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Video Game Company Behind ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘Candy Crush’ To Pay $18-Million Settlement in Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Case

Video game giant Activision Blizzard has announced that it will agree to pay an $18-million settlement to end a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit recently brought against the company by the U.S. government. CNN’s Rishi Iyengar reported that on Sept. 27, “the gaming company, which owns hugely popular titles such…

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Terence Blanchard Becomes First Black Composer To Have His Opera Performed at Metropolitan Opera House

When the opera Fire Shut Up in My Bones premieres at Metropolitan Opera House on Sept. 27, the performance will make history. It will be the first-ever opera composed by a Black musician to be performed at the historic and world-renowned New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in…

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Broadway Approves Historic ‘New Deal’ To Increase Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Throughout New York Theater

Workforce numbers for productions in New York City’s Broadway industry are appalling: 80% of show writers, 85.5% of directors and over 61% of all roles cast go to white people. But the recently approved “New Deal for Broadway” is hoping to change all of that, bringing increased representation into all…

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Josephine Baker To Be Honored As the First Black Woman Entombed in Famed Parisian Panthéon

American-born French entertainer, French Resistance agent and civil rights activist Josephine Baker will make history and receive one of the highest honors France can offer, 46 years after her death. The New York Times’ Constant Méheut has reported that Baker will become the first Black woman to be entombed in…

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Las Vegas Raiders Become First Major Sports Team To Require Proof of COVID-19 Vaccinations for Anyone Attending Their Home Games

In yet another example of how corporate America is dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine hesitancy, the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders have announced that it will now require all fans attending home games to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination before entering the stadium.  Jill Martin, Kay Jones and…