TAG Records awards first grants
NEW YORK TAG Records, the music label recently formed by Procter & Gamble’s TAG brand and Island Def Jam, recently joined forces with the Hip Hop Summit Action Network to name five recipients of the first-ever TAG Make History National Grants Program.
“The TAG Records mission is dedicated to mentoring and propelling urban youth through hip hop,” stated Adam Weber, brand manager for P&G. “The goal of TAG’s Make History National Grants Program is to recognize the extraordinary strides being taken by select urban students, and we’re very proud to partner with HSAN and NAFEO to provide them with tools to broaden their remarkable contributions.”
With the help of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education and a panel of celebrity judges included hip-hop stars Jermaine Dupri, Russell Simmons, Ne-Yo, MC Lyte and Chili, TAG Records honored individuals at the Oct. 17 who have made heir mark.
The winners included:• Blair Alexander Jr. of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. He was recognize for research in microbiology pertaining to why humans have become resistant to antibiotics and how to reverse this trend.
• Paul Dickens of Howard University in Washington D.C. The first-year medical student has created health and environmental youth-oriente programming using original hip-hop DVDs to encourage youth to maintain healthy lives.
• Chevonne James of Bowie State University in Bowie, Md. She was recognized for the creation and operation of the “Pick A Meal” pilot program that enables less fortunate people to receive gift cards or meal vouchers.
Jamel Vanderburg of Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio. Vanderburg is the 21-year-old founder and chief executive officer of start-up marketing and accounting firm A&M Financial Services. The firm assists college students who want to start their own businesses.
• Kiera Thomas of Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Ky. Thomas is an award-winning singer and songwriter. She was recognized for her development and funding of the Kentucky State Show Choir.
Athletic Body Care line designed specifically for athletes
LOS ANGELES Athletic Body Care is a new line of skin care products designed specifically for athletes that promises to kill viruses while moisturizing the skin.
The products, developed by Los Angeles marital arts school owner Adam Page, are non-alcohol based and have been formulated to moisturize the skin while killing such viruses as MRSA, staph, ringworm, impetigo, hepatitis and such fungi as athlete’s foot and jock itch, according to the company.
The formula contains wound healing agent Allantoin, germ-killing ingredient benzalkonium chloride and various mixtures of shea butter, jojoba, antioxidants and vitamins.
The collection includes foaming skin sanitizer for before the workout and a clean power wash and therapeutic muscle soak for after the workout. There’s also Daily Defense Lotion for throughout the day.
Athletic Body Care is the official body care product of USA Grappling, Warrior International Training Center of Las Vegas, Big John McCarthy’s Ultimate Training Academy and California USA Wrestling.
Villlage Co. acquires Mr. Bubble brand from Ascendia Brands
CHASKA, Minn. The Village Co., a supplier of bath, shower and personal care products, has acquired the Mr. Bubble brand from bankrupt Ascendia Brands.
“Mr. Bubble is a recognized brand that mothers have known and trusted for years. We are delighted to add Mr. Bubble to our brand portfolio,” stated Frank Klisanich, president and chief executive officer of The Village Co. “The acquisition of Mr. Bubble, the No. 1 selling brand of bubble bath, further solidifies The Village Co. as a leader in the bath and shower category.”
The transition of the Mr. Bubble brand is in process and shipping and manufacturing started this week, the company stated.