Category Archives: Culture

Basketball & Activism: A Conversation with Tina Charles

2020 brought a newly revitalized focus to the connections of sports and activism, but for WNBA champion and Olympic medalist Tina Charles, this year simply amplified her ongoing commitment to social justice and activism. Queens born and raised, Charles’ support for the Black Lives Matter movement received national attention in 2016 and she is the founder of non-profit organization Hopey’s Heart. Just this fall she partnered with

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Global Fashion and Beauty Founder Rihanna and Renowned Artist Lorna Simpson Collaborate for ESSENCE’s January+February 2021 Issue Artistic Cover in Stunning Photographic Collage

Issue Also Celebrates the Momentous Achievement of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ Historic Win (BUSINESS WIRE)–ESSENCE, the leading media, technology and commerce company serving Black women, kicks off 2021 with a stunning January + February cover art exclusive. Legendary artist Lorna Simpson collaborates with global fashion and beauty founder Robyn Rihanna Fenty (who recently launched Fenty Skin globally in stores in the U.S. and the

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

Join us for an interactive and intergenerational workshop for children ages 7 and up and their grownups.  Join this family program to honor and remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his vision for racial and economic justice and peace. Dive into the stories of Civil Rights activists in New York, including Ella Baker, Bayard Rustin, and Malcolm X, and explore Dr.

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The Apollo Theater and WNYC Present Apollo Uptown Hall: MLK and The Fierce Urgency of Now! a Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In Collaboration with March on Washington Film Festival WNYC and the Apollo Theater will present the 15th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, “MLK and the Fierce Urgency of Now,” as part of the Apollo’s Uptown Hall series, on Monday, January 18 at 3pm. This year’s digital version of the MLK Apollo Uptown Hall will unpack the implications

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NBCUniversal Announces New NonProfit Partnerships Focused on The Arts, Media and Creativity

New Investments Continue Comcast NBCUniversal’s $100 Million Commitment to Advance Social Justice and Equality NBCUniversal announced new partnerships with 10 nonprofit organizations focused on the arts, media and creativity, as part of Comcast’s $100 million multiyear, comprehensive commitment to advance social justice and ensure more people have equal access to the education and training needed to succeed. In conjunction with Comcast

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Apple launches major new Racial Equity and Justice Initiative projects to challenge systemic racism, advance racial equity nationwide

Commitments build on Apple’s $100 million pledge and include a first-of-its-kind education hub for HBCUs and an Apple Developer Academy in Detroit Apple today announced a set of major new projects as part of its $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI) to help dismantle systemic barriers to opportunity and combat injustices faced by communities of color. These forward-looking

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The New York Public Library Launches “Story Line,” A New Dial-In Phone Storytime Service

The Library will share a weekly storytime that can be accessed over the phone for young readers, including those without internet access, during these unprecedented times With one phone call, children and caregivers can now experience the excitement of in-person storytimes from The New York Public Library. The Library today launched Story Line, a new dial-a-story service that will offer all

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NBC10 and Telemundo62’s “Project Innovation” Grant Challenge Features Increased Funding for 2021

Join an informational webinar on Wednesday, January 27, to learn more about this year’s grant program Grant applications can be submitted via nbcuprojectinnovation.com now through February 12 NBC10 / WCAU, Telemundo62 / WWSI and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation announced that applications are now open for the Project Innovation grant challenge in Philadelphia for a fourth consecutive year.  Local nonprofits that are helping to move communities forward by encouraging a

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Governor Cuomo Announces a Proposal to Connect High Line to the New Moynihan Train Hall as Part of the 2021 State of the State

Plan Will Extend High Line to Create New Public Space and Ease Foot Traffic in Burgeoning Manhattan Neighborhood Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a proposal to extend the High Line in Manhattan to give pedestrians seamless access to the elevated pathway from the recently opened Moynihan Train Hall as part of the 2021 State of the State. As part of a

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American Utopia: David Byrne and Maira Kalman in Conversation

When: Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 7:00pm, Price: Registration required, donation suggested. Register Former Talking Heads frontman and multimedia artist David Byrne and best-selling author, illustrator and artist Maira Kalman discuss their new collaboration, a book inspired by Byrne’s award-winning musical American Utopia (Bloomsbury, October 2020). The two will sit down for a virtual conversation with WNYC’s Alison Stewart about creating the book and their decades-long careers as New York artists.

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