In celebration of Harry Belafonte’s 94th birthday March 1st, a surprise live virtual party was held on February 28th. Called “The Gathering for Harry”, it raised $174.000 for the non-profit organization The Gathering for Justice.
At the event, DJ Khaled presented iconic artist & entrepreneur Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter with The Gatekeeper of Truth Award for his support to organizers on the frontlines and his inspiration to generations past and future.
It also featured performances & appearances from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Oprah Winfrey, Tiffany Haddish, Usher, Martin Scorsese, DJ Khaled, Charlamagne Tha God, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Whoopi Goldberg, Common, Bette Midler, Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Chuck D, Carlos Santana, Bernie & Jane Sanders, Stacey Abrams, Aloe Blacc, Pete Buttigieg, Tamika D. Mallory, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Rev. Al Sharpton, aja monet, Mysonne The General, Diane Nash, Sheryl Lee Ralph, DJ Carisma, Bryan Stevenson, SupaMan, and more.