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Amazon teams up with Pharrell and Georgia Tech to launch a new music remix competition

“Your Voice is Power” experience encourages students to use music and computer science as tools to advance racial equity. Amazon and the Georgia Institute of Technology announced a new educational collaboration with Pharrell Williams and his education equity nonprofit YELLOW, called “Your Voice is Power.” The experience includes five teaching modules with lesson plans that teach coding while kick-starting meaningful conversations among middle

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Shot on iPhone 12: Portraits, cityscapes, the night sky, and more

The iPhone 12 lineup delivers advanced camera systems, and with A14 Bionic — the fastest chip in a smartphone — powerful computational photography features to all users. Photographers around the world are using iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max to capture stunning images of cityscapes, landscapes, people, and more, from day to night.

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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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Get Ready to Meet Your New Best Friends: Disney nuiMOs

The Micro-Plush Craze Goes Global – Expands to North America and Europe on Jan. 19 Celebrity Stylist Maeve Reilly Styles Disney nuiMOs Plush Characters for Their Worldwide Reveal (BUSINESS WIRE)–It’s time for the world to meet Disney nuiMOs featuring miniature plush, outfits and accessories with a fashionable twist – and these little friends don’t skimp on style. Since originally launching

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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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Life On Planets Talks Astrology, Inclusivity On The Dancefloor & Why We Have To Be Like Martin Luther King Jr.

I’ve always felt comfortable [speaking] on the mic and [raising] people up and [building] that energy and [trying] to transmute it into something that can go beyond just that moment,” the singer said Baltimore-bred singer, guitarist and producer Phill Celeste, a.k.a. Life on Planets, is an Aries—the fire sign represented by the ram. Aries is known for taking charge and getting things done, and that’s exactly

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Apple Distinguished Educator Mike Lang draws blueprint for change in Las Vegas

Neon signs are not the only things shining bright in Las Vegas. Mike Lang, technology instructor at Clark County School District’s Laura Dearing Elementary School on the East Side of Las Vegas, is putting the spotlight on his students as civic servants and activists in their local community. “My hope for all my students is that they see and consider

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Verizon Launch Interactive Virtual Art Experience

The Met Unframed opens virtual doors to the Museum, offering immersive access to digital galleries and augmented reality versions of iconic Met masterpieces Select works of art come to life with Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Verizon today launched The Met Unframed, an immersive virtual art and gaming experience with enhancements powered by Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband

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H.O.R.I.Z.O.N. (Habitat One: Regenerative Interactive Zone of Nurture) by the Institute of Queer Ecology

Inspired by the ethos of utopian communities such as Lavender Hill, a queer commune established in Ithaca, New York, in 1973, H.O.R.I.Z.O.N. or Habitat One: Regenerative Interactive Zone of Nurture, is a downloadable, participatory artwork taking the form of a social simulation game. The game, in which users become inhabitants of a remote wilderness island—invites players to participate in 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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