Mr. Classic

The New York Urban League Names Political Fundraiser and Music Executive,
Mike Muse as their First "Mr. Classic"

New Civil Rights 2.0 Platform Kicked Off With Twenty-Five of
New York's Most Powerful Young Women in Philanthropy, Music, Fashion, STEM and the Arts

New York, New York, July 21, 2014 - Mike Muse, an accomplished political fundraiser, music executive, radio host on SiriusXM Shade 45, and CEO of Muse Recordings, has been named as The New York Urban League's first-ever, "Mr. Classic." Muse will work to further advance the mission of the NYUL as the organization prepares for its 42nd Annual Football Classic between Howard University (HU) and Morgan State University (MSU) taking place on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at MetLife Stadium.

"Mike Muse has carved out a modern intersection of politics and pop culture connecting youth and millennials through his work with President Obama, Senator Cory Booker, Mayor Bloomberg and Mayor De Blasio among others," says Arva R. Rice, NYUL President & CEO. "He is the perfect person to represent Mr. Classic and communicate the heritage, traditions and importance of the Classic between generations."

Mike Muse developed Civil Rights 2.0 as a platform to engage young people in the political process. He will lead the NYUL's fresh take on youth activism, further confirming its relevance as a much needed and modern civil rights organization.

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Mike Muse unveiled Civil Rights 2.0 at a reception hosted by noted philanthropist and businesswoman, Loida Lewis, the widow of TLC Beatrice founder, CEO, Reginald F. Lewis. In attendance were twenty-five of New York City's most powerful young women in philanthropy, music, fashion, STEM and the arts. The women, all leaders in their respective fields, hold executive positions with top brands and institutions such as News Corp, Estee Lauder, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Epic Records, Essence magazine, and Al Jazeera America among others. A second event is being planned with twenty-five of New York City's most powerful young men, followed by cultivation events for young professionals as a lead up to the big game.


Mike Muse is leading the conversations around the country on the business of music, pop culture and politics. As the CEO of record label, Muse Recordings, he has established himself as a political engagement expert currently ranked as one of the nation's top fundraisers. He can decipher mishaps, missteps, political gaffes and important policy issues with fluid ease and is known for making politics sexy, youthful, and engaging. He has a stylized way of curating interest for first-time political enthusiast, while sustaining the interest of traditional politicos. He's not Right or Left. He is a political provocateur and a curator of policy. Listen to Mike Muse weekly on Sirius/XM station, Shade 45. Learn more about him at or follow him on Twitter @IamMikeMuse.

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