Category Archives: Philanthropy

REVOLT TV’s 2nd “HELLO Harlem” Event Hosted at Park 112

44534ec6c71881a3d4e66e645b56db12Harlem, New York was buzzing once again on a Monday night. On July 14, 2014, over 250 VIPs in business, philanthropy and entertainment gathered at Park 112 in Harlem for the second installment of REVOLT TV‘s community initiative, “HELLO Harlem” – a summer series to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem (BGCH). Businesses that were represented include JP Morgan & Chase, USA EEOC, Citibank, NYC Law Department, The City of New York, Universal Republic, VH-1, ABC Television and the National Action Network.

VIPs included Lew Tucker (Owner, Park 112), David Paterson (Former Governor of New York), Peter Thomas (Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Mr. Broadway (Furious Five/Hip Hop Pioneer), Nina Flowers (The Apollo), Ashley Ennis (ABC’s “The Chew”), Vaughn Mack (Bad Boy Entertainment), Hisham Tawfiq (NBC’s “The Blacklist”), Marc John Jeffries (“Losing Isaiah”/”Notorious”) and more.

1fad8becc527ad566f112cb4cb06d241Sponsored by AQUAhydrate, Sean John and Ciroc, and supported by Harlem Park to Park, the evening was hosted by Mike Houston, VP, Acct. Management for The Nelson Group, and featured remarks by Kai Wright, REVOLT TV VP of Communications who acknowledged special guests and encouraged donation support. REVOLT’s DJ Hannah Rad kept the crowd moving while spinning on the 1s & 2s, and soul artist and activist Maya Azucena gave an electrifying performance singing a medley of her songs including “Come With Me,” “Fearless,” “Black Butterfly” and “Dance Revolution.”

The HELLO Harlem summer series will continue every Monday through September 8, 2014. Theevents are invitation-only and you must become a donor to attend. For a complete event listing, visit www.helloharlem.org.

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Teen Diaries Foundation Presents “Pretty Girls Sweat” Event in NYC

9dfdc3ceba05d00a8f0428b4fc651750Health and fitness in the United States has been an important issues for the past several years. The obesity rates especially among teens has risen and there are important strides being made to eradicate this issue. The Teen Diaries Foundation is dedicated to helping multicultural females between the ages of 13 to 22 transition into adulthood. On Saturday, February 22, 2014, the foundation kicked off the New Year with its first event simply called PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT “Fashion Meets Fitness.” The event was held at the Educational Alliance’s Sirovich Center located at 331 East 12th Street.

There was energy and excitement all over the room and was hosted by author, reality TV star, eyewear and shoe designer, June Ambrose. Seventy inner city teen women from the Teen Diaries community enjoyed a high energy Pound Rockout. Workout.™ led by Crunch Fitness followed by a Q & A with the event’s co-host Justine Skye (Atlantic recording artist), author and reality TV Star, Daisy Lewellyn and talk show host, Bevy Smith.

Teen Diaries’ Pretty Girls Sweat initiative aims to encourage young women to embrace fitness and feel confident in their own bodies. This specific event focused on making fitness fun while guests also received mentorship from accomplished women who work in the fashion industry. The result is feeling more confident about exercise and gaining knowledge about a variety of careers in the fashion business.

“Introducing a variety of workout routines and positive mentors to teen women remains a constant goal of mine. Many young women are intimidated by fitness and leadership roles so Pretty Girls Sweat is the ideal vessel to break down those barriers of self-doubt,” says Teen Diaries founder Aeshia DeVore Branch. “Teaming up with June Ambrose to promote fitness and careers in fashion is the icing on the cake. Her commitment to staying healthy and her dedication to her fashion career will speak volumes to our youth,” adds Branch.

Participants of Teen Diaries’ Pretty Girls Sweat will enjoy beverages from event sponsor HINT, a bottled water brand with a splash of natural flavor, a stretch session led by Nike Pro reps, and a full Pound – Rockout. Workout.Ô cardio class sponsored by Crunch Fitness (Stanhope, NJ). Crunch Fitness in Stanhope is a 15,000 square foot facility full of fitness and fun, featuring state-of-the art cardio and weight training machines, tanning, HydroMassage and an expansive group fitness studio.

Additionally, June and Justine were on hand to speak with participants about the importance of fitness and even took part in a fitness class alongside the young women. Guests enjoyed music by DJ Tyger Lilly, a healthy lunch, and gift bags sponsored by TeenDiaries.net, Mixed Chicks, Kind Bars, and Pretzel Crisps.

The Ajile Turner Foundation Event in New York

89a230f013b379e218fde4d9141974aeAs the saying goes “Charity Begins at Home,” and sometimes a major tragedy or something life changing happens that really affects someone personally, this can be the catalyst to doing some even greater than ourselves. This seems to be the case with Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., better known to his fans as Common. As a result of the lose of his cousin, he found a way to honor him that would allow his name to live on forever. Also, in the process of honoring his cousin, there would also be the opportunity to help others.

On Thursday, September 8, 2011, Rapper/Actor Common along with Mattie Turner held an eventhonoring the Ajile L. Turner Foundation. The event was held at the Sheraton in Brooklyn and allowed others the opportunity to be a part of ushc a great effort to raise money.
The Ajile L. Turner Foundation was set up by Ms. Mattie Turner (Ajile’s mother) and Common (Ajile’s cousin) to honor Ajile Turner. When he was alive, Ajile, was a tremendous influence to his family and the people around him. He impacted others when he was on the earth and is now impacting many others after his untimely death. The organization exists to empower young people and provide opportunities for them to reach their goals. Their goal is to provide scholarships to deserving youth to help further their educational goals.

It is a legacy left by Ajile Turner and one that his family and friends will continue to honor to keep his vision alive. For more information on how to donate, visit the website or contact them via email at:felicia@ajilelturnerfoundation.org

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