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The 3rd Annual URBAN ONE HONORS – “Women Leading The Change” | Airing May 16th, 2021 at 9 p.m. ET/8C on TV One | WATCH VIDEO!


 
Urban One Honors Pays Tribute to Black Women Leading the Change with Performances by Jazmine Sullivan, Da Brat, Le’Andria Johnson, Avery Sunshine, Kim Burse and More
 
The Annual Event Will Air Sunday, May 16 at 9PM/8C and Pay Special Homage to the International Sweethearts of Rhtyhm, The First Racially Integrated All-Women’s Jazz Ban
 
SILVER SPRING, MD. (PRWEB) APRIL 06, 2021 – Urban One announced today its annual awards show, URBAN ONE HONORS, will pay special homage to the International Sweethearts of Rhythm. The critically acclaimed, all-female jazz band of the 1930s included Helen Jones Woods, a founding member and mother of Urban One Founder and Chairwoman, Cathy Hughes.

Spike Lee & Terence Blanchard to Headline New Social Justice Lecture Series | April 6th, 2021 (FREE)


 
Creating Social Change Through Film and Music: Do the Right Thing!
 
As part of the University of Michigan School of Social Work centennial celebration, Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard will headline the new Social Justice Changemaker Lecture Series. Stories have the power to stimulate conversation, change opinion and inspire people to action. Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard will share how to introduce new audiences to social justice through film, music and art.
 
ANN ARBOR, MICH. (PRWEB) MARCH 25, 2021 – For 100 years, the University of Michigan School of Social Work has made an impact educating the next generation of social work leaders, advancing social justice and creating progressive change.

Cuban Pianist Chucho Valdés Opens his Online Music Academy | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
Cuban Pianist and Composer Chucho Valdés
Opens his Online Music Academy
 
Before devoting himself entirely to a career in music as a pianist and composer, Chucho Valdés studied to become a teacher. His admiration for his uncle Emilio’s vocation, who was an important educator in Cuba, led him to attend teacher training school with the goal of becoming an educator.

TV One Special “Unsung Presents: Music & The Movement” | Airing Jan. 18th, 2021


 
Emmy Award-Winning Producer P. Frank Williams Produces TV One Special Unsung Presents: Music & The Movement Airing Monday, January 18, 2021 At 8 p.m. ET/7C
 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Connection To Stevie Wonder And Gil Scott-Heron Explained By Rev. Al Sharpton
 
Two-Part Documentary Celebrates Black Music And Social Justice
 
(Los Angeles, CA – January 14, 2021) — TV One shines a light on Stevie Wonder and Gil Scott-Heron’s work to rally support to establish a holiday for Martin Luther King, Jr. in the two-hour, two-part special Unsung Presents: Music & The Movement airing Monday, January 18, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET/7C.

Multiple Award-Winning Recording Artists Appear in TWIST2020 Voter Participation Event


 
Unprecedented, All-Star Women’s
“This Is Why I Vote” Campaign Encourages Voting Ahead of Pivotal 2020 Election
 
(Los Angeles, CA– October 6, 2020) Multiple award-winning recording artists Patti Austin, Chaka Khan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Brenda Russell, Sheila E., Terri Lyne Carrington, India.Arie, Ledisi, Siedah Garrett, Lisa Fischer, and Lalah Hathaway have formed TWIST (Tuff Women In Strange Times), a dynamic coalition of superstar female talent to rally voters to the polls for Election Day 2020.

“Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort” Broadcast Special Airs April 22nd, 2020 on BET


 
BET RALLIES TO SUPPORT COMMUNITIES OF COLOR MOST IMPACTED BY COVID-19 PANDEMIC WITH NEW TELEVISION SPECIAL, RELIEF FUND, DIGITAL NEWS PROGRAMS, AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
 
“SAVING OUR SELVES: A BET COVID-19 RELIEF EFFORT,” SPECIAL CO-HOSTED BY KELLY ROWLAND, TERRENCE J, AND REGINA HALL, SET TO AIR ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2020 AT 8 PM EST
 
SPECIAL GUESTS FOR THE SPECIAL INCLUDE DJ KHALED, CHARLIE WILSON, CHANCE THE RAPPER, KIRK FRANKLIN, FANTASIA, MELVIN CRISPELL III and MANY MORE
 
#BETCOVIDRELIEF
 
New York, NY (April 8, 2020) – Today, BET announces an array of high impact initiatives to support communities of color impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Museum of African American Music Announces New Grand Opening Date | Delayed Until Fall 2020


 
National Museum Of African American Music Announces Grand Opening Date Of September 3, 2020 – Advance Tickets Now Available!
 
First multi-genre Black music museum scheduled to open early September in ‘Music City’
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — After more than 20 years in development, the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) is ready to open its doors to music lovers of all ages.

Jazz Legend Charlie Parker Honored With Global Bird 100 Centennial Celebration


 
INFLUENTIAL, CENTRAL ARCHITECT OF BEBOP HONORED WITH NEW MUSIC RELEASES, FESTIVALS, TRIBUTE TOUR, EXCLUSIVE ART, GRAPHIC NOVEL AND SPECIAL EVENTS EXPLORING HIS EXTRAORDINARY LEGACY AND TRAILBLAZING CAREER
 
CELEBRATION KICKS OFF THIS MONTH WITH LIMITED EDITION VINYL REISSUE OF RARE RECORDING, THE MAGNIFICENT CHARLIE PARKER, FOR RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29
 
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The incomparable life and extraordinary, trailblazing career of jazz titan and influential composer Charlie Parker will be honored throughout 2020 with a worldwide celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of his birth (August 29, 1920).

Sheila E. Busks On The Streets Of Pittsburgh to Raise Funds for Women’s Health Research


 
Sheila E. Busks On The Streets Of Pittsburgh to Raise Funds for Women’s Health Research at Magee-Womens Research Institute while Headlining the Women who Rock Benefit Rock Concert
 
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The legendary “Queen of Percussion” Sheila E. will be featured in the upcoming Spare Change video series. In May, Sheila took to the streets of Pittsburgh while headlining the Women who Rock Benefit Concert, to raise awareness for women’s rights and raise funds for women’s health research benefiting Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI).