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Tom Joyner Receives INROADS Lifetime Achievement Award

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Tom Joyner , nationally syndicated radio host and philanthropist, recently received the INROADS Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors leaders whose lives have been dedicated to advancing diversity.

More than 200 corporate and community leaders attended the INROADS, Inc. inaugural fundraising and awards celebration — Celebrating Excellence in Leadership — held recently at the Hyatt Regency Washington. Emceed by NBC Washington reporter, Meagan Fitzgerald, the black-tie gala, reception and dinner recognized corporations and individuals that honor, support and advance INROADS' mission through exemplary leadership, advocacy, innovation and partnership.

"It was an amazing inaugural event and a magical evening," said Forest Harper, President and CEO of INROADS, Inc. "We are deeply grateful to our sponsors and everyone who made donations; your support helps ensure that INROADS will continue transforming lives. I look forward to making this gala an annual event."

Other award recipients and honorees included:

The Frank C. Carr Award for corporate partners who have exhibited a commitment to the diversity talent pipeline and supported the INROADS mission: Kaiser Permanente
The INROADS Excellence in Leadership Award for significant contributions in building leaders for the 21st Century: General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) and Mrs. Alma Powell, founding chair and chair, respectively, America's Promise Alliance
The INROADS Alumni of the Year Awards for INROADS Alumni whose professional success both exemplifies and honors the INROADS legacy: Andrew Au, Founder, Intercept Group; the Honorable Shera Grant, 10th Judicial Circuit Jefferson County, Ala.; and The Honorable Shanta Owens, 10th Judicial Circuit Jefferson County, Ala.
Event sponsors included Lockheed Martin, United Technologies Corporation, JPMorgan, Volkswagen, PwC, Harris Corp., Husch Blackwell, Nucor, Burson-Marstellar and Xerox.

All proceeds raised at the event will benefit INROADS' leadership and career development programs, including:

INROADS College Links, educational instruction, coaching, work skills and college planning workshops for high school students and their parents.
INROADS CORE College Program, known as the Leadership Development Academy, which includes a paid internship and year-round development program; and access to INROADS national conference called Leadership Development Institute (LDI).
INROADS' Alumni Services, providing professional counsel, support, and access to job boards and networking events to graduates of the CORE College Program.

Variety To Host First-Ever Conference On Diversity And Inclusion In Hollywood

Variety To Host First-Ever Conference On Diversity And Inclusion In Hollywood

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Variety To Host First-Ever Conference On Diversity And Inclusion In Hollywood Chairman of Universal Pictures and Academy Award Nominee Pharrell Williams to Keynote

 Variety, the definitive voice of the entertainment industry, today announced that the media company will host the industry's first-ever conference focused on diversity – including gender, ethnicity, aging and sexuality – on film, television and digital outlets. Over the past several months, the conversation around these topics has intensified, and Variety will lead the dialog by engaging some of the most senior corporate executives and talent in the creative community. The conference is called "Inclusion."Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Studios, and multi award-winning musician Pharrell Williams will have keynote conversations with Variety editors in addition to a host of panels on topics ranging from LBGTQ rights to advancing Latino entertainment to the cultural importance of creating programs designed to support underrepresented groups in Hollywood. PwC's U.S. Chairman Brian Cullinan will moderate a fireside chat with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences."There is no issue in Hollywood today more important and relevant than diversity and inclusion," said Michelle Sobrino-Stearns, group publisher of Variety. "It is Variety's privilege and responsibility to lead an industry wide dialogue and bring the decision makers of our community together to promote solutions to counter the lack of minority talent in film and television. This is an issue that transcends the entertainment business, and we are excited to play a role in the broader conversation.""Age discrimination is an incredibly important issue, not just to AARP's 38 million members nationwide, but across all facets of society," said AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins.  "We hope the dialogue at the Variety conference will lead not only to greater awareness of the issue, but to more and better opportunities for talented actors, producers, directors and others in the creative community – whatever their age."According to a 2016 report from The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA, minorities remain underrepresented in Hollywood on every front (nearly 3 to 1 among film leads and directors). In addition, the study shows that U.S. consumers crave diverse film and television content. In fact, "films with relatively diverse casts enjoyed the highest median global box office receipts, and [in television] social media engagement peaked for broadcast scripted shows with casts that were greater than 30 percent minority."Variety's conference will be held on November 1, 2016 at The Montage in Beverly Hills. AARP, PwC and City National Bank are sponsors. For ticket and/or sponsorship information, please contact Kimberly Cervantes at[email protected].  For additional information, please see www.events.variety.com
India Arie Says The Grammy's Excludes Young Black America in Open Letter

India Arie Says The Grammy’s Excludes Young Black America in Open Letter

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Digital and Radio Facts: Radio Facts: Just as Kendrick Lamar had seven nominations and came up empty handed, India Arie experienced the same...
India Arie Says The Grammy's Excludes Young Black America in Open Letter

India Arie Says The Grammy’s Excludes Young Black America in Open Letter

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Radio Facts: India_Arie-News-600x400Just as Kendrick Lamar had seven nominations and came up empty handed, India Arie experienced the same fate a few years back at the Grammy Awards.  The soul artist took to her website to call out The Grammy Awards on several issues including the exclusion of black artists. Peep the full letter [email protected] WAS robbed, BUT he was not the only one who was robbed. Personally, I was pleased he was able to perform and they KILLED! IT! One of the FEW moving moments of the night for ME.Though it’s called “Music industries biggest night” the #Grammys are NOT about the music, it’s a popularity contest. The voting process allows people, to vote on name recognition alone - the music industry politics is a whole NUTHER conversation. Too much to go into here.The American Music Awards is a show that awards sales and popularity - the #Grammys are SAID to be about the music.If the hip hop music community voted on hip hop music - r&b COMMUNITY the same - same for each category - we’d see winners that reflect the MUSIC ITSELF. We all know that’s just not the way it goes.NOW the BIGGER losers, are ALL of black music. Where was the black music community represented in last nights #Grammy show? Performers and Winners (or not) … Where were the black artists?And this isn’t the first time the #Grammy’s has had a show all but excluding young black America and black artists in general, although we set the worlds musical trends. Why NOT televise the lifetime achievement awards of the Isley Brothers? SURELY they deserved to be on televised stage LAST NIGHT! While other artists were on stage TWICE?The truth is in a perfect world diversity would matter, and respect would be rampant, but the TRUTH is, The #Grammys is a television show, and in THAT world ratings reign supreme. So, in general, bigger names take the stage, and sadly the biggest names often times ARE BIGGER drawn along racial lines from the release of an album. i.e. marketing dollars, and just general support. It’s unfortunate.I don’t even get surprised any more, but, it still hits my sense of fairness, because I KNOW many of the artists who are overlooked. I LIVE in that world. We keep showing up and subjecting ourselves to the game, hoping MAYBE we’ll win. I was so HAPPY to see @Kendricklamar take that stage - because it is a FORM of winning, at LEAST, he was SEEN.Speaking of diversity, congratulations to my PERSONAL favorite albums of the year - @I_GregoryPorter #LiquidSpirit @Realsnarkypuppy and @lalahhathaway on your win and THANK YOU! @pharrell for acting RIGHT in the presence of the greatness that is @Nilerodgers and #StevieWonderLove to all #[email protected] No mention of Nelson Mandela at ALL? … and THIS is why we NEED the Image Awards AND the BET awards.
India Arie Says The Grammy's Excludes Young Black America in Open Letter

India Arie Says The Grammy's Excludes Young Black America in Open Letter

Radio Facts: India_Arie-News-600x400Just as Kendrick Lamar had seven nominations and came up empty handed, India Arie experienced the same fate a few years back at the Grammy Awards.  The soul artist took to her website to call out The Grammy Awards on several issues including the exclusion of black artists. Peep the full letter [email protected] WAS robbed, BUT he was not the only one who was robbed. Personally, I was pleased he was able to perform and they KILLED! IT! One of the FEW moving moments of the night for ME.Though it’s called “Music industries biggest night” the #Grammys are NOT about the music, it’s a popularity contest. The voting process allows people, to vote on name recognition alone - the music industry politics is a whole NUTHER conversation. Too much to go into here.The American Music Awards is a show that awards sales and popularity - the #Grammys are SAID to be about the music.If the hip hop music community voted on hip hop music - r&b COMMUNITY the same - same for each category - we’d see winners that reflect the MUSIC ITSELF. We all know that’s just not the way it goes.NOW the BIGGER losers, are ALL of black music. Where was the black music community represented in last nights #Grammy show? Performers and Winners (or not) … Where were the black artists?And this isn’t the first time the #Grammy’s has had a show all but excluding young black America and black artists in general, although we set the worlds musical trends. Why NOT televise the lifetime achievement awards of the Isley Brothers? SURELY they deserved to be on televised stage LAST NIGHT! While other artists were on stage TWICE?The truth is in a perfect world diversity would matter, and respect would be rampant, but the TRUTH is, The #Grammys is a television show, and in THAT world ratings reign supreme. So, in general, bigger names take the stage, and sadly the biggest names often times ARE BIGGER drawn along racial lines from the release of an album. i.e. marketing dollars, and just general support. It’s unfortunate.I don’t even get surprised any more, but, it still hits my sense of fairness, because I KNOW many of the artists who are overlooked. I LIVE in that world. We keep showing up and subjecting ourselves to the game, hoping MAYBE we’ll win. I was so HAPPY to see @Kendricklamar take that stage - because it is a FORM of winning, at LEAST, he was SEEN.Speaking of diversity, congratulations to my PERSONAL favorite albums of the year - @I_GregoryPorter #LiquidSpirit @Realsnarkypuppy and @lalahhathaway on your win and THANK YOU! @pharrell for acting RIGHT in the presence of the greatness that is @Nilerodgers and #StevieWonderLove to all #[email protected] No mention of Nelson Mandela at ALL? … and THIS is why we NEED the Image Awards AND the BET awards.
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