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  • The Role of Creative Arts in Protest and Leadership Development.

    The Role of Creative Arts in Protest and Leadership Development.

      North Carolina High School Senior sets out to Change the World R. J.  Reynolds High School Senior Elijah Pone is named Urban Success Ambassador for Winston-Salem. He will serve as an intern and member of a national coalition — (U.S.A. 4 TECH, the “Urban Success Movement”.) He has been selected to organize and develop a teen task-force to redesign and launch a new social network. Elijah and the Urban Success Ambassadors, strategic planning team in Silicon Valley are planning […]

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  • Worldhits.org 2015 remix COMING SOON!

    Worldhits.org 2015 remix COMING SOON!

      Worldhits Remix 2015 Coming SOON!!!!   Start a Worldhits.org Chapter in your area So, you want to start a Worldhits.org Chapter, yeah? It’s easy. There are just a few basic blueprints for you to follow, and with our blue print for success, and your enthusiasm, we can all help support and promote songwriters on a global level. Benefit for you: You get to be part of a community of volunteers who are working hard to build a great songwriting industry […]

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  • Creating A National Urban Success Movement 1976 – 2016

    Creating A National Urban Success Movement 1976 – 2016

    40 Years Creating A National Urban Success Movement Letter from the Founder   Today the Worldwide web and creative young thinkers give us the opportunity to create “read-write” culture though digital technologies. USA 4 Tech fund aims to provide state-of-art technology that will serve as the vocal cords of low-tech communities. Before the World-Wide Web, media broadcast giants and corporate conglomerates monopolized technology. This in turn created the opposite of “read-write” culture, a “read-only” culture where creativity was consumed but […]

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  • Jesse Jackson gets Silicon Valley to talk diversity

    Jesse Jackson gets Silicon Valley to talk diversity

    Two dozen companies met at Intel at an event hosted by the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition  to share their strategies of making their largely white, male workforces more diverse.   Jesse Jackson spent the better part of this year imploring high-tech companies to include more African-Americans, Latinos and women among their employees. Turns out, identifying and acknowledging the problem may be the easy part. On Wednesday, at a Silicon Valley summit organized by Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition and […]

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  • Maurice “Mo” Green – Guilford County Schools’ put learning with Tech first

    Maurice “Mo” Green – Guilford County Schools’ put learning with Tech first

    Innovative.” That’s the word Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green frequently uses to describe Guilford County Schools. That was true, he said, “even before I got here, and certainly we’ve tried to build on that.” He rattled off a list of the district’s innovative schools, including the nine early/middle colleges, which offer students early exposure to college campuses. There also is a district-wide focus on service learning as well as academics, he said. That effort paid off with the school system being […]

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  • SMOT 2014 Year End Report

    SMOT 2014 Year End Report

    On October 18, 2014 students and professionals gathered together for the long anticipated Fall Retreat at Media Action House and Retreat Space. Enthusiasm grew as attendees explored the grounds nestled on a secluded twenty-acre parcel of land and the audio/video production and editing studio. The morning got off to a great start with fun conversations and a delicious Continental Breakfast provided by Cecil and Shari Weefur of Weefur Family Media. Later in the day, after the Workshops and filming the […]

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  • Kimberly Bryant – Black Girls CODE Founder and Executive Director

    Kimberly Bryant – Black Girls CODE Founder and Executive Director

    Biotechology/Manufacturing/Engineering/ and Supply Chain professional with over 10 years experience in Facilities /Operations/Maintenance and Project Management with companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, and consumer products industries. I have expert skills in both team building and collaborative leadership with a unique ability to synthesize ideas across a wide spectrum of perspectives and develop a concise shared vision to drive organizational change and improvements in complex business processes. Both a detail-oriented planner and a strategic minded leader, I absorb new information […]

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  • Jim Gardiner Highlight at Montalvo Arts Center by KennyG

    Jim Gardiner Highlight at Montalvo Arts Center by KennyG

    Gardiner Music Mentoring Rare combination of teaching, composition, producing and engineering expertise. James Gardiner is an award-winning composer, arranger, orchestrator, producer and recording engineer with two Grammy nominations and 42 gold and platinum awards to his credit. Early recognition. Born in Monroe, Louisiana, Gardiner moved with his family to Seattle, where he was discovered during his first solo trombone performance by heiress Lulu Fairbanks of Fairbanks, Alaska. She sponsored Gardiner to perform with the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and study at the […]

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  • Rafael Flores Lecturer – TED Talk (Expression’s College of the Arts: Emeryville, CA)

    Rafael Flores Lecturer – TED Talk (Expression’s College of the Arts: Emeryville, CA)

    Rafael Flores is a bilingual documentary and narrative filmmaker of Mexican-Lithuanian decent. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts from San Francisco State University, specializing in screenwriting, directing actors and post-production. He also holds a BA in Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies from the University Washington. In 2004 and 2005 Mr. Flores received the University of Washington’s Certificate of High Scholarship. He also was accepted into the Golden Key and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies in 2006 and 2007. Mr. […]

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  • Galen M. Silvestri – Co-Founder and Executive Director of United Roots

    Galen M. Silvestri – Co-Founder and Executive Director of United Roots

    Galen Silvestri Executive Director Galen Silvestri is Co-Founder and Executive Director of United Roots. He is also Co-Founder and Director of the Turf Unity Music Program and a Co-founder of Art in Action. Galen produces music and art events in the Bay Area with a coalition of youth and social justice organizations. He also worked with the Men’s Story Project to confront sexism and patriarchy and explore ways to redefine masculinity in our communities. Galen has  worked with the Y-Step collective, a […]

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  • Nathan Ross Freeman’s  Nonprofit gets rent-free home in new North Carolina Center

    Nathan Ross Freeman’s Nonprofit gets rent-free home in new North Carolina Center

      The Winston-Salem Center for Education and the Arts officially opened last week, giving local nonprofits a place to call home. A ribbon-cutting was held at the “John 3:16 Building” (624/630 W. Sixth St.) on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Years ago, it housed the N.C. Employment Security Commission. First Baptist Church Fifth Street had purchased the building and planned to raise it for a parking lot. The church ended up signing it over to make way for the Center for Education […]

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  • HISTORY OF ROCK THE VOTE

    HISTORY OF ROCK THE VOTE

    Founded nearly twenty years ago in response to a wave of attacks on freedom of speech and artistic expression, Rock the Vote quickly established itself as the premier organization representing the intersection of young people, politics, and popular culture. Whether it’s Madonna wrapping herself in the flag for the first Rock the Vote PSA or Snoop Dogg launching our bus tour in 2004, Rock the Vote works with artists who really believe in and promote our mission. Rock the Vote […]

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