Join #WhereHipHopHasANewDirection

At Brand Newz, our team of college students, emerging media professionals, and community volunteers, with entertainment industry pioneer Christopher “Play” Martin, are showing the world through positive news that #HipHopHasANewDirection  -- but we need your help to do it!

Check out why and how!

What is Brand Newz?
We are a multi-media, multi-generational online newz portal and national broadcast focused on elevating and celebrating people through presenting uplifting, empowering, insightful and fulfilling newz and information.

We tell stories about people like you and around the world who are making a positive difference in our communities, from the barbershop on the corner to the parks in the hood.

From a super mentor to a superstar, our newz focuses on highlighting ordinary people doing extraordinary things through Brand Newz Channels such as: Inspiration, Education, Technology, Health, Business, Politics, and more.

Brand Newz is brought to you through the talents of college students, rising communications professionals and supporters just like you, who participate in our hands-on professional development training.

With your help, their work can continue to be displayed on online platforms and cable programming on CW Networks and an ABC affiliate, as well as through an upcoming partnership with Dish Network's Video On Demand.

Brand Newz also serves as a hub for news from other news organizations with similar missions and works with colleges, schools and non-profit organizations around the country  to help them bring awareness to their causes.

Why You ... Why Now?
Your donations to our cause will assist us in funding and supporting the daily operations efforts needed to continue to produce original newz content.  In addition, your support will help us fund daily  programs and training as we strive to teach the next generation of journalists to report and bring you the news in a balanced way. Your support will also help us develop and maintain Brand Newz community and education outreach initiatives.

Your donation can help impact hundreds, thousands and millions as we strive to take our mission of providing balanced and postive news around the world.

Brand Newz was conceived more than eight years ago by vizionary Christopher “Play” Martin, who has played an important role in the progression of the Hip Hop culture, which was birthed with the purpose of uplifting people and communities through the sounds and styles of music and the people who made it.

For many years, Hip Hop was the only and most accessible form of media available to underserved communities. This enabled them to hear and tell the stories of what was going in the streets, in their neighborhoods and around the world. Hip Hop served as a voice for the voiceless and Brand Newz will follow this tradition, showing the world that “Hip Hop Has a New Direction” and that direction is up!

Brand New Success Story: Jay Sweet

Director, producer and television personality Jadaun "Jay" Sweet is one of the most recent Brand Newz journalists who have catapulted the hands-on experience and learning opportunities they received at Brand Newz into a successful endeavor. In November of 2014, Jay celebrated the premiere of his short film "Chain Music."

Brand New Success Story: Quincey Chapman

Brand Newz producer and editor Quincey Chapman recently became the founder, director and editor of IndieVidVisuals, a production company based in New York City. Quincey has been behind the scenes of some of the most successful Brand Newz stories, and has applied the skills and experience she has gained to a successful career behind the camera.

Help us help others to prepare for making their dreams come true. Your donation will allow you to become more than a news watcher, you will become a #NewzChanger!

In exchange for your donation, you will receive gifts of appreciation (see below). Once your gift arrives, take a selfie  with it and send it to us via email and share it with us on Instagram (@brandnewpics), so we can display with pride what you've done and what you are a part of. And don't  forget to use the hashtag #BrandNewzProducer when you post!

We also welcome and appreciate your monthly support throughout the year (this option is also available on the donation page).  

Donation Levels and Gifts 

Thank you for continued support!  Your donations will help Brand Newz , by supporting the operations and programs needed to help us continue to share with the world positive, informative, inspiring and educational stories about people, organizations and events making a difference in our communities. Read the Brand Newz story and more about Christopher Martin here.

***Notices: Your donation to Brand Newz will be used to support our day-to-day operations and programs. The items associated with each donation level are soley to be used as gifts of appreciation for your support and are not for sale or resale. Some appreciation gifts are available in limited quanities and for a limited time.

Appreciation gifts will  only be mailed to the address provided within 4-8 weeks. If you do not receive your gift by the ninth week, please contact us. The information you provide during your donation will be stored and used to provide you with updates and reminders about Brand Newz and the projects supported by your contributions.  If you do not wish to be contacted after your donation is made, please opt-out of receiving updates by emailing us.

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The fundraising campaign will be ongoing throughout 2015 and donations will be accepted all year long.   Please consult with your tax advisor as appropriate to determine the tax deductibility of your donation.If you wish to make an offline donation please contact us at [email redacted] for more information.
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