home arrow BUSINESS arrow Magic Johnson urges audience to ‘pay it forward’ for young people

AP Business Video



Login Form






Lost Password?
No account yet? Register
DIGITAL EDITION
Magic Johnson urges audience to ‘pay it forward’ for young people PDF Print E-mail
Written by Black PR Wire   
Friday, 15 February 2013

magic_johnson.jpgATLANTA (BLACK PR WIRE) — NBA legend and business mogul Earvin “Magic” Johnson gave an inspiring speech to a packed audience of more than 500 employees and students from the Atlanta University Center recently at Coca-Cola headquarters.

Joined by multi-Grammy Award-winning musician, actor and philanthropist Common, Johnson shared personal childhood stories and insight into the importance of giving back to the community and participating in the “Coca-Cola Pay It Forward” movement.

Kicking off the second year of the program, Coca-Cola has enlisted the help of some of today’s leading African American history makers to offer exciting apprenticeship experiences to aspiring youth. Magic Johnson, Common and Black

Entertainment Television (BET) chairwoman and CEO Debra Lee will serve as mentors, giving four lucky young people the opportunity to shadow them and their teams for a week during the summer.

The program is open to young people between the ages of 16 to 21 (as of May, 1 2013). Family, friends, members of the community and young people themselves can go to My Coke Rewards (mycokerewards.com/payitforward) to nominate aspiring youth.

Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
This content has been locked. You can no longer post any comments.

busy
Last Updated ( Sunday, 17 February 2013 )
 
< Prev   Next >
 

STOCKS



Powered by Stock Trader
Google Glass, good for cooking, needs InternetGoogle Glass, good for cooking, needs Internet
NEW YORK — Google Glass is like a fickle friend. Surprises await, such as the time it took a photo of my ceiling while...
Read more...
FTC says operators of jerk.com deceived consumersFTC says operators of jerk.com deceived consumers
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission says the operators of a website called Jerk.com are the ones behaving badl...
Read more...
‘Rio 2’ dazzling but overloaded ‘Rio 2’ dazzling but overloaded
A vivid and delightful animated spectacle, Rio 2 is chock-full of colorful 3-D wonder and jubilant musical numbers set ...
Read more...
Nicole Henry gives salon concert, master classNicole Henry gives salon concert, master class
South Florida’s own jazz sensation Nicole Henry will share her vocal and modeling talents at the Venetian Arts Society...
Read more...

The most influential African American weekly newspaper in South Florida

Beatty Media LLC