Keke Palmer to receive Spirit of the League award from Atlanta Urban League

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Actress and Singer KeKe Palmer who began performing at the age of five, has had her own television show and starred in major stage productions on Broadway with Cinderella and films like Akeelah and the Bee, Barbershop 2, Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story and most recently Brotherly Love, will receive the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Spirit of the League for her work on and off the screen and stage with campaigns to empower youth. The luncheon will be held on Friday, May 29 at noon at the Twelve Hotel, Atlantic Station.
“The theme for today’s luncheon — “Investing in Youth Today….. Empowering Young Adults Tomorrow” – reflects the age-old truth that we cannot advance as a people without investing in our youth. It also acknowledges the importance of letting these young people know when they are doing the right thing – and applauding them for it and supporting them in keeping it up,” said Nancy Flake Johnson, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta.

Nancy Flake Johnson
Nancy Flake Johnson

KeKe, 22, works with the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of the American charity Cool To Be Smart program, speaking to children about the importance of learning. She is also a supporter of Urban Farming, the Girl Scouts and the YWCA & Saving Our Daughters to tackle the issue of bullying in our nation.
Other honorees- all youth and young adults enrolled in the ULGA Urban Youth
Empowerment Program- will be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in the Youth Services Division include: Jovan Gay, Rontavious Stovall, Adrecu
Culbreath, Hancy Aldeclat and Domence Flannigan.
WSB TV 2 Reporter Erica Byfield is the mistress of ceremonies and teen jazz band “Fusion” will provide pre-luncheon music. The Tri-City High School band will perform.
Tickets may be purchased by contacting Dottie Johnson at or 404 659-6580. For more information, call 404-659-1150 or visit the


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