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“Deejays for Japan” A Japanese Earthquake & Tsunami Relief Event

                                 “Deejays for Japan”

             a Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Event

The Hip Hop Loves Foundation, Jon Quick Select Events and friends will host  “Deejays for Japan” a Japanese earthquake/tsunami relief event. The event is slated for Thursday, April 7th, 2011 at Taj (48 W. 21st NYC). DJs volunteering services include D-Nice, Jon Quick, M.O.S., Snatch-1, Commish, Chris Washington and CEO. AJ Calloway and Kevin Powell will be hosting. All proceeds will be donated to Japanese Center for International Exchange.

New York, NY, April 01, 2011 –(– The Hip Hop Loves Foundation, Jon Quick Select Events in conjunction with Digiwaxx Media, The Def Jam Group, Kevin Powell and Rodney Gill will host “Deejays for Japan” a Japanese earthquake/tsunami relief event.

This amazing party for a cause is slated for Thursday, April 7th, 2011 at Taj (48 W. 21st NYC). This will be a historic day in the NYC club industry as some of the hottest DJs in the night scene will come together in an effort to raise funds for Japan’s recovery from the past month’s horrific events.

Some of the mastermixers who have already decided to volunteer their time for a guest set are DJ D-Nice (RocNation), DJ Snatch-1 (from the Union), DJ CEO (The Influence @Gild Hall), The Legendary Chris Washington (former WBLS DJ), DJ Commish (Def DJs), DJ M.O.S. (Baby I’m a Star @RDV), DJ Siba Siba (Co-founder, Hip Hop Loves Foundation) and event’s creator, DJ Jon Quick (ICONS Party Series).

Its being hosted by AJ Calloway (former 106 and Park host, now feature reporter on Extra), Kevin Powell, (renown author and motivational speaker) with a few surprise celebrity guest hosts.

Suggested door donation will be 10.00 and all door proceeds will be going to Japan Center for International Exchange (

The Proof Foundation

The Proof Foundation is a Michigan based non-profit organization formed to honor and preserve the legacy of Deshaun “Proof” Holton through the promotion of music and arts education, educational scholarships and mentorship targeting talented youth in the metro Detroit area, as well as the broader community.

For more information on the foundation visit:

Operation Chozen

OPERATION CHOZEN! A Community Initiative- Atlanta Community Clean-Up

OPERATION CHOZEN, a Community Initiative, with the 2011 focus of cleaning up Atlanta each Saturday in the month of March. The month of March will be known and recognized as the official “OPERATION CHOZEN! A Community Initiative Month” as proclaimed by City of Atlanta’s District 2 on March 5, 2011 at the community clean-up opener.


Several area organizations and patrons like Matthew Garbett, President of Fourth Ward Neighbors and Garry Harris, Executive Director of Center of Sustainable Communities have coordinated teams of volunteers for the community cleanup to take place in the Old Fourth Ward and Washington Park.


Angel of Love Events and CHOZEN AWARDS as well as all of the volunteer team leaders, are recruiting both businesses and community members to do their part for the clean-up effort.   There are neighborhoods in the city of Atlanta and metro areas that could benefit from this initiative, in particular within the Atlanta Beltline.


“The Atlanta BeltLine is connecting 45 city neighborhoods with new trails, parks and — soon — transit options. It is creating opportunities for new jobs, affordable housing, and healthier communities,” said Executive Director Valarie Wilson.  “With the support and involvement of the communities it serves, through projects like the CHOZEN AWARDS Clean-Up Days, the Atlanta BeltLine is improving Atlantans’ quality of life.”  OPERATION CHOZEN is an effort that the general public can easily take advantage of by doing their part.  


All volunteers have the opportunity to receive reward points by signing up and adding your volunteer hours on under OPERATION CHOZEN.


OPERATION CHOZEN proclamation presentation will take place on March 5, 2011 at 11:00 AM:

Alexan 360- Club Room (Building 3/4)

180 Jackson Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

(404) 221-0360


Organizations and locations include:


§ March 5th

Dee Dee Cocheta-Williams- Queens never Quit (QnQ): Edgewood and Dekalb Ave.


DJ Amdex– The Healers: Boulevard and Skyline


§ March 12th

Alexan 360 Apartments– Team Alexan 360: Irwin Street


Hip Hop Gives Back– Team HHGB: Irwin Street


§ March 19th

Garry Harris- Center of Sustainable Communities: M.L.K and Washington Park


§ March 26th

Shawnna Hayes-Tavares- SW/NW Association of Parents and Partners (SNAPPS): M.L.K and Washington Park


If interested in volunteering to join a team email: or visit, .

J Dilla Foundation

The Mission of The J Dilla Foundation is to help fund inner-city music programs, and provide scholarships to students attending schools that have progressive music curricula.

The foundation encourages styles such as hip-hop, R&B, and soul to be studied and cultivated in higher learning institutions along with other celebrated genres such as classical, jazz, and rock.

For more info on how to volunteer/contribute visit

Frank Ski Kids Foundation

The Frank Ski Kids Foundation embraces youth and their value by showing examples and providing hands-on opportunities to promote optimal growth, self-expression, ingenuity, achievement and learning vital to their ambitions.

Through the efforts of the Foundation and the help of charitable contributors, observable differences in communities have been made. Our efforts to date have helped many children, but the needs of our children remain immense. We must continue with unfaltering determination and dedication.

Some of the programs provided by the Frank Ski Foundation include an annual Space Camp, Kids Week , Planet Green: ECO Contest and Frank Ski Kids Foundation Annual Youth Bowl.


Each year in July, the Foundation organizes a science competition for children ages 9-11 or 12-14. Entrants are required to create a project or prepare a submission on an assigned topic or theme. The competition calls for logic and common sense, as well as imagination.

Ten winners are selected from the entrants to travel to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama to attend a 6-day Space Camp or Space Academy program.

The winners receive round-trip transportation via private coach, accommodations, registration, activities, materials, fees, meals and prizes courtesy of the Frank Ski Kids Foundation.


Now in its eighth year, the Frank Ski Kids Foundation continually aims to expose children to their future. Kids Week is a week of live broadcasts from locations dedicated to children. Each day is packed with excitement and filled with activities to entertain children of all ages. With the generosity of corporate sponsorship and personal contributions, the Foundation provides children living in and around metro Atlanta with safe, educational and irresistible fun.


This is only competition of its kind in the southeast region. Thousands of kids practice and play with determination throughout their park/recreation program season to qualify for the opportunity to be selected as one of the four teams advancing to the Frank Ski Kids Foundation Annual Youth Bowl. In order to be considered, a team must meet the age-weight requirements set, win its respective league championship and only experienced one loss during its regular season. After all qualifying teams are examined, the selection is narrowed to four. Those four advance and challenge each other in the playoffs. Two teams are eliminated and the remaining two advance and headline the championship game.

Youth Bowl provides vital financial support to parks and recreation programs serving children throughout the Atlanta Metropolitan area. Participation in these programs provides valuable life and social skill development.

For more information on the foundation, programs and how you can contribute visit:

Black Girls Rock inc.


BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. is 501(c)3 non-profit youth empowerment and mentoring organization established to promote the arts for young women of color, as well as to encourage dialogue and analysis of the ways women of color are portrayed in the media

Since 2006, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! has been dedicated to the healthy development of young women and girls. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! seeks to build the self-esteem and self-worth of young women of color by changing their outlook on life, broadening their horizons, and helping them to empower themselves. For the past four years, we have enjoyed the opportunity to enrich the lives of girls aged 12 to 17 years old through mentorship, arts education, cultural exploration and public service. At BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, young women are offered access to enrichment programs and opportunities that place special emphasis on personal development through the arts and cooperative learning.

By speaking to the next generation in their formative years about issues of self-worth, goals, and aspirations, the organization reinforces the message that young women need not objectify themselves or relinquish their autonomy. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! has boldly taken on the crisis of our female youth of color here in America head on and understands the need for positive self-images and a strong sense of awareness. WE SEE SOLUTIONS.

Ludacris Foundation


The Ludacris Foundation is celebrating 10 years of serving communities. Congratulations from HHGB

The Ludacris Foundation inspires youth through education and memorable experiences to live their dreams by uplifting families, communities and fostering economic development.

The Ludacris Foundation focuses on three key areas: Leadership and EducationLudaCares, our hands on community outreach; and Living Healthy Lifestyles. Our efforts reach youth at all age levels.

Founded in 2001 by multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY® award winning artist and actor, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, TLF has achieved notable success. TLF has been named as one of the top twenty “Leading Philanthropy Foundations” by Black Enterprisemagazine and featured in The Robb Report’s Worth magazine as well as The Chronicles of Philanthropy – a Newspaper of the Non-Profit World for outstanding efforts provided to urban communities.

Wale, Tabi Bonney, Other DMV Rappers to Headline Haiti Benefit Monday



Wale Headlines Haiti Benefit Concert

Monday, January 18th 2010

D.C. Artists and Venue Band Together, All Proceeds Go to Haiti Earthquake Relief Washington, D.C. (January 15, 2010)- D.C. artists are coming together Monday, January 18th at the 9:30 Club to raise much-needed financial support for earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Wale, coming off of two sold-out shows at the 9:30 Club earlier this month, will headline. He’ll be supported by other D.C. area artists including D.C. Don Juan, Tabi Bonney, Phil Ade, XO, Kingpen Slim, K-Beta, Que (formerly of Day26) – and special surprise guests will take the stage as well. The benefit concert will be hosted by Chris Cole of BET’s College Hill South Beach.   Organized by DMV Helps Haiti, all ticket sales will be donated to the Partners in Health Organization and Yéle Haiti, founded by Wyclef Jean.   The artists are donating their performances, the 9:30 Club has donated the use of the venue, club employees are donating their wages and the advance ticket sales service charge also will be donated.   General admission and VIP tickets are available at the 9:30 Club box office and at The 9:30 Club is located at 815 V St NW, Washington, D.C. Doors for Monday’s show open at 6pm.   About Yéle Haiti: Founded in 2005 by Grammy Award winning musician, humanitarian and Goodwill Ambassador to Haiti Wyclef Jean, Yéle Haiti is a grassroots movement that builds global awareness for Haiti while helping to transform the country through programs in education, sports, the arts and the environment. Yéle’s community service programs include food distribution and mobilizing emergency relief.