Darkness RISING Project Receives Additional Funding for Mental Health Solutions in the Black Community

Darkness RISING Project Nonprofit connects Broadway singers and mental health providers to provide direct access to resources for the Black community.

New York, NY., June, 2020  -- Darkness RISING Project is proud to announce a $20,000 grant from Lloyd’s, a specialist insurance market, to continue their groundbreaking work with mental health in the Black community. 

During this time of uncertainty, mental health is a relevant concern. Unfortunately, for underserved communities—particularly the Black community—mental health concerns often go unaddressed or unacknowledged. Darkness RISING directly addresses this disparity by providing direct mental health resources to those in need. 















                                                       Singers at Darkness RISING: Live

Led by Carlita Victoria, a mental health advocate, and a collective of Black artists from the Broadway community, Darkness RISING helps communities by using art as a vehicle and partnering with mental health providers and mental health educators to provide resources and workshops. 

Darkness RISING features some of Broadway’s best: Angela Birchett (THE CLARK SISTERS MOVIE, THE COLOR PURPLE),  Antoine L. Smith (MJ MUSICAL, MEMPHIS), Brennyn Lark (DREAMGIRLS WEST END, MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL) and more. 

                              Brennyn Lark and JoNathan Michael at Darkness RISING: Live


Darkness RISING plans to use the funding to build additional culturally-relevant programming to address mental health stigma and resources, create a social media mental health campaign for youth and young adults, provide in-school or virtual Music & Mental Health Workshops, and more. 

About Darkness RISING Project: Darkness RISING Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the Black community begin conversations with family, coworkers, and friends about their mental health and emotional well-being. Darkness RISING meets this need by partnering with mental health providers and/or mental health educators to create events, seminars, and sessions where the intersection between mental health education and the arts collide.  Learn more: 

Media Contact: Carlita Victoria, (929) 251-5121,

Source: Darkness RISING Project: A Mental Health Awareness Nonprofit

Related Links: @darknessrisingproject,

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