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Atlanta Native Jermaine Dupri Headlines A3CxTECH Event

9/20/2013, 4:02 p.m.
Jermaine Dupri

ATLANTA – The 9th annual All Three Coasts Hip-Hop Festival, October 2-6, will feature notable producer/artist Jermaine Dupri and acclaimed engineer Young Guru in a TED-style forum called xTALK.

The speakers will explore the growing unity of music and technology. The October 2 xTALK is headlined by Atlanta’s own Dupri and marketing executive James Andrews. Young Guru, engineer-extraordinaire, headlines the October 5 xTalk with A3C founder Brian Knott, who will discuss the technology of production and its evolution over the years.

The five-day festival will be at dozens of venues centrally located throughout four cultural hubs in Atlanta: Old 4th Ward, Little 5 Points, Downtown, and East Atlanta Village. There will be music, art, film, fashion, and more.

For more information, visit www.a3cfestival.com.

Atlanta Hotel Sponsors Benefit

The Atlanta Hotel in Roswell recently sponsored an event for the North Fulton Community Charities donating $1500 and several bags of canned goods.

The event generated awareness, as well as monetary donations to NFCC, in order to help those in need in the North Fulton area.

To learn more about the North Fulton Community Charities, visit http://nfcchelp.org.

Ford Targets HBCU’s for Unique Community Challenge Competition

Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Company Fund have joined forces with the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” and “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” to launch the Ford Community Challenge Competition for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

HBCU students are encouraged to submit proposals centered on the theme of “Building Sustainable Communities” online by November 10, 2013. A total of $100,000 will be awarded in scholarships and grants to recognize students and support unique student-led projects.

Up to $75,000 in scholarships, university and community grants will be awarded for the first-place student team and its project.  

Students are encouraged to creatively address a tangible, unmet community need that touches at least one of these four areas: Mobility, Alternative Energy, Sustainability/Water and Systematic Approaches to Meeting Community Needs.

Scholarships will be awarded to the student team, and community grants will be awarded to nonprofits that support implementation of the winning projects.

The four teams with the best ideas will be flown to Ford World Headquarters in December to present their ideas for final judging.

Interested students can learn more about and enter the competition by visiting www.blackamericaweb.com/hbcuchallenge  or www.rickeysmileymorningshow.com/hbcuchallenge between now and Nov. 10.

AARP Takes Over Atlanta with Life@50+ National Event & Expo

ATLANTA – AARP will host its bi-annual Life@50+ National Event & Expo in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center, October 3-5.

This national event for AARP members and their families will give the community access to some of today’s most renowned celebrities including lifestyle, health, travel and financial experts. Attendees will discover new possibilities for their lives through community service activities, innovative exhibits, seminars and an exciting line-up of entertainment.

AARP will also host a special feature session in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech on Saturday, October 5.  This celebration, beginning at 9:15 a.m., will bring together visionaries, notable speakers and those instrumental to the landmark occasion.  Dr. Janet Taylor will moderate the panel that includes former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond, comedian/social activist Dick Gregory, and former Atlanta Mayor and UN Ambassador Andrew Young.