Reggae artiste, Ziggy Marley, has received the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) Black Press 2020 Global Icon Achievement Award.
The MNPA claims that the award is for “the best of the love of all humanity in the causes of freedom, justice, peace and equality,” which shocked many in the Black and Brown communities that Ziggy is the person they chose for such award.
Ziggy, the oldest son of Reggae legend Bob Marley, has long been a staunch supporter of Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people.
“I thank the National Newspaper Publishers Association for this award,” said Marley, whose team will also select a special recorded performance for convention attendees. “The Black press is very vital to our culture, our communities throughout the world, and for all our people who affirm the oneness of humanity and the oneness of freedom, and the oneness of love for all. My music and my voice will continue to help make a positive difference in the world in which we now live. One love. God bless all.”
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Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. emphasized, “On behalf of the NNPA, we are honored to have Ziggy Marley receive the 2020 Global Icon Achievement Award during our Annual Convention. Ziggy is a cultural genius who continues to excel in music and the cause of freedom and human rights worldwide.”
Obviously the “human rights worldwide” that Mr Chavis Jr. speaks of does not apply to the Palestinian people.