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Mayor Eric Adams and NYC & Company Kick Off ‘NYC Winter Outing’ Today with Lighting Ceremony at the Empire State Building

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Eric Adams today launched the start of NYC & Company’s NYC Winter Outing event with a lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building Observatory. Mayor Adams kicked off the event alongside Michael James Scott, who plays the role of the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin, and Charlotte d’Amboise, who plays …

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Social inequality and hyper violence: why the bleak world of Netflix’s Squid Game is a streaming phenomenon

Squid Game, an original Netflix drama produced in South Korea, is a streaming phenomenon. Released on 17 September, within two weeks the series has become the most watched Netflix title in 76 countries, including the US, Australia and South Korea. Across nine episodes, desperate people enmeshed in debt voluntarily participate in a sequence of six …

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How Obama’s backing for NBA Africa venture could boost basketball on the continent

Former US president Barack Obama’s decision to invest in the National Basketball Association’s Africa venture reflects a lot about his past – his basketball playing youth and his African roots. It also signals that his future ambitions stretch beyond US borders. NBA Africa was launched in 2021 as a collaboration between the National Basketball Association …

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Bringing Back Broadway: The Theatre Leadership Project Announces New Company Management Program

The Theatre Leadership Project (TTLP), an ambitious nonprofit aimed at providing resources to programs that seek to diversify commercial theatre leadership, has launched its latest endeavor designed to develop BIPOC company managers and assistant company managers for Broadway productions. TTLP’s Company Management Program will offer fellowships featuring supplemental opportunities for continued learning and mentorship to up …

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YouTube Lawyer inspires during Black and Women’s History Months

By Derrel Jazz Johnson Inspiration can always be found all around us, even within us. Carletta Higginson, Director, Global Head of Music Publishing at YouTube, found inspiration in a classic television show that not only inspired her but changed the lives of others who look like her. Being the only Black girl in her lower …

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DJ D-Nice shares how he is using his talents to help worldwide during Coronavirus Pandemic

Derrick Jones, better known as hip-hop legend DJ D-Nice, already enjoyed a great deal of success, having played at the White House for President Obama and the 50th birthday party of Sean “Diddy” Combs to name two of his high-profile bookings. But now, after launching “Home School,” a social distancing party on Instagram Live, he …

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Global Music Icon Janet Jackson Returns to Las Vegas for Epic Residency

(Photos by Farrenton Grigsby/Getty Images for JJ) by Derrel Johnson Global music icon Janet Jackson made her performance debut at MGM Casino in Las Vegas, at the tender age of 7. Some 46 years later, Jackson is back at MGM and she returns replete with her massive catalog of hits and an army of dancers. The singer …

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