Newsone Presents: Real Talk Drives Real Change Fully-Charged by Chevrolet

NewsOne is proud to team up with Chevrolet to create Real Talk Drives Real Change, a 4-part discussion series, to spark relevant conversations within the Black community and explore what is necessary to change for the better. This series includes live panel discussions on specific topics and live performances at each tour stop: Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Houston. Follow the conversation at #rtdrc #newsone, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

This is your home to get tickets, stream, support, and help. Together, we can drive Real Change.


Higher Education Access

Jun 26, 4:00 PM EDT

The first stop on the Real Talk Drives Real Change tour is in Washington, D.C., where panelists will discuss higher education as well as the ongoing debate between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominately White Institutions (PWIs). In this conversation, we’re tackling higher education and increased access for people of color. Be it HBCU, PWI, or trade. Real Change starts with you! Get your free tickets and attend on June 26th at the Historic Lincoln Theater.

Policy/Justice Reform

Jul 25, 4:00 PM EDT

Atlanta serves as the next stop, where the conversation will turn toward policy and justice reform as panelists break down the power of one’s own platform and raise awareness of the importance of local voting while looking at high-profile cases as well as the impact of the local elections. Get your free tickets and attend on July 24th at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Mental Health & Wellness

Philadelphia, PA
The Miller Theater
250 S Broad St
Aug 28, 4:00 PM EDT: Doors & Community Love
Aug 28, 5:00 PM EDT: Panel & Livestream

The Real Talk Drives Real Change tour pulls up in Philadelphia to tackle the very real issue of mental health and raise awareness around the topic. Our panel will discuss science, therapy, spirituality, and ask how they can co-exist for people of color. This meeting of great minds will be followed by a live performance by Coco Jones. Get your free tickets and attend on August 28th at The Miller Theater.

Financial Freedom

Sep 25, 4:00 PM CDT / 5:00 PM EDT: Doors & Community Love
Sep 25, 5:00 PM CDT / 6:00 PM EDT: Panel & Livestream

The final stop on The Real Talk Drives Real Change tour is in Houston, where the panel discussion turns to the topic of financial freedom and how to achieve such liberty when there are systemic structural barriers designed to prevent people of color from reaching that level of success. Get your free tickets and attend on September 25th at the Cullen Performance Arts Center at the University of Houston.


The work doesn't end on a local level. The same passion for education, policy, mental health, and personal finance is championed by national organizations, too. We're excited to work with them to advance those and other issues that are important to them.

Feeling generous? Here's how to give back and support the causes being promoted by community organizations and partners at each stop on the Real Talk Drives Real Change tour. Check out the organizations and our partners to find out more about them below.

United Negro College Fund
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Our mission is to enhance the quality of education by providing financial assistance to deserving students, raising operating funds for member colleges and universities, and increasing access to technology for students and faculty at historically black colleges and universities.

Our mission is to provide pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships.

New Georgia Project
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The mission of New Georgia Project (NGP) is to build power with and increase the civic participation of the New Georgia Majority—Black, Latinx, AAPI, and young Georgians—and other historically marginalized communities through nonpartisan voter registration, organizing, and advocacy on the issues important to our communities.

The Dfree Global Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization charged with leading the African American community to financial freedom through content, curriculum, training, tools and access to professionals.

Childrens Crisis Treatment Center
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Children’s Crisis Treatment Center passionately serves the emotional needs of children and families beginning in early childhood. We meet children where they are and help them reach their full potential regardless of their challenges.

Community Love Row

National Society of Black Engineers

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States.

The Black Student Fund

The Black Student Fund (BSF) provides essential advocacy, academic and retention support to academically motivated African American and other underserved students to facilitate their access, admission and successful matriculation and graduation from member schools. BSF partners with member schools to provide financial assistance, as well as instruction, evaluations, feedback and monitoring necessary to facilitate the creation and maintenance of a supportive and responsive environment.

Women's Wing

Women's Wing is a D.C and Maryland based group of service individuals, pledge to meet the needs of those less fortunate without compromise; joining forces to meet the needs of the least, last, lost, and forgotten.

Urban Creators

The Urban Creators is a platform for radical and collaborative imagination. Since 2010 we have used food, art, and education as tools to nurture resilience and self-determination in our neighborhood. Now, we are supporting the emergence of a new generation of Urban Creators, organizers, artists, growers, and local businesses who are working to build equity and collective liberation in our communities.

Let's Go Outdoors, LLC

Connecting City Communities to Outdoor Experiences!

Unity In The Community

Launched in 2009 , Unity in the Community is a nonprofit organization under the Soul Food CDC umbrella , which is dedicated to changing the lives of others in Philadelphia.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorrority Incorperated

Houston Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter (HMAC) was chartered by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in October of 1974. Since its inception, the Chapter has been actively involved in supporting local agencies, and sponsoring community workshops, a variety of awareness forums, health fairs, and educational opportunities for the members for the Greater Houston community, with specific emphasis on our youth.

Houston Responds

To unite, empower, and mobilize churches to multiply collective impact on critical needs in their community.

Houston HBCU Alumni Association (HHBCUAA)

Houston HBCU Alumni Association, Incorporated is a non-profit 501 c (3) organization. It is a consortium of Houston area based alumni from historically black colleges and universities that are located throughout the country. The associations prior name was the Houston Coalition of Black Alumni Associations, Inc. which was incorporated on December 1,1986 and gained its 501 c (3) tax exempt status on April 17,1990.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc,

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated is a non-profit organization that is divided into eight intercontinental regions and 800+ Chapters located in the USA, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. The Community Service Programs of Lambda Zeta Chapter, located in Greater Houston, relies on fundraisers, grants, and donations from generous donors to meet our goal of “Helping Other People Excel.”, referred to as Z-Hope, the National Service Program of the sorority. Locally, we annually sponsor and/or participate in over 6,026 service hours in programs, projects and initiatives including the following: The Community Services of Lambda Zeta Chapter, a 501(c) (3), strengthens the charitable efforts within the Greater Houston area.