MEDIA AND BROADCASTING

REVOLT Collaborates with VICE Media Group to Premiere Juneteenth Town Hall & Celebration Special

REVOLT TV, VICE Media Group | June 16, 2021

REVOLT and VICE Media Group announced today a special Juneteenth broadcast of REVOLT Black News. This special program will air on REVOLT's linear T.V. channel and VICE TV on Saturday, June 19th at noon E.T. to celebrate Black liberation and provide a venue to debate transformation within Black communities. The unique Juneteenth Town Hall & Celebration will inspire young changemakers to utilize their political rights to benefit future generations.

This is the first collaboration between REVOLT and VICE Media Group. The special will include influential conversations and musical performances from Earthgang, Tristan Mack Wilds, Van Lathan, Tiara Thomas, Kiana Ledé, and a report from VICE News Correspondent Dexter Thomas, as well as spoken word and original musical pieces from Earthgang, Tristan Mack Wilds, Van Lathan, Tiara Thomas, Kiana Ledé, and a report from VICE News Correspondent Dexter Thomas.

Political topics relevant to today's Black youth and leaders will be explored through interviews and entertainment performances. Stacey Abrams and Tobe Nwigwe will deliver particular Juneteenth addresses, and highlighted portions of the exciting new series will include:

From REVOLT:

Do The Work, Sleep, Repeat: An intimate one-on-one conversation between moderator Esq. Eboni K. Williams discusses the tireless work that went into flipping Georgia Blue in the 2020 Presidential Election.

Advancing Black Pathways Discussion - Created by REVOLT in partnership with JPMorgan Chase: Radio Personality Angela Yee will sit down with JPMorgan Chase Managing Director and Head of Advancing Black Pathways Byna Elliott and Earn Your Leisure Podcast Hosts Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings to talk through the importance of generational wealth as another pathway to "freedom."

We Won't Suppress Our Vote: An exclusive conversation with Eboni K. Williams to discuss the importance of registering to vote, the power of exercising the right to vote, and overcoming suppressive voting measures.

Black Excellence Epitomized In Entertainment: The influential actor Rodney Rikai will speak on career milestones and their mission to move the Black culture forward.


From VICE Media Group:

Go Off Sis Special Taping: Focused on confronting the hard truths around being a Black woman in America, this multimedia series aims to start dialogues and create a community that celebrates Black voices and Black women—covering various topics, Unbothered features well-rounded and diverse opinions of R29 insiders and friends in interviews, roundtable, and conversational formats, creating a platform for further discussion. In this special Go Off Sis, we sit down for a spotlight conversation with award-winning artist and songwriter Tiara Thomas, who won the Grammy for Song of the Year (H.E.R.'s 'I Can't Breathe') and the Oscar for Best Original Song ('Fight For You,' Judas and the Black Messiah). Thomas goes off on her career, finding power in her voice, the inspiration that fuels her, and the anxiety of being a Black woman in the music industry.

The Youth Comes Thru: VICE News Correspondent Dexter Thomas will break down the pivotal impact the Black youth has made on the 2020 general election.

With culture at the core of everything REVOLT develops, the media platform elevates Black voices with unique content series that today's youth desires. REVOLT promotes forward-thinking talent and collaborations that offer chances for youth to have their unique voices heard and amplified as a mission-driven Black-owned company. VICE News, recognized for its immersive reporting approach, has reinvented news and current affairs programming, producing hundreds of hours of original news content each year. Its parent company, VICE Media Group, has prioritized award-winning editorial content covering systemic racism and the Black experience, thereby amplifying the dialogue that drives change and equity.

Exploring freedom in the Black community requires a multifaceted approach that includes financial resources as well as education. JPMorgan Chase's sponsorship for this program expands REVOLT's reach and helps to build the economic foundation of Black culture.

ABOUT REVOLT TV
REVOLT is the premier Black-owned and operated multimedia platform, serving content 24 hours a day, seven days a week across digital, traditional, and live media channels. The platform produces rich content and original material with the biggest personalities in Hip Hop and breaking news, current events, trends, and announcements from the Black cultural movement and Hip Hop world. REVOLT takes pride in its diversity, both in its mindset and its company makeup, infusing its commitment to culture in its employees and audiences. REVOLT, founded in 2013 by Sean "Diddy" Combs, reaches over 50 million millennials and Gen Z audiences across all platforms with innovative, accurate content. REVOLT will introduce a fresh new digital mobile app in 2021 that will allow users to see extended releases, live updates from relevant news, exclusive specials, and much more.

About VICE Media Group
VICE Media Group is a multi-platform media firm with a global presence. VICE, which was founded in 1994, has offices in 25 countries worldwide, with a focus on five key businesses: VICE.com, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE TV, an Emmy-winning global television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a feature film, and television production studio.Refinery29, the leading global media, and entertainment company focused on women, is part of VICE Media Group's portfolio, as is PULSE Films, a London-based next-generation production studio with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and Berlin, and i-D, a global digital and bimonthly magazine defining fashion, contemporary culture, and design.

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