When word broke about the 1st Annual Urban Shake Awards, the response was met with, "Its about Time". Not for another Chicago award show but for a platform to recognize the true movers and "SHAKErs right here in Chicago. Urban Shake Magazine and AMP, LLC through MUSEUM 44, the young adult division of the A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum will honor those who are living in the spirit of change and making history in our communities on a daily basis. Urban Shake Magazine will host its official launch mixer and fundraiser, April 2nd 2011 at 7pm at the A. Philip Randolph/Pullman Porter Museum, located at the corner of 104th and Maryland Ave in Chicago, IL. Being a part of the music industry, you see many organizations put on events just to make a few dollars in the name of humanitarianism, but this truly is different. Selflessly motivated on positive difference making, Urban Shake Magazine, AMP.LLC and MUSEUM 44 truly are standing in the intersection WHERE HIP HOP MEETS HISTORY. Forget all the negativity you see or here, on this ONE night, we will be ONE PEOPLE, ONE HISTORY, ONE FUTURE… see you there….
The 2011 Honorees Are:
Leonard "GLC" Harris (Music Artist) - "Hometown Hero" Award
Wallace "Gator" Bradley (Community Activist) - "Peace" Award
Che "Rhymefest" Smith (20th Ward Alderman Candidate) - "Future Leadership"
Tiffany Davis (Bad Girls Club, Season 3) - "Mentorship" Award
Greg "YP" Cherry (Music Artist) - "Who Got Next" Award
The Red Pump Project (Non-profit Org.) - "Selfless Service" Award
Erica Elle (Internet Show Host) - "Internet Swag" Award
PHLI Worldwide (Store, Brand) - "Entrepreneurial Cornerstone" Award
The museum is not funded by any city, state, or local government agencies, it is therefore our responsibility as a community to ensure that this valuable asset remains a viable institution available to the community. All donations are tax-deductible.