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The 4th annual Rolling Out Innovation Digital Entertainment Conference will be virtual in 2020, but attendees will still have an opportunity to gain expertise from leaders in business, technology, sports, music and film. On Sept. 25 and 26, the 2020 RIDE Conference will take place virtually and can be attended by purchasing tickets HERE.  “RIDE…

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There’s an economic cost to racism. According to a report, “Closing the Racial Inequality Gaps: The Economic Cost of Black Inequality in the U.S.,” conducted by Citigroup and released on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, the American economy is suffering due to discrimination and racist acts against Blacks. The report broke down the value lost by…

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A White graduate student resigned from a teaching position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison after lying about being Black. CV Vitolo-Haddad, who is of Italian and Sicilian descent, came clean in an op-ed piece in Medium. Writing under the name “See Vee,” Vitolo-Haddad, who identifies as nonbinary and uses the pronouns “they” and “them,” revealed…

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While some schools have chosen to go to virtual learning, a multitude of schools have opened for in-class learning. The latter decision has led to illness and death. Since schools have opened in late August and early September, three teachers have died from COVID-19, according to CNN. On Sept. 4, Demetria Bannister, 28, a third-grade…

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With schools opening across America, more reports have emerged of students testing positive for COVID-19. In Corinth, Mississippi, the Corinth School District decided to reopen schools for in-person learning on July 27, according to CBS Interactive. Within five days, a student tested positive for COVID-19. The positive COVID-19 test led to school officials sending 116…

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Although the coronavirus pandemic caused all Chicago Public Schools to close earlier this year, it could not shut down Stanley Coleman Jr. Productions LLC’s 4th annual College Scholarship Drive Fashion Show. On Saturday, July 18, the company distributed eight new scholarships to high school and college students via Zoom, a virtual experience that the CEO…

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21 Savage is doing his part to uplift and empower the next generation. The Grammy Award-winning rapper announced the launch of his new Bank Account At Home program initiative through his foundation, Leading by Example, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The program is a collaborative partnership between the mobile banking service Chime, the education technology…

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David Oyelowo wants to educate the next generation to fight racism. The Selma star is curating a special podcast, titled STOR14S, where he will narrate children’s stories in a bit to inspire and educate the younger generation amid the Black Lives Matter movement. He said: “A lack of education breeds the ignorance that perpetuates the…

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Tip “T.I.” Harris is headed to the classroom. The rapper and businessman will be lending his music industry expertise to students at Clark Atlanta University next semester teaching an innovative new course that will merge the history of trap music with the economics behind its success in the industry and mainstream presence. Clark Atlanta University…

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