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[Photos]BE A CHAMPION Foundation hosts a night of celebration with Nelly + Karreuche



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Last night in Atlanta, Umeek was on site for the one amazing celebratory night with Nelly and Karrueche Tran . Be A Champion is an anti-bully Foundation that hosted a night of Celebration at Club opium which brought out Nelly and Karrueche which are big supporters of the movement. The night was filled with great spirits, laughter and music. WE were able to spot a few noticeable faces such as, Tiny of Xscape, Bow Wow, and Jermaine Depri. In an era where we witness numerous of stories of public brutality and murders; witnessing many like-minded celebs and Atlanta socialites party for a cause was a dope experience.



Married for 37 years and proud parents of three children, Robert and Pamela (Pam) Champion have endured the unimaginable. Their lives have been forever changed. On November 19th, 2011 their only son, Robert Darnell Champion, a music major and drum major in the Florida A & M University marching band better known as The MARCHING 100, was brutally and viciously beaten to death on a bus in Orlando, Florida.  Robert’s death was a direct result of corruption and negligence in the Florida A & M University marching band system.  It is because of the lack of accountability of the University and the killers of their son, Robert and Pam Champion founded Robert D. Champion Drum Major for Change Foundation, doing business as the Be A Champion Foundation to eradicate the senseless violence contaminating our educational institutions, ails our communities, fragment our families, and destroys the potential of innocence lives.  BE A CHAMPION Foundation is an accredited 501c3 non-profit organization with a God given mission and a clear direction to change mindsets and save lives.

In the words of the Robert and Pam Champion: “In a nation where we are inundated with violence in every facet of our lives, we chose to honor our son’s memory by providing proactive solutions to prevent violence, save lives and change mindset.  This can be done. We are not dealing with an incurable disease, we are dealing with a mindset, which can be changed.”

Check out the images from the event and stay woke!



Future to Host 5th Annual Winter Wishland Through FreeWishes Foundation



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It’s that time of the year to give back and Future is hosting his annual charity event through his Freewishes Foundation. The event takes place Sunday, Dec 17 from 2-5pm, at Bessie Branham Park.


Future The 5th Annual Winter Wishland hosted by FreeWishes Foundation, presents the year’s most anticipated youth charity event.

The foundation will be providing free coats, toys, food and entertainment in hopes of bringing joy and happiness to youth for the holidays!

100%​ ​of​ ​proceeds​ ​donated​ ​from​ ​the​ ​event will​ ​go​ ​directly​ ​towards​ ​the​ ​Foundation’s​ ​programs​ ​to​ ​help​ ​brighten​ ​the​ ​future​ ​of Atlanta’s​ ​youth​ ​through​ ​empowering​ ​events.

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NAACP Announces Open Voting for 49th NAACP Image Awards



Don’t you just love the NAACP Awards? Black excellence celebrating Black excellence.
For the first time in its award show history, voting for the 49th NAACP Image Awards will be open to the public. Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite nominees in 36 different categories across film, television, and music.
In previous years, winners of the awards were selected only by members of the NAACP. This year, members of the public who are not NAACP members may cast votes by visiting the NAACP Image Awards online at
“We are excited about the opportunity to open voting to the public,” said Derrick Johnson,NAACP President and CEO. “The Image Awards represents a universe of powerful stories and images, told in ways that express our beauty and make us proud.”
Since 1967, the NAACP Image Awards has been the preeminent multicultural awards show celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and has also honored individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.
While, this year, voters do not have to be members of the Association, the NAACP encourages those who participate in this year’s voting process to become members. “To become a member of the NAACP is to join a community of individuals from all facets of life who like you are committed to the elimination of discrimination of any type and making our nation a better place for all people,” said Johnson.
The deadline to cast votes for the 49th NAACP Image Awards is December 15, 2017. Viewers can watch the winners claim their trophies just one month later. The Two-Hour LIVE TV special, hosted by Anthony Anderson, will air on TV One on Monday, January 15, 2018, at 9pm/8c, with a One-Hour Live Red Carpet Pre-Show at 8pm/7c. The evening will be the culmination of a day of volunteer service, citizen action, and celebration on the national holiday honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
For all information and the latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website

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[PHOTOS] Vanessa Bell Calloway Hosts Black Women Film Network Holiday Party



Last night, while the fate of now Mayor-Elect Keshia Lance-Bottoms was being decided among fellow ATLiens, Black Women Film Network (BWFN) held its annual holiday party at Atlanta’s latest hot-spot REVEL and I had a ball.
Hosted by Vanessa Bell Calloway, we were left with motivating words, “Stay ready, so you can be ready!” Kate Atwood, executive director of ChooseATL, introduced a new digital platform, THEA.
This was a nice event, and I look forward to attending more.
 Photos: James Pray

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