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TBS Launches Contest to Pay Off Student Loans for Three HBCU Alumni

*In honor of Black History Month, TBS will pay $25,000 toward the student loans of three lucky HBCU alumni as part of the network’s...

Dionne Hall Named Director of Counseling & Personal Development Center at Fayetteville State University

Dionne Hall, Director of the Counseling and Personal Development Center at Fayetteville State University.Dionne Hall has been named Director of the Counselingand Personal Development Center at Fayetteville State University (FSU).

“Yo MTV Raps” Co-Host Doctor Dre Loses Leg to Diabetes, Go Fund Me Caign Activated

Having just had part of his right leg utated as a result of a lengthy battle with Type II diabetes, Andre “Doctor Dre” Brown” is now the subject of a GoFundMe caign to raise the money necessary for his full recovery and care.  A multi-talented performer who made his mark in a number of media over the course of 25 years, ...

Brother Larry Jones Exits Yolanda Adams Syndicated Show

Syndication One Announced the departure of Brother Larry Jones this week.Originally posted August 26, 2010 – Syndication One announces the departure of Brother Larry Jones from the Yolanda Adams Morning Show.  Like you, we've enjoyed Brother Larry's contributions over the years and wish him continued future success.

Zealous Sheryl Underwood's Plan to Leave Her Mark on Radio

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UNCF Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball Achieves Record-Breaking Fundraising Goal, Raising More $1.3 Million

    [caption id="attachment_183999" align="alignnone" width="600"]radiofacts.com Co-chairs -  Ted and Leah Blum, Greenburg Traurig; Rodney Bullard, Chick-Fil-A; Dr. Michael Lomax, UNCF CEO; Wendy and Carey Stewart, Bank of America.   [/caption] UNCF Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball Achieves Record-Breaking Fundraising Goal, Raising More $1.3 Million  Sold out Atlanta gala brings out the Who’s Who in Atlanta; Spectacular performance by Tyrese Gibson, who helped raise $100,000 through the fund the mission appeal (ATLANTA) Dec. 20, 2017—The Who’s Who of Atlanta attended the 34th annual UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball, raised more than $1.3 million for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), a record-breaking achievement for the gala founded in 1983. The sold-out signature fundraising event, had more than 1,200 attendees, including host Mayor Kasim Reed, Mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms, UNCF President Michael L. Lomax, corporate co-chairs Rodney Bullard, vice president of community affairs at Chick-fil-A, Inc.; Ted Blum, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office; Wendy Stewart, president of Bank of America Atlanta division; and celebrity co-host actor/singer Tyrese Gibson, who helped raise $100,000 through a fund the mission appeal. "Every year, the Atlanta community’s contribution surpasses my expectation,” said Justine Boyd, regional director, UNCF. “With the support of our corporate sponsors, volunteers, and the steadfast commitment of Mayor Kasim Reed, who has led the charge for the past eight years, we continue to raise the bar in providing resources to deserving students and our 37 UNCF member institutions, four of which are in Atlanta.” Masked awards were presented to last year’s co-chairs Brannigan Thompson, senior vice president, Voya Financial; Donta’ Wilson, senior executive vice president and chief client experience officer, BB&T; and Mayor Reed, who passed the torch to Mayor-elect Bottoms, representing the change of guard of the ball. “It has been an honor to have Mayor Reed spearhead our efforts in improving the lives of the next generation of leaders,” said Lomax. “Trailblazers, like Mayor Reed, Mayor-elect Bottoms, both HBCU graduates and newly appointed Randall Woodfin, mayor of Birmingham and Morehouse alum, play an integral role in changing the narrative of HBCUs and the work we do at UNCF.” Founded 34 years ago by former mayor Andrew Young and Billye S. Aaron, educating students has always been at the forefront of the event’s mission. With the success of the UNCF Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball, thousands of students have a brighter future because of the support they have received. More than 600 students in the past few years attending UNCF member schools were either able to attend college and/or continue their college education without the interruption of financial challenges. Understanding the hardships facing college students, Mrs. Aaron created the Billye Suber Legacy Aaron fund, which has raised $1.2 million in scholarships. Ball highlights included a performance by Tyrese Gibson, VIP Masked Award reception, silent auction, parade of stars, elegant dining, dancing, entertainment by Clark Atlanta University Jazz Band and Ron Clarke Academy. A host of celebrities, dignitaries and influencers attended, including UNCF Birmingham Mayor’s Masked Ball host Mayor Randall Woodfin, Chris Tucker, Stephanie Mills, Jeezy, Keisha Knight Pulliam(Spelman), Dominique Wilkins, Hank and Billye Aaron, Ambassador Andrew Young and Carolyn Young, Dr. Heavenly Kimes, Dr. Jackie Walters, Quad Webb Lunceford, Ryan Glover, Phaedra Parks, Coco Brown, Jasmine Stewart, Maria Boynton, Miss National UNCF, and past and president college presidents representing Clark Atlanta, ITC, Morehouse, Spelman, Wiley, Johnson C. Smith, Shaw University, Atlanta Metropolitan College and Morehouse School of Medicine. The extraordinary event was made possible by marquis sponsor, Chick-Fil-A and premiere sponsors The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Airlines, UPS and the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. mayor's masked ball, tyrese, atlantaradiofacts.comradiofacts.comPhoto Credit: Caselove Productions Photo Captions:
  • Co-chairs -  Ted and Leah Blum, Greenburg Traurig; Rodney Bullard, Chick-Fil-A; Dr. Michael Lomax, UNCF CEO; Wendy and Carey Stewart, Bank of America.
  • MASKED Honorees: Mr. and Mrs. Brannigan Thompson, Voya Financial and Mr. and Mrs. Donta Wilson, BB&
  • Mrs. Billye Aaron, Co-Founder of the UNCF Mayor's Masked Ball and has launched the Billye Suber AaronLegacy Scholarship in 201
  • Tyrese Performing at the UNCF Atlanta Mayor's Masked Ball

Anita Baker Coming out of Retirement for Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage Cruise

“She's Coming on the Cruise! Anita Baker Is Coming on the Cruise!”: Tom Joyner announces that Anita Baker Will Perform on the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise “Anita’s coming out of retirement as I go into retirement…and she will come out of retirement for the cruise…Thank you, Lord!”The legendary vocalist will perform aboard the 19th Annual Tom

Sheryl Underwood Radio & Black Radio Solidarity Present A 24-Hour RadioThon to Benefit HBCUs

Sheryl Underwood Radio will live stream a 24-hour Black Radio Solidarity Day RadioThon to raise money for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, HBCU Radio Stations and Pack Rat Foundation for Education’s HBCU Initiatives.

Tom Joyner Has Something Special in Store for Shaw University

Iconic radio host, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Tom Joyner will serve as the keynote speaker for Shaw University’s 2017 Spring Commencement exercises, to be held Saturday, May 13 at the Raleigh Convention Center beginning at 10:00 a.m.Officials say they are overjoyed to welcome the noted HBCU philanthropist and advocate, who reaches more than 8 million listeners weekly as host of


BET Networks is teaming up with Sheryl Underwood’s Pack Rat Foundation for Education and King Artist Entertainment to bring the iconic Soul Train brand to select Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) during the 2016-17 Homecoming season.

Celebrity Family Feud Is About to Get Crazy Sheryl Underwood

Put your game-show hat on as Sheryl Underwood, entertainer, philanthropist and co-host ofthe Emmy award winning CBS television show THE TALK, and her family join CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD to play for charity on the episode airing on ABC television Sunday, August 28, 8pm est/7p central. Sheryl and her team, playing as The Underwood Family, will pit

Alfre Woodard and Vanessa Williams Among Women of Power Legacy Award Honorees

Black Enterprise will present its highest honor in recognition of the achievements of black women when it presents the Women of Power Legacy Awards at the 2016 Women of Power Summit on March 10, 2016, in Hollywood, Florida. The Women of Power Summit is the nation's No.

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