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CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH:
Leslie, who graduated from Harvard at the age of 19, is the founder of the media company Next Selection Lifestyle Group. He has produced recordings for artists in genres ranging from R&B and hip hop to gospel, as well as releasing award-winning albums of his own. Leslie's debut album, RyanLeslie (2008), features the songs "Diamond Girl," "Addiction", and "How It Was Supposed To Be". He was nominated for a Grammy in 2011.
Reflective of his varied accomplishments, Leslie has been an invited speaker at schools that include the Thurgood Marshall Academy in Harlem and the NYU Stern School of Business. In addition to philanthropy, Leslie says that he is passionate about technology and social media.
Following the screening of BlackMozart, Leslie will host a conversation with the audience about today’s media industry, touching on topics such as how he uses social media to stay directly connected with his fans.
School identification is required for admission.
Cosponsors: NJIT Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, NJIT Technology and Society Forum Committee, Albert Dorman Honors College, NJIT Educational Opportunity Program, NJIT Campus Center Diversity Programs, Sigma Xi.
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