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  1. Wyclef Jean Helps Recast Black Friday as #BlackOwnedFriday
    Wyclef Jean supports the #BlackOwnedFriday project from Google and the U.S. Black Chambers with two new tracks and zippy animated videos. First up is an anthem for the initiative, which launched last month and is designed to redirect Black Friday dollars to African American establishments struggling amid the pandemic. Read more: musebycl.io
  2. Wyclef Jean Opens Up About Supporting #BlackOwnedFriday — and the Jingle He Wrote to Promote It
    Wyclef Jean is supporting Black-owned businesses this Black Friday — and is encouraging others to do the same! While speaking to PEOPLE ahead of the biggest shopping day of the year, the 51-year-old musician opened up about why it is more crucial now than ever to support these businesses, explained that Black-owned companies have reportedly closed at double the rate of white-owned ones amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "I think that it's important that we understand that and we really lend a hand and support them," he says. Read more: people.com
  3. Black Friday Redefined In Google, Wyclef Jean Campaign
    Black Friday took on new meaning Monday with the Grammy-winning artist Wyclef Jean performing an animated jingle he wrote to support shopping at black-owned small businesses this holiday season.  The campaign reimagines Black Friday as  #BlackOwnedFriday . The animated anthem jingle for Google’s #BlackOwnedFriday campaign is an innovative social campaign that Jean partnered with Google to create, along with the U.S. Black Chambers and BBH NY. Read more: mediapost.com
  4. GOOGLE AND WYCLEF JEAN TEAM UP TO HELP BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES
    Wyclef Jean and Google are joining forces to help struggling Black-owned businesses survive the holiday sales season, which is expected to be a rough one for small business owners throughout the country.  Google recently tapped the Grammy-winning musician to score a series of animated commercials promoting its #BlackOwnedFriday campaign, encouraging shoppers to "buy Black" on Black Friday this week and beyond. Read more: blackstarnews.com
  5. Wyclef Jean Chimes In on Google’s #BlackOwnedFriday Efforts
    Efforts to promote  #BlackOwnedFriday  Nov. 27 by Google,  U.S. Black Chambers  and creative agency  BBH New York  received a huge boost from Grammy Award-winning artist Wyclef Jean. Read more: adweek.com
  6. Google and Wyclef Jean team up to help Black-owned businesses get through the holidays
    Wyclef Jean and Google are joining forces this week to help  struggling Black-owned businesses  survive the holiday sales season, which is  expected to be a rough one for small business owners throughout the country. Google recently tapped the Grammy-winning musician to score a series of animated commercials promoting its  #BlackOwnedFriday  campaign, encouraging shoppers to "buy Black" on Black Friday next week and beyond. Read more: cnn.com
  7. APOLLO THEATER ANNOUNCES FALL 2020 SEASON LINEUP KICKOFF WITH WYCLEF JEAN
    Apollo Theater: Grammy-winning Haitian-American rapper, musician, and actor Wyclef Jean will kick off the season on Wednesday, September 9 at 8:00 pm EST with a historic performance. Photo: Apollo Theater The Apollo Theater kicks off its fall lineup with a Sep. 9 performance by Wyclef Jean. Read more:  blackstarnews.com
  8. Cuppy’s star-studded Debut Album “Original Copy” is Finally Here!
    Here you have it BellaNaijarians, Cuppy‘s tea is finally served. Nigerian disc jockey, musician and producer Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, professionally known as Cuppy, has served us her much anticipated debut album “Original Copy,” and it’s simply amazing. The tracklist, released at the beginning of August, revealed that the album includes Cuppy’s recent hit singles “Jollof on the Jet” featuring Rema & Rayvanny and “Karma” featuring Ghanaian dancehall artist Stonebwoy. And even more: there’s the legendary Sir Shina Peters, Grammy-winning Wyclef Jean, Bob Marley’s son Julian, and some of the biggest names right now including Teni, Fireboy DML, Seyi Shay, Ycee and Nonso Amadi. Read more:  BellaNaija.com
  9. WYCLEF JEAN DROPS NEW SHOW ‘RUNTHATBACK

    Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 10:00 PM
    WYCLEF JEAN DROPS NEW SHOW ‘RUNTHATBACK
    Three-time Grammy award-winning artist, producer, and songwriter Wyclef Jean is ready to set off your earbuds on an entirely new level with his new show RunThatBack. Premiering August 20th at 7 pm EST/4 pm PST on YouTube, Jean hosts an unpredictable, unfiltered, and unbelievable set of sit-downs with some of the biggest names in music, politics, pop culture, and sports with guests including Lena Waithe, Clive Davis, Gunna, will.i.am, Shaquille O’Neal, PK Subban, Carlos Santana, Rapsody, Teddy Riley, Beenie Man, and many more. RunThatBack is a one of a kind show for music and culture lovers of all types, and when a guest is having a conversation with Wyclef Jean, there’s no telling where things will go or what will happen. Wyclef himself extolls, “I ain’t really good at interviews, but what I am good at is conversations with my friends.” Read more:  themusicuniverse.com
  10. Wyclef Jean Is Ready To Set Off Your Earbuds On An Entirely New Level With His New Show "RunThatBack," Premiering August 20th.
    Three-time Grammy award-winning artist, producer, and songwriter Wyclef Jean is ready to set off your earbuds on an entirely new level with his new show  RunThatBack . Premiering  August 20th at  7:00pm EST  on YouTube, Wyclef hosts an unpredictable, unfiltered, and unbelievable set of sit-downs with some of the biggest names in music, politics, pop culture, and sports with guests including  Lena Waithe ,  Clive Davis , Gunna, will.i.am,  Shaquille O'Neal , PK Subban,  Carlos Santana , Rapsody,  Teddy Riley ,  Beenie Man , and many more.  RunThatBack  is a one of a kind show for music and culture lovers of all types, and when a guest is having a conversation with Wyclef Jean, there's no telling where things will go or what will happen. Wyclef himself extolls, "I ain't really good at interviews, but what I am good at is conversations with my friends." Read more:  prnewswire.com