The “It List”
By Chloe Cornell
Hillary Clinton presented U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with the Lifetime Leadership award at the DVF 2020 awards. Ginsburg’s advice for women? “Stronger together. As a loner, you’re not going to be able to accomplish very much,” she said. “if you want to put women’s rights on the human rights agenda, you want men to be involved too. To have men and women working side by side to pursue this goal was what I decided to be the best course.”
Read more about the night here:
Oregon women’s basketball guard Sabrina Ionescu became the first NCAA basketball player, male or female, to reach the milestone of 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists in a career. A few hours earlier that day (2/24/20), Ionescu spoke at Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s memorial ceremony. She gave tribute to Kobe with her history making achievement. “That one was for him,” Ionescu told ESPN. “To do it on 2/24/20 is huge. We had talked about it in the preseason. I can’t really put that into words. He’s looking down and really proud of me and just really happy for this moment with my team.”
You can watch Ionescu’s memorial speech here:
Rihanna was honored with the prestigious President’s Award at the 2020 NAACP Image Awards. Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP revealed in a statement why Rihanna was the recipient for this year’s award, “Rihanna has not only enjoyed a groundbreaking career as an artist and musician but has also distinguished herself as a stellar public servant. From her business achievements through Fenty to her tremendous record as an activist and philanthropist, Rihanna epitomizes the type of character, grace, and devotion to justice that we seek to highlight in our President’s Award.”
In her acceptance speech, Rihanna discussed the the importance of unifying communities to work together to solve the world’s problems. “If there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that we can fix this world together. We can’t do it divided. I can’t emphasize that enough,” she told the audience.
You can watch her entire speech here:
UCLA Gymnast Nia Dennis is breaking the internet with her almost perfect score floor routine to a mashup of Beyonce songs. She even ends the routine by making a crown on her head. Watch it below to see why Alicia Keys, Senator Kamala Harris and Steve Harvey all retweeted her empowering performance!