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Angela Polk, Program Manager Community Development; Ford Motor Company Fund presents the check for $10,000 to Emmy Award winning journalist Shaun Robinson’s S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls at the “13th Annual Hollywood Bureau Symposium”. The Foundation empowers young women through grants to support STEM education, the arts, and healthy lifestyle choices. (l-r) Emmy Award winning journalist Shaun Robinson; founder, S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls, Cornell William Brooks, President/CEO NAACP and Angela Polk, Program Manager of Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund.

Pamela Alexander, Director of Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund, was proud to reunite again with the NAACP Hollywood Bureau Symposium, as it brings vital information to those persons aspiring careers in the entertainment industry.

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PHOTOS: Essence Music Festival’s Sponsors

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The 2015 Essence Music Festival was powered by some of the biggest companies in America. As a man that’s all about my hustle and grind I like to situate myself around people and businesses that are getting it and making a difference in the community. There were stages for all music types and interests and it was epic! These companies know how to have a good time and most importantly know how to give back to the community.

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar headlined the 2015 Essence Music Festival to a packed out audience of energetic fans and gave a truly dope concert filled with energy, passion, and West Coast fun. The rapper that’s being called the Tupac of our time left New Orleans pondering on the power of passion filled music and the power of an authentic story teller in the realm of today’s hip hop.

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DSC_6912Sunday afternoon I decided to visit the Convention Center to get my Gospel Music on, my grub on, and to check out the various artists that are featured in the art district in the shoppers area at the 2015 Essence Music Festival.

DSC_7015People don’t realize that the Essence Music Festival is an awesome opportunity to discover new artists in all forms of media. The artistic district within the Convention Center included many of the giants in the artistic sphere. If you want to invest in a nice piece of art the Essence Festival is the perfect place to get your shop on and your art on.

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DSC_7283The 2015 Essence Music Festival was so much fun this year. The last concert was all about celebrating thought provoking music with the likes of Mary J Blige and Kendrick Lamar headlining the fun filled musical weekend. I got some dope shots of the final concert and some cool behind the scenes shots. I had an amazing time getting my party on and celebrating on of my first loves: MUSIC.

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hoodie awards flterNeighborhoods all of the USA are counting down the days to Steve Harvey’s famous Neighborhood Awards that will be held in HOTlanta (Atlanta).  Voting has begun and fans can go to NeighborhoodAwards.com to vote for some of the best places and most notable people in their communities.  This years awards is a weekend filled event that include performances by music legend Babyface, actor/singer Tyrese, and Mr. I Don’t Mind Usher Raymond. Check out the weekend schedule below and we will see you there! READ MORE

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