Wu-Tang Clan Founder RZA Gives Back For The Holidays Through Contemporary Menswear Line, 36 Chambers
TED RESIDENT DR. ROB GORE DELIVERS
TED TALK: "HEALING INNER-CITY TRAUMA"
|Brooklyn-based ER physician and founder of KAVI (Kings Against Violence Initiative) shares his passion for working to end homicide among African-American youth|
Payback is a killer. The number 1 cause of death among African-American men 15 to 34 is homicide. Dr. Rob Gore, an emergency medicine physician who grew up in the Brooklyn, NY, community where he works, saw that if he could treat his patients' trauma, he could perhaps quell their impulse to seek retribution. Eight years ago, he founded KAVI (Kings Against Violence Initiative), which works to empower youth and transform health care in marginalized populations.
Says Dr. Gore: "Given the state of emergency we are in with regards to human life and well being, it is important that we all become activists and change agents instead of assuming the problems affecting marginalized groups are going to fix themselves."
The TED Residency program is an incubator for breakthrough ideas. It is free and open to all via a semi-annual competitive application. Those chosen as TED Residents spend four months at TED headquarters in New York City, working on their idea. Selection criteria include the strength of their idea, their character, and their ability to bring a fresh perspective and positive contribution to the diverse TED community.
SMOKE DZA AND PETE ROCK "MILESTONE," FEATURING BJ THE CHICAGO KID, STYLES P, & JADAKISS NEW ALBUM DON'T SMOKE ROCK IN STORES DECEMBER 2
Smoke DZA and Pete Rock release "Milestone," featuring BJ The Chicago Kid, Styles P, and Jadakiss in support of the December 2nd release of Don't Smoke Rock.
“The duo met up years ago and began discussing recording together as a team. Smoke DZA remembers, "[Pete Rock] was driving through my block and he saw me and we was just chopping it up, just on some regular shit. Funk Flex was working on this mixtape and he sent me this beat that PR did, and I was like, ‘Yo, I need a verse on this. Pete Rock made the beat!?' and that started the working relationship. From there we did a cut on my album Dreams Don’t Achieve, called "Achieve." From there, PR was like, ‘Yo we just need to do a whole joint.’ You know, here we are.”
Pete Continues, “I’m all for working with the younger generation. Smoke is a younger cat with an old soul, he made me realize that with the beats he picked. [Beats] I thought would go over his head, instead, he would get into some of that soulful stuff. I make beats. Whether you're young or of age or whatever. As long as you’re dope, you got me.”
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TASHA COBBS MINISTRIES RAISES MONEY FOR HAITIAN FAMILIES IN NEED WITH FREE BENEFIT CONCERT IN ATLANTA
Tasha Cobbs Ministries (TCM) hosted an uplifting evening of worship at Atlanta’s Suite Food Lounge benefiting families in need of medical supplies located in Haiti. Joining Tasha Cobbs for the night of worship included, special guest artists Kirk Franklin, James Fortune, VaShawn Mitchell, Isaac Carree, Anthony Brown, Jonathan McReynolds, Bishop William Murphy, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Jimi Cravity, Todd Galberth and DJ Dex.
VIP’s in attendance included Catherine Brewton (“BMI”), Damita Chandler, Y’Anna Crawley (“BET Sunday Best”), Marlo Hampton(“Real Housewives of Atlanta”), 1K Phew and more. Sirius XM’s DJ Dex kept the spirit moving before and after the concert using his unique musical style on the turntables. Atlanta’s inspiration station PRAISE 102.5fm was on site to show support to for great cause. 100% of all donations were donated to Project Medishare.
The Woodruff Arts Center’s seventh Free Family Festival, takes place on November 27 from 1 – 4 PM as part of the CREATE ATL Family Fun at The Woodruff Arts Center initiative. This holiday-themed festival will feature family-oriented programming led by the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and High Museum of Art. Families will enjoy exclusive performances of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra music and Atlanta Ballet Youth Ensemble dances from The Nutcracker, learn about multicultural holiday traditions through art-making and storytelling and even meet Santa’s reindeer!
A Christmas Carol is a can’t-miss event and although the family festival is a free event, please note that tickets are required for the stage play and will sell out before November 27! Register for free online at woodruffcreateATL.org. For those wishing to perform their own holiday favorites, actors of all ages and skill levels can participate in the Reindeer Games: Improv Games workshop where they will create spontaneous holiday scenes with family members. The Rich Theatre will also feature a one-time rendition of Atlanta favorite Courtenay Collins’ family-friendly version of her popular holiday cabaret show, Courtenay’s Cabaret: Family Holiday Vacation.
The holidays are a perfect time to experience the music and talent of the Grammy® Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. A Family Holiday Special is the quintessential holiday sing-along with Christmas classics for the whole family. Rumor has it that Santa will even make an appearance! Please note that this is a popular, ticketed event; pre-register for the Festival for free and get your tickets online at woodruffcreateATL.org. Outside Symphony Hall, families can enjoy Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Quintet as they perform a mini-concert of holiday favorites in the Galleria. Future music-makers can also design, create and play their own instruments in the Instrument Making: Sleigh Bells workshop.
CREATE ATL activities do not include admission to the High Museum of Art, but with purchase of the new, lower-cost admission, families can explore both the whole museum and participate in several free activities! Bilingual Story Time is an event where engaging storytellers will bring favorite stories to life in English and Spanish at the High. The Get a Move On Art Making Workshop will allow artists of all ages to interact with High Museum teaching artists and create their own masterpieces. Families can also explore the High’s exhibits on their own with a Get a Move On Gallery Guide (best for ages 5+) and with a guide as a part of the Docent-Guided Family Tour. Tiovivo, the large-scale interactive installation built for kids of all ages, is free and open to the public on Sifly Piazza – be sure to stop by for its last day on November 27!
To register for the Free Family Festival, visit woodruffcreateATL.org.