Ballentine Addresses Critical Community Needs with a Cup of Joe
Â Atlanta, GA – Warren Ballentine, popular syndicated radio personality and attorney affectionately known as “The #1 Truthfighter” is once again galvanizing his listeners and encouraging thousands to actively help support and elevate communities across America.Â Ballentine announced today a new initiative challenging 30,000 people to buy coffee for $30 every month. The proceeds from the coffee will benefit distressed communities and help individuals who need it most. Every month the earnings from the coffee will go directly into the communities to financially assist in everything from saving homes in jeopardy of foreclosure, to funding college tuitions and helping small and community businesses stay afloat.
In true Ballentine fashion, the charitable cause does not come without pre-requisites. In order to qualify certain criteria must be met. To be considered potential recipients must: 1) Register to vote (if they are legally eligible) 2) Open up a bank account in a community-based bankÂ 3) Hire people in the community which the recipient resides or does business in; no matter what/if the job applicant has a prior legal record and 4) Provide a business plan and/or proof of amount owed (for example a mortgage statement; tuition bill, etc).
The goal is to offer some immediate relief to people in need in our communities, while also focusing on longer-term solutions that stimulate economic growth and promote healthy communities that are engaged financially and socially.Â Ballentine, who has always been extremely vocal about the state of the African-American community, continues to emphasize the dire need to work together and learn to invest in the community and become more economically sufficient. “This is an initiative aimed at trying to put hope and opportunity back into our communities. We can’t simply dream our way out of the current conditions. The only way we can do it is by working together and by having access to capital,” explains Ballentine.
Ballentine remains committed to helping the most vulnerable populations in neighborhoods across the country and shares that he will help roughly 5 communities every 30 days. Most recently Ballentine partnered with the National Banking Association (NBA), in a national campaign to get more minorities and other consumers in urban areas to put their money in black-owned banks.Â In less than 3 months, Ballentine encouraged minorities to invest more than $1 million dollars into community, minority-owned banks.Â He continues to be an activist and influential on the airwaves and in the community.Â “It’s about we…it’s not about me.”
To learn more about Ballentine’s current initiative, please visit www.truthfighterscoffee.com.
About Warren Ballentine
Warren Ballentine is Ebony Magazine named Warren Ballentine one of the most influential African Americans on its Power 100 List and New York Times Names Him the Lefts Answer to Rush Limbaugh. Warren Ballentine has galvanized millions of people to not just complain, but to take action to solve problems. Using the power of radio, Ballentine has championed and lead the call for action for the JENA 6 movement, the National Economic Blackout, and the National Community Reinvestment Day, among other nationwide initiatives.Â He has been instrumental in driving political education nationwide and led the ONE voter’s registration campaign. Additionally, he is a recurring guest and correspondent for CNN and FOX Business News. Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, Ballentine allowed his love for law to take him through law school at Ohio Northern’s School of Law and propel him into a career that brilliantly intersects the legal world, with the broadcast world. He has been featured in/on The New York Times, Atlanta Tribune, Black Enterprise, Atlanta Business Journal and others. Ballentine continues to use his voice on and off the airwaves to promote change. Going above and beyond the call of duty, he remains adamant about using his voice to make a difference in his community and driving people to move to action. The Warren Ballentine Show is nationally syndicated and can be heard weekdays around the country from 10AM-1PM (check local market listing information) or visit www.truthfighters.tv.