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Acclaimed singer, songwriter and social activist MILCK collaborated with Youth Poet Laureate Amanda
Gorman for a powerful rendition of her most recent single "Somebody's Beloved," with new spoken-word improvisation. The performance debuted as part of The W.K. Kellogg Foundation's fifth annual National
Day of Racial Healing featuring a lineup consisting of Ta-Nehisi Coates, John Legend, Storm
Reid and many more. The program featured an afternoon of essential and timely conversations about racial healing, equity and justice with leading advocates, artists and influencers. The annual program is designed to bridge divides, affirm our common humanity and inspire action.
Best known for her song "Quiet," which went viral following the inaugural Women's March, MILCK is an advocate for social and racial justice. "Somebody's Beloved" feat. Bipolar Sunshine
serves as a heart-centered invitation for people to find their place in the anti-racism movement and to explore, self-reflect, and act. From the song release date of October 9, 2020 through 2021, 100% of proceeds from the song and 100% of net proceeds from brand partnerships and public donations will benefit the seven beneficiary organizations. Visit somebodysbeloved.org to learn more. To learn more about the National
Day of Racial Healing visit here: www.dayofracialhealing.org
This weekend, Amanda
Gorman spoke with the Los Angeles Times about her poetry process and what it was like being handpicked to read a poem at President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday, January 20th. Gorman is now the youngest poet to write and recite a piece at a presidential inauguration, following Maya Angelou and Robert Frost. Read the full story here: https://lat.ms/3sE5wLe
The "National Day of Racial Healing" was established by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in 2017 to promote healing as a critical path for ending racial bias and creating a society in which all children can thrive. The annual outreach grew out of W.K Kellogg Foundation's Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation effort, a national and community-based process designed to bring transformational and sustainable change to communities, while addressing the historic and contemporary effects of racism.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal innovator and entrepreneur Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, W.K. Kellogg Foundation works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle
Creek, Michigan, and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special attention is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. W.K. Kellogg Foundation priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti.