"Take Me to the River" is a feature film celebrating the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation. The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording a historic new album, to re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday. Featuring Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dog, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, The North Mississippi All-Stars and many more.
Opens in theaters near you on September 12!
BLACK RAGE BY MS LAURYN HILL
Fifteen years ago, 20-year-old Usher and his mother, Jonetta Patton, devised a plan they hoped could provide at least 10 teens per year with invaluable experiences and opportunities they couldn’t get elsewhere.
The soft spoken, best-selling artist’s vision blossomed into Usher’s New Look (UNL), a nonprofit organization that instills in youth that talent, career, service and education are essential tools for developing into global leaders.
UNL, originally a two-week camp for close to 150 teens, steadily evolved into chapters in Atlanta, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, New York and Detroit. Twenty-one thousand teens from around the world have participated in the foundation’s various programs to date.
Usher came up with UNL after he and his mother sat in the rear of a courtroom. The pair watched several minors go to trial and knew that something had to be done. The now 35-year-old megastar-turned-humanitarian admits he didn’t know what he was doing at first.
The multi-talented entertainer gives serious eye contact whenever he speaks: particularly when it involves UNL. He considers the 501c3 organization to be “his greatest investment.”
“It sounds so simple, but this started as…
The Foundation of Women in Hip Hop Performing Live @ The 32nd African World Festival. This Sunday from 7-8pm on the Generation Next Stage (CORNER OF Brush @ Ferry)
Location: MIX Bricktown 641 Beaubien St. Detroit, Mi, 48221 (Thank You DJ Lynda Carter)
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INTERNATIONAL HIP-HOP PARADE
AUGUST 23, 2014 - 11AM
BIZ MARKIE, FAT JOE, CHUCK CHILLOUT AND MANY MORE!
BQE - Brooklyn Queens Elite
Art Exhibition Curated by Yvette “Yvey” Hidalgo
August 7, 2014
6-9pm @ Powerhouse Arena
37 Main Street (DUMBO)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
August 1st, 2014
Boston’s Anna Myer and Dancers will present its new hip-hop opera “In the Paint,” which fuses dance with basketball moves, hip-hop, rap, music, and the spoken word, all to tell the remarkable and true stories of young people who have turned away from violence. The free event will be performed in-the-round, totally engaging the audience, July 21 at 7:30 PM at the historic Harlem Stage Gatehouse. “In the Paint” is the latest work in Myer’s The Hoop Suite Project, performed on stages and basketball courts turned into theaters-in-the-round. Audiences from all walks of life are given the opportunity to experience work that emanates from urban black and Latino cultures.
Further Information HERE.