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The Apollo Appoints Four New Members to its Board of Directors

The Apollo has announced that four new members were elected to the non-profit organization’s Board of Directors. Learn more about the new members here!
Video: Stars Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night of PURLE VICTORIOUS

On September 27, the company of Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch had something to celebrate at the Music Box Theatre, as the show officially opened on Broadway. In this video, watch as we take you to the red carpet with celebrity guests including Reverend Al Sharpton, Melba Moore, Nicolette Robinson and more!
Photos: Reverend Al Sharpton Surprises Samuel L. Jackson With Birthday Cake at THE PIANO LESS

Last night, December 21, at the hit Broadway revival of The Piano Lesson, Reverend Al Sharpton surprised star Samuel L. Jackson on his birthday with a cake at the curtain call. Check out photos from the evening here!
Video: Go Inside the Belasco As AIN'T NO MO' Announces Its Broadway Extension!

Jordan E. Cooper, the youngest Black American playwright on Broadway, has announced that the history-making and critically-acclaimed Broadway production of Ain’t No Mo’, presented by Lee Daniels, will extend through Friday, December 23, 2022 at the Belasco Theatre.
Jordy & Joy Oladokun Team Up for New Version of 'i get high'

This edition of the song also adds to both artists’ notable list of collaborations – JORDY has joined forces with LOOTE, Charlotte Sands, and Catie Turner, while Joy has worked with the likes of Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, and Noah Kahan, among others. “i get high” (ft. Joy Oladokun) is available on all streaming platforms.
Joy Oladokun to Join Noah Kahan on 2023 Summer Tour

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician Joy Oladokun will join Noah Kahan on his 2023 summer tour including shows at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, Washington DC’s The Anthem, Philadelphia’s Skyline Stage at the Mann Center, Phoenix’s Arizona Financial Theatre and Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre among many others.
Joy Oladokun Contributes New Song 'Power' to LOUDMOUTH End Credits

The song notably serves as the end credits theme for the documentary LOUDMOUTH about the life and battles of Reverend Al Sharpton. The film opens in theaters nationwide on December 9 and premieres on Amazon and Apple TV January 13, 2023. It was directed by Josh Alexander and executive produced by EGOT® winner John Legend.
NEXT AT THE KENNEDY CENTER to Present 'The Roots Residency'

Anchored by an unforgettable concert in the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall, the special explores how The Roots continue to push the boundaries of their art form while using their platform as the inaugural artist-in-residence of the Center’s Hip Hop Culture Program to foster the next generation of cultural leaders.
Shirley Chisholm Award Ceremony Gives Tribute To 50th Anniversary Shirley Chisholm's Run For President Of The United States

The Shirley Chisholm Cultural Institute (SCCI) has announced the annual virtual SCCI Awards Ceremony on November 4th, 2022 at 7pm hosted by Radio Personality Angela Yee.
Public Art in Downtown Brooklyn Memorializes Victims of Police Brutality

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) and Dumbo Improvement District (Dumbo) today announced that Witnessing (2022), a new public art installation created by artist Bradley McCallum and presented by Conjunction Arts, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA), and the Burchfield Penney Art Center is now open.
Complete Line-Up Announced for the Apollo & WNYC's Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

WNYC and The Apollo will present WNYC's 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, 'MLK – Activism and the Arts,' as part of the Apollo's Uptown Hall series, on Sunday, January 9 at 3pm.

On January 10, 2022 Kings Theatre and Greenlight Bookstore will welcome Rev. Al Sharpton to Brooklyn for the launch of his new book, Righteous Troublemakers: Untold Stories in the Social Justice Movement in America. Sharpton will discuss the up-close-and-personal lessons he's learned about the enduring strength of everyday people called to do extraordinary things, and the ongoing work that is necessary in the face of today's national reckoning on race in America.
The Apollo Unveils 2022 Winter/Spring Season

The Apollo announced today details of its Winter/Spring 2022 season, with an array of free and ticketed programming in-person at the Apollo's historic theater and online on the Apollo's Digital Stage.
Rev. Al Sharpton Comes to Kings Theatre To Celebrate The Release Of 'Righteous Troublemakers' Book

Sharpton will discuss the up-close-and-personal lessons he's learned about the enduring strength of everyday people called to do extraordinary things, and the ongoing work that is necessary in the face of today's national reckoning on race in America.
Explore Shirley Chisholm's Legacy Then And Now in UNBOUGHT UNBOSSED CONVERSATIONS 

The Shirley Chisholm Cultural Institute (SCCI) with the National Action Network has announced the virtual Unbought Unbossed Conversations on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 6pm edt.
Photo Flash: Firehouse Theatre Presents FIRES IN THE MIRROR

Firehouse Theatre prents Anna Deavere Smith's FIRES IN THE MIRROR, which runs from Friday March 26 through Sunday April 25, 2021.

The HISTORY® Channel announces its new one-hour documentary, “Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage,” executive produced and narrated by “Good Morning America” Anchor, Robin Roberts, premiering on Wednesday, February 10 at 8PM ET/PT. 
Firehouse Theatre Announces FIRES IN THE MIRROR

Firehouse Theatre has announced that it has added Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking FIRES IN THE MIRROR to its SEASON OF DISCOVERY. The solo performance features Jamar Jones and is directed by Katrinah Carol Lewis. FIRES IN THE MIRROR will open on Friday, March 26 and run through Sunday, April 25, 2021.
Food For Thought Productions and National Action Network Present WHEN TRUTH IS NOT ENOUGH by by Susan Charlotte

The award-wining theatre company, Food For Thought Productions, and the National Action Network, a not-for-profit civil rights organization founded by the Reverend Al Sharpton are presenting WHEN TRUTH IS NOT ENOUGH, a compelling play about voter suppression. 

To recognize the anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington and its impact on the Civil Rights Movement, Facebook, in partnership with Will Packer Media and Jesse Collins Entertainment, will premiere a one-hour special.

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