Common, Chuck D and Danny Glover to celebrate Harry Belafonte’s birthday at virtual party

Common, Chuck D, Aloe Blacc and Danny Glover are some of the stars that will make appearances during a livestream virtual party in honor of actor and singer Harry Belafonte’s 94th birthday.

Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane, Stacey Abrams, Tamika D. Mallory, Reverend Al Sharpton, Jackie Cruz, Aja Monet, Mysonne the General, Diane Nash, Carmen Perez-Jordan, DJ Carisma, Bryan Stevenson, Kerry Kennedy and Matt Post are also on the line-up for the 28 February event, which start at 7pm ET.

Proceeds from the livestream will go to non-profit group the Gathering for Justice, which Belafonte founded in 2005 after witnessing a news report about a five-year-old Black girl who was handcuffed and arrested in a classroom in Florida for “being unruly”.

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