Black Fairy Godmother Foundation’s 3rd Annual Purple Diamond Awards Welcome Hip-Hop’s Yo-Yo as Host

The Black Fairy Godmother Foundation welcomes hip-hop legend/activist Yo-Yo as host of the 3rd Annual Purple Diamond Awards, Saturday, November 5, at the Newark, NJ Museum of Art


NEWARK, NJ, USA, Oct. 11, 2022 / — Hip-hop legend and activist Yo-Yo is added as host of Black Fairy Godmother Foundation’s third Purple Diamond Awards, based in New Jersey.

The Foundations Festivities – to be held at the Newark Museum of Art, 49 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey, on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 6 p.m. – will honor those who have worked tirelessly to help bring support to the communities of color and marginalized areas that have fallen between the cracks of resources and need help beyond existing sources.

Known for the early 1990s hits “You Can’t Play With My Yo-Yo” and “The Bonnie & Clyde Theme”, Yo-Yo (née Yolanda Whitaker) pushed it forward in urban communities by launching a ‘School of Hip-Hop’, a seven-week summer program designed to teach 100 low-income children how to dance hip-hop and how to write music

The musical guests of the Purple Diamond Awards – Grammy-nominated hitmaker Kenny Lattimore and New Jack Swing master Jeff Redd – will lend their gratitude for recognizing the well-deserved honorees. Kenny Lattimore has been hailed by The New York Times as a “modern soul man” thanks to hits such as “For You.” Jeff Redd brings back the 90s and classic sounds with hits like “You Called and Told Me.”

Simone Gordon, Founder/CEO of the Black Fairy Godmother Foundation – a 501c3 non-profit organization – is committed to helping those through difficult times and finding new success. Ms Gordon – “Over the past year, we have helped hundreds of families survive the COVID years. Now there are hundreds, if not thousands, more who need help. Without our support , they risk losing their homes, their health care and their dignity.To help them find a new foundation for growth, development and success, that’s why I present our annual fundraiser, the Purple Diamond Awards.

A single mother raising an autistic son and a survivor of domestic violence, Simone Gordon started the Black Fairy Godmother Foundation after receiving help from a social media group of mums across the country. As this wonderful group of mothers ensured that Simone’s son received the services necessary for his well-being, they assisted Mrs. Gordon in his upbringing. The result – Simone graduated from college last spring with a degree in nursing and is currently enrolled in a university pursuing graduate studies. All of this while paying it to help marginalized communities in need through the Black Fairy Godmother Foundation.

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