#Newat2 I’m Free by Local Activist Isaiah Santiago

July 2, 2021

Here’s what’s New at 2pm on 103.9 WDKX-FM “I’m Free” is an inspirational ballad written and performed by 17 year old Isaiah Santiago Lewis of Rochester, NY. The song is about making it through life’s hardest situations and breaking free from your past.   Santiago is the creator of a local organization called We Got […]

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Samuel L. Jackson and Danny Glover To Receive Honorary Oscars

June 28, 2021

Samuel L. Jackson and Danny Glover will receive honorary Oscars, from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Glover will be honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in recognition of his philanthropic efforts. Samuel L. Jackson will receive honorary Oscar statuettes for their contributions to the industry along with Elaine May and Liv […]

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Complete List of 21st Annual BET Awards Winners

June 28, 2021

At the 21st Annual BET Awards, Megan Thee Stallion won “Best Female Hip Hop Artist,” “Best Collaboration,” “Viewer’s Choice” and “Video of the Year.” Queen Latifah received this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her “amazing success” throughout her decades-long career. Her “sisters in rap” including Lil Kim, Rapsody, MC Lyte and Monie Love all took […]

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Marvin Gaye Film ‘What’s Going On’ To Be Produced By Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine

June 21, 2021

Warner Bros will be doing a biopic on music legand Marvin Gaye. “What’s Going On” will be directed by Allen Hughes, and produce with Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine and Andrew Lazar.  The studio acquired a script by poet-playwright Marcus Gardley. The Gaye’s estate and Motown will as be apart of the deal so there will be […]

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Strong Museum Honors Juneteenth

June 19, 2021

To honor and celebrate Juneteenth, the Strong Museum of Play is offering the community an opportunity through playing and learning. This event kicks off with a traditional ceremony at 11 a.m, with admission and parking free for the day. The Strong Museum of Play is partnering with the Greater Rochester Martin Luther King Jr. Commission […]

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Yara Shahidi, Chloe Bailey & YBN Cordae On Disney’s Juneteenth EP

June 18, 2021

This year for Juneteenth, Disney will release a new EP about the Black experience featuring actor and activist Yara Shahidi. Shahidi who will deliver an original spoken word track “To Be A Black Girl”. Chloe Bailey of Chloe x Halle will covers Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good.” Rapper YBN Cordae also on the EP is donating […]

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Juneteenth Passes House & Senate to Become a National Holiday

June 17, 2021

Juneteenth is a day which commemorates the end to slavery and celebrates Black and African American freedom and achievements, while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures. I first learned about Juneteenth in 2013, when my group fitness program Hustle for Health was asked to walk in the parade and perform with DJ Maestro […]

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Queen Latifah To Receive The Lifetime Achievement Award, at the 2021 BET Awards

June 17, 2021

Grammy award-winning musician, Golden Globe winning and Academy Award nominated actress Queen Latifah will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement BET Award. Latifah’s her career began in Hollywood where she became the first hip-hop artist to be crowned with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006. Queen Latifah received rave reviews, for her […]

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Black Enterprise and Fox Soul To Create Original Content For Positive Black Stories

June 14, 2021

Black Enterprise and Fox Soul are working together to create original programming. The first original series from the new partnership is an Economic Equity and Racial Justice Town Hall. “One Year After George Floyd: Has Corporate America Made Good on its Economic Equity Pledges? It’s now streaming on the service. Justin Barton, Vice President of […]

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Morgan Freeman & Criminal Justice Professor Donate $1 Million To Establish A Center For Police & Reform

June 10, 2021

Actor Morgan Freeman and criminal justice Professor Linda Keena at the University of Mississippi are donating $1 million to establish a Center for Evidence-Based Policing and Reform. The center will be the only one of its kind in Mississippi and one of only a few in the nation, the university said in its news release. The […]

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