Archive for June 7, 2017


The Recording Academy will present a
Live Tribute Concert Honoring 2017 Special Merit Awards Recipients

Featuring performances by Andra Day, Kirk Franklin, Randy Newman,
Dwight Yoakam, and others on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at The Beacon Theatre in
New York City.

GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends® will celebrate the outstanding contributions made by this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees, Trustees Award honorees, and recipients of the Technical GRAMMY® Award and Music Educator Award™ with never-seen performances by those they’ve inspired.

The tribute concert will air on PBS later this year, as part of their “Great Performances” series.

Tickets for non-Academy members go on sale on
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 11 am EST  via Ticketmaster.

Please note that all Recording Academy members have the opportunity to purchase tickets before the public. Please be sure to use the Promo Code & link provided by the Academy to participate in the Pre-Sale.


GAIN’s Mentor Committee is proud to present the second event of its new ‘D.C. Decorum’ workshop series, centered on the proper – yet distinctive – methods of conduct that are sure to set you apart from the crowd in Washington DC.

Please plan to join us for a panel discussion led by Richard Levick and his Public Affairs team at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, June 7th for ‘D.C. Decorum: Crafting Communications.’ This event will be an hour-long conversation exploring the art of drafting professional emails, meeting requests, letters to the editor, press releases, advocacy letters and other essential work-place documents you never had to write in school. Lunch will be provided.

GAIN’s resolution for every year is to ‘Inclusively Connect DC’ by helping government relations professionals at all stages of their careers develop and fine-tune their advocacy skills and attending our new ‘Decorum’ workshops is a great way for newcomers, seasoned professionals, and everyone in between to learn the ropes and sharpen their skills in 2017.

Registration is required and we look forward to seeing you June 7!


Chat LIVE on Periscope – Learn More About MMTC’s
2nd Annual Capital Pitch Competition!
Are you planning to participate in the MMTC Capital Pitch Competition on July 20th?
Do you have questions?
Join MMTC for a Periscope chat on June 8th from
12 pm to 1 pm (ET)

During the stream, you’ll be able to chat with Dorrissa Griffin, MMTC Chief of Staff, and Brandon Andrews, Senior Consultant, Values Partnerships (Casting Agent for ABC’s Shark Tank and Steve Harvey’s Funderdome). Andrews hosted the 2016 competition and is returning to host it again this year.  Learn more and apply by June 25th!

Take a look at the video from last year’s competition:
2016 Capital Pitch Competition Video
Apply Now

MMTC’s full 2017 Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference,
Financing America’s Future
  • Access to Capital: Financing media and telecom businesses using venture capital,  angels, incubators, accelerators, crowdfunding, FinTech, and other alternative financing sources
  • Policy: Net neutrality, 5G, broadband deployment, the nation’s infrastructure, consumer privacy, broadcast media incubators, digital redlining, FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee and Diversity Committee, and more
  • IoT Demo: Tech innovation leaders demo their latest technology and its impact on everyday life through the Internet of Things
  • MMTC’s 2nd Annual Capital Pitch Competition for idea phase and early stage multicultural startups in the areas of media, internet, and telecom – Enter here by June 25th!
Register to attend the conference!
Register Now

For more information, visit the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council.

langston golf course

Langston turns 78 this year!

Every year during Langston’s anniversary week, GolfDC hosts the Langston Heritage Celebration —a commemoration of the rich history of African American Golf marked by a celebration of gratitude toward the course’s community of nationwide supporters and a welcome to its future generation of golfers.
Come join us on Saturday, June 10th and enjoy fun activities and special promotions
all day long!

For more information, visit Langston Heritage Celebration.

Free Activities:

  • 12 pm – 1 pm: Free full swing lessons at Driving Range
  • 1 pm – 2 pm:  Free short game lessons at practice green
  • 12 pm – 2 pm: Visit with Langston historians & take our Heritage Trivia Challenge
  • 12 pm – 2 pm: Visit with DC Streetcar and enjoy free popcorn and golf gifts
  • 12 pm – 2 pm: Free Kids’ FACE PAINTING compliments of DC Streetcar
  • 12 pm – 2 pm: Meet NPS Park Ranger displaying local flora & fauna

Special Promotions:

  • 6 am – 7 pm: Free frozen treat at Grille (while supplies last)
  • 6 am – 7 pm: Free Chips & Drink combo with any meal purchase
  • 6 am – 7 pm: Free range balls with 9H or 18H greens fee
  • 6 am – 7 pm: Discounted range balls — small $2; med $4; large $8
  • 6 am – 7 pm: Sales on Langston logo’d merchandise
  • 12 am – 5 pm: Free golf giveaways every hour