News and Updates
Read the latest news about Robert F. Smith’s philanthropy as well as events and news concerning his thought leadership, philanthropic partners and charitable initiatives.
Author, political commentator and civil rights activist Van Jones delves into his own personal experience and the fallout of the Rodney King case on its 30th anniversary. Jones also comments on the state of the racial justice movement today and what still needs to be done.
Robert F. Smith serves as an Executive Producer for Hidden Empire Film Group, which saw two of its brands win 2022 Webby Awards for excellence in social media content. Watch Hidden Empire’s Co-CEO Deon Taylor react to receiving the awards.
On April 22nd an audience in Massachusetts were treated to a unique blend of music and photography at “”Pops, Satchmo, Louis” – The Immersive Experience.” The event focused on Jazz icon Louis Armstrong, shared never before seen images of the musician, and explained his history while current musicians took the stage.
Fashion icon and journalist André Leon Talley passed away in January 2022. Watch Henry Louis Gates Jr., presenter of Black History in 2 Minutes (or so), interview Talley about his family history for an episode of “Finding Your Roots” on PBS.
REFORM Alliance is a nonprofit working towards systematic change in the criminal justice system. Learn more about Robert F. Smith’s partnership with the organization.