Hip-Hop icon and Businessman "MASTER P" offers encouragement Youth at NAACP banquet
Businessman and hip-hop mogul Master P told local students at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center Friday night that success doesn’t come without hard work. “Never say you can’t do anything,” he said. “You’ve got to do whatever you’ve got to do to get that foot in the door. Successful people don’t make excuses. Unsuccessful people make excuses.” The students were honored at the Terrebonne Parish NAACP’s 36th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet. The students each received scholarship to continue their education and pursue their dreams. However, fulfilling dreams doesn’t come without a fight, Master P said during his keynote address. “My grandmother used to always tell me if they shut the door you go open a window,” he said. “You’ve got to find a way in. Successful people get in. Successful people find a way to make it happen. You’ve got to dream big and you’ve got to tell yourself you can do it.”
Master P Team Hope NOLA Celebrity Basketball Game Gives Back To The Community
Percy Miller’s annual charity basketball game at Xavier University of Louisiana was more than just hoops, it was basketball with a purpose. Thirty scholarships were donated to the inner-city kids in the New Orleans community. The stars came out and played for a great cause in the midst of a packed arena. The super girl group June’s Diary sung the national anthem. The halftime show was performed by R&B super star Cymphonique and Southern Band. The 3-point contest and dunk competition got fans out of their seats as Team NOLA won the championship and Romeo dedicated the MVP trophy to 7-year old Dequante Hobbs Jr. This day was all about peace, helping and preparing the next generation. It was a family fun entertaining event filled with excitement, peace and hope.
Get Tickets Now and Make a Difference with the 2018 Celebrity Game: CLICK HERE
MASTER P AND VISION TO LEARN CELEBRATED IN THE BAY AREA SERVICING OVER 100,000 KIDS WITH FREE EYEGLASSES IN THE U.S.
During a visit to Oakland, Master P told students that he himself had wear eyeglasses. And he wants to get rid of the idea that wearing eyeglasses is not cool. In the U.S., an estimated two million students do not have the glasses they need at school. Master P encouraged them to wear and care for the gifts they received.
"I came to tell these kids personally that wearing their glasses is cool,” said Master P. “I look at these kids and I see myself at their age. These glasses will help them achieve their dreams. It starts with being able to see. It’s difficult to learn when you can’t read because you can’t see clearly. Our Mission is to provide glasses to every underprivileged student who needs them nationwide.”
Untreated vision impairment can create difficulties with learning and Master P believes providing glasses to those who need them is better preparing them to l“If these kids can see, this will be one of the greatest projects I could be a part of,” he continued. “Today, we celebrated in the Bay Area, servicing over 100,000 kids nationwide and two-years from now we’re going to bridge the gap with the two million kids that still need eyeglasses.”
Master P ,Romeo and Vision To Learn Gave Free Eye Glasses to Crenshaw Students.
Crenshaw highschool students are rocking cool glasses thanks to Master P,Romeo and Vision to Learn . Our mission is to make sure every inner city student has free glasses and eye exams across the US. Our next stop is New Orleans we are preparing the next generation to focus on the future and it start with vision.
UNCLE SANTA 19TH CHRISTMAS ANNUAL TOY GIVEAWAY OVER FOUR THOUSAND KIDS
Uncle Santa 19th Christmas Annual Event was a joyful experience for over four thousand kids and their families. Uncle Santa AKA Master P and Uncle Santa Junior AKA Romeo pulled up in a U-haul full of gifts. Percy Miller and his family have been hosting this event for the last 19 years in the cities of Compton, New Orleans, Louisville and has added Orlando. Miller says, “Each year it gets bigger and bigger and thank God we are able to help more kids and their families for Christmas. It is a huge blessing to be able to put so many smiles on so many kids' faces. I grew up in poverty, our holidays were always a struggle for our family. Thanks to the volunteers and sponsors we are able to make a difference for these kids.”
NEW ORLEANS GATORS AND MASTER P GIVE BACK TO THE KIDS IN THE COMMUNITY
It was all smiles at Mahalia Jackson Elementary School as Pro-Basketball Team New Orleans Gators and owner Master P made sure the kids in the community are prepared for the upcoming school year with backpacks and school supplies. Percy Miller is no stranger to giving back, his Let The Kids Grow program and Team Hope NOLA has been around for over nineteen years. Team Hope NOLA is the official foundation for The New Orleans Gators and together they are making a difference. Their mission is to provide the necessary tools to enable future success for the kids in the community.
Music Mogul Master P Gives Back In A Major Way To Help The Elders In New Orleans
Businessman and entrepreneur Percy Miller aka Master P say, “I don’t want to forget about the elderly. These are the people that helped raise and guide us. If we make it, we are supposed to come back, help preserve them, take care of them, cherish and love them. They are our wisdom. I noticed that many times the elderly are lonely and barely being visited. Team Hope NOLA is focusing on celebrating, thanking and appreciating the elderly by helping beautify their property and most importantly spending time with them.” After Master P himself, helped with some of the indoor painting efforts, he ushered the Guest Home residents for a special surprise, where Percy Miller and his partners fed meals to over 2000 elderly. They also gift the facility with a new flat screen TV, laptops, chairs, tables, and furniture for their community center. Guste Homes CEO Cynthia Wiggins summed up the morning best with her words of gratitude for Master P, "Thank you for being an example to the community of what success really means by giving back to the community that helped raise you and held you down." A stellar example indeed.
Two sons of the city, one a music mogul and the other a professional basketball coach, are using their influence to infuse hope in the youth of New Orleans.
The two have joined together to form Team H.O.P.E. , an acronym for “Helping Our Players Excel.” But instead of Pack and Master P coaching this team about the game of basketball, they’ll instead focus on the game of life. “We identify with them,” Pack said. “The tough times, the bumpy roads, we went through them. It wasn’t easy. But we made it and we want to show them there is an opportunity for them as well.” Pack is hoping that the same success he had at Lawless High and that Miller had while attending Booker T. Washington and Warren Easton spreads to the members of Team H.O.P.E.
“We know some of these kids have that drive and that same competitive spirit and want-to, and we want to give them a platform, opportunities and energies to lead them to that success,” Pack said. “P and I both came up in New Orleans, and we had to grind through this city to get the opportunities that we got, and we took advantage of them.” Pack and Miller say they didn’t have a program like Team H.O.P.E. when they were growing up in New Orleans. So they felt they should start something that will expose the kids to things they normally wouldn’t get a chance to see.
“Don’t be afraid to chase your dreams and goals,” Miller said. “It’s not about where you’re at, it’s about where you’re going to go. Don’t be afraid to say no to negative things. That’s why we’re here right now. We weren’t afraid. We had a lot of people who we thought were on our team who are probably dead or in prison. But we decided to do the right thing. Don’t be afraid to do the right thing.” The program is ongoing. Pack and Miller will monitor the youth throughout their high school years. Eventually, Miller said, they would like to have a building for the kids. The program will have frequent activities for the youth, exposing them to different professions to help them reach whatever dreams they may have.
“This means everything to us because we come from here,” Miller said. “Everybody told us we couldn’t make it, and we excelled.” Now they are hoping the same for these kids who remind them so much of themselves. Pack and Miller were once where they were, growing up in a city in which many youth don’t make it to the age of 25. They hope the program, like its name, gives the kids hope, while at the same time broadening their horizons.
“We got a chance to see the world,” Pack and P said. “That’s what we want for the kids in team hope nola.”