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RIAA-Platinum recording artist and Atlanta native Latto and her nonprofit Win Some Give Some teamed up with local Clayton County organization Rainbow House to host her first annual 'Latto 4 The Ladies & Babies' Christmas party at the Virginia Gray Burton Recreation Center in Riverdale, Ga.

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Win Some Give Some and Rainbow House came together and brought out teens, young mothers and their children and Latto giving back to her local community and spreading the holiday cheer. The families were offered meals, Black Santa merchandise, toys, Visa gift cards, free skating passes to their local rink, filled stockings and more.

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ABOUT LATTO:

Raised in Atlanta, GA, 22-year-old rising rapper Latto has been making a name for herself since ten years old. The Rap Game Season One winner has continually released music since 2016 and signed with RCA Records in 2020. In June 2019, Latto released her EP Big Latto, including her breakout hit song "Bitch From Da Souf." The December 2019 release of her follow-up project, Hit The Latto, contained the remix version of the track featuring Saweetie & Trina. The accompanying video has been viewed nearly 70 million times. Before those mentioned above, her impressive catalog of music includes Miss Mulatto (2016), Latto Let' Em Know (2017), and Mulatto (2018).

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ABOUT WIN SOME GIVE SOME:

Win Some Give Some is founded by Atlanta native Latto to empower at-risk young women by providing them resources and support to achieve a lifetime of success.

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ABOUT RAINBOW HOUSE:

Rainbow House, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation, operating Rainbow House Emergency Shelter for Children and Rainbow Connection Child Advocacy and Assessment Center. Our mission is to provide comprehensive services that restore, heal, and rebuild the lives of children and families.

Like the rainbow that appears after a storm, promising better times ahead, Rainbow House is an all-inclusive organization that brings hope to children that have come through difficult situations. We strive to provide peace and normalcy to children and their families so that they can heal.

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Atlanta's best and brightest turned out Thursday night for the annual BMI Atlanta holiday party. The festivities included a private dinner at famed steak house, Del Frisco's in Dunwoody, Ga, with a menu featuring some of the restaurant's most popular dishes.

BMI Vice President Creative, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton (2nd from left) poses with hip-hop producer Sonny Digital (left), BMI's Byron Wright (2nd from right), and DJ/producer TM88 (right) at BMI's Atlanta Holiday Party on Thursday.

Gentleman Jack and Tequila Herradura co-sponsored the event, with the tequila brand providing personalized BMI branded bottles for guests to take home and enjoy.

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R: Atlanta hip-hop royalty, TI (left), takes a photo with Gospel legend Kirk Franklin during the 2021 BMI Holiday party in Atlanta.

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L: Rising rap star Flo Milli stops by the 2021 BMI Atlanta Holiday Party at Del Friscos.

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GRAMMY-nominated singer and Empire star V. Bozeman attends the BMI Atlanta Holiday Party at Del Friscos.

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BMI Vice President Creative, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton poses with country music hitmaker Dallas Davidson at the 2021 BMI Holiday party in Atlanta.

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Producer Sonny Digital (left) and CEO of Adella Thomas Management, Rico Brooks, pictured at the 2021 BMI Holiday party in Atlanta.

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(L-R): Record producer Troy Taylor, BMI Assistant Vice President Creative, Los Angeles, Wardell Malloy and singer/songwriter Travis Malloy catch up at the 2021 Atlanta BMI Holiday party.

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Dallas Davidson and BMI Vice President Creative, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton proudly display a personalized gift from Tequila Herradura, a co-sponsor of the 2021 BMI Holiday Party.

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BMI's Marché Butler (left) and super producer Keyz catch up at the 2021 BMI Holiday party in Atlanta.

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This year's holiday party brought together (L-R) BMI's Akil Pinckney, Christopher Scott-Wallace, BMI Assistant Vice President Creative, Los Angeles, Wardell Malloy, BMI's Marché Butler, BMI Vice President Creative, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton, BMI's Reggie Stewart, Shaurice Flowers, Omar Grant, Melanie Thomas and Byron Wright.
 

ABOUT BMI:

Celebrating over 80 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.(r) (BMI(r)) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in over 18.7 million musical works created and owned by more than 1.2 million songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI's repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit bmi.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.'s Facebook page. Sign up for BMI's The Weekly™ and receive our e-newsletter every week to stay up to date on all things music.

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Mark Cuban is "disgusted" by the images of well-dressed Congress members attending the White House Christmas party on Thursday.

Cuban was upset by images of Congress members attending the White House Christmas party in designer ballgowns and tuxedos, while millions of Americans are homeless, starving and unemployed.

The "Shark Tank" star was irate when he saw TMZ's video of tuxedoed lawmakers Steve King, Jim Jordan, Doug Lamborn and others entering the White House on Thursday night.

Many frustrated Americans note that politicians used a virus as a political weapon to destroy small businesses while Congress members party on the American taxpayers' dime.

"I mean, it's shameful, it's stomach turning," said Cuban. "Look, no one's against someone celebrating Christmas and the holidays -- more power to them. But the timing, the circumstances, you know, do your job ...get stimulus to the people -- we need it desperately!"

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday rejected a $900 billion Covid-19 aid relief package that would have sent at least $600 to Americans whose unemployment benefits will run out on Dec. 26.

"Right now people are hungry. We have food lines in Dallas miles long," said Cuban, who added that his foundation and the Dallas Mavericks gave 10,000 meals away.

Cuban called on politicians to put aside their selfish differences and approve a stimulus package for Americans who put them in office.
 

La La's Winter Wonderland

Actress, fashion mogul and philanthropist La La Anthony hosted a “Winter Wonderland” Christmas charity event for 250 young girls enrolled in the non-profit Girls Inc of NYC, on Thursday, December 21st, at The Gauchos Gym in The Bronx.

La La partnered with Brand Jordan and Apple who donated sneakers, sports gear and electronic devices to the girls.

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“I’m blessed to be in a position to use my time and resources to make a difference in young people’s lives," she said. "Not everyone can call their friends at Brand Jordan and Apple and ask for product to donate." She continues “It always feels good to give during the holiday season, but I think it’s even more important to GIVE BACK to those who are not only less fortunate but who are working hard and deserve it, than the young women of Girls Inc of NYC.”

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La La’s celebrity guests including her Starz Power co-stars Joseph Sikora & Michael Rainey Jr.; hip-hop stars A-Boogie, Lil Yachty, 6ix9ine, Dave East, Young M.A, Maino, and Jim Jones surprised a packed house with special performances.

DJ Clue provided music, while Eat Clean Bro, DJ Envy’s top pop soda & BCakeNY donated food and refreshments. There were a few other surprise guests who joined her including new Def Jam girl group Riplay and Atlantic recording artist Rico Nasty.

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Representatives from Mayor Bill de Blasio and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr's office presented La La with certificates of recognition, while NY Senator Gustavo Rivera who represents the Bronx attended the exclusive event.

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"Don't let anybody tell you what you can't do; you can do anything. I love you guys! Happy New Year!" La La said in a video uploaded to her Instagram.com account.

 

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