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Dave Chappelle’s high school cancels fundraiser for theater named in his honor

Students of Duke Ellington School of the Arts threatened a walkout, saying many of their peers identify as LGBTQ+

Duke Ellington School of the Arts in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., has canceled a planned fundraiser with alumnus Dave Chappelle after students threatened a walkout. 

The fundraiser and dedication for The Dave Chappelle Theatre was set to take place on Nov. 23. 

Dave Chappelle attends the UK premiere of “Dave Chappelle: Untitled” at Cineworld Leicester Square earlier this month in London, England. (Photo: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

Dave Chappelle attends the UK premiere of “Dave Chappelle: Untitled” at Cineworld Leicester Square earlier this month in London, England. (Photo: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

According to a report from the Politico Playbook, two students got

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In Honor of National Arts and Humanities Month, Marquis Who’s Who Presents the Arts, Culture, Sports and Entertainment Moguls Maker’s List | News

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Marquis Who’s Who (MWW), the world’s leading biographical publisher, is proud to announce the honorees selected for its October Maker’s List, celebrating Arts, Culture, Sports and Entertainment Moguls. The Maker’s Lists are directed by Erica Lee, CEO of MWW. These lists aim to recognize both established and emerging leaders in their respective fields.

“While our Arts, Culture, Sports and Entertainment Moguls’ list is comprised of many esteemed and identifiable names, it is our Disabled Leaders and Disability Activists’ list that I would like to call special attention to,” said Erica

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Oakland City Council Declares ‘Digital Underground Day’ in Honor of Shock G

The city council of Oakland, California has declared August 25 “Digital Underground Day” in honor of the legendary group’s frontman and co-founder Gregory “Shock G” Jacobs, who died in April. The pioneering 1990s hip-hop group is one of the most legendary to emerge from the Bay Area city — Tupac Shakur began his professional career as a member — and August 25 is Shock G’s birthday.

“The shockwaves produced by Shock G and digital underground continue to reverberate across the globe with its epicenter right here in Oakland,” stated Oakland City Councilmember Loren Taylor. “Their significant influence on

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Artspace exhibits honor Louisiana’s Black trail riding history, culture

This summer, two Artspace exhibitions will dare to redefine the idea of a cowboy. “Louisiana Trail Riders” and “Saddles and Spurs: Out of the Shadows” will explore the deep-rooted history and lesser-known culture of Black equestrians of Louisiana as it exists today.

“African-American cowboys are underrepresented in popular accounts of the West,” Shreveport Regional Arts Council President Henry Price said in a statement. “Throughout history, the iconic lifestyle of the cowboy has been glamorized in countless books, movies and television shows, and although African-American cowboys don’t play a part in the popular narrative, historians estimate that one in four cowboys

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