Melissa Fumero Taking Part in NBCUniversal’s New “The More You Know” Social Justice, Equality and Equity PSAs

Melissa Fumero is helping people get in the know

NBCUniversal will launch a new series of its popular The More You Know PSAs that tackle systemic racism and speak up for social justice, equality and equity, with the 38-year-old Cuban American actress and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star among the artists taking part.

Melissa Fumero

Fumero joins a roster of NBC talent that includes Dulé Hill, James Roday Rodriguez and Kelly Clarkson, among others.

The campaign was developed in collaboration with social and racial justice organizations Fair Count, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP, the National Action Network and the National Urban League, and focuses on standing up against injustice, teaching children about equity, and the importance of voting and completing the census, especially for how it impacts the Black community and communities of color.

The campaign kicked off this week on NBC’s Today with a spot on teaching children about inclusion and acceptance. The campaign will be rolling out over the next few weeks, with spots now available on TheMoreYouKnow.com and YouTube.

The More You Know site also includes comprehensive resources and educational guides.

“For over 30 years, ‘The More You Know’ has sought to bring light to the nation’s most pressing social issues,” said Craig Robinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal, “and we hope this new iteration will continue to educate, encourage and inspire people of all ages to take an active role in improving the world we live in.”

In addition to Fumero, Hill, Roday Rodriguez and Clarkson, stars participating in the campaign include: Carlos Adyan (En Casa con Telemundo), Freema Agyeman (New Amsterdam), Notah Begay III (NBC Sports), Gizelle Bryant (The Real Housewives of Potomac), Kandi Burruss (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Victor Cruz (E! News), Dexter Darden (Saved by the Bell), Ester Dean (Songland), Ryan Eggold (New Amsterdam), Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster), Damon Hack (Golf Channel), Zuri Hall (Access Hollywood), Ana Jurka (“En Casa con Telemundo and Titulares y Más), Aneudy Lara (100 Días Para Enamorarnos), Howie Mandel (America’s Got Talent), Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Organized Crime), Wendy Osefo (The Real Housewives of Potomac), Jeimy Osorio (Telemundo), Nina Parker (E! News’ Nightly Pop), Nichole Sakura (Superstore), Jocko Sims (New Amsterdam), Chris Sullivan (This Is Us”), Justin Sylvester (E! News’ Daily Pop), Elyfer Torres (Enemigo Íntimo) and Reno Wilson (Good Girls).

Fimbres & Her Danity Kane Bandmates Release New Song “Bye Baby”

Aundrea Fimbres and Danity Kane have blasted back onto the music scene with a dancetastic song that sounds like a blast from the past…

The 30-year-old Mexican American singer and the members of her all-girl group, who announced they were reuniting last August, have released their new track.

Danity Kane

Entitled “Bye Baby,” the song has a ‘70s R&B feel and features Fimbres and the gang singing about saying adios to their men.

“‘Cause baby there’s more, more, more out there to love than just you/ Since I can afford more, I don’t have to settle for you/ But don’t cry baby,” sing Fimbres, Aubrey O’Day, Shannon Bex and Dawn Richard in the catchy chorus.

Last month, Danity Kane debuted a new song called “All in a Day’s Work” during their first show in five years in Los Angeles. Both new songs will be featured in their comeback album, which is currently still being finalized.

They’ve been working on new material in the studio with several hitmakers like The Stereotypes, Da Internz, The Underdogs, Ester Dean, James Fauntleroy and Rob Knox.

Danity Kane officially announced their reunion during the MTV Video Music Awards in August. D. Wood, the only original member of the group who didn’t join the reunion, said that she would be focusing on her own music while supporting her former bandmates.

However, in late December, D. Wood said that she was excluded from the reunion, saying that she would love to rejoin her friends but she was never invited. She also revealed that she had tried to re-form the band, but was always met with resistance.

Pitbull Named Pop Songwriter of the Year

Call him a “songwriting sensation”… After all, he’s the most recent recipient of the BMI President’s Award… And, now Pitbull has picked up another prize for penning his inescapable hits.

The 31-year-old Cuban American rapper has been named one of three pop songwriters of the year at the BMI Pop Music Awards, handed out each year by the U.S. performing rights organization Broadcast Music Inc.

Pitbull
Pitbull shares the honor with American songwriter and producer Benny Blanco and American singer-songwriter Ester Dean.

Pitbull was singled out for writing five of the songs on the most-performed list: “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” “Give Me Everything,” “Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor),” “I Like It” and “On the Floor.”

Meanwhile, Katy Perry’s “Firework” (co-written by Dean and Sandy Vee) was named the pop song of the year.

The 60th edition of the BMI Pop Awards took place this week at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.