Club Directors Byron Laws and Durrell Petway of Raleigh, NC are among the first to receive Native Instruments Maschines’. Laws and Durell are Club Directors for the Raleigh Boys Club and “The Club” Teen Center. They will be handing off beat machines to two deserving teens at their facilities.
This year, we are happy to announce our first recipient of The Cranston Hargrove Memorial Arts Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to graduating High School seniors with aspirations of pursuing a career in any aspect of visual arts including — but not limited to — drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, design, photography, video/filmmaking, architecture, industrial […]
We are so happy to announce our first ever Charity Sneaker Affair. About the Event A charity event for the Cranston Hargrove Memorial Arts Scholarship. To honor the memory of Ahki (Brother) Cranston Hargrove, the Black Jedi Present: The Black Jedi Ball: A Sneaker Affair. Proceeds of the Sneaker Ball go to the Cranston Hargrove […]
Peace, Love, Honor, and Respect to everyone In the wake of allegations, stories, cover ups, the dismissal of Afrika Bambaataa, the change and struggle of the new power structure, the blatant disregard and disrespect for the victims and their accounts, and countless other factors, that Black Jedi Zulu will no longer operate under the name “Universal Zulu […]
Black Jedi Rapsody was recently invited to The White House for a roundtable discussion w/ other music artists about the impact of My Brothers Keeper (MBK). “It’s time to close opportunity gaps for young boys and men of color and make sure that all young people can imagine and fulfill a bright future.” Watch the video […]
Indies Arts Awards: Durham poet Dasan Ahanu uses hip-hop education and action to inspire more work North Carolina has retained a poet laureate for nearly seven decades. In that time, however, North Carolina has never had an African-American poet laureate. Dasan Ahanu can barely imagine a scenario where that might happen. “There is a […]
Ex-Nike Designer On How To Cultivate Tomorrow’s Top Creative Talent The former lead designer on the Jordan brand, who left to build Vessyl, has landed at Accel to foster young talent from atypical places. Detroit. Chicago. Atlanta. Minnesota. They’re not your stereotypical breeding grounds for the next star of Silicon Valley. But it’s these middle […]