Monday, October 22, 2012

Positive Black Male News: Luda Day Weekend Uplifts the City of Atlanta with Three Days of Community Events!

Christopher Ludacris Bridges’ Luda Day Weekend was keynote event of a weekend with Gay Pride and various other Labor Day weekend around the city of Atlanta. On Friday Ludacris made a visit to Dobbs Elementary School in Atlanta with NBA philanthropist Josh Powell.  Ludacris said giving back is one of his proudest moments of Luda Day Weekend.

“Supporting our youth includes educating and empowering them about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle-responsible dating, greener communities, and healthy eating habits. Eating right and exercise promote good habits, both mentally and physically. We want to show young people that physical activity and eating well can be fun and a part of your everyday life.”

Project S.L.I.D.E. pumped up the students for Ludacris’s arrival by teaching them an easy dance routine and a fun two-step of the Wobble. “The teaching garden that we planted in the spring was a big hit we wanted to continue the teaching moments. Students, teachers, parents and grandparents particpated in the learning, growing and harvesting” said Roberta Shields, President of the Ludacris Foundation.”

Once the students finished getting their heart rates up, Ludacris faced his toughest media interview; the students. Two students from Dobbs Elementary had the opportunity to interview Ludacris, asking him everything from what he thinks about the U.S. Government to why he started the Ludacris Foundation. Throughout his interview he stressed the importance of following through with Michelle Obama’s plan of raising healthy and smart kids, and how his foundation strives to make a difference in the communities that have been a direct influence on his life and career.

Ludacris brought with him his personal chef Willie Box, who picked herbs and vegetables from the school’s garden, to prepare students with a yummy yet nutritious snack. Chef Box made the students aware that not only were they eating from their garden, but that snacks and food in general can taste great without all the extra sugars and toxins that some processed foods contain. His special treat–sweet potato cupcakes,which were a hit among students–and teachers!

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