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Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit Coming to Milwaukee this may

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Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit Coming to Milwaukee this May

via Black Men in White Coats Facebook Milwaukee is set to host an inspiring event on May 4th - the Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit. This full-day event at the Golda Meir Upper Campus will bring together an estimated 250 students, parents, educators, healthcare professionals, and community leaders to encourage minority youth to consider careers in healthcare. Evidence shows that youth are more likely to envision a future […]

todayFebruary 26, 2024

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HYFIN Verified - Jamila Woods, Qing Madi, serpentwithfeet, Mick Jenkins
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Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit Coming to Milwaukee this may

Milwaukee

Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit Coming to Milwaukee this May

via Black Men in White Coats Facebook Milwaukee is set to host an inspiring event on May 4th - the Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit. This full-day event at the Golda Meir Upper Campus will bring together an estimated 250 students, parents, educators, healthcare professionals, and community leaders to encourage minority youth to consider careers in healthcare. Evidence shows that youth are more likely to envision a future career path when they see professionals representing them. However, representation […]

todayFebruary 26, 2024

Pharrell’s Black Ambition Prize Returns to Empower Minority Entrepreneurs

Business & Innovation

Pharrell’s Black Ambition Prize Returns to Empower Minority Entrepreneurs

Evoto Musician and serial entrepreneur Pharrell Williams has opened applications for the 2024 cycle of the Black Ambition Prize, a national competition to fuel startups led by Black and Hispanic founders. Gearing up for its fourth year, the prize quickly catalyzes minority entrepreneurship across sectors like technology, consumer goods and media. What the Prize Offers The initiative's cornerstone is its monetary awards, with past prizes ranging from $15,000 to $1 million for the grand prize winner. However, the experience extends […]

todayFebruary 26, 2024

Whoopi Goldberg Backs BLKFAM New Black-Focused Family Streaming Platform

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Whoopi Goldberg Backs BLKFAM New Black-Focused Family Streaming Platform

BLKFAM Homepage In a groundbreaking move for digital media, the launch of BLKFAM marks a significant milestone as the first and only Black-owned, Black-focused family streaming platform. Co-founded by digital media veteran Larry Adams and backed by entertainment titan Whoopi Goldberg, BLKFAM is set to revolutionize the way Black families engage with media, offering a rich tapestry of content that entertains, educates, and empowers. Amidst a landscape where Black audiences have historically been underserved and misrepresented, BLKFAM emerges as a […]

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yler Perry Freezes $800M Studio Plans Due to AI Video Model Sora

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Tyler Perry Freezes $800M Studio Plans Due to OPENAI Video Model Sora

© Rubenstein, photographer Martyna Borkowski In a recent Hollywood Reporter article, entertainment mogul Tyler Perry has made a startling decision to put a massive $800 million expansion of his Atlanta studio on hold. The reason behind this sudden shift? The emergence of OpenAI's groundbreaking text-to-video model, Sora. Perry, known for his forward-thinking approach and successful entertainment ventures, has expressed both awe and concern at the capabilities of Sora, recognizing its potential to revolutionize the industry while also threatening traditional jobs. […]

todayFebruary 24, 2024

Credit: Photo: Elizabeth Gillis/NPR

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Tiny Desk Premiere: Kelela

Credit: Photo: Elizabeth Gillis/NPR Kelela took her opportunity at the Tiny Desk to create something new. She swapped key pieces from her recordings (hard drums and effects) for a harp and piano. She also presented us with a challenge or two as well. While there weren't many bodies behind the Desk, the instruments left little room for movement. Pianist Briley Harris was barricaded by the keys, and background vocalists Brittney Mills and Alayna Rodgers were nestled next to Ahya Simone's […]

todayFebruary 23, 2024

Exploring the Double Standard of Reparations in America Through Broken Promises and Boons

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The double standard of reparations in America via broken promises and boons

As Black History Month draws to a close, America's fraught racial history is steeped in injustice, exploitation, and broken promises that have compounded over centuries to fuel deep economic and social divides. The immorality of this system was reflected in the economy as well. By 1860, the total value of all slaves was estimated to have been between $2.7 and $3.7 billion - making slaves one of the largest capital assets in the U.S. at the time. This immense value […]

todayFebruary 23, 2024

Throughout my childhood, my mother's hair was a symbol of creativity, individualism, and self-care for me. Treye Green

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What Black women’s hair taught me about agency, reinvention and finding joy

Throughout my childhood, my mother's hair was a symbol of creativity, individualism, and self-care for me. Treye Green The chorusing clack of curling irons and the deep hum of hooded hair dryers were familiar sounds throughout my childhood. I'd regularly accompany my mother on her bi-weekly visit to the hair salon, each trip leaving me transfixed by the seemingly endless array of hairstyles that filled the salon posters on the walls and packed the issues of Black Hair magazine I […]

todayFebruary 22, 2024

Seydou (Seydou Sarr, in gray) crosses the desert in Io Capitano. Greta De Lazzaris/Cohen Media Group

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Join a Senegalese teen on a harrowing journey in this Oscar-nominated film

Seydou (Seydou Sarr, in gray) crosses the desert in Io Capitano. Greta De Lazzaris/Cohen Media Group One of the interesting things about this year's Academy Awards race for best international feature is that in three of the five nominated movies, the filmmakers are working in cultures and languages different from their own. In Perfect Days, the German director Wim Wenders tells a gently whimsical story of a man cleaning public toilets in present-day Tokyo. In The Zone of Interest, Jonathan […]

todayFebruary 22, 2024

SZA's 'Saturn' elevates expectations for her soon-to-release album 'Lana'

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SZA’s ‘Saturn’ elevates expectations for her soon-to-release album ‘Lana’

SZA, one of the most impactful voices in R&B today, has once again captured the attention of both fans and critics with her latest single, "Saturn." This release comes on the heels of her significant achievements at the 66th Grammy Awards, where she was the most-nominated artist of the year and took home three prestigious awards. SZA's "SOS" album, which features hits like "Snooze" and "Kill Bill," won Best Progressive R&B Album, and "Snooze" itself was awarded Best R&B Song. […]

todayFebruary 22, 2024

Fruition MKE Crafting a Space for Milwaukee's Makers and Shakers

Milwaukee

Fruition MKE Crafting a Space for Milwaukee’s Makers and Shakers

Rachaad Howard and Tiffany Miller, photo by Johnny Miller In a recent Milwaukee Business Journal article, reporter Linda Price spoke with founders Tiffany Miller and Rachaad Howard about their latest venture, Fruition MKE, which is set to become a cornerstone of the Concordia 27 project. This innovative space is not just a café; it's a beacon for community engagement and creativity, aiming to open its welcoming doors before early June. At the Concordia 27 project at 2724 W. Wells St., […]

todayFebruary 21, 2024

Discover 11 Black women Country icons worthy of Beyoncé's spotlight

Music

Discover 11 Black women Country artists worthy of Beyoncé’s spotlight

photo via Beyonce.com In the ever-evolving tapestry of country music, Beyoncé's latest triumphs have spotlighted the genre's embrace of diversity and the profound influence of Black female artists. Beyoncé's chart-topping single "Texas Hold ’Em" has etched her name as the first Black woman to secure the top position on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. This groundbreaking achievement underscores the shifting dynamics within the country's music industry. Her concurrent release, "16 Carriages," also made a notable splash, debuting at No. […]

todayFebruary 21, 2024

God Said Give 'Em Drum Machines Reveals the Black History of Detroit Techno

Interviews

​​Music Documentary Reveals the Black History of Detroit Techno

I recently sat down with director Kristian Hill and producer Jennifer Washington to discuss their eye-opening new documentary, God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines. The film chronicles the origins of techno music in Detroit and the collective of black artists who invented this now-celebrated electronic dance music genre, only to never receive proper recognition. Starring legendary figures like Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Eddie Fowlkes, and more, God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines tells the story behind one of […]

todayFebruary 20, 2024

Roots Picnic 2024 lineup

Events

2024 Roots Picnic Lineup feat. Victoria Monet, André 3000 & more

The stage is set at The Mann in Fairmount Park for an unparalleled assembly of artists at 2024 Roots Picnic. The revered two-day festival, proudly presented by The Roots and Live Nation Urban, is set to weave an intricate tapestry of sonic excellence on June 1-2. This year, the festival honors the cultural significance of Philly and beyond by hosting a roster steeped in diversity and influence. The full lineup boasts a symphony of storytellers and beat-makers, from veteran virtuosos […]

todayFebruary 19, 2024

Irreversible Entanglements perform a Tiny Desk concert.

Music

Tiny Desk Premiere: Irreversible Entanglements

Credit: Photo: Estefania Mitre/NPR "When did your heart break?" It's the question that Camae Ayewa asks to open this Tiny Desk, and one that's still rattling in my head. That soul puncture is an essential piece of Irreversible Entanglements, a free jazz band rooted in punk ethos. Individually, these folks have made some of the most creative and challenging music of the past decade: Ayewa's ever-evolving project Moor Mother, trumpeter Aquiles Navarro and drummer Tcheser Holmes' telepathic duets, saxophonist Keir […]

todayFebruary 19, 2024

Economic and Racial Justice at the Forefront of New Congressional Hip-Hop Task Force

Music

Economic and Racial Justice at the Forefront of New Congressional Hip-Hop Task Force

A group of Democratic legislators is harnessing hip-hop's cultural and political clout to tackle urgent issues affecting Black and Brown communities across the United States. The newly established Congressional Hip Hop Power and Justice Task Force, orchestrated by Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.), aims to serve as a legislative voice for economic, racial, and social justice, leveraging the genre’s rich heritage of activism and advocacy. The genesis of the task force, as shared by Bowman with The Hill, is deeply personal. […]

todayFebruary 16, 2024


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