For the past few months I have spoken to my mother in regards to creating a Caribbean themed event in Atlanta where the proceeds go to an Aids organization. After a long debate, we have decided to purchase Christmas gifts for the kids of the infectious disease unit of Grady Hospital. She was even going to come down and help work the event. We even decided to have her prepare rum cakes to put inside of the VIP gift boxes the day before she passed….
So my family decided to instead of asking people to send flowers for the funeral, we are requesting for people to donate money towards purchasing presents for the hospital. Since she passed November 10, 2015 during the holidays, we have decided to pick a different county hospital in different cities and do the same thing every year.
The 1st annual Cherry May Reynolds Christmas Hope fund was a success! We raised 725 in total allowing us to purchase gifts for 41 children ages 3-17.
We shopped at several different stores but we started off at Care Mart. For every hundred dollars spent in this store provided cared for a family of 4 including their utilities. We were able to provide for 8 people on our first run shopping!
Audi Atlanta was filled with beautiful cars, beautiful music and beautiful people for singer/songwriter Reneard’s “Confessions of A Virgo” album release party. The evening was hosted by Rashan Ali (Multimedia Personality/Philanthropist) and the “Ode to R&B” musical soundtrack was provided by Jay Tek (Program Director – Streetz 94.5). Guest were treated to delightful hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Marlo (Cravings Express) and complimentary cocktails courtesy of Hennessy. Later that evening, the man of the hour Reneard took the stage for a soulful live performance with a full band as he performed select records from “Confessions of A Virgo” including the single “Yea Yeah” with special guest rap duo TK N Cash. In between songs Reneard had an intimate Q and A with host Rashan Ali where he spoke on his influences, features on the album, and how his Dad always pushed him to work hard for what he wanted in life. A heartfelt moment took place on stage when Reneard surprised his Dad with a commemorative “Confessions of A Virgo” plaque as a token of his appreciation. Reneard was then surprised by a commemorative plague of his own by Greg Smith (SESAC Writer/Publisher Relations). The evening concluded with guest, friends and family purchasing copies of “Confessions of A Virgo” and taking pictures with Reneard. “Confessions of A Virgo” is available now on: iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.
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I love free gifts! #ATL Check out Project Dior Beauty & Your Best Face Forward event on 11/21 inside of Dillard’s in the Perimeter Mall and this can be one of the gifts that you will get while being pampered by four makeup artist. Thank you Dillard’s for my goodies:)
The weekend of November 6-9, 2014 New York Times Best Selling Author Mary Honey B. Morrison, debuted Single Husbands as a stage play to the Atlanta area. I had the opportunity to sit in the audience and witness the pages of her book come to life as the characters she created sashayed across the stage. The story line was thought provocative, true to life, and entertaining. I am very proud of my friend and I advise any of you to get your copy via DVD or check it out for yourself at a theater near you.
Authors: Tamika Newhouse, Mary B. Morrison, Ni’cola Mitchell
On the red carpet
My date for the night my sissy:)
I love my girls: Tamika, Christal, and I
This weekend, Downtown Atlanta was jam packed with fans that traveled from all over the country to witness South Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T battle for victory inside of the Georgia Dome. There was so much going on this past weekend from college fairs, seminars, and a slew of actities that included appearances by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rapper Ludacris, 2Chainz, and baseball icon Hank Aaron.
I want to thank the 100 Black Men of Atlanta for first of all being such a gracious host, providing myself and staff sideline tickets, and executing an overall wonderful event.
South Carolina State University Drum Majors
Ludacris, his mother, and LeToya Luckett
North Carolina A&T Aggies Cheerleaders
South Carolina State University Marching Band
About the Atlanta Football Classic
First organized by the 100 Black Men of Atlanta in 1992, the Atlanta Football Classic has evolved into the second largest recurring college sporting event in Georgia. Culminating in the largest attended HBCU Classic game between rival programs, complete with a full marching band showdown, the Classic’s weekend agenda of events includes a robotics invitational; a collegiate symposium; health and college fairs; the Parade of Excellence and much, more. Bringing 150,000 visitors into the city, the Atlanta Football Classic generates nearly $30M in Georgia’s economy each year and has a permanent exhibit located in the Georgia Dome, commemorating its success. For more information visit www.atlantafootballclassic.com
About 100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc.
The mission of 100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc. is to provide support and improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly African American youth in the Atlanta community. The 100 is one of the city’s strongest African American volunteer organizations focused on education, enrichment and empowerment. The organization’s community work is performed through its flagship program, Project Success, a mentoring and academic support initiative with the following components: The 100 Academy (Saturday School), Mentoring, the 100 Resource Learning Center (100 RLC), the Collegiate 100, The Best Academy at Benjamin S. Carson, the Project Success Robotics Alliance, Family & Youth Empowerment Programs and Health & Wellness Initiatives. To learn more about Project Success, to volunteer, become a sponsor or make a donation visit www.100blackmen-atlanta.org.