Academy Award Winner Common Partners With ACLU to Urge America to Vote Smart Justice in 2018

The American Civil Liberties Union today launched a video with Oscar and Grammy-winning artist and social justice activist Common that reminds voters of the urgency in 2018 to push criminal justice reform  forward by electing candidates who embrace priorities like holding police accountable and ending mass incarceration. The video urges users to access VoteSmartJustice.org, where they can find information on where thousands of candidates for office stand on criminal justice reform and mass incarceration. It is a component of the ACLU Campaign for Smart Justice’s non-partisan electoral project to educate…

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Oscar Winning Actor, Artist and Activist, Common, Joins AdoptAClassroom.org and Their Partner Burlington Stores for the Second Year to Support Teachers and Students in Need

96% of teachers nationwide bear the cost each year to equip their classrooms with the basic materials students need to learn. To help alleviate this burden, AdoptAClassroom.org, the award-winning national non-profit organization that helps students and teachers get the materials they need to learn and achieve in the classroom, has teamed up for the second consecutive year with the national off-price retailer, Burlington Stores to support teachers and students nationwide through a chain-wide point-of-sale campaign going on now through August 18. Showcasing his dedication to the cause is Oscar Winning…

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AT&T Hello Lab Reprises Inclusive Filmmaker Mentorship Program; Emmy® Award Winner Lena Waithe Joins Common and More

AT&T announced the 2018 lineup of mentors and mentees for its diversity-focused Hello Lab Mentorship Program. In its second year, the AT&T Hello Lab Mentorship Program is all about the next generation of storytellers. It pairs entertainment industry leaders with aspiring filmmakers from groups traditionally underrepresented in entertainment as they create films showcasing authentic stories. The filmmakers will debut their short films on the Hello Lab channel on DIRECTV and DIRECTV NOW later this year. Check out the 2017 films now. The 2018 mentors are: Emmy® Award Winner Lena Waithe…

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