Current Events Round Up #1

A lot has been going on on the social justice front from COVID-19 relief efforts to championing for changes against police brutality. Catch up on some on the coverage here. There is so much more out there, but these can point you in the right direction.

Augusta, GA Could Be Home to National R&B Hall of Fame Museum

The Garden City most famously know for the Masters Golf Tournament could also be home to the National R&B Hall of Fame! Here is what the R&B Hall of Fame founder and CEO, LaMont Robinson said he feels Augusta is the prime destination for the new museum. Here is what he had to say about…

Augusta Citizens Protest Peacefully Amid the Recent Untimely Deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd at the Hands of Police

Augusta, Georgia has joined the ever-growing list of cities where protests have taken place speaking about against the unjust killings of black people at the hands of police. Most recently, the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Geroge Floyd have taken over headlines. The protest took place along Wrightsboro Road and was considered peaceful…

New Artist Relief Fund to Help Gig Artists of the CSRA

Jessye Norman School of the Arts has announced the formation of an artist relief fund to serve gig artists in the CSRA that have lost work and income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund is made possible by a group of CSRA based local arts non-profits for gig, contracted, or self-employed artists of all…