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Singer Trey Songz To Perform at Lifebeat BET Awards Fundraiser | June 24th, 2011

Trey Songz Performing a Special Acoustic Set at Lifebeat BET Awards Fundraiser, Friday, June 24th


— An official BET Awards event to raise funds for HIV/AIDS prevention and support —

NEW YORK, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Friday, June 24th,
BET Award winner and Grammy nominated artist Trey Songz will perform a
special acoustic set at Lifebeat @ The BET Awards 2011 at Playhouse
Hollywood. The event will be the first in a planned series of
fundraisers to occur annually the Friday night before the BET Awards.
Proceeds from the party will benefit Lifebeat: Music Fights HIV and the
non-profit’s HIV/AIDS prevention and support programs. The event is
hosted by Stephen Hill, President of Programming, Music and Specials at BET Networks and Kevin Liles,
Founder and Chairman of KWL Enterprises. To continue, please click “MORE”!

R&B Superstar Keri Hilson & Amber Riley Team Up To Promote “Battle for the Bands”…

Grammy Nominated R&B/Pop Superstar Keri Hilson

and “Glee” Star Amber Riley want Teens to Do

Something to Save the Music and the VH1 Save The Music
Foundation team up to activate teens on music education with second
annual “Battle for the Bands” contest and
the VH1 Save The Music Foundation announce today the second annual
“Battle for the Bands” campaign, led by celebrity spokespeople Keri
Hilson and “Glee”’s Amber Riley. Launching March 1st, the national
initiative mobilizes young people in the fight to keep music education
in schools. “Battle for the Bands” encourages teens to participate by
submitting videos about the importance of music in the classroom or by
launching local advocacy projects about music education.
and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation will present the videos and
projects to members of Congress, urging them to keep comprehensive music
education in schools. Last year, over 90,000 teens participated in
joint music education campaigns launched by the two organizations. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Taco Bell Foundation for Teens and NBA Cares Award Karen Batani with $30,000 Scholarship at NBA All-Star 2011…

Taco Bell Foundation for Teens and NBA
Cares Award Karen Batani from Westminster, California With $30,000
Scholarship at the NBA All-Star 2011 TACO BELL® Skills Challenge



Five Finalists from Boys & Girls
Clubs in the Southern California Area Go Behind the Scenes at NBA
All-Star 2011 in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — This past Saturday, Taco Bell Foundation for Teens’ Graduate to Go Scholars program and NBA Cares awarded Karen Batani, 17 from Westminster, California a scholarship valued at $30,000 after her NBA player, Stephen Curry
from the Golden State Warriors, claimed victory in the TACO BELL®
Skills Challenge during NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by State
Farm.  Batani was one of five teens from Boys & Girls Clubs in the Southern California area paired with Skills Challenge participants who competed for their scholarships. To continue, please click “MORE”!

BET Urges Viewers to Help Save the Life of 10-Year-Old LJ Jones…

‘BET News’ and ‘106 & PARK’ Urges Viewers to Help Save the Life of 10-Year-Old LJ Jones Living With a Rare Blood Disease

Hosts Terrence & Rocsi Will Get Tested Live for the Bone Marrow Compatibility Exam, Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 6 p.m.*

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 106 & PARK
will get a unique visit from LJ Jones, a 10-year-old boy with a rare,
progressively fatal blood disease called hypereosinophilic syndrome.
This disease causes an excess of white blood cells to attack his organs.
Only 50 people in the United States
have been diagnosed with the disease and LJ has the distinction of being
the only child suffering from this type of Leukemia. Currently 83% of
African-Americans who need transplants never find a match. BET wants to
help change this statistic. On Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 6 p.m.* in conjunction with BET NEWS and the Preserve Our Legacy organization, 106 & PARK
will make a direct appeal to its viewers to get tested and become
donors. Show hosts Terrence and Rocsi will take the bone marrow
compatibility tests in an effort to debunk myths surrounding testing. To continue, Please click “MORE”!

Walt Disney World Resort Announces The 100 Students Selected for 4th Disney’s Dreamers Academy

Walt Disney World Resort, Steve Harvey
and Essence Magazine Announce the 100 Students Selected for Fourth
Disney’s Dreamers Academy


High School Teens from Coast to Coast Will Attend the Ultimate Outside-the-Classroom Education Experience

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Walt Disney World Resort, in collaboration with nationally syndicated radio personality Steve Harvey
and Essence Magazine, the leading communications company dedicated to
African-American women, has announced the selection of 100 high school
students from across the country to participate in Disney’s Dreamers Academy class of 2011. Dreamers will travel to Walt Disney World Resort in March 2011
to participate in immersive workshops focusing on a variety of subjects
including Walt Disney Imagineering techniques, entertainment,
entrepreneurship, and culinary arts. Disney experts, world renowned
entrepreneurs and celebrities will share their blueprints for success,
upholding the program’s mission to motivate, empower and inspire young

Tracey Walters-Powell,
executive champion of the program for Disney Parks & Resorts, said,
“Disney’s Dreamers Academy is a perfect platform to further the goal,
shared by Disney Parks, Essence Communications and – it goes without
saying – by Steve Harvey, to inspire children. We are genuinely excited about the possibilities ahead.” To continue, Please click “MORE”!

Pepsi We Inspire Invades SXSW + New Photos Of “Icons” Raven, Taraji, Keyshia, & Dr. Robin Representing Their Inspirations

Pepsi We Inspire Invades SXSW + New Photos Of “Icons” Raven, Taraji, Keyshia, & Dr. Robin Representing Their Inspirations editor Nichelle Stephens will be speaking at the “Blacks In Tech (BIT) Meetup” on March 13th at this years South By Southwest Interactive FestivalOgilvy Hosts First Blacks In Tech MeetUp …