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Oprah, Kevin Hart to Deliver Virtual Commencement Speeches for Class of 2020

Facebook and Instagram are giving Class of 2020 graduates the best gift: a virtual commencement featuring Oprah Winfrey. On May 15, the streaming giants will present “ #Graduation 2020: Facebook and Instagram Celebrate the Class of 2020 ,” a multi-hour virtual event set to live stream on both platforms. Along with Winfrey, Lil Nas X, Simone Biles, and more are scheduled to share encouraging words. The online ceremony is a part of a week-long program to celebrate high school seniors and college graduates. Kicking off on May 11, students can expect a digital party, custom filters, superlatives, grad-specific Music Stickers (cue “Graduation” by Vitamin C!), and messages from deans and principals across the country. Although the recent school shutdowns and graduation cancellations have put a damper on students’ final year, Facebook and Instagram hope to make it memorable. Beginning at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET, the star-studded commencement will be featured on Facebook Watch, the Facebook...

Niki McGloster

Apr 29, 2020

Atlanta Hawks-Chase Partnership Boosts Economy and Creates New Opportunities for Atlanta Residents

This week, the Atlanta Hawks Basketball team and Chase Bank, of JPMorgan Chase, announced a partnership that will enrich the Atlanta area. The joint venture will provide financial initiatives for Atlanta’s many residents and offer resources for underserved communities. While the financial terms of the sponsorship have not been made available, the benefits to the Atlanta community are invaluable. Chase will partner with local nonprofits to provide community members with financial workshops and panels featuring Hawk legends, as well as offer small businesses opportunities for economic growth. In addition, Chase will stimulate Atlanta’s growing economy over the next three years by adding approximately 30 retail branches in the Atlanta area and generating 150 jobs for residents. Chase card members will receive early-purchase options for Atlanta Hawk games, and the team will prominently present Chase signage in its State Farm Arena. Nearly 500,000 people now reside in the Atlanta area ,...

Emily Adeyanju

Jan 22, 2020