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EXCLUSIVE: Tina Knowles-Lawson And Richard Lawson Talk Launching Their New Theater To Empower Communities Of Color Through Art & Mentorship

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EXCLUSIVE: Tina Knowles-Lawson And Richard Lawson Talk Launching Their New Theater To Empower Communities Of Color Through Art & Mentorship

Beyonce, Solange, Kelly Rowland, Bianca Lawson and more are coming together to celebrate the launch of the Lawsons’ new WACO Theater & Performing Arts Center!

Fostering economic empowerment within communities of color for this generation has been an ongoing effort on the part of everyone from civil rights leaders to celebrities over the course of the last few years.  Now, two of the most respected names in business and entertainment are joining forces to take the initiative to the next level.

Among many other things, beloved power couple Tina Knowles-Lawson and Richard Lawson have both established solid industry reputations for their individual outreach efforts targeting young people of color throughout the course of their respective careers. We spoke with Mr. & Mrs. Lawson just ahead of the upcoming Wearable Art Gala, celebrating the launch of their brand new WACO (Where Art Can Occur) Theater & Performing Arts Center, and they gave us the scoop on working together to bring the center to life, the importance of learning the true power of the Black dollar and more.

A businesswoman, mother, wife and daughter who came from very humble beginnings herself, Miss Tina is very much aware of the true impact that mentorship can have on a young woman who is just beginning to navigate her way through life. While very grateful and blessed to have had amazing parents who did much with what little they had growing up, the 2017 ESSENCE Fest speaker says it was the influence of her brother’s girlfriend that…

 

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