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Complete Line-Up Announced for the Apollo & WNYC's Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Photo Complete Line-Up Announced for the Apollo & WNYC's Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2021

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

Kings Theatre and Greenlight Bookstore Present RIGHTEOUS TROUBLEMAKERS: UNTOLD STORIE Photo Kings Theatre and Greenlight Bookstore Present RIGHTEOUS TROUBLEMAKERS: UNTOLD STORIES IN THE SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT IN AMERICA
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 9, 2021

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 Photo The Apollo Unveils 2022 Winter/Spring Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2021

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 Troubl Photo Rev. Al Sharpton Comes to Kings Theatre To Celebrate The Release Of 'Righteous Troublemakers' Book
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2021

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  Photo Explore Shirley Chisholm's Legacy Then And Now in UNBOUGHT UNBOSSED CONVERSATIONS 
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 30, 2021

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 Photo Photo Flash: Firehouse Theatre Presents FIRES IN THE MIRROR
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 25, 2021

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 New Doc TUSKEGEE AIRMEN: LEGACY OF COURAGE Photo The HISTORY Channel Announces New Doc TUSKEGEE AIRMEN: LEGACY OF COURAGE
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 28, 2021

The HISTORY¬ģ Channel announces its new one-hour documentary,¬†‚ÄúTuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage,‚Ä̬†executive produced and narrated by ‚ÄúGood Morning America‚ÄĚ Anchor,¬†Robin Roberts,¬†premiering on¬†Wednesday, February 10 at 8PM ET/PT.¬†

Firehouse Theatre Announces FIRES IN THE MIRROR Photo Firehouse Theatre Announces FIRES IN THE MIRROR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2021

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
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 22, 2020

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. 

Queen Latifah to Host CHANGE TOGETHER: FROM THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON TO TODAY Photo Queen Latifah to Host CHANGE TOGETHER: FROM THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON TO TODAY
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 25, 2020

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.

ARTECHOUSE Presents Vince Fraser's WE RISE ABOVE, an Augmented Reality Experience Photo ARTECHOUSE Presents Vince Fraser's WE RISE ABOVE, an Augmented Reality Experience
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2020

ARTECHOUSE debuts 'We Rise Above,' a nationwide collaboration with Afrosurrealist artist, Vince Fraser, for the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28.

'Global Communicator' July Social Justice Issue Features Areva Martin, Rachel Noerdli Photo 'Global Communicator' July Social Justice Issue Features Areva Martin, Rachel Noerdlinger, And Dreena Whitfield
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2020

As the #BlackLivesMatter movement grows stronger, the push for equity and diversity at all levels of government, business, and academia intensify. Global Communicator has dedicated its July 2020 issue to social justice. Featured in this special issue are fascinating, long-form features on communications specialists Areva Martin, Rachel Noerdlinger, and Dreena Whitfield, who have all played significant roles in keeping social justice issues at the forefront in the media.

VIDEO: HBO Shares Trailer for YUSUF HAWKINS: STORM OVER BROOKLYN Photo VIDEO: HBO Shares Trailer for YUSUF HAWKINS: STORM OVER BROOKLYN
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 15, 2020

YUSUF HAWKINS: STORM OVER BROOKLYN, directed by Muta'Ali Muhammad (‚ÄúLife's Essentials with Ruby Dee‚ÄĚ) and debuting¬†WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12¬†(9:00-10:40 p.m. ET/PT), tells the story of Yusuf Hawkins, a black teenager who was murdered in 1989 by a group of young white men in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.

Documentary ALI & CAVETT: THE TALE OF THE TAPES Debuts on HBO February 11 Photo Documentary ALI & CAVETT: THE TALE OF THE TAPES Debuts on HBO February 11
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 21, 2020

Between 1968 and 1979, boxing superstar Muhammad Ali appeared on the Emmy¬ģ¬†winning ‚ÄúDick Cavett Show‚ÄĚ no less than fourteen times. With natural charisma, quick wit and playful pugnacity, Ali was a perfect foil for the sophisticated broadcast host, and together they struck television gold. Whether discussing his prowess in the ring, the status of race relations in America or his controversial decision to refuse induction into the army during the Vietnam War, Ali was an entertaining and provocative guest.¬†

CLOSE TO HOME: The Moth In Santa Monica Announced At The Broad Stage Photo CLOSE TO HOME: The Moth In Santa Monica Announced At The Broad Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 6, 2019

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents Close to Home: The Moth in Santa Monica on Friday, October 4 at 7:30pm. The evening, hosted by Jon Goode, will feature stories from Bushra Al-Fusail, Ruby Cooper, Samuel James, Omar Qureshi and Carol Spencer. From one night on a Georgia porch, The Moth grew into a global phenomenon with 52 million podcast downloads and almost 600 live events annually over six continents. The Moth storytelling series presents five raconteurs telling their true stories, live and without notes, in an evening full of entertainment and enlightenment. 

Scoop: Thirty Years After the Vicious Attack on a Jogger in Central Park, '20/20' Pre Photo Scoop: Thirty Years After the Vicious Attack on a Jogger in Central Park, '20/20' Presents a Two-Hour Documentary - Friday, May 24, 2019
by TV Scoop - May 20, 2019

Get all the scoop on Thirty Years After the Vicious Attack on a Jogger in Central Park, '20/20' Presents a Two-Hour Documentary, airing on ABC on Friday, May 24, 2019!

The Castillo Theatre Company Commemorates 30th Anniversary Of The Murder Of Yusuf Haw Photo The Castillo Theatre Company Commemorates 30th Anniversary Of The Murder Of Yusuf Hawkins With Production Of BILLIE
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 22, 2019

The Castillo Theatre (Dan Friedman, artistic director; John Rankin, associate managing director) is proud to announce that it will produce a revival of the 1991 play by Fred Newman, Billie, Malcolm & Yusuf, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Yusuf Hawkins' murder in 1989.  Billie, Malcolm & Yusuf will be directed by award-winning director, Gabrielle Kurlander.  The production includes blues and rap music. The Castillo Theatre is located at 543 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. Performances are between February 15 and March 17, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Say It Loud….With Your VOTE! In Association With SiriusXM Photo Say It Loud….With Your VOTE! In Association With SiriusXM
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 18, 2018

The Apollo Theater and SiriusXM announced today that they will present Say It Loud…With Your VOTE!, a bi-partisan political special at the Apollo on Thursday, November 1 at 7:00 pm.  The exclusive event, produced in association with SiriusXM, is part of the Apollo Theater Uptown Hall series and will air across multiple SiriusXM channels debuting on November 2.    

Bric Presents REENACTMENT Photo Bric Presents REENACTMENT
by Julie Musbach - Jan 17, 2018

BRIC presents Reenactment, a group exhibition examining and agitating the aesthetics and politics of historical reenactment in contemporary art (January 18-February 25). In traditional reenactments, events like the American Revolution and Civil War are embodied by amateur performers using storytelling and props, all too often approaching history as unchangeable and absolute.

ABBA, Elton John Among Upcoming REELZ Specials & Original Series Photo ABBA, Elton John Among Upcoming REELZ Specials & Original Series
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 2, 2018

REELZ today announced original programming for winter, spring and early summer 2018 including six new original series, new episodes of five returning viewer favorites and four new specials.

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