On MLK Day, more than 2,000 people filled Harlem’s Riverside Church to see performances by Oscar-Winner and “BLACK PANTHER” Star Lupita Nyong’o, Grammy Winning Artist Black Thought, Actor and “GROWN-ISH” Star Yara Shahidi, NBA Legend Allan Houston, and more at the third annual “MLK Now.” Comedian/Author Baratunde Thurston and Comedian/Writer Akilah Hughes served as the official MC’s for the program.
On Friday November 24th, the biggest retail shopping day of the year also known as “Black Friday,” Blackout for Human Rights will kick off its fourth annual #BlackoutBlackFriday campaign, urging people nationwide to take part in an economic boycott of major retailers, and any corporations that violate human rights standards, and/or profit off the pain and suffering of others.
Get your Twitter fingers ready and dive into today’s #WomensHistoryMonth celebration hosted by Ava DuVernay’s film distribution company ARRAY! Today for a full 12 hours, ARRAY will takeover the Twittersphere with the “REBEL-A-THON” to lift up the work and voices of some of the trailblazing women filmmakers who are changing the world with their art and talent. Read more →
Today we want to take a quick but important moment to say Happy Birthday to legendary actor, entertainer, activist (and our boss) Harry Belafonte! For 90 years, Mr. Belafonte has been a trailblazer in the arts and the movements for civil/human rights and social justice. Read more →
Set Your DVRs: Make sure to watch REVOLT TV tomorrow evening at 8:30 p.m. EST for a special televised airing of “MLK Now 2017!” Hosted by Blackout for Human Rights and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), “MLK Now 2017” features powerful performances by by David Oyelowo, La La Anthony, Omari Hardwick, Uzo Aduba, Michelle Williams, Andre Holland, Erica Campbell, Q-Tip, Adepero Oduye, our very own Samora Pinderhughes, and more. Read more →
In order to uplift the incredible stories and storytellers of color honored at this year’s Academy Awards, and to use this moment to call for greater diversity at all levels of the industry, Color Of Change and Center for Media Justice will be co-hosting an Oscars Watch Party starting at 4pm PST through the end of the ceremony!
If you plan to join the thousands (if not millions) of people across the U.S. in boycotting the soon-to-be-President of this doomed United States’ inauguration, you’re likely seeking out counter-programming to drown out the 24-hour news and social media hell that comes along with it. Thankfully there are alternatives to this Orangeade onslaught that will not only keep you distracted, but that offer some beacon of light, hope and inspiration, which will no doubt come in handy over the next four (or more, but for God’s mercy, I hope not) years. Read more →