METRO DISABILITY COALITION CONTINUES TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS TO ASSIST PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
The Metro Disability Coalition works tirelessly in the community to help move toward a fully accessible community for all disabled individuals.
From developing confidence to independence the Metro disability Coalition is an organization of individuals and agencies in Louisville, KY who assist those with disabilities a better quality of life. The 501c(3) organization was established in 2001.
In March of each year, we host the Breaking Barriers Spotlight Awards. The ceremony gives us a chance to say thank you people for their commitment, recognize educators, healthcare, service, community and youth organizations for their desire to enrich the lives of gifted and talented students.
In 2017, at the 17th annual awards ceremony former University of Louisville basketball star Marques Maybin was our keynote speaker. He played for the Cardinals from 1997 to 2001. In 2003, he was in a motorcycle accident in his hometown of Clarksville, TN. Maybin was paralyzed from the waist down. He passionately spoke to the audience about his setback but also how he was able to achieve and get back to his day to day routine while adjusting to being in a wheelchair. Now, he’s one of the top on-air radio personalities for ESPN Louisville.
If you would like to support Metro Disability Coalition and/or be a sponsor for the 18th Annual Breaking Barriers Spotlight Awards please contact Marcellus Mayes by calling 502-774-8993 or Ronel McCombs at 502-836-1245.
(Louisville, KY) The Brooklyn Queen is only 12 years old and she’s already creating a buzz in the entertainment industry. After signing with B.M.B. Records the Detroit native released her first studio album on August 4th and its garnering popularity at a rapid pace on social media platforms. On Sunday, October 29th, the Brooklyn Queen will travel to Louisville to host a Halloween party.
It’s the Brooklyn Queen’s Halloween Costume Party. It will be held at Diamond Pub located at 630 Barret Ave. She will perform live her first two hits, “Keke Taught Me”, and “Emoji”. The party starts at 5:00 pm and ends at 9:00 pm. The first 100 kids receive a gift bag of candy. The person with the “Best Costume” will win $300. There’s also a dance contest and the winner gets $200.
Parents this is an age appropriate event. The artist and her management team take pride that Brooklyn Queen’s music has no suggestive lyrics. She also takes pride in her no bullying campaign with an act of kindness initiative. By challenging her peers to say it’s okay and cool to be kind. She says “It’s not hard to do at least three things a day. You can open the door for someone, give a compliment, carry someone’s groceries or even just saying hello to someone in passing. Kindness can be contagious so catch it. I’m excited to spread this message in Louisville at the costume party. I can’t wait to meet everyone.”
General admission tickets for Brooklyn Queen’s Halloween Costume Party at Diamond Pub are $15. For $25, you can attend the VIP artist meet and greet after the show. For additional information go to www.brookylnqueen03.com. To be a part of her kindness campaign use the hashtags #BrooklynQueenKindnessChallenge #3ActsOfKindness #3Acts
If you would like to set up an interview and/or have Brooklyn Queen speak to a group of teens while in Louisville contact Sherlene Shanklin at firstname.lastname@example.org with your requests. If you would like to book the Brooklyn Queen for a performance contact Dorian Washington at Dorian@BMBEmpie.com.