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  • The Rise Of  Protest Music 2015

    The Rise Of Protest Music 2015

    Fox News’ worst fears have come to pass: Kendrick Lamar’s music has officially been used to inspire protest against police brutality. On Sunday, a #BlackLivesMatter conference at Cleveland State University turned confrontational after police detained a 14-year-old boy for allegedly being drunk on a bus in downtown Cleveland. Protesters leaving the conference objected to how the police were “roughing up” and “pepper spraying” the boy, according to local television station WEWS. When protesters tried to intervene, police used pepper spray on the crowd. The […]

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  • Dave Chappelle: Artists have a responsibility to be activists in some way. Some stars are more than just fashion trends.

    Dave Chappelle: Artists have a responsibility to be activists in some way. Some stars are more than just fashion trends.

    Dave Chappelle: Black People and Police The 41-year-old funnyman told the audience at the Art For Life benefit on Long Island that artists have a responsibility to be activists in some way. ‘The biggest enemy of an artist is apathy,’ he said. The Chappelle’s Show star added: ‘A kid gets killed by the poilice and I buy a T-shirt and before I can wear that one, there’s another kid (killed) and I’m running out of closet space.’ Chappelle who is […]

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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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  • 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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  • Van Jones introduces #YesWeCode

    Van Jones introduces #YesWeCode

    Shortly after the Trayvon Martin verdict, Van Jones says, he was talking about race with his friend, music legend Prince. “Every time you see a black kid wearing a hoodie, you say: There’s a thug. If you see a white kid wearing hoodie, you say: There’s Mark Zuckerberg,” Jones said. “I said, ‘That’s because of racism. And Prince said, ‘Maybe so, or maybe you civil rights guys haven’t created enough Mark Zuckerbergs.’ “ That challenge inspired Jones to create Yes […]

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  • I.AM FIRST

    I.AM FIRST

    Science and technology have great potential to improve lives around the world. In a recent study, 15-year-olds in the U.S. ranked 26th out of 35 countries in math and science scores. Our aim is to improve that statistic through our support of STEM programs – science, technology, engineering and math, to motivate the next generation of innovators. We have partnered with inventor Dean Kamen and his FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) after school program to encourage […]

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  • Black Eyed Peas Peapod Adobe Youth Voices  academies at work

    Black Eyed Peas Peapod Adobe Youth Voices academies at work

    About i.am angel Foundation Founded by will.i.am in 2009, the i.am angel foundation is focused on its mission to do its part and make a difference by transforming lives through education, opportunity and inspiration. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, will.i.am, with The Black Eyed Peas, has sold 31 million albums and 58 million records worldwide. The Black Eyed Peas are an American hip hop group (originally an alternative hip hop group, they have since added R&B,pop, dance, electro and techno influences). Though founded in Los Angeles, California in 1995, it was not […]

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  • Al Green

    Al Green

    Albert Greene (born April 13, 1946),[1] better known as Al Green, is an American gospel and soul music singer. He reached the peak of his popularity in the 1970s, with hit singles such as “You Oughta Be With Me,” “I’m Still In Love With You,” “Love and Happiness”, and “Let’s Stay Together”.[2] In 2005, Rolling Stone named him #65 in their list of the ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Time’. The nomination, written byJustin Timberlake, stated that “people are born to do certain things, […]

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  • May 3rd IS JB DAY!  “The Godfather of Soul’s Birthday”

    May 3rd IS JB DAY! “The Godfather of Soul’s Birthday”

    James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer and songwriter. Eventually referred to as “The Godfather of Soul“, Brown started singing in gospel groups and worked his way on up.[4][5] He has been recognized as one of the most iconic figures in the 20th century popular music and was renowned for his vocals and feverish dancing. He was also called “the hardest-working man in show business”.[6] A prolific singer, songwriter, dancer and bandleader, Brown was a pivotal force in the music industry, […]

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  • Steven Tyler on Charlie Sheen’s TV Show

    Steven Tyler on Charlie Sheen’s TV Show

    Steven vers Charlie Sheen Steven Tyler (born Steven Victor Tallarico; March 26, 1948) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, and the frontman and lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion. He is also known as the “Demon of Screamin’” and is equally known for his on-stage acrobatics. During his high-energy performances, he usually dresses in bright, colorful outfits with his trademark scarves hanging from his microphone stand. In the 1970s, Tyler rose […]

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  • RIP Elizabeth Taylor. The last of the GREAT MOVIE STARS!

    RIP Elizabeth Taylor. The last of the GREAT MOVIE STARS!

    Michael Jackson at Liz Taylor\’s Birthday party Dame Elizabeth Rosemond “Liz” Taylor, DBE (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011)[1][2] was an English-born American actress.[3]Beginning as a child star then throughout her adulthood, she became known for her acting talent, glamour and beauty; as well as a much publicized private life, which included eight marriages, several near-death experiences, and decades spent as a social activist, championing the cause of AIDS awareness, prevention and cure. Taylor, a two-time winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress, […]

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  • Singer Nate Dogg dies at 41 (Warren G – Regulate ft. Nate Dogg)

    Singer Nate Dogg dies at 41 (Warren G – Regulate ft. Nate Dogg)

    Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011), better known by his stage name Nate Dogg, was an American musician. Life and career Nate Dogg was born in Long Beach, California.[1] He began singing as a child in the New Hope Baptist Church in Long Beach, and at Life Line Baptist Church in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where his father (Daniel Lee Hale) was a pastor.[2] At the age of 16 he dropped out of high school in Long Beach, California and left home to join the United States […]

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