The premier destination for news and information surrounding Black people and Black culture recently continued its 4-part discussion series in Atlanta that culminated with an electrifying performance.
NewsOne’s Real Talk Drives Real Change series powered by Chevrolet recently came to the Georgia World Congress Center and brought out a crowd looking to engage and receive vital info from panelists speaking on policy and justice reform.
The crowd was also treated to a special performance by Grammy-nominated singer Mario.
Hosted by pop culture and political commentator Mike Muse…
The group broke down the power of one’s own platform while raising awareness of the importance of local voting. The group also looked at high-profile cases while discussing activism, something that Mysonne personally touched on.
According to the panelist, each person has a role to play when it comes to making change.
“Activism is just a word,” said the criminal justice reform activist. “Being an activist is a title somebody gave me. I was a Hip-Hop artist my whole life and I woke up after George Floyd and I went to a rally and I decided that this is what I wanted my life’s work to be. It’s each individual’s job to find his or her entry point into this,” he added. ‘We don’t have to take the exact same path, we just all have the same exact goal.”
Before the event’s closing, R&B superstar Mario wowed the crowd by performing his hits including “Let Me Love You” and “How Do I Breathe.”
“We here celebrating change, celebrating life, we here celebrating controlling our narrative and our future,” said Mario while fans excitedly engaged in the audience.
There are two more cities remaining on the Real Talk Drives Real Change tour. A conversation on mental health will take place in Philadelphia on August 28 and a conversation on financial freedom will take place on September 25 in Houston. Admission is free and the events will be live streamed so viewers and attendees can enjoy safe spaces to reflect on a range of issues deeply rooted in the Black experience while recognizing and celebrating our resolve and indomitable faith as Black Americans. Each event will also feature a special performance from a musical guest.
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