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Check out the latest styling piece from Chloe and Isabel new Rose Gold collection!

See something you like? Click here and check out The Finer Things boutique! A portion of ALL purchases are donated to the research of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.

 

 

FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES!!

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It’s  almost time for Back to School shopping!!!

Budgets are tight, supply lists are long and the summer is winding down!

216 The Beat Radio Station has teamed up with the Georgia Spartans for their 5th Annual #Back2School Charity Basketball event.

Client, KT Louie of Certified Louie will be in attendance with a few give-a-ways and merchandise!!

ALL #216TheBeat donations will be accepted at We’re All About It BBQ  located at

1925 Washington Rd., East Point, GA 30344

In order to receive supplies you MUST REGISTER HERE !!

Dine For A Purpose

If you’re an avid listener of The Elite Radio Show then you already know how much Ms. Cream of The Crop has talked about Painting in the Park Family Fun Day. Thousands of people across the nation have been coming together to support minority owned businesses, conducting townhall meetings, & marches.
Here’s a fun way to support a Non-Profit organization that gives back to the community! Grab your family, take them out to eat at ‪#‎BobEvans‬, present the flyer when you check out and they will donate 15% of their proceeds to Painting in the Park Family Fun Day!!

‪#‎DineForAPurpose‬

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Respect My Vote!!!

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Respect My Vote! is a campaign created and presented by Hip Hop Caucus.

 

HISTORY

Founded in 2004, Hip Hop Caucus is a national, non-profit and non-partisan organization that connects the Hip Hop community to the civic process to build power and create positive change. The Hip Hop Caucus emerged from four organizations in 2004: Russell Simmons’ Hip Hop Summit Action Network, P. Diddy’s Citizen Change (“Vote Or Die!”), Jay Z’s “Voice Your Choice”, and AFL-CIO’s “Hip Hop Voices.” Over the past decade Hip Hop Caucus has become a sustainable organization with grassroots infrastructure in twenty major U.S. cities. We strategically partner with entertainment industry leaders and national and local advocacy organizations, and we have a respected presence in the halls of the U.S. Congress, the White House, many federal agencies, and the United Nations.

GOALS

Establish the culture and practice of voting as part of a desired civic lifestyle through integration of non- partisan election work, issue work, and culture work in a continuous cycle.
Empower and train leaders and volunteers from our communities to be strategic leaders, messengers, and spokespeople for issues critical to equality, justice, and opportunity.
Shape public opinion on critical issues for the Hip Hop Caucus constituency and communities in order to leverage our collective power for policy victories.

PROGRAMS

 

Strengthening Democracy: Participation and Access: We register, educate, and mobilize voters through our non-partisan “Respect My Vote!” campaign, and we fight against attacks on voting rights and for election system reforms that make voting easier for Americans.

Climate Change and Environmental Justice: We advocate for action on climate change that will stop and reverse the impacts of climate change that are happening now, particularly from the perspective of communities of color for which pollution and extreme weather are life and death issues.

Civil and Human Rights: From police violence and criminal justice reform, to quality public education, to health care, to immigration, to women’s rights, to LGBT rights, we lead and act as allies on the biggest civil and human rights issues of this new century. To achieve racial justice, we organize and advocate to preserve and extend constitutionally guaranteed rights to people who have historically been denied their rights on the basis of race.

Economic Empowerment: We advocate for job creation and training across the country, access to capital for small businesses in our communities, financial literacy training for youth, and divest-invest strategies away from harmful industries to economically empowering solutions.

 

 WHAT WE DO

Community Organizing: We organize 14 – 40 year-olds, who identify with Hip Hop Culture, and share values of justice, equality, and opportunity.

Grassroots Leadership Development: We provide leadership training and real-world civic leadership opportunities for cultural influencers at the grassroots level.
Communicate to Large Audiences: Through partnerships with artists, celebrities, and media we drive narratives about important issues through cultural channels reaching millions of people.

Cultivate and Promote Thought Leadership: We source solutions for local to global challenges from our communities and advocate for them to decision makers and influencers.

Read More Here

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Circle The City with Love #RNCinCLE

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Cleveland is the city where we come from so run! Run!

Violence has riddled our city for the past couple of years. We’re not new to hearing news story after news story, reading Social Media post after Social Media posts of someone/people being shot. The Black community has been greatly affected with senseless violence. Between fighting/killing each other to being killed by police, things have taken a turn for the worse!

Turn on the TV, open your Apps and you’re numbed by the news of another Black man killed at the hands of the police…Another…then Another…!! Why? Why are we targets?

Protests ensue, shots ring out and the latest news update: Cops Killed in Dallas!

Circle the City with Love…what…Love…?

The mission of Circle the City with Love – Cleveland 2016 was to embody the power of love that brings peace and justice to our city, our country and our world through the simple act of holding hands and standing together as one in intentional silence at an important moment in our history.

The idea for this event originated with Sister Rita Petruziello, inspired by the song

“Circle the City with Love.”

As the founding director of River’s Edge in Cleveland , a Congregation of St Joseph sponsored ministry,

Sister Rita wanted to demonstrate the ministry’s mission of “personal and societal transformation so that all life will thrive.”

July 17, 2016 was 85 degrees of stifling humidity; over 1k of us stood in our diverse glory holding hands on Hope Memorial Bridge for 30 mins in silence, in the name of Love. Our Human chain was fueled with bagels stuffed with Humus and Cucumbers, warm bottles of water and sprays of sunscreen glistened off of our sunbathed limbs. We stood for Humanity, Hope, injustice, Peace, and Love. Standing in silence with my family, 216 The Beat Family and strangers turned family, felt more powerful than I imagined.

The blow-horns blared signaling the end of our Stand for Love…it ended with hugs, handshakes and a few tears.

We stood and continue to stand for Love!

 

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Are Black Women Invisible? [POST]

The Serious Consequences of Treating Black Women Like They’re Invisible

Our tragedies are considered situational and singular instead of as an issue for women of color as a whole.

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Another elbow is headed straight for my face, when I say, “Excuse me, sir, I am standing here!” and a white man in a business suit says looks down and says, “Oh, I didn’t see you.”

“Of course you didn’t,” I mumble under my breath. Just another day of having to inform a random stranger of my presence and another small reminder that life as a woman of color can often feel like you’re standing right in front of people without being seen. I used to say to my friends, “One day I want to become famous enough that if I go ever missing, someone will look for me.”

On a small scale, these everyday microagressions — verbal or nonverbal slights or insults that communicate hostile messages to people based on their membership in a marginalized group — are exhausting. On a large scale, though, this erasure of black women and the challenges they face, from the public’s consciousness and media landscape, reinforces the hierarchy of which lives have value or matter.

All year, we’ve witnessed America’s transformation around issues of police violence. #BlackLivesMatter has swept the nation, with chapters in cities nationwide, and presidential hopefuls are now required to actually have adequate policy responses to issues of racism and police brutality. Even the president is talking more openly about racism. Yet it still feels like something major is missing from the conversation: Women of color are dying at the hands of the police too, and yet their names often don’t rise to the level of a breaking news chyron. The exclusion of their stories from the larger narrative of police violence leaves the impression that it’s not an issue for women of color too.

Women of color, like me, are often deemed invisible in real and consequential ways — sometimes when we move throughout the world, like when I was invisible to a man with unwieldy elbows, but more important, we are often invisible to the mainstream media. Men of color are often in a state of hyper visibility, where they are both targets of brutality and sensational media attention. Perhaps this is because it’s not hard for the mainstream media and the public to understand that implicit biases create a world where black men are often seen as physically threatening, even when they are carrying Skittles or are a 12-year-old boy with a toy gun. And while white women are dealing with everyday sexism — including catcalling, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault — women of color must contend with these issues as well as issues of racism. And yet our pain, our death, and the brutality we face often goes unseen, and our tragedies are considered situational and singular instead of as an issue for women of color as a whole.

To read more visit: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a42813/black-women-invisibility/

What are your thoughts on this subject?

Dre Walton | Think About Me feat. Eriq Troi (Prod. by Justin Fraley) [VID] {@drewalton}

Cleveland’s R&B sensation, Dre Walton, releases new “Think About Me” video.

Follow his Social Media:

Twitter: @DreWalton

Instagram: DreWalton

Bobby’s World x The Influence [Video]

#‎TheInfluence‬ (Part 1)

The rebirth of ‪#‎SandBoxDreaming‬ | ‪#‎BobbysWorld‬
Coming soon…
‪#‎RhymeXReason‬
‪#‎Beyond90‬
Music: @jstar_thedreamer Visuals: @thebeautifulmindofportclinton

The Elite Tapes 4: Central Florida Music Awards Edition [Submission]

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The Central Florida Music Awards is almost here!! July 26th is just around the corner!

T.E.T. Entertainment / 216TheBeat have been chosen to handle the official PR/Media for the awards show. We always utilize our big opportunities to assist artists with DOPE music to be heard outside of their market.

The Elite Tapes Vol. 4 will be hosted by NY’s own Ejay Perry aka ‪#‎EJayTheDJ‬ of Wire Radio 247

For submission information click here: Mixtape Submission
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If you’re interested in attending the event as media, interviewing the owner, becoming a sponsor or performing please send an email to: info@tetentertainment.com
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