The beautiful songstress Ciara once said " Education is everything – education is your power, education is your way in life for whatever you want to do". The Power of Inspiration Community Choice Youth Award from 365 Black is providing an opportunity for young women to pursue college. McDonald’s, in an effort to continue their support of education initiatives in the community, is accepting nominations for the Community Choice Youth Award, which is presented to one young and inspiring female youth nominee with a $10,000 scholarship for use at the college/ university of her choice.
Nominations are accepted until May 31 at www.365Black.com. Nominators must complete an entry form, answer three questions about the nominee and submit a three‐minute video highlighting her contribution to the community.
The Award is open to young women between the ages of 13 and 18 who make a difference within their community, resulting in significant local, regional, national or global impact.
In addition to the scholarship, the honoree will receive travel and accommodations to New Orleans and be honored alongside celebrities, philanthropists and influencers at the 365Black Power of Inspiration Awards Luncheon and taking place Sunday, July 2, 2017 during the 23rd annual ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca‐Cola®.
The Community Choice Youth Award aligns with the goals of the Philadelphia Black McDonald’s Owner/Operator Association (PBMOA), a dedicated group of African-American franchisees who celebrate being deeply rooted in the community 365 days a year by getting involved in various different initiatives including a back pack giveaway that helps send local students back to school prepared and ready to learn.
Lovin It! Revolt TV and McDonald's teamed up to show love to local artist across the United States (Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Detroit, and Philadelphia) . In order for the artist to perform in their city they had to submit their work in a video to be chosen for this amazing opportunity. On June 23, 2015 The Local Love Tour stopped in Philly at the Theatre of The Living Arts (TLA) on South Street. The building was packed , DJ RL was cranking music for the crowd, and the good vibes of Philly love was definitely felt throughout the night. People were smiling for the Posey booth camera and enjoying the McDonald swag bag which contained Revolt TV T-shirts, McDonald's coupons and a McDonald's towel . The show was hosted by Philly's own Mina Say What and REVOLT TV host DJ Damage. Its so motivating and inspiring to see Damage do his thing and to know that his hard work in the city helped him to pursue dreams and be able to help the dreams of others. The show was live from beginning to end. Eno opened up the show with a cool performance. Aquil came to share his music with his supporters. Griffy brought Dakota Black and Melal out for a turned up set.Philly's own Freeway hit the stage and even brought out his artist Scholito. The crowd was vibing as Crowd Pleazers danced to music from Dj Swizzymack and Dj Tizz. The Local Love Tour was definitely going up on a Tuesday. Mont Brown and The Astronauts turned up the stage with Kevin One DR on the guitar as well as the rest of his band. Yes, I said band!! Mont Brown definitely kept the crowd focused. His band included a violin player, drummer, saxophonist, and multiple guitar players. Mont Brown also had his daughter and little bro touch the stage as well. After Damage took a group selfie for REVOLT TV with all the audience members PNB Rock, rocked out with performances of "On Fleek", " Oh Yeahh", and his Cosmic Kev freestyle. The ladies in the the TLA went crazy for him. The show ended with performances from Kur and Meek Mill's DreamChaser Records Omelly. As a McDonald's Mover and Shaker , I had a fun time at the show. It was good to see everyone having a fun time and enjoying The Local Love Tour. Mogul Shoutout to Diddy, REVOLT TV , and McDonald's for putting this together. Special love to Alicia Gentlie, OhYinks, Jennifer Walington, McDonald's and all of my beloved Movers and Shakers . Shoutout to Dj Damage for bringing The Local Love Tour back to his hometown. Much love to Power 99 and shoutout to Gillie Da Kid and the funny comedian Fresh 215 whom were also in the building
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