Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tune into the 2011 Trumpet Awards

Please join us for a star-studded and inspirational evening!

All of us here at the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation hope that you will tune into the esteemed and entertaining 2011 Trumpet Awards on Sunday, April 24 on TVONE.

This year's annual black-tie awards ceremony will be hosted by actors Nicole Ari Parker, Boris Kodjoe and Niecy Nash honoring The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr., Judge Greg Mathis, The O'Jays, Reverend Al Sharpton, and many more.

The show's stellar lineup includes performances by award-winning recording artists Eric Benét, Angela Brown featuring Richard Smallwood, James Ingram, and many more of the most celebrated names in entertainment today!

As always, the Trumpet Awards will be a unique and thrilling celebration of today's extraordinary African Americans who have significantly contributed to enhancing the quality of life for all.

But this year, this one-of-its-kind awards show is made even more special . . .

. . .our own President and CEO of the Memorial Foundation, Harry E. Johnson, Sr. was selected to receive the "President's Award" at the 2011 Trumpet Awards Gala.

"Mr. Johnson's tireless passion and relentless efforts has allowed him to ensure that the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial will not only be built on the National Mall, but dedicated as well in August of 2011 for the world to see and behold for generations to come," states Ms. Xernona Clayton, Founder, President and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc.

As somebody who has been there with us every step of the way in helping us to construct this incredible monument in Dr. King's honor, I know that President Johnson would agree that it is also YOUR tireless passion and relentless efforts that has made our work here possible.

Thank you so much for being our partner and our friend in this noble mission, and please be sure to tune into the exciting 2011 Trumpet Awards on Sunday, April 24 on TVONE.


Trudy Byrd
Public Relations Manager
Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc.

P.S. For its 19th consecutive year, TVONE will be presenting the 2011 Trumpet Awards, an unforgettable night honoring the achievements of extraordinary legends in music, arts, service and education. Be sure to tune in to this phenomenal event on Sunday, April 24th to see our beloved President Harry Johnson receive this prestigious award.

If you are able to make a supplemental donation to ensure that the Foundation reaches our fundraising goal of $120 million before our Dedication Ceremony this August, we would deeply appreciate your generosity. Thank you.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend For Young Men

 Father’s Day Weekend - June 16-19, 2011
 Steve Harvey’s Dallas, TX Ranch 

The Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men is a four (4) day; three (3) night program designed to share and teach the Principles of Manhood to young men to enable them to achieve their dreams and become productive men who are balanced emotionally, politically and economically.  The goal of The Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men is to break the misguided traits of manhood and instill the importance of dream building that will leave an impression on boys that will carry them through the rest of their lives.

Hosted by TV and radio personality Steve Harvey, this interactive weekend is designed to teach life lessons in manhood through frank talk, team building activities and workshops led by leaders in business, entertainment and the everyday man.

Application requirements:
  • Eligible participants must be 13-18 years old
  • Live in a single female headed household
  • Enrolled as a student in grades 8-11 as of the date of submission
  • Must be a legal resident of the 48 contiguous United States or Washington, DC
The Nomination Period Begins
March 7, 2011 and Ends April 1, 2011 5:00pm EST

Weekend activities:
Motivational presentations by celebrities and business professionals
  • Life Building with Steve Harvey
  • Do It Yourself Session
  • Looking Good and Feeling Healthy
  • Manhood Responsibilities 101
Fun Activities:
Fishing, Paintball, Cookouts, Golf, Tennis, Football, Basketball, Sneaker Design, Chess

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hoodie Awards

The Hoodie Awards honors local businesses, religious and community leaders, church and high schools for their contributions and excellence in the communities throughout the country.
For seven years, The Hoodie Awards has been the only award show to really represent the neighborhood, there is truly no award show like it!

Source: http://www.steveharvey.com/hoodieawards/

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Miller Lite Inspires Greatness By Donating Up to $50,000 to Thurgood Marshall College Fund

CHICAGO, Feb. 16, 2011 - Miller Lite drinkers know how to “taste greatness,” but they might not know their beer of choice has been helping inspire greatness for two decades through its extensive support of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). Now, they can help. By simply texting a unique code found at retail to Miller Lite, legal-drinking-age consumers can get a free, special edition T-shirt and Miller Lite will make a $1 donation to TMCF for every unique code redeemed.

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The promotion is the latest in MillerCoors long-running support of the TMCF.. The brewer is a founding sponsor of the fund, which was established in 1987, and has helped to raise more than $100 million in scholarships and other support for historically black colleges and universities.

Participating convenience stores will display program information, including the number to which customers can text to receive their code, redeemable for a free t-shirt touting their support of the fund. Miller Lite will donate $1 to the TMCF for each t-shirt requested, up to $50,000.

“We’re incredibly proud of our relationship with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and excited to spread the word through this promotion,” said Larry Waters, director of multicultural relations at MillerCoors. “Miller Lite established the light beer category more than 35 years ago, so we know what it takes to be great.  And the way the TMCF lives up to its vision of ‘changing the world, one leader at a time’ certainly qualifies as greatness.”

Founded in 1987, the fund has awarded more than 7,700 scholarships to undergraduate, graduate and law school students who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average.  In that time, 98 percent of its scholarship recipients graduated.

The promotion will run in convenience stores* throughout February and March.. It will be supported by point-of-sale displays, radio, print and online advertising, and public relations. (* Prohibited in California and Texas.)

For more information on the promotion and donation, see Miller Lite displays at retail or visit the TMCF tab on the Miller Lite Facebook page.