Despite the looming fear of Covid-19, hundreds of recipients lined up and wrapped around the Threadmill Mall Complex on a rainy Easter Sunday to receive a much needed stimulus package for their food pantry, courtesy of Positive American Youth!
Positive American Youth’s (PAYUSA’s) food pantry has seen a spike in numbers as the covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has left school aged children home all day, along side many parents. To make matters more challenging, many of these parents who have seen reduced hours, lay offs, furlows and even terminations. Action needed to be taken, and that action came in the form of a series of mass distributions aimed at households with school aged children.
On Sunday April 12th, PAYUSA gave out hundreds of prepackaged boxes. These “care packages” were filled with items such as cereal, granola bars, canned meals, mixed veggies, popcorn and rice cakes. Many of the boxes also contained learning toys and books!
Staff and volunteers dawned protective mask and gloves. They were also advised to have no physical contact with recipients and little conversation, in an overt attempt to follow CDC guidelines and maintain the safety of all parties. Hence the ‘non-contact’ distribution.
The event was sponsored in part by PAYUSA’s community partners such as Cobb EMC, The City of Austell and The Around the town moving Company. the event was covered by The Marietta Daily Journal, WSB-2 and Channel 46.
Stay on the look out for the next PAYUSA distribution!
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Tyson “The Gyspy King” Fury (29 – 0 – 1) is raring and ready to go Saturday 2/22 for his highly anticipated rematch against Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42 – 0 – 1) at MGM Grand Garden Arena. The entire boxing world has grown to love and respect the undeniable punching power of Wilder, everyone accept his opponent Tyson Fury. Fury was dropped by Wilder in their first fight, but unlike anyone prior, he got up and finished the fight that ended in a draw. This match Fury says he wants to go head up with Wilder for an eventual knock out…
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It has been over 20 years since then champion Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield laced up his gloves to bring championship caliber boxing to Atlanta. During this sporting sabbatical, The South in general seemed like an after thought when it comes to championship matches. Especially with marquee cities like Las Vegas, New York and Los Angeles holding on to the reigns tightly, providing high energy events with big named opponents clashing in the ring as the proverbial titans that they are. Yet three men have ripped through their weight classes and have physically embodied the words the Andre 3000 (Outkast) spoke so passionately once upon a time “the South Got Something To Say”. Enter Deontay Wilder, Errol Spence Jr. and Gervonta “Tank” Davis. Three different camps, three different fighting styles and three different electrifying fighters putting a fuse in southern fight fans, that hasn’t been lit in years!
Errol Spence Jr. sold out Jerry’s world earlier this year in his hometown of Dallas Texas. His ring demeanor and swagger has put him on the map and paved the way for his fast tract to multiple belts.
The Heavy weight champion of the world has a new definition when it comes to the fierce intensity the the “Bronze Bomber” brings with every swing! Wilder stands at 6’7″ with a cut frame that usually middle of lighter weight fighters carry. But don’t let Deontay Wilder’s lack of girth fool you, he packs a punch that drops his opponents on a very regular occurrence. This is why they dub his team and fan base “The Bomb Squad”! He has a title contention coming in 2020 that is heavily anticipated! (Click here for Wilder info)
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Then there’s a seemingly quiet kid out of Baltimore Maryland who is promoted by one of the most braggadocios and exciting camps that boxing has seen in years, The Money Team. Gervonta “Tank” Davis may not give you the “quotables” that some of his counterparts does, but one things for certain, he will give you all the work in the world and all the excitement you can handle in the ring! He is a hit on social media, the ladies love him and the young boxing fans idolize him. In the words of Leonard Ellerbe, Tank is the future of boxing, and the future looks bright”.
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This week Premier Boxing is making sure Christmas comes twice to Atlanta. The city will be treated to a major title fight as fan favorite and rising star, Gervonta “Tank” Davis attempts to make personal history in an effort to grab the vacant WBA World Lightweight Championship belt.
Atlanta boxing fans are emitting an unfathomable feeling of admiration and celebration for “Tank”. During my radio show if his name is even mentioned, the phone lines would light up like the north star with people hoping to win tickets or get more information on his upcoming match 12/28 at State Farm Arena.
The feeling of pure excitement for this match and fandom for the fighter was so thick in the air during last nights open to the public media workout, that it could almost be tasted as soon as you entered the parking lot of Atlanta Sports Complex. The gym was packed almost an hour before the event was scheduled with fans and families eager to get a glimpse of the champion and his stable mates of Upton Boxing Center. They all looked forward to being woven into one of the most anticipated sporting events the city will experience this year. Even the young kids looked onward with a twinkle in their eyes as Gervanta made his way through the crowd minutes before the event kicked off. From the first bell of the workout, in Upton Boxing Center fashion, the energy, power and flare where absolutely present!
First Mia “Killer Be Ellis took the square roped stage with her father and long time trainer Kenny Ellis to display and poise that only she could provide.
Next, opening acts including Kareem Martin and Malik Warren graced the area with power and ability.
Two locally bred boxers where present and one will be making his big stage debut on Saturday night. During a side interview he told me it means so much to him to be representing inside of his city and for all of the kids that come from his walk of life, to see what he is doing.
The build up did not disappoint, as long time friend and stablemate Malik “IceMan” Hawkins took the ring. The Coach Calvin & Trainer Kenny seemed to know something about this kid that his previous opponents that have helped make his 17 – 0 professional record know as well…. He’s the real deal!
Enter the “it Factor”
Champions come in all shapes, sizes, backgrounds and charisma. The Champion of the evening came with everything you look for in a boxing star, and he came with his daughter. As he climbed into the ring with his toddler it was immediately prevalent as to why the fans love this guy so much, He’s the “peoples champ”. Minutes into his workout, the other reason became increasingly obvious as to what Leonard Ellerbe, Floyd Mayweather and the entire Money Team are willing to bet the house on Gervonata. It’s because his bite is absolutely louder than his bark. His record of 22 wins, zero Losses with 21 knockouts also tells you one thing, watch out for the left hand.
With a limited amount of tickets available and people scrambling to scrape up the last few available, I would advise you to get this fight on PPV, get you r popcorn, and come Saturday be ready for some great boxing!
Ex cons, Business men, lawyers, teachers, GD’s and executives gathered into Murden’s Barber Shop to air out their grievances with law enforcement Thursday 3/21. To their surprise they were met with open minds and empathetic ears! The event was hosted by Ty Dennis (APD Detective / Task Force Officer with ATF) & Mediated by Reec (PAYUSA / Hot 107.9) with special guest appearance by Hurricane Dave (Vice President of Programming & Operations – Radio One)
For 65 years Murden’s Barber Shop has been a hub for the community to get way more than a fresh line up. The long standing business has been a place for young men to get an opportunity to make a living, share ideals, life skills and experiences. Recently Mr. Martin, founder and owner, has felt an alarming change in the neighborhood with an influx of teenagers that seem to be loitering with no positive intentions. ENTER Clippers and Cops. An initiative based on local law enforcement hearing the communities issues, concerning policing and police interaction.
This particular event got heated at times because of the passion that the locals have concerning the youth and the general safety for themselves and ability to continue to maintain businesses. (Video Clips can be found at Facebook.com/)
In closing, their where many resources shard to help this community move forward, including the officers for the area sharing direct contact information with the patron so they can continue to build post event. The civilians also vowed to take more responsibility to help the local youth through mentoring and legal money making opportunities.
For More information and to come to the next Clippers and Cops event, visit: www.ClippersandCops.com
Check out pictures from the event
Positive American Youth & Culture Hair Salon joined up to “Roll Out The Red Carpet” for new moms and ladies in need of a little pampering, Pre-Valentines day weekend.
Ladies were provided tons of free salon services, chocolate strawberries, fruit, beverages and sweet treats. New moms walked away with brand new baby furniture! The event was hosted by Reec of Hot 107.9 and music by DJ Deceptacon.
This mini event sets a nice back drop to an upcoming event that Positive American Youth will be putting on in May labeled “Reec’s Mega Baby Shower”. The Mega Baby Shower will provide 1,007 New moms with gifts and resources!
Hot 1079 x PAYUSA x Bud Light are teaming up to give back to our community BUT we need your help!
We are filling up the Bud Light Super Bowl Bus
With cans and coats this Sunday from 11-4pm.
At DTLR at Camp creek location.
We will have gifts, Hot 107.9 and Super Bowl swag
And TICKETS to Budweiser Super Bowl Music Fest!!!
Budlight wants to keep you warm and fed this winter!
So join us this Sunday 11-4 at DTLR and help us fill up the bus!