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LAWRENCE O’NEAL AND HILL HARPER’S MANIFEST YOUR DESTINY FUNDRAISER WAS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!

Hill Harper’s youth empowerment organization, Manifest Your Destiny or MYD, is coming to the Washington DC area. This organization is geared towards empowering youth in achievement and happiness. Harper wants to bring his summer youth empowerment program to the city.

In order to raise funds, DC philanthropist Lawrence O’neal created a series of events to benefit MYD. His most recent event, Dancing With MYD (modeled after the popular ABC show Dancing With The Stars) was a star filled event with dancing and comedy for a cause.

Hosted by comedian, Joe Clair, the show displayed volunteer contestants who raised funds and practiced a dance routine in order to win a mirror ball trophy. The dancers for the evening were April Bell, Charisse Jordan, Lawrence O’Neal, Gizelle Bryant, Melissa Dawn Simkins and Nana Malaya Rucker. Judges for the show included radio host Frank Ski, actress Denyce Lawton, owner and publisher of Sister 2 Sister Magazine Jamie Foster Brown, News One TV host Roland Martin, WHUR radio host Nikki Strong, R&B singer Raheem DeVaugn, and actor and event host Hill Harper. Special performances by the Dance Institute of Washington completed the wonderful night of entertainment.

 At the end of the night, the winner Melissa Dawn Simpkins and her partner were awarded the first Dancing With MYD mirror ball. But the true winners are the kids that will benefit from 100% of the donations raised from supporters of the dancers, the Lawrence O’Neal Foundation and Hill Harper’s Manifest Your Destiny foundation.

Kudos to all.

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MYD group shot