Featured Conversations and Performances included Stacey Abrams, Eva Longoria, Judd Apatow, Laverne Cox, Melissa Etheridge, Amy Goodman, David Oyelowo, Jacqueline Woodson, Angela Robinson, and More
In commemoration of the 3rd Annual “National Day of Racial Healing,” filmmaker Ava DuVernay and her foundation ARRAY Alliance partnered with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to present #HowWeHeal,” a 4-hour livestream event curated by DuVernay to build awareness and encourage dialogue around racial equity and racial healing.
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.
Today, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the creators of the acclaimed play “SHE” have announced ELLE Magazine as the official media partner for the production, which will run at HERE Arts Center (145 6th Ave) in Manhattan fromMay 5th-21st. Tickets for “SHE” are currently on sale for $20 at HERE.org, with discounts available for students (with I.D.), seniors, and groups of five or more. Tickets for the opening night performance are sold out. Read more →
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 SANKOFA.org, the social justice organization founded by Harry Belafonte, has announced that the audio version of its new Visual EP “17”, featuring music by artists Ty Dolla $ign, Raphael Saadiq, Mali Music and Elijah Blake, is now available on all DSPs. The Visual EP, which made its official February 17th premiere on TIDAL, seeks to raise funds to support grassroots organizing efforts around issues of racial and social justice. Read more →
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 →