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Terence Blanchard

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…

NYC's broadway district

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…

Josephine Baker

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…

Las Vegas Raiders

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…

Lizzo

Lizzo Addresses Internet Haters Who Trolled Her Following the Release of Her New Single, Calling Them ‘Fatphobic’ and ‘Racist’

Following the release of her new single “Rumors” last week, Melissa Viviane Jefferson — better known as Lizzo — received a wave of criticism over her weight, appearance and more. After the vengeful internet trolls struck, the uber-popular singer, rapper and songwriter — who has been honored with Grammy Awards,…