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MIC CHECK 1-TWO! 2nd ANNUAL PROM DRIVE

WE ARE COLLECTING DONATIONS FOR OUR PROM DRIVE!

SEE DETAILS BELOW ON HOW TO DONATE/RECEIVE  AND TAKE A LOOK AT THE VIDEO FROM LAST YEAR’S DRIVE!

DONATION DROP BOX LOCATIONS:

DELAWARE COUNTY PA

– Darby Borough Community Center ; 1020 Ridge ave. Darby, PA 19023 (starting 11am daily)
– All Together Lovely Hair Salon; 670 Church Ln. Yeadon, PA

PHILADELPHIA

– United Communities Southeast Philadelphia; Front & Ellsworth
– Van-Bett Boutique; 1233 E. Luzerne st, Philadelphia PA 19124

DELAWARE

– Clarence Fraim Boys & Girls Club; 669 s. Union st. Wilmington, DE
– Department of Human Development & Family Studies; 111 Alison Hall West Newark, DE 19716

PICK UP: contact us at creatingdialogue [a] gmail.com

We upgraded!

For the 2013 Prom Drive we have partnered with the non-profit Rising Sons and community org Dreaming Beyond.

Help us create an opportunity for young women and men from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to have a memorable prom experience by giving them access to free gently-worn formal wear.

SUITS

FORMAL DRESSES

SHOES

ACCESSORIES

2013 Prom Drive

Darby Borough Community Center : APRIL 14th 1pm- 4pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center APRIL 19th 6pm-9pm

Clarence Fraim Boys and Girls Club MAY 4th 1pm-4pm

The REACT Co. is supporting the 2013 Prom Drive by donation a portion of their proceeds from their upcoming LIVE Music Series .

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CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FROM LAST YEAR’S PROM DRESS DRIVE BELOW:

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Ignite 2012 Event Coverage

Lana Adams

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(left to right) Journalist Andreas Hale, Hip-Hop pioneer Paradise Gray, Rapper Jasiri-X, Tarik Ross (Stampede Management), Brandon Wyche (Hiphopsince1987.com), Kim Osorio (E.I.C., The SOURCE)

“Well, should Obama be the president of Black America?” –This question has been raised increasingly since the 2008 Presidential election, and it was now being posed to a group of writers, entertainment personalities and hip-hop artists on a breezy Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia.

This controversial topic was one of many during the first panel of the day for the final stop on the Ignite 2012 tour. Panelists included, hip-hop journalist Dream Hampton, former host of BET’s 106 & Park, Rocsi Diaz,  SOURCE Magazine, Editor-In-Chief, Kim Osorio and many other community leaders and activists.

“Could Obama do more?” —“Yes,” Rocsi Diaz interjected but, she’s happy with the work that the president has done for the country’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The president signed The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities in 2010 which included a proposed $98 million increase to funding for HBCU’s. Diaz added that Governor Mitt Romney is very open about the demographic he represents and serves and that there is nothing wrong with the President supporting African Americans.

Panelist Deion Jordan, a seventeen-year-old young leader and member of The Philadelphia Youth Commission, entered the conversation claiming that Blacks in America need to see themselves not as “Black Americans” but as Americans.

“I consider myself an American. Race is philosophical nonsense,” Jordan added.

Continue Reading here

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(left to right) Rocsi Diaz (BET), Chuck Creekmur (Allhiphop.com), Malik Rhassan (Occupy The Hood), Biko Baker (League of Young Voters), Deion Jordan (Philadelphia Youth Commission), writer, Dream Hampton

View event photos here.