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  • Steven Tyler departs in his Hennessey Venom GT Super Car

    Steven Tyler’s Venom GT roadster produces 1,244bhp from its 7.0-litre Hennessey-built twin-turbo V8.

    You might recognize Steven Tyler. He did, of course, star as a member of the ‘Future Villain Band’ in 1978’s Beatles film Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Oh, and he’s the lead singer of Aerosmith, is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, former American Idol judge and owner of the most implausible lips in the music industry. He’s also quite cool. Last year, it turns out he had a weighty conversation with Hennessey Performance chief John Hennessey. […]

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  • Mercedes-Benz is celebrating by launching two special editions of the SL63 AMG. The model finished in black was designed with input from Lewis Hamilton

    Mercedes-Benz is celebrating by launching two special editions of the SL63 AMG. The model finished in black was designed with input from Lewis Hamilton

    Having clinched its first Formula 1 constructors’ championship — with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg finishing first and second at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi in October — Mercedes-Benz is celebrating by launching two special editions of the SL63 AMG. The model finished in black was designed with input from Lewis Hamilton, featuring contrast gold lettering, fins and stripes, with special badging and floor mats depicting the Silverstone track configuration where Hamilton took the win. Its white and gold counterpart received a creative assist from Nico Rosberg, featuring the Hockenheim circuit where Rosberg ultimately triumphed. Each model is […]

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  • Lewis Hamilton  clinched Formula 1 championship. This is the first time in 120 years of motorsport that Mercedes-Benz has won the World Championship as a constructor

    Lewis Hamilton clinched Formula 1 championship. This is the first time in 120 years of motorsport that Mercedes-Benz has won the World Championship as a constructor

    Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton, (born 7 January 1985) is a British Formula One racing driver from England, currently racing for the Mercedes AMG team. He is the 2008 and 2014 Formula One World Champion. Hamilton was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.[4] In December 1995, at the age of ten, he approached McLaren team principal Ron Dennis at the Autosport Awards ceremony and told him, “I want to race for you one day … I want to race for McLaren.” Less than three years later McLaren and Mercedes-Benz signed him to their Young Driver Support […]

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  • Brilliant Bus

    Brilliant Bus

    Estella Mims Pyfrom Graduate of Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, Florida and Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida Estella Mims Pyfrom was born in Quincy, Florida and grew up in Belle Glade, Florida. She attended Everglades Vocational High School grades 1- 12 at Okeechobee Center in Belle Glade, Florida. She began her college career at, A & M University in Tallahassee, Florida, where she earned her B.S. Degree and Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, Vocational Home Economics and Administration […]

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  • Team SMOT is working to bring Hack The Hood and Black Girls Code to North Carolina

    Team SMOT is working to bring Hack The Hood and Black Girls Code to North Carolina

    At this year’s Essence Festival, New Orleans youth will join technologists, developers, designers and community leaders in a hackathon to build their own solutions for problems affecting their neighborhoods. Oakland-based nonprofits Hack the Hood, Black Girls Code, Hidden Genius Project, and Level Playing Field Institute will be present at the music festival, thanks to sponsorship from the Kapor Center for Social Impact and an invitation from Qeyno Labs and Rebuild the Dream, organizers of the #YesWeCode hackathon. 2014 is a […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • United Roots Oakland is collaborating with Team SMOT on North Carolina Media Action House

    United Roots Oakland is collaborating with Team SMOT on North Carolina Media Action House

    United Roots is a Green Youth Art & Media Center that houses the Oakland Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy. For more information go to unitedrootsoakland.org or email info@unitedrootsoakland.org. SMOT Here in Winston Salem, NC  the drop out rate for low opportunity youth is approximately 50% and the “American Dream” is simply a figment of their imagination. These youth are more likely to rely on government support and report more severe health problems. Odds are many of these low opportunity youth […]

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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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