Young urbanites forging an Obama-like future
by Suzanna Lyn
The Pretty Publicists
August 2, 2009, Peoria, IL -- Three young men out of Peoria, Illinois, are doing more than simply listening to the motivational words of the President during his recently televised NAACP address (7/16/09). They are incorporating his philosophy into their artistry and innate desire to respond by assisting others.
Their names are Walter Anthony Bradford, Montelle Talley and Micki Watkins. But when "Montana", "Talley" and "Mickey Cheese" combine talents, they are collectively referred to as the second city of Illinois' - rising stars known as "300". Now, new transplants to Atlanta, GA, 300's objective transcends the aspirations of most up and coming artists. Their aspirations seemingly transcend vanity. These three young men have become inspired to assist others in their community recognize embrace this time in history as opportunity while curving the "owe me something" attitude of the past.
Walter Anthony Bradford, a.k.a. Montana, explains, "Even at my young age, I recognize that what President Obama articulated last week represents a reality that many African Americans did not want to face; not due to necessity as much as their hurt and disappointment in America. But, as the President stated, regardless of ethnicity, there are enormous opportunities that we need to embrace."
He continued, "No one is going to give us 40 acres and a mule. In reality, that was probably never going to happen anyway. It was an empty promise used to manipulate a people that were desperate for hope - a perpetuated mirage. But, when does the hurt end and the healing begin?
Our generation has to take charge and we are dedicated to making our contribution towards that. No one is going to do for you. It’s time to begin doing for ourselves and each other. Together, irrespective of color lines, individuals of like minds can build an incredible future. 300 is simply 3 young American men, proudly of African heritage, asserting 100% of their everything towards perfecting their talent of course, but more importantly, building a better tomorrow."
One of the ventures that 300 has taken on is through a collaborative effort with the up and coming online concert venue - Ultimate Dream Concert.com - and 3G Live.TV. This occurred when they discovered that a young intern and Florida A & M University student, Honesty Brennan (Digital Honesty), was being confronted with the threat of having to delay her education due to cutbacks suffered by the University that consequently dissolved her scholarship program.
Mickey Cheese told us, "Hony works with our management and P.R. firm, Posh Platinum, out of Atlanta. When we got wind of her misfortune and after everything that she had done for us, we had to do something to help her. We went to Posh and told them we wanted to throw a benefit concert to assist Hony so that she will never have to worry about this happening again."
From that, everything took off. On August 18, 2009, 300 has scheduled to throw a live concert in College Park, GA to help Honesty complete her college education. But, as homage to their generation, this concert will be broadcasted over the Internet across the globe, giving others an opportunity to also contribute. A percentage of all proceeds will be donated into a fund to assist in covering the cost of Honesty's remaining college education.
Talley says, "That's what the President has requested. It’s the Obama thing to do."
For more information about the up and coming concert or ticket information, go to www.ultimatedreamconcert.com or www.theworldof300.com.