the future and helping to improve the quality of life for young people and their families around the globe.”

Read more about Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation.

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Rihanna nominated for the 2018 MTV VMAs

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Congratulations to N.E.R.D and Rihanna! Their 2017 collab “Lemon” is nominated for Best Collaboration and Best Editing at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.

The 2018 VMAs will air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York on Monday, August 20. Vote here.

In 2016, Rihanna performed four times at the VMAs and took home the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award. Watch below:

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