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In today’s fast-paced, web-based world, it’s very easy for the less popular or “current” areas of Black arts and culture to fall by the wayside. It’s important that we as a community take time to support things like music and dance education for Black youth not just for the inherent artistic merit, but also because of the transformative effects the arts can have on their lives. To learn more about the Ballethnic Dance Company, featured in the video, click here. – NewsOne Staff

From CNN:

In Atlanta, Georgia, two veterans of the famed Dance Theatre of Harlem keep alive the tradition of African-American ballet and dance. Many of their students face stereotypes, financial hardship and the temptation of the streets.

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