PJ Morton 1st artist in residence at Dillard University
Morton is the first artist in residence at a historically Black private university in New Orleans. Dillard University announced that Morton will teach master classes in songwriting, music publishing, studio production and talent management during the 2021-22 academic year. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)NEW ORLEANS – Grammy-winning musician PJ Morton is the first artist in residence at Dillard University, a historically Black private university in New Orleans. “I’m so excited to be partnering with Dillard University. His most recent project, “Gospel According to PJ,” is a Grammy nominee for this year’s best gospel album.
Activists use informal tools to keep the peace at protests
Number one, we are here to peacefully protect small businesses, Aguayo co-founder of Increase the Peace, a community organizing group in the city told the small crowd. If that doesnt work, dont put your life at risk.There was no formal training, just a pep talk and a short prayer. Other people are creating more informal networks as protests pop up in new corners of their cities and states daily, with many attendees who've never protested before. Afterward, a younger crowd held another protest, and she said the veteran activists felt obliged to help. He encouraged people to informally monitor and help fellow demonstrators, to prevent violence from hijacking protests.