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LaTasha Clanton is the Atlanta Editor for Miss A. She is a mother of three beautiful daughters and wife to Jason. While her husband was in the military she attended Kansas State University where she majored in Political Science with a minor in Journalism. When her husband got called to two wars she decided to pursue her real passion while she waited for her solider to return home. She graduated from the Community School of Cosmetology in 2003. Once he returned she uprooted her family to the Atlanta area where she could begin to accomplish her goals. She is a fashion savvy stylist, who specializes in hair, make-up, and overall wardrobe. Style ambassador for Socialbliss, urban fashion blogger on her own blog Urbanstylequeen.com, a freelance fashion journalist, and maintaining a full time job by day. Attending Bauder College in Atlanta, GA she is majoring in Fashion Design and minor’s in Fashion Merchandising. She considers herself to be Superwoman as an alter ego. Her faith and spirituality is one of the reasons why she supports Ovarian Cancer Research, Breast Cancer Walks, and a variety or charities and organizations that deal with Cancer Research, Women’s Empowerment, and Children’s Rights. She contributes all of her dedication and hard work to her grandmother Virgiline Green who died Ovarian Cancer, and all of the women in her family living or deceased who helped and inspired her to always have a giving heart, a strong faith, and the determination to succeed.

Recap: Pass On Blessings Awards 2014 In Atlanta To Benefit Andrew J. Young Foundation

Pass On Blessing Awards 2014

From left to right Ambassador Andrew J Young, Carolyn Young, President Lyndon B and Lady Bird Johnson’s daughter Luci Baines Johnson and her husnband, Alex and Theresa Cummings (Photo credit: LaTasha Clanton)

Ambassador Andrew J Young has been a civil rights pioneer for generations, working along the side of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. So it was my honor and my pleasure to attend the second annual Pass on Blessings Awards.

The Andrew J. Young Foundation presents awards every year to American Legends who helped build modern Atlanta, modern America. The Foundation shares the vision, values, and virtues that shaped the life of  U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, a two-term Mayor of Atlanta, and champion for human rights Andrew Young. Award-winning documentaries, lectures, international health projects, and community engagement initiatives are among the Foundation’s programs that share Ambassador Young and his wife Carolyn Young’s vision and views. This year’s event was held at the historic Buckhead Theatre here in Atlanta, Georgia.

Pass on Blessings Awards 2014

Andrew J Young Foundation supporters Actor Boris Kodjoe and his wife Actress Nicole Ari Parker (Photo credit: LaTasha Clanton)

This year’s emcee’s were Channel 2 anchorwomen Monica Pearson and Celebrity Actor and Actress Boris Kodjoe and his wife Nicole Ari Parker.With whom we got to sit down and hear how Ambassador Young and his foundation impacted both their lives. They also shared some advice to the next generation of Americans.

Charity:

What are your feelings about tonight’s events for Ambassador Young and his foundation?

Boris: It’s a blessing and an honor for us to host this birthday celebration for Ambassador Young. It’s actually one of the biggest honors we have received.

Nicole: It gives the opportunity to say “Thank You” for everything you do.

In a struggling economy and crazy world what advice can you give today’s young people?

Boris:”Be mindful of everything you do on social media. Everyday you leave your house, you have to be ready to meet the person that may change your life.”

Nicole: ” Finish what you start. Once you get out there in the corporate world don’t be afraid to ask for help. Don’t doubt yourself, you can always be hired by any company but you can also start you own.”

Pass On Blessings Awards

NBA star Dwight Howard’s parent Dwight Sr and Sheryl Howard (Photo credit: LaTasha Clanton)

Also in attendance was NBA star and new Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard’s parents Dwight Sr. and Sheryl Howard and we were able to speak to them about their foundation Dwight D. and Sheryl H. Howard Foundation Inc.

Their foundation was started in 2004 as a way to empower youth ages 4 years to 12 years old through mentoring programs and basketball camps. Mr and Mrs. Howard are proactively working with youth to encourage a desire for excellence. The next basketball camp will be held July 7-11 for girls and July 14-18 for boys for more information go to www.dwight-howard.com

Music was provided by Mrs. Julie Dexter throughout the evening with an opening number from Da Famous Boys. Honorees for the evening include: Baseball legend and Senior Vice President of Atlanta Baseball League Henry “Hank” Aaron and his wife the first African-American women in the Southeast to host a hour long talk show Billye Suber Aaron, President Lyndon B and Lady Bird Johnson, John C. and Jan Portman, Herman and Sylvia Russell Sr,

Foundation staff : Andrea Young Esq Executive Director, Kathy J White CFO, for more information on the Andrew J Young foundation and upcoming events please contact Kelly Jackson kelleybassjackson@gmail.com Sponors; The Coca Cola Company, Morehouse College, UST-Global, Aaron’s Inc, Alabama Power, AT&T, VIVO360 Inc, Arthur M Blank Foundation, Chevron, Delta Air Lines, Honda North America, Lockheed Martin, Wells Fargo Bank and a host of others.

 

Pass On Blessings Awards

Billye  Suber Aaron and Henry “Hank” Aaron (right) (Photo credit: LaTasha Clanton)

 

Pass On Blessings Awards

Channel 2 Anchorwomen Monica Pearson and Actor Boris Kodjoe (Photo credit: LaTasha Clanton)

 

Pass On Blessings Awards

Jan Portman (right) John Portman and Luci Baines Johnson share a touching moment. (Photo credit LaTasha Clanton)

 

Pass on Blessings Awards 2014

Award winning world renowned vocalist Julie Dexter provides musical selections for each honoree. (Photo credit: LaTasha Clanton)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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