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JuLY/AUGUST 2021: SPORTS X ACTIVISM

NBA STAR KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS

In a year marred by personal loss and social unrest, NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns is using his platform to promote change. Six weeks after the untimely passing of his mother, due to complications from COVID-19, the Minnesota Timberwolves star emerged from his grief and stood tall alongside former NBA veteran Stephen Jackson and other notables in the wake of widespread unrest and upheaval. His presence spoke volumes about his commitment to the cause. From his involvement in the George Floyd protests to serving as a member of the NBA’s Social Justice Coalition, Towns discusses the importance of using his platform to effect change, and perseverance in the face of tragedy.

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Recording Academy x EBONY: Black Music Collective Podcast

The Recording Academy and EBONY present a six-part audio and visual podcast series hosted by two-time GRAMMY nominee MC Lyte. Join us every week for dynamic conversations with various members of the Recording Academy’s Black Music Collective, as they discuss their journey and impact within the music industry at large. Our  latest discussion features trailblazing gospel artist Yolanda Adams. Check back for new episodes every Thursday at the same time and click below to watch the entire series. Presented by Procter & Gamble.

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Kevin A. Polite Confirmed As DOJ Assistant Attorney General

Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate confirmed Kenneth A. Polite to become Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, WDSU reports. He was officially sworn in on Wednesday, making him the second African American to serve in this position. Senators voted 56-44 to make Polite the chief of the criminal division, giving him authority to

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