Meet Alicia Garza: Featured Speaker at the Upcoming Kehinde Wiley Speaker Series

Alicia Garza believes that Black communities deserve what all communities deserve — to be powerful in every aspect of their lives. An innovator, strategist, organizer, and cheeseburger enthusiast, Alicia founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the [...]

2023-07-18T12:14:56-04:00July 18th, 2023|Art, Interviews, Past Events|0 Comments

Meet W. Kamau Bell: Featured Speaker at the Upcoming Kehinde Wiley Speaker Series

Kamau Bell is a stand-up comedian and the director and executive producer of the critically-acclaimed four-part Showtime documentary, We Need To Talk About Cosby, which premiered at Sundance.He is the host and executive-producer of the Emmy-Award-winning CNN docu-series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. Kamau’s work often highlights untold and occasionally controversial stories and centers marginalized voices on screen [...]

2023-07-18T10:45:20-04:00July 18th, 2023|Interviews, Past Events|0 Comments

Meet Emil Wilbekin: Featured Speaker at the Upcoming Kehinde Wiley Speaker Series

Emil Wilbekin is an American journalist, media executive, stylist, content creator, culture critic, and human rights activist. He is the former editor-in-chief of Vibe and Giant, editor-at-large at Essence and managing editor of its associated website, and chief content officer of Afropunk. He is the founder of Native Son Now, an organization dedicated to empowering and lifting up Black gay [...]

2023-07-17T19:29:43-04:00July 17th, 2023|Interviews, Past Events|0 Comments

Unjustly Taken: the Tragic Death of Darius Tarver at the Hands of Denton Police Officers

At just 23 years old, Darius Tarver tragically lost his life at the hands of the police. Concerned neighbors had called for help, hoping to ensure his wellbeing. However, instead of providing the assistance he desperately needed, four Denton Police officers responded by using a taser and shooting him, leading to his untimely death. Darius was recovering at home from a [...]

2023-06-06T16:29:35-04:00June 6th, 2023|Police Brutality|0 Comments

Meet Uncle Bobby: the Social Justice Activist Leading the Fight Against Police Brutality in America

Cephus Johnson, a.k.a Uncle Bobby, is a social justice activist at the forefront of ending police brutality in America. After his nephew, Oscar Grant, was murdered by a Bart police officer in 2009, Cephus founded two social justice organizations, the Oscar Grant Foundation and Love Not Blood Campaign. Since then, Cephus has received many prestigious awards for his activism, including The [...]

2023-06-05T13:36:40-04:00June 5th, 2023|Police Brutality|0 Comments
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