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Buzz with that Brother! Deion “Primetime” Sanders 3rd Annual TRUTH Sports Weekend in Atlanta July 28 & 29th | Living Atlanta Style!

July 19, 2012

From the Buzz Inbox — On Friday, July 27, 2012, Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Deion “Primetime” Sanders will be rolling into Atlanta to kick off his 3rdAnnual TRUTH Sports Weekend in Atlanta—the official launch of TRUTH SPORTS ATLANTA.


“This weekend is about fun, family, friends and the kids. I do this every year for the babies- they are our future and I want to provide them with positively structured experiences to let them see what is beyond their street or town. We are also introducing TRUTH ATLANTA and we are just excited to be moving forward and making a difference in another community- a community that made a difference in my life”,explains Sanders.

The event-packed fundraiser-weekend begins with a Celebrity Softball Challenge to be held at the Southeast Softball Complex in presented by DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis and CommissionerStan Watson. Recruiting some top sports and entertainment personalities, Sanders plans to hit the field in true Prime fashion for a softball game sure to be unlike any other.

In what is set to be the climax of the weekend, on Saturday and Sunday , July 28 & 29th, Deion brings together some of the country’s best youth football teams for the TRUTH Sports Youth Football Tournament at the Wade Walker Sports Complex. Invited teams include Atlanta Falcons Cornerback Dunta Robinsons’ Athens Oilers (GA), former Atlanta Falcons Safety Keion Carpenters’ Team Shutdown (MD), Tucker Lions (GA) and Deion Sanders’ TRUTH Atlanta and TRUTH Dallas.

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Culminating the weekend is the Primetime Black & Red Gala, a star studded fundraiser, at the grand 200 PEACHTREE in the heart of downtown Atlanta.  Invited celebrity guests of this year’s Primetime Black & Red Gala include, R&B superstar Keith Sweat, Singer/Actress Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas of the superstar group TLC, Media Maven Steve Harvey, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Hip-Hop Superstars Ludacris, Bow Wow & T.I., The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s NeNe Leakes, NFL/MLB All-Pro Brian Jordan, Personal Empowerment Guru Ona Brown,  Reality Stars “The Braxtons”, NBA Hall of Famers Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving & Dominique Wilkins, Legendary Atlanta Newscaster Monica Pearson, NFL All Pro Jerome Bettis, Boxing Star Laila Ali, Film Maker Roger Bobb, former/current Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Braves players and many more!

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PrimeTime Association is a 501c3 nonprofit organization established by Deion Sanders to focus on the development of today’s youth through education, athletics and mentoring. PTA is committed to preparing the youth to be future leaders, CEO’s and professionals ready for the challenges of an ever changing world.

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Giving is Living | MatchingMillions Launches With Partners | Organizations Should Have Box Office Budgets

June 29, 2012

Matching Millions — It’s no secret bloggers are trendsetters. It seems we have become the be all to end all for brands. Can a blogger help match millions when it comes to supporting organizations with a community not necessarily known for being philanthropic . Keep in mind we said “known,” as in not promoted through media.

Yalanda P. Lattimore,

Philanthropic African Americans get short end of the buzz when it comes their giving.  We intend to shine a light on givers and opportunities to give by continuing a Friday campaign. Formerly known as BlackFridayGiving, our campaign continues with the launch of #MatchingMillions. We are partnering with organizations, financial bloggers, and online communities to create buzz and match millions increasing the numbers of dollars, volunteers, followers and the like.

Giving is living at  Philanthropy in African American communities takes on a different tone and quite frankly requires a different language to engage giving.  Engagement goes beyond stats to find a realistic appeal for African Americans to get and stay involved.

African Americans are visual and appreciate the satisfaction of seeing immediately how their giving is received and utilized.  We intend to provide such with #MatchingMillions, a Friday campaign to encourage giving while living and spending. #MatchingMillions will add a consciousness to every dollar spent on hair and entertainment.  Followers will simply be encouraged to match millions spent over the weekend.

Organizations should have box office budgets.  Weekend movies topping at the box office split revenues derived from some four to five thousand communities. At post time, the top movie was Brave banking $66,323,594 from 4,164 screens aka communities out of a hundred films playing around the country.  Within these communities, Hosea Feed the Hungry tells us that 50 million Americans will be hungry tonight. Of that, 17M are children of which 600K of them live in Atlanta. The impact to serve immediate need lies within the budgets and volunteers.  We can impact budgets of organizations by #MatchingMillions.  Matching the average movie ticket could stamp out hunger.

Each Friday as you follow the buzz, look for #MatchingMillions hashtag in our timeline and headlines for opportunities to give and impact the needs of our community.

As you may know, you will also see #MatchingMillions on Mondays as we address household economics and personal finance to help get your money right to increase living while we increase your giving.

We are happy to welcome the following partners to #MatchingMillions.  Hosea Feed the Hungry serves as our first organization partner, and we have encourage two of our regular sponsors to join the efforts.  Please follow them on twitter and enjoy their content contributions at

Formerly BlackFridayGiving, #MatchingMillions connects followers directly with organizations. Millions refers to numbers and consist of but not limited to monies contributed direct to organizations, volunteers, web visits, and followers to impact needs of our communities.  Additionally, we encourage our sponsors to give back and join the force of #MatchingMillions.

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Atlanta Free Citizen Advocacy & Organizing Seminar: APAB Citizen Engagement Seminar on Saturday, April 14th

April 10, 2012

Citizens of Atlanta get information about funding and services to revitalize or keep your neighborhoods viable. Attend the 3rd Annual APAB Citizen Engagement Seminar on Saturday, April 14th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue, SW, Atlanta 30303.

Topics include: citizen advocacy, organizing, public services, government and governance and breakout sessions on education and housing.

Event sponsors are APAB, City of Atlanta, Community & Housing Initiatives Corporation, EDUtheWORLD, League of Women Voters Atlanta/Fulton, Partnership for Southern Equity, STAND-UP, The Atlanta University Center Consortium Inc., The Branford Group, and The Civic League for Regional Atlanta.

The seminar is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. Registration information is available at or 404.827.8011.








Learn WHAT to do, WHERE to go and WHEN to act!

Find out where to go to get answers that result in solutions to build and

enhance your community. This seminar is designed to help you learn

about city and community-based services and products available to help

you create, enhance and sustain the quality of life in your

community — the places where you live, work and play.


Who Should Attend?

Concerned Citizens


Community Relations Professionals

Youth and Seniors

Faith-Based Leaders

Community Leaders

Neighborhood Organizers

Community Stakeholders

College Students 

NPU Officers


9:00AM – 3:00PM

Seminar Agenda & Breakout Sessions: Citizen Advocacy and Organizing, Public Services, Government and Governance, Education At-A-Glance: Moving Forward With New Hope and Housing and Support Services




 City of Atlanta Planning Department, Atlanta Planning Advisory Board, Community & Housing Initiatives Corporation, EDUtheWORLD, League of Women Voters Atlanta/Fulton,Atlanta University Center Consortium Inc., The Bradford Group, The Civic League for Regional Atlanta, Partnership for Southern Equity, and STAND-UP 



 Next Steps Youth Entrepreneurship Program, Inc., Parents As Partners Academic Center, The Atlanta Community Engagement Team 

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The Cut with that Brother! Let Us Make Man: The Gathering to Reclaim Black Manhood | Saturday May 5th | Free Registration Now

April 7, 2012

VideoBuzz: Let Us Make Man: The Gathering to Reclaim Black Manhood will be known for excellence in training, developing and empowering Black Men that Rebuild and Transform the Black Family and Community

Invited Speakers include:
Judge Penny Brown Reynolds Danny Glover
C.T. Vivian Dr. Michael Battle
Stedman Graham Dr. Barbara King
Father Michael Pfleger Rev. Timothy McDonald

Free registration now open | Transportation from Atlanta available at minimal cost | Share event with friends and family. 

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The Clippings: Kappa Alpha Psi and Omega Psi Phi, historically black fraternities Form Obama Super PAC

January 10, 2012

Backed by members of Kappa Alpha Psi and Omega Psi Phi, historically black fraternities that both celebrated their centennials last year, 1911 United aims to raise $1.5 million toward training and organizing African-American voters in key battleground states to re-elect President Obama. Members of the two fraternities joined forces last year, officially forming the committee in December, after seeing that both organizations were running their own campaign volunteer-recruitment efforts at college homecoming events.

“We were thinking about how we could really honor the legacy of those brothers who got together 100 years ago, and we thought perhaps the best thing we could do is help re-elect our president,” Sinclair Skinner, committee treasurer, told The Root.

To achieve this goal, 1911 United plans to organize and deploy 10,000 volunteers to register at least 100 voters each and activate them to hit the polls. The PAC is focusing its efforts in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Colorado

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Hair She Goes! Priceless Project, Driven to Recognize, Celebrate and Empower 1,000,000 Priceless Female Spirits (13 to 20 years old)

July 26, 2011

Ruby Taylor, M.S.W. founder of the Priceless Project™, is committed to ensuring that 1,000,000 young women and girls (13 to 20 years old) know they are PRICELESS. The Priceless Project™ offers Community Outreach and an inspirational online community at the

The website,, launches July 29th, 2011 as an online resource to recognize, celebrate and empower the female priceless spirit. The Priceless Project strongly believes in Community Outreach. We will do monthly Community Outreach in Lancaster City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City and beyond.

The PRICELESS Project originated in 2007 when master’s level social worker Ruby L. Taylor began to internalize the pain and hurt her nieces and students faced because of family, social and educational circumstances. To support and encourage her nieces and students, she wrote a poem entitled “What Are You Worth?” Ruby used the poem for hurting teenagers in Lancaster City, Pennsylvania to help encourage each student to know he or she is PRICELESS. She took a special interest in young ladies and girls in 2011 when Rowena Dixon, a fellow co-worker, expressed a need to help young ladies understand their self-worth.

Growing up in the Bronx, New York, Ruby knows firsthand what happens when a young women does not feel worthy. As a result, she was on the verge of failing out of high school and living a life she did not desire. One day, Crystal Russell, a neighborhood friend, invited her to a dinner at the Marriot Marquis with the Attorney General Janet Reno. Ruby says, “That night, sitting with high-achieving students from various NYC public high schools exposed me to possibilities. I realized I was worthy of being invited to an event for honor students, even though I was not an honor student. I was worthy of graduating high school. I was worthy of attending college and going after my goals. The one night of possibility changed my life view forever. It took the life of pain and hurt and turned it into a life of healing, hope and joy. I realized I was priceless, no matter what.”

The Priceless Project is an inspirational online community for young women to promote self-worth, success and self-development. The site offers visitors expertise on various topics impacting the female priceless spirit from family issues, relationship problems, school concerns, drug abuse, sexual abuse and much more. We have notable experts giving their support and expertise, such as Vanessa Van Petten, one of the nation’s youngest experts on parenting and adolescents; Teen Life Coach Barb Steinberg, LMSW; sexual assault expert Dr. Carolyn West; founding program director of the Respect Institute Jessica Baker; drugs and alcohol counselor JuliAnn Crommelin; and self-esteem expert for adolescent girls Anea Bogue. Visitors will find online mentoring, self-worth quiz, online soap opera for high school students, shout-outs, resources and much more.

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The Cut with that Brother! Call Me MISTER Saving Our Boys Campaign presents the Summer Reception Fundraiser | July 13, 2011 Philadelphia, PA

July 5, 2011


The Cut with that Brother!  — — Saving Our Boys Campaign presents the Summer Reception Fundraiser to be held Wednesday, July 13, 2011 5:30pm-7:30pm at RAW Sushi & Sake Lounge, 1225 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA . Supporters of Saving Our Boys that will be in attendance include Wells Fargo, The Call Me Mister Teacher Leadership Development program, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and Project GRAD USA.

The S.O.B. Campaign was developed to counteract the growing problems of increased dropout rates and decrease the prison to pipeline epidemic amongst black males by providing yearlong leadership/mentorship development institute that addresses key areas of performance; personal, academic and social.

The objective of the S.O.B. (Saving Our Boys) Summer Leadership Development Institute is to provide a week long residential experience, opportunity, access and support to young boys of color in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Community. The goal is to not only motivate young boys to be great but empower them to live in greatness as well-adjusted citizens, professionals and contributors to their community.

Join us for an evening of networking, while supporting and celebrating the future of one of Philadelphia’s most valuable treasures-young boys of color.

The S.O.B Campaign was created by leaders in the business, philanthropic and education community to uplift young boys, infuse culture and bring together communities in the City of Philadelphia.

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The Clippings: Consortium of African American Organizations (CAAO) Offers Online Silent Executive Auction

May 3, 2011

Bid in CAAO’s Online Silent Executive Auction

The Clippings — Consortium of African American Organizations (CAAO) offers opportunity to make a connection that will jumpstart your business or career. Gain access to more than 40 hard to reach executives and local celebrities. Spend one-on-one time with top executives and officials who have the ability to positively impact your career. Learn from some of the best and brightest individuals in our community. Secure a unique selling opportunity for your small business or organization. Winning bids are completely secure and fully tax deductible.

Financially support the youth and educational programs of CAAO and our partnering organizations. Receive valuable advice on the direction or market niche of your business. Acquire referrals for your career, company, or organization.

CAAO (pronounced K-O) is an umbrella consulting organization for the black professional organizations of Northeast Ohio.

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Hair She Goes! Atlanta Teen Girls Receive Scholarships | 100 Black Women, Inc?s MECCA Chapter Annual Gala April 16 Honors Pearl Cleage and Dr. Delores Aldridge

April 4, 2011


On Saturday, April 16 at 7 o’clock in the evening, a group of young Atlanta teen girls will be honored with scholarship dollars for college, thanks to the LITTLE LADIES OF MECCA Mentoring Program chaired by The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc’s MECCA Chapter.  The 2011 scholarship gala, held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis 265 Peachtree Center Avenue Atlanta, GA 30303, is an annual fundraiser generating awareness for a thriving mentoring program for girls of color grades 9-12 in the areas of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Health and Wellness and Political Awareness.

This year’s Arts and Culture honoree is Award-Winning playwright and author Pearl Cleage, one of the pre-eminent authors of African American women’s fiction. She is a best-seller on ESSENCE and Oprah’s Book Clubs as well as an NAACP Image Award winner for fiction in 2007. Well known for her plays, including Bourbon at the Border, Blues for an Alabama Sky, and Flyin’ West.

The scholarship gala will also present a community service award to Distinguished Professor of Sociology & African American Studies, Dr. Delores Aldridge, of Emory University.

Tickets for the 2011 Scholarship Gala can be purchased online for $125.00 thru April 11, 2011 and through a member of NC100BW, MECCA Chapter. Table sponsorships are also available starting at $500.00. To support the Little Ladies of MECCA after this date, donations and ticket purchases will be accepted onsite at the gala event.

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National Urban League (NUL) Centennial Conference 2010 – Watch LIVE Online

July 28, 2010

Webcasts will begin on Wednesday, July 28th at 8am.

Be a Part of our Centennial Celebration in Washington, DC, July 28-31!

This historic summer in Washington, DC, our Centennial Conference will bring together an extraordinary group of the nation’s leading business, community, and political figures. We are excited to celebrate this monumental milestone with you – 100 years of empowering communities and changing lives. Empowerment Time: Past, Present & Future is this year’s conference theme and it signifies the progress and promise of the National Urban League movement.

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