PRESENTING PARTNERS INCLUDED BLACK GIRL MAGIC WINES AND BLACK LOVE
New York City, NY (June 27, 2023) – On Tuesday, June 13, Values Partnerships hosted “A Toast To Black Art, Love, & Creativity,” an evening dedicated to the celebration of Black artists, revolutionary love, radical imagination, and Black ownership. In collaboration with Confluential Films, the invite-only gathering took place at Lume Studios in New York City during the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival and brought together 80-100 of today’s leading voices across the spectrum of film, music, fashion, art, tech, and activism for an inspiring and exciting evening. Values Partnerships proudly welcomed Black Girl Magic Wines and Black Love as Presenting Partners for the event.
During the “Giving Our People Their Flowers” segment, Values Partnerships honored actor, director, and recording artist Teyana Taylor with the Spotlight Award for her impact on the arts and for her dedication to uplifiting Black culture. Award-winning writer, director, and producer Tommy Oliver and film and television producer Codie Elaine Oliver were also honored for their accomplishments and for promoting Black love and creativity through their film and television projects.
To commemorate the evening, renowned photographer Reggie Cunningham welcomed guests to a lush photo experience in the “A Toast to Black Art, Love & Creativity”Portrait Studio.
Rising R&B sensation, Ayoni, fresh off her big screen debut in the Alicia Keys-produceddocumentary “Uncharted,” which debuted earlier in the week at the Tribeca Film Festival, captivated the crowd with a performance of her new single “Purpose.” The program was capped off by a collective celebratory toast presented by Black Girl Magic Wines before guests danced the night away to the sounds of DJ 9AM.
As the country’s largest Black-owned social impact agency, Values Partnerships partners with foundations, businesses, organizations, influential leaders, and communities to solve big challenges, launch new projects, and expand the common good. Values Partnerships Founding Partner & CEO Joshua DuBois commented, “A Toast To Black Art, Love & Creativity” is a continuation of our consistent purpose-driven work at Values Partnerships to bring hope and inspiration to communities and empower trailblazing voices who are at the forefront of change in the community and culture. Now more than ever, it is imperative we center creativity, joy, love and community in our work towards building a brighter future with fewer barriers and inequities so we can all have the opportunity to tap into our full potential, feel whole and thrive. In a time where there is so much despair on the news, there are so many artists and leaders doing transformative work in the world and tonight we had the privilege of honoring a few of them.”