Community Outreach

This year's Ace & Dee's Black History Extravaganza took place on February the 22nd. Yvette Harris owner of The Copley Road Community Center, opened her doors for Akron's conscious community to hold it's annual fellowship. As always, the city's "black" independent business owners were honored and celebrated with interviews and their time to promote what services they provide at the podium.

This year in-conjunction with The Reporter Newspaper, we gave out AkronHiphop Community Awards to those movers and shakers that made a positive and consistent impact on our community. Also, we did a ceremony for social media regarding the awards. We thought that doing the ceremony for social media would be a great way to get the word out to those nominated and to those that won.

Our speakers for the evening showed and proved why they're considered some of the best brothers to talk about our unique history, plight and future. Big ups to Mr. Prophecy, Dennis Wilson, Russ Neal and Min. Stephen Muhammad for a job well done. I really appreciated you brothers for taking the time to celebrate with us this year.

In-closing, I wanna thank Char Johnson, Yvette Harris, Joi Wilson, Jamie Cole and Maurice Thomas for helping with this year's Extravaganza. Please check out the video of our award ceremony from this year's event sponsored again by The Reporter Newspaper. Until next time, have some fun and get something done.

Check out the video 
of the award ceremony

2018 Water Campaign
Each year (during the summer months) we take up donations with the promise to furnish the city's various Pee Wee football organizations with much-needed water. This year we will only focus on the month of August to do what we can this time around. We ask that you donate $5.00 via our cash app (which is $HiramAkeem) or just give me a call at (330) 937-2632 and we can set up a time to connect. Thank you in advance for your support and generosity.

Check out this quick video for our 
previous year's campaign

The Annual Ace and Dee's Black History Extravaganza 2018

 On Feb 23rd, we held our annual black history event on Akron's west-side at The Thai Soul-Fusion Grill. At this time I would like to shout out all who took the time to dress in all black (which was 99.9% of the crowd). That's right, only one person showed up without wearing all black. Even though she wasn't rocking all black she still looked amazing. 

I also would like to thank all of our vendors and business owners that spoke on the stage promoting their businesses. Big shout out to my sista Kim from Kim's Kloset, Nikki Swift from Vivid Solution Design Studio, Kofi Khemet, sista Yolanda and everyone else that represented. 

I would like to thank all of the featured guest speakers. Big ups to J-Black for always being exciting and engaging. The brotha had me ready to run through a wall. My brotha Rich P for always supporting our movement and repping the luv. Sisita Bobbi and brotha Shawn from Cloud 9 Herbal Gallery for supporting and sharing that much needed word about (us as a people healing our temples/bodies.) Thanks to Big Ra for always repping and supporting your brotha. And last but not least I have to say thank you to brotha Pershawn for working the program for me and Char Johnson for helping out with the decorations. 

To our Keynote speakers Pastor Ukali White and College professor Debra Calhoun. We appreciate your time and efforts for coming out and celebrating with us this year. Personally speaking I wanna tell everyone that I have had one on one conversations with these two often. And ever-time we talk I feel truly educated and blessed. It is my hope that those who attended got fed more than just some good event food-cooking by Chef Tawon Burton. Until next time have some fun and get something done.

Feb 23rd 2018

Feb.15th 2018
Community Organize To Send Inner-City Youth To See Black Panther Movie

We here at is all about painting positive images of our people everyday. We feel that it is our job to create a platform where our voices are heard and our presence can be seen and felt. It's our responsibility and pleasure to send children from our community to see the great film Black Panther. This powerful film is history being made all over the world. We believe that the impact of seeing our people as kings and queens (battling the forces of evil) will positively impact the lives of these children as well as entertain them. 

This film celebrates our culture in all its beauty and glory. Movie goers will also become familiar with our African culture through  costumes, characters and location. So we decided to send them to the movies to take part in this most momentous occasion. We have everyday people in our community that has partnered with us (in sponsoring this event) by giving monetary donations to purchase tickets. We are all about painting positive images of our people in everything we do. From our Feed The Hungry Campaign to our Water Campaign, we pull help, participation and sponsorship from our own community. We believe in being visible in all aspects in community building. In doing so, it is our hope that the community at large will see our efforts and simply become inspired.

During this promotion/outreach program we will be using many different social media platforms to promote this effort. All the children have to do is have their parents help them send us a video of them giving us a simple Black History fact to qualify them to receive tickets to see this great film. So as soon as you see a post regarding this promotion, you should post your child's video in the comment section on that particular social media platform. Keep in mind, this promotion is designed to get our youth in conversation about our glorious history. We thank you for your  participation in this positive effort.

Written By
Courtney Trice

The Brothers To Brothers Organization

Ace & Dee 

Our mission is to counter attack all the negative imagery that's being promoted world wide by way of the African American community. We hope by cultivating the mindset of our participants and other African American men, that we can put forth positive imagery through our initiatives. Simply put we would like for every black man in America to be more responsible in-regards to himself, family, community and spiritually. The Oath taken by every participant is self development and ultimately the development of our communities

The Brother to Brother Organization is a group of African American men dedicated to helping better the communities from which they are a part of since 2009. From professionals to everyday citizens, any concerned African American male are encouraged to participate. Why men? Because we believe in the word of god as told to all the prophets " The man is the head of the household" 1 Corinthians 11:3  But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.  1 Timothy 5:8 But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
 As god appointed leaders, we believe in not only being responsible for our families but also we believe that we should do our part in cultivating a safe environment for them as well. Focus meetings are held quaterly to insure that the organization stay the course in regards to our mission and morals. 
Some of our initiatives are: Character building 101(for members). This informal class or study group is geared to help a man transcend all the negative influence that sometimes shackles him from reaching his full potential. We use different tools such as self development books, mentoring and the divine word of god. Our main initiative is an ongoing promotional campaign that feed needy families during the holiday season called The Feed The Hungry Campaign.  As an organization we feel that we are doing our part as those light bearers that came before us. It is those positive examples left by those individuals that we pattern ourselves after. 

Our main objective is to promote righteousness through our most important initiative called The Feed The Hungry Campaign. Every year during the holiday season we utilize our relationships with different  pastors and their churches to be a blessing to families in need of food during that time of the year. In years past we have been giving away food baskets, bags of groceries, Thanksgiving dinners and gift cards. The Campaign is more than a holiday thing. In truth, it takes all year to gather up the much needed donations and efforts to make every holiday season a successful one. With that being said; we encourage those that would like to participate by becoming a brother please contact us at We look forward to having you as part of our family.

Every year during the summer season we roll out possibly our most important program called The Water For The Homeless Movement. In detail, Once every month during the summer season we hit the streets with hundreds of bottled water to give away to the needy. We understand that every year homeless people and the elderly die from complications of dehydration. We feel something this basic and essential for our survival shouldn't be hard to obtain. We also believe that water is gods free gift to man. With that being said: we pride ourselves by continuing that original purpose and theme. If you are interested about helping out in-regards to this movement please feel free to contact us.

 Successful Water Campaign Video

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