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The 22nd Annual Trumpet Awards Announced

International Civil Rights Walk of Fame announces 2014 Inductees

By Titus Falodun Staff Writer | 12/20/2013, 6 a.m.
Participants of the 22nd Annual Trumpet Award at the press conference held Tuesday, December 10 at The Marriot Marquis Hotel. Photo provided by The Trumpet Foundation.

The shoes used to create the footprints will also be on display during the unveiling program. The display has become one of the most visited tourist attractions in Atlanta, enriching the heritage of the civil rights movement.

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Group shot of Atlanta Hawks’ Adopt-A-Family initiative. Photo provided by the Atlanta Hawks.

Atlanta Hawks Adopt-A-Family

In partnership with HOPE Atlanta, Atlanta Hawks players and owners are making the wishes of nine families in metro Atlanta come true, during seven home games in December. Following their 114-100 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, Hawks’ co-managing partner and NBA governor Bruce Levenson, Hawks’ players Elton Brand, Kyle Korver and others participated in giving three families their holiday wises.

The families included a grandmother, raising her two grandchildren after their mother passed away, another grandmother raising her grandson since he was an infant, as well as the family of Terrell Coleman, a 6-foot-5 freshman from Miller Grove High School and one of the state’s top prospects for 2017, who died after playing in a pick-up game on October 27, due to a heart condition. Coleman was ranked as a 4-star recruit and he was the nation’s No. 13 overall prospect for 2017 by Future150.com.

2 Chainz and T.R.U. Foundation present a week of philanthropy

Platinum selling, GRAMMY® nominated recording artist 2 Chainz announced today that he will be spearheading and hosting two charitable holiday events his hometown of Atlanta.

2 Chainz and The T.R.U. Foundation will present TRU 2 Hoops Holiday Basketball Classic, between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 21 at North Clayton High School, located at 1525 Norman Drive, College Park, GA.

He will host boys between the ages of 10-13 years old to compete in a basketball tournament for a chance to win the coveted trophy along with other prizes. Additionally, all participants will receive a complete Adidas uniform through 2 Chainz’s partnership with the brand.

The T.R.U. Foundation and DTLR will host the 4th Annual Street Execs Christmas Concert on Monday, December 23, at Tabernacle, located at 152 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA.

2 Chainz will be joined on stage by a line up including Travis Porter, Young Dolph, Cap 1, Young Money’s Shanell, Rich Homie Quam, B.o.B., Young Dro, and Trinidad James.

Doors open to the public at 6 p.m., and admission is free with an unwrapped gift to donate to the toy drive. All collected toys will be divided and distributed between Kandi Cares, T.R.U. Foundation, Toys for Tots, and seven individual families adopted by Street Execs and its clients.

The T.R.U. Foundation is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization geared towards fighting against poverty, dismal education, and domestic violence.

Atlanta awarded $25,000 fund grant for neighborhood revitalization

Mayor Kasim Reed announced Tuesday, December 17, that the City of Atlanta has been awarded a $25,000 grant to implement a service initiative designed to revitalize neighborhoods throughout the city.

Atlanta is one of 23 U.S. cities to win a Cities of Service Impact Volunteering Fund grant, which supports mayors who are implementing “impact volunteering” strategies that tackle pressing local challenges.

Atlanta’s $25,000 grant will go towards mobilizing a community-wide volunteer team that will work to revitalize 50 city blocks by removing 25,000 pounds of litter, planting 250 trees and 2,000 flowers, and removing graffiti. Through this program, volunteers have worked with over 6,500 citizens to improve their recycling habits, increase the percentage of households recycling, and reduce the tonnage of valuable recyclables that would otherwise end up in landfills.