Tag: New York City

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…

NYPD officers

Civilian Complaint Board Reports That Up to 39 New York Cops Should Be Disciplined Following George Floyd Protests

Abuse toward public protesters was rampant all over the U.S. during the summer of 2020. And according to a new report from New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB), the problem appears to have been especially bad in the country’s most populous city, where 39 officers have been accused…

Marijuana legal in new York

New York State Legalizes Marijuana Usage; Millions in Tax Revenue Will Be Used to Promote Racial Equity

Possessing up to three ounces of cannabis (or marijuana) is now legal in the state of New York. Luis Ferré-Sadurní of The New York Times has reported that “after years of stalled attempts, New York State has legalized the use of recreational marijuana, enacting a robust program that will reinvest…