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The Weeknd To Be Honored With Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award During Inaugural Black Music Action Coalition Awards

Vibe Magazine 30 Jul 2021
The 2021 report, standing at 37 pages long, analyzed the industry’s commitment to supporting Black talent ... According to the official website, BMAC is a 501c3 & 501c6 nonprofit trade organization and represents the interests of Black artists before the music industry and ...

‘The water saved me’: How swimming could help with Black mental health

Metro UK 30 Jul 2021
A Black female filmmaker is exploring open water swimming as a tool for healing from grief in her powerful new project ... As well as exploring Black mental health, the film also pushes back against the archaic stereotype that says Black people don’t swim, and addresses issues of lack of accessibility to the water.

Think winning Olympic gold is tough? Try doing it while coping with racism

The Guardian 30 Jul 2021
That is not only because she is the greatest in her sport, but also because she is a Black woman dominating an industry that has neglected and discriminated against athletes of her kind ... and became a role model to the next generation of Black gymnasts and Black women.

Virginia couple designs cannabis stash box for drivers on the go

Toronto Sun 30 Jul 2021
It’s so important for us to be involved positively in this industry, knowing Black communities have been disproportionately affected,” Sarah Morton told 13News Now ...Excited to have a positive impact, providing a solution for our Black community, stay in line with marijuana laws, avoid unnecessary interactions with police,” she said.

Dom Harvey, music radio and the times they are a-changin’

RNZ 30 Jul 2021
Harvey's unlikely to have a radio award named after him like the industry's late, great joker and prankster Kevin Black, but his stint on The Edge's flagship spans an entire generation and the on-air achievement is indisputable.

The Story Behind Every Song On Yola’s New Album Stand For Myself

Stereogum 30 Jul 2021
The industry has noticed. The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach signed Yola to his Easy Eye Sound label and produced her 2019 debut album Walk Through Fire, which spawned a number of Grammy nominations including Best New Artist ... I started being a token Black lady in a very, very white space.

Pharaoh's Conclave levels up opportunity in gaming

Google Blog 29 Jul 2021
esports is a rapidly-growing $1.5 billion industry ... There are a range of lucrative careers in the competitive video gaming industry ... While Black and Latinx youth in the U.S. on both mobile and console games than white youth, they make up less than 6% of the professional video game industry as adults.

Inclusive New York Designer Puts a New Spin on kids' Accessories Including Backpacks and Lunchboxes ...

The Salamanca Press 29 Jul 2021
Historically, manufacturers have failed to meet the demand for merchandise designed specifically for Black children, but BlackKidSwag efforts are pushing the industry forward by making such items available themselves ... "While the industry's progress has been significant, most agree minorities remain underrepresented," it states.�.

The Weeknd Set To Receive Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award

The Source 29 Jul 2021
He will take home the award at the first annual Music in Action Awards, hosted by the Black Music Action Coalition. The show will honor those in the music industry who made contributions to social justice, change, and equity within the last year.

London Hughes slams Channel 4’s ‘insulting’ Black to Front campaign: ‘It’s performative tokenism’

Metro UK 29 Jul 2021
London Hughes has slammed Channel 4’s Black to Front takeover, saying that the takeover is ‘insulting’ and dubbing it ‘performative tokenism’ ... Hitting out at Black to Front, comedian London wrote ... Just hire black ppl in general plz!’ ... ‘As a black person in the UK TV industry all i wanted was a fair and equal shot as my white counterparts..

National Museum of African American Music expands mission, names first Black woman as board chair

Nashville Pride 29 Jul 2021
Under Koju’s new leadership as board chair (and as the first Black woman to lead the museum’s board) the changes have begun with the appointment of board members.Bret R ... Each biweekly episode will feature a conversation with Black music industry professionals about aspects of Black music, culture and history.

THAMI MAZWAI: ‘Creative destruction’ will lift SA from the mire

Business Day 29 Jul 2021
In 1995 then-trade & industry minister Trevor Manuel hosted the president’s Conference on Small Business and our first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, was guest speaker ... Business people, black and white, are not proactive in programmes that will lose them market share ... We then all suffer, black and white.

Faith leaders launch campaign to increase vaccination rate among Black residents in metro Detroit

Detroit Metro Times 29 Jul 2021
Skepticism of the medical industry is rooted in history, as medical schools used the bodies of enslaved Black people for anatomy dissections, Black women were sterilized and used for gynecological research, and the U.S ... Hundreds of Black men were recruited between 1932–1972 and never told they had syphilis, depriving them of life-saving treatment.

China’s ban on private tutoring may create a black market as demand for education services ...

South China Morning Post 29 Jul 2021
China’s ban on private tutoring for children has put an abrupt end to a once-bustling industry ...

CDC Foundation and Food & Society at the Aspen Institute Support Food Industry Workers with ...

Johnson City Press 29 Jul 2021
Black, Hispanic/Latino, and non-US born individuals from Asian/Pacific Islander (API) communities make up 49% of food industry workers, representing a disproportionate share of the total workforce in this occupation that has a higher risk of COVID-19 exposure ... "Many workers in the industry do not have jobs that can be done remotely.

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