Future Middle Eastern History: Netta Barzilai
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Netta is an Israeli singer, recording artist and looping artist. After winning the fifth season of KaKokhav HaBa, she earned a spot reppin' her country at the Eurovision Song Contest. She has had eclectic experiences growing up all over the world and she values spreading positive messages (especially about self-love). Watch the #MindMassage episode we have with Netta on our YouTube channel and nettamusic.com to learn about all the cool things she's up to (like being a judge on X-Factor Israel).
Future Middle Eastern History: Wassim Slaiby
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Wassim Slaiby also known as Sal, is a Lebanese-Canadian music industry executive, talent manager, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. After immigrating to Canada (to escape the Lebanese Civil War conflict), Sal began as a manager grinding his way up to manage some of the hottest talent in the industry (including The Weeknd and Dojacat). His goal is to continue lifting up Arabic talent and culture through his endeavors.
Future Middle Eastern History: Amani Al-Khatahtbeh
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Amani Al-Khatahtbeh (Jordanian-American) is an author, activist, and founder of MuslimGirl.com, the biggest online platform for Muslim women’s voices in Western society, and the host of ANTIDOTE, the culture and politics podcast for millennials and Gen-Z. She is the first Muslim woman to run for U.S. Congress from New Jersey. Muslim Girl is the premier online platform for Muslim women’s voices in Western societies.
Future Women's History Honors Hayley Kiyoko
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March marks #FutureWomensHistory, and we’re kicking things off by honoring singer and advocate Hayley Kiyoko. She initially gained recognition with her 2015 track “Girls Like Girls.” The track and the video she directed for it cemented her as an LGBTQ icon, and she’s lovingly referred to as “Lesbian Jesus” by her fans. For always advocating for the queer community all while proving excellent pop music transcends labels, Hayley Kiyoko is Future Women’s History.
Future Black History Honors Jaboukie Young-White
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Our final #FutureBlackHistory honoree is none other than Jaboukie Young-White. When he’s not reporting as the resident Youth Correspondent on the ‘Daily Show’ or performing standup, the 25-year-old is taking down institutional oppression and the people who uphold it, one tweet at a time. Between his razor sharp wit, masterful use of memes, and a rare ability to use humor and find some humanity in near-apocalyptic times, Jaboukie is the voice of our generation.
Future Black History Honors Brittany K. Barnett and MiAngel Cody
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This week, for #FutureBlackHistory we are honoring Brittany K. Barnett and MiAngel Cody. The powerhouse team of human rights advocates are working to abolish mass incarceration in the US and are responsible for freeing or reducing the sentences of more than 40 people who were sentenced to life without parole over non-violent drug offenses with the Buried Alive Project and the Decarceration Collective. Not only have these attorneys reunited families and saved lives, they have also helped provide resources for their clients upon being freed. For their dedication to and unprecedented track record on freeing and uplifting those impacted by mass incarceration as two black women lawyers, Brittany K. Barnett and MiAngel Cody are #FutureBlackHistory.
Future Black History Honors Megan Thee Stallion
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We are kicking off #FutureBlackHistory, by honoring the hot girl herself Megan Thee Stallion. Over the last three years, she has dominated the rap game with unapologetic, empowering lyrics and a precise flow that takes no prisoners. When she’s not driving the boat, she’s supporting her fans’ education, and, well, we’ll let Big Boy tell you in the video above. For refreshing the music industry with her talent and poise, Megan Thee Stallion is Future Black History.
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Fuse kicked off Be Heard. Be Change in partnership with Climate Power 2020, an organization whose goal to is embolden leaders to take immediate action on climate change and to build a just and equitable economy. Featuring Stacey Abrams in a series of 30-second vignettes, the campaign details the impact of climate change on communities of color and encourages people to vote for politicians that include environmental responsibility as part of their platform.