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BILL VAUGHAN'S TASTY CLIPS: Michelle Obama, The Roots unite to energize voters

Hosted by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots along with the former first lady, the picnic will be filled with performances by a diverse group of young, highly popular hip hop, R&B and gospel artists with the goal of engaging and reaching 500,000 eligible voters.

Magazine & Friends for The Ali Forney Center” with added celebrities and performances will stream on June 26 at 5 p.m. at Honey Davenport (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”) returns as the host with the lineup of performers and speakers to include Dionne Warwick, Freda Payne, CeCe Peniston, Crystal Waters, Narada Michael Walden, Leon, Scherrie Payne, Shannon, Lisa Lisa, Paul Anthony of Full Force, Thelma Houston and more.

CLIPPETTES: The Jeff Bradshaw Band and Fostina Dixon & Winds of Change close the 33rd annual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival on June 27 beginning at 6:15 p.m. Visit www.cliffordbrownjazzfest.org for the livestream …

Author Malcolm Gladwell’s landmark “Outliers” is headed to television as an HBO Max anthology series with a first subject teased as Dr. Anthony Fauci …

HBO and present Moments of Pride 2020 with an intimate musical performance by Janelle Monáe on June 28 @ 5:30 p.m. …

Also that evening, Blue Note New York At Home is live at 3 p.m., with Delfeayo Marsalis on their Facebook and Instagram page @bluenotenyc …

Boots Riley, the creative force behind 2018’s controversial “Sorry To Bother You,” is following that up with a TV series starring Jharrel Jerome (“When They See Us”) as a 13-foot tall Black man who lives in Oakland called “I’m A Virgo” …

With his bestselling book “The Nickel Boys” making its paperback debut this week, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead will discuss his work on June 30 at 4 p.m.  Visit www.politics-prose.com for details …

Kenya Barris, the “black-ish” creator whose first Netflix series “BlackAF” was just renewed for a second season, is collaborating with Pharrell Williams (“Happy”) to develop a “Juneteenth” musical …

Professor Eddie S. Glaude Jr. and his mentor, Cornel West, are collaborating to present “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and its Urgent Lessons for Our Own” on July 1, from 4 – 5 p.m.  Register at Eventbrite for a link to the video conference on the day of the event …

After that, singer Eric Benet is live streaming a show called “Eric @fter Dark” on July 1 at 11 p.m., ET with special guest Jon B.

TC ON TV: June 26 – “The Talk” (CBS): Patti LaBelle, Gabriel Iglesias  “47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” (CBS): The ladies of “The Talk”: Sheryl Underwood, Eve, Sharon Osborne, Carrie Ann Inaba and Marie Osmond will host the virtual special to be presented in primetime.

June 27 – “Global Goal: Unite For Our Future” (NBC/YouTube): Hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the two-hour special benefiting communities impacted by COVID-19 will present performances by Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Shakira, Justin Bieber with Quavo, Coldplay, J Balvin, Chloe X Halle, Miley Cyrus and Yemi Alade.

June 29 – “Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special” (Nick/YouTube):