Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Paul Dickens wins TAG's Make History National Grants Program

As I was reading one of my favorite new blogs Black Gives Back, I saw someone I knew...Paul Dickens, UMD alum who is now a first-year medical student at Howard University, was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the first ever TAG Make History National Grants Program.

Celebrities like Jermaine Dupri, Russell Simmons and Ne-Yo helped TAG Records and the Hip Hop Summit Action Network honor students Nationwide for their community efforts.

Paul with Ne-Yo getting that gwap!

Paul created "health and environmental youth-oriented programming, using original hip-hop DVD's to encourage young people to maintain healthy lives and promoting professions related to this lifestyle."

The other winners pictured with Russell Simmons, MC Lyte, Chili, Ne-Yo and Yo Yo.

Read more about Paul's work here! :)