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The initiative is the company’s fourth since 2017 celebrating the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference.

Universal Music Group and its recently-established Task Force for Meaningful Change are celebrating the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference (CBC ALC) this year with a series of special programs, discussions and opportunities.

The celebrations kicked off last week with a trio of events, including the °1824 Mentorship Initiative, which selected 15 young Black creatives and college students for a new UMG mentorship program; an interactive recruitment workshop with UMG’s diversity & inclusion team; and a panel entitled “The Soundtrack to Change: A Discussion on Music and the Social Justice Movement” mounted by Republic Records’ Action Committee.

Other events and initiatives going forward will include “Black and Blue,” a live conversation on police brutality against Black and Brown communities hosted by Def Jam Forward with special guest Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) along

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