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Carnegie Virtual Music

Sing with Carnegie Hall Offers Virtual Music Education Programs for Children

We’re all familiar with remote work and entertainment now, and entertainment venues are no different. Just this spring, Carnegie Hall launched a new program that allows families to safely engage with music at home. The new video series, Sing with Carnegie Hall, features weekly interactive sing-alongs covering a range of topics including rhythm, play, feelings …

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National Black Accountant Group Selects President

Black Accountant Group Selects Darryl R. Matthews Sr. as President and CEO

The National Society of Black Certified Public Accountants (NSBCPA) has selected Darryl R. Matthews Sr. to serve as its President and CEO. Matthews is an experienced and well-respected leader with a diverse set of experiences under his belt — all of this will help serve the needs and mission of the NSBCPA. The NSBCPA was …

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National Parks

Upcoming Anniversaries of Some of the Country’s Most Celebrated National Parks

While we might naturally think of our national parks as an ever-present part of our country’s history, in reality, they’re a fairly new concept. On March 1, 1872, Congress established the very first national park: Yellowstone National Park. The designation of Yellowstone prompted a land conservation movement, leading to the creation of many more national …

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National Minority Health Month

Recognizing Disparities During National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month, and it’s an important time to recognize the impact of different diseases on communities of color. Because of systemic problems in our health system, people of color, particularly African Americans, are disproportionately impacted by negative health outcomes.  Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer impacts more than three million men in the …

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MLK

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and Preserving Stories of Black History

As we approach April 4, we honor the legacy of legendary civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On this day 53 years ago, Dr. King was fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.  Dr. King was one of the nation’s fiercest …

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National Poetry Month

Literary Events and Resources to Enjoy During National Poetry Month 2021

Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in United States’ history, made headlines in January 2021 when she read her now-famous poem “The Hill We Climb.” Through her powerful words, she stirred feelings across the nation and brought hope to those who had been without for some time. That’s the power poetry can have and why …

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Conscious Inclusive Steps to Board Diversity | Robert F. Smith

How “Conscious Inclusion” Leads to Board Diversity

Robert F. Smith, who was recognized by Forbes for his contributions to diversity and inclusion in the workplace this past year, offered the idea of “conscious inclusion” to CEOs looking to put into practice promises regarding diversity made over the last year.  When speaking of cultural movements with the BlackNorth Initiative’s Wes Hall at a …

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Empowering Students

MacKenzie Scott and Robert F. Smith are Cutting the Strings on Higher Education Philanthropy

A recent Forbes article described education philanthropy as coming with “more strings than Pinocchio.” Boosters often restrict their gifts to specific groups, funds, programs and buildings, reinforcing a more self-centered form of giving. But philanthropists like MacKenzie Scott and Robert F. Smith, the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, are turning the page …

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Freedom Ride Film

Freedom Riders to be Honored in a New Film Executive Produced by Robert F. Smith

In 1961, a multiracial group of civil rights activists organized to fight back against racial segregation and hate across the South — this group of brave members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) became known as the “Freedom Riders.” Over seven months, the Freedom Riders traveled on interstate bus routes throughout the South to …

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