POETRY SMASH!! Do you write/recite poetry? Join us September 18th!

We are hosting a poetry event on September 18th at Clearfork Food Park in Fort Worth, TX.  Park operator Chuck Briant is delighted and excited to support HMPA Inc. on North Texas Giving Day!  This day has been set aside for all of North Texas Donors to support local nonprofit organizations! Without community support Non-Profits would be nonexistence.  We have planned an awesome event to showcase the talents of all the local poets in Fort Worth and surrounding cities.

Join us for North Texas Giving!

To enter this event is ABSOLUTELY FREE! We are looking for poets to come out and share a maximum of THREE pieces of their original work.  There is ONE SMALL Requirement.  We are asking each registrant to write one original piece about “GIVING”.  What does giving mean to you? What would the world be without those that freely give?  Give us your poetic expressions of what giving means and how it effects the world today.

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North Texas Giving Day! HMPA is hosting FUN EVENT THIS NIGHT! September 18th! More info coming!

 

Launched in 2009 by Communities Foundation of Texas with ongoing support from Center for Nonprofit Management, NorthTexasGivingDay.org is the most comprehensive and free public resource for connecting North Texas nonprofits and supporters. For supporters, the website simplifies the process of researching nonprofits and community needs, and making charitable donations. For nonprofits, North Texas Giving Day serves as another awareness-building and fundraising tool. The website profiles more than 1,500 nonprofits, and since its inception has infused more than $60 million into nonprofits serving the 16-county North Texas community. Visit www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org, Facebook-North Texas Giving Day or www.twitter.com/ntxgivingday. Hashtag #NTXGivingDay

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Talent Showcase was a HUGE SUCCESS!!! Check out the Winners!!

HMPA Don’t Bully ME!-The Crusade hosted it’s first Talent Showcase at Texas Wesleyan University on August 2nd.  The crowd showed up ready and very responsive to the contestants.  The panel of judges which consisted of local business owners and community activists where in place and ready to provide positive feedback!  HMPA wants to personally thank all the in-kind sponsors and surrounding communities throughout Dallas and Fort Worth for their support!

Winners are as follows:

R&B

Zharne Gray

Adult R&B WInner

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gospel

Phylicia Hoooper

Gospel Winner

Rap

Bretland Reaves

Rap Winner

Youth R&B

Chayil Brown

Youth R&B WInner

Dance Youth

Damarion Jackson

Youth Dance WInner

Dance Adult

Loretta & Ray from Loretta House of Dance

Adult Dance Winner

All our contestants are winners as the competition was very close!  Thanks for all that came out to support our artistic approach to fight against bullying!  We appreciate  your support!

The audience awaits the announcement of the winners!

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Meet the contestants of the “Don’t Bully Me!- Talent Showcase!”

Uprising Stars!

Meet the stars!

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An 18 year old singer song-writer from Fort Worth, TX

Soloist Performing in Showcase

Madison Cofer- An 18 year old singer song-writer from Fort Worth, TX. Described as pleasant and powerful, prolific and pure, Madison’s vocal and writing ability is easily recognized and hardly forgotten. Madison will be performing at the Don’t Bully ME!-Talent Showcase as a guest performer, performing original music.

 

Madison’s Opinion: many don’t realize how badly verbal abuse and cyber bullying is, bullying is not cool.

 Watch her on youtube

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Gospel Recording Artist Neiman Ray’s Thoughts on Bullying

Gospel Recording Artist

As a child that was bullied, I recommend two things: 1. Tell someone, regardless of what you think people will say or do to you. 2. Take a self defense class, not only to gain defensive skills, but also your self-esteem and confidence. And know that it gets better. God loves you.

Come see him perform live his new single “B-I-B-L-E” opening for the Gospel Segment of the show!

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Bullied for not following changes, yet faced our worlds adversity in exchange for admiration.

Guest Dance Performer at Talent Showcase

Hey I am Tomecko Apollo Johnson. Creative movement is what I do,perform,teach and the feeling is what I enjoy.   I was originally born in Memphis,Tennessee ,but you can say I was Texas raised. I enjoy dance because of the people it brings together. The feeling we connect to while enjoying music,the emotions you get through acting,the power of movement is strong. It’s the reason I love to teach visual poetry to share my life with someone, because the dance was created through the stories I lived. I think I’m like every other dancer, I started after seeing Michael Jackson and from there the train began. My mother would tell me I’d have to create my own style if i wanted to become a dancer. I ended up graduating at 17 and asking myself what do I love? What do I want to be?  There the journey began. It has led me to many beautiful people and things that’s fruitful to who I am inside. I journeyed to Florida for the first time, then to California for the show “So you think you can dance”, then to San Antonio, Texas. The spirit of music and divine creation has taken me many places. For this, I am thankful to give you, my style of Hip Hop…created from the kid unheard in big places.

Bullied for not following changes, yet faced our worlds adversity in exchange for admiration.

Tomecko Apollo Johnson
The “Don’t Bully ME!-The Crusade Talent Showcase” invites you to come see all the local talent  and businesses that’s coming together as one to support HMPA Inc. quest against bullying!  Tickets on sale now $5 pre-sale!
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New Poster Model…WOW’s HMPA with a new promotional photo! Chayil Lightfoot Rocks!

NEW MODEL FOR CRUSADE CAMPAIGN

Daveon Ishman of Corta Photography & Graphix Designs captured one of the Talent Showcase contestants in an awesome and courageous photo shoot this past Saturday.  Chayil Lightfoot is a 9th grader with a big future! She came to HMPA Inc. 2013 as an actress in the stage play, “What She Won’t Do…I Will!”, after the play she decided to come back to audition and landed a role in “Don’t Bully ME!” Stage play March 2014.  Chayil got her first break in acting but wow’d the judges with her beautiful, sultry voice.

After posing for the photo shoot for the Talent Showcase…she walks away as the spokes photo for the “CRUSADE”. Congratulations Chayil and thanks for taking a stand against bullying!   Thanks Corta Photography for this awesome SHOT of her!

HMPA Model for anti-bullying crusade

Come hear Chayil perform August 2, 2014 at Texas Wesleyan Nicholas Martin Hall !  Tickets are on sale now… $5 pre-sale or $10 at the door!

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Purchase your Early Bird Tickets to SHOWCASE!! $5.00

Tickets are on sale for the “Don’t Bully ME!-The Crusade Talent Showcase.  Please purchase tickets while supplies last!

Click Here to Purchase Tickets!! Pre-sale ends July 23rd.  

CEO, Jeanette Greenwood is excited about the talent we have coming to the showcase!  We look forward to the opportunity of serving our community and showcasing new talent in the area!  We look forward to seeing community support!

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Texas Wesleyan University Martin Hall serves as the final resting place for “Don’t Bully ME!-The Crusade Talent Showcase!

Texas Wesleyan University

Don’t Bully ME!-The Crusade 2014 Talent showcase is proud to announce the event will be hosted at Texas Wesleyan Universities Martin Hall!  The beautiful theater seats approximately 600 people with its luxurious balcony seating!  This showcase is growing by leaps and bounds all for a great cause for the greater good of the community!  HMPA Inc. and all its staff wants to thank TWU for their commitment to give back to the community and their support in this crusade against bullying!

Special shout out to Adrian K. Bumgarner, Music Coordinator at TWU.  She is very professional an a huge asset to the community!

 

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