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June 7, 2019
The theme for the 2019 Gala is A Journey to the Pride Lands, based on the upcoming Walt Disney feature, "THE LION KING." Emmy-winning actress and comedienne Tiffany Haddish will serve as the Gala's master of ceremonies. TV personality and best-selling author Star Jones returns as the Gala's celebrity auctioneer for the third year. Presenters include Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis and author Shaka Senghor.  ... read more »
UNCF Celebrates 75 Years of Investing in Better Futures at National DC Gala
March 15, 2019
During an historic night—in more ways than one—UNCF (United Negro College Fund) celebrated its 75th anniversary at its national UNCF “A Mind is…” Gala in Washington, DC, March 7. The event helped the storied organization reach new fundraising heights, raising more than it ever has during a single event—$3.4 million—for UNCF’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The event, whose title echoes the group’s iconic motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste,”® celebrated the founding of the organization by Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) president Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson with backing from corporate leaders led by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and Coca Cola President Robert W. Woodruff. ... read more »
Sandra Booker Forever Sassy: The Divine Music of Sarah Vaughan
September 13, 2018
Forever Sassy is the second evening of blackbox @ the edye, which transforms The Edye into a club featuring up-and-coming jazz and blues artists. The series is curated and hosted by The Reverend Shawn Amos; he and his house band perform at select shows during the season as well.   The program benefits Jazz Musicians Against Cancer. ... read more »
Chris Brown, Teyana Taylor, Sza and Ella Mai Set the BET Experience Concert Ablaze
June 28, 2018
Some of R&B’s finest and the new hot artists took the stage in the form of Chris Brown, Teyana Taylor, Sza and Ella Mai on night two (June 22) of the BET Experience at Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles, ... read more »
Andra Day to appear on 40 million Coke cups at McDonald’s
May 5, 2016
The Grammy-nominated singer's image and lyrics from her standout single ``Rise Up'' will appear exclusively on more than 40 million Coca-Cola cups at select McDonald's throughout the country, Coke officials told The Associated Press on Monday. Day's appearance on the red-and-white cups is an extension of the recently launched ``Share a Cup and a Song'' lyrics program. ... read more »
Tyrese Gibson continues Coca-Cola legacy as ambassador for the fifth Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Program
February 10, 2016
Six-time Grammy-nominated R&B singer, author, philanthropist and internationally renowned film star Tyrese Gibson joins Coca-Cola to help inspire and empower teens to strive for their highest potential through this year’s Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program. ... read more »
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