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Alicia Keys, Whoopi Goldberg Lead Stars At Harry Belafonte’s 95th Birthday Fundraiser

The stars came out for Harry Belafonte’s 95th birthday fundraiser on Tuesday evening.

The event was held at Town Hall in Manhatten and featured musical performances and the presentation of the ​​Harry Belafonte Social Justice Awards. Proceeds benefitted Harry’s social justice organization, Sankofa.org, which according to its mission is an effort to, ‘educate, motivate, and activate artists and allies in service of grassroots movements and equitable change.’ Alicia Keys, Whoopi Goldberg, Spike Lee, Alfre Woodard, as well as Harry’s daughter, Gina, who is the co-founder of Sankofa, were present along with her daughter Maria.  Belafonte released a statement saying, ‘I am honored that so many are coming together to celebrate my birthday, life, and legacy,’ the entertainer began. ‘I founded Sankofa.org alongside my daughter Gina and Raoul Roach to create additional space for artists and allies to collaborate to garner an artistic approach to the needs of our disenfranchised communities, to use art as a tool to educate messages of hope and to encourage and energize the public to become engaged. One heart, one mind, one soul.’

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  • Moving from Missouri to Utah, Bangarang has become one of the most respected entertainers in Salt Lake City. Music and Pop Culture is Bangarang’s forté and it shows. You can find Bang everywhere. Whether it's your local food spot, clothing store, or maybe it’s your local music venue, Bangarang will be there. Living in Salt Lake City for the past 10 years has energized Bangarang and made him feel that he is one of Utah's own. And you can catch that energy daily, Monday-Friday from 3p to 7p.

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