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March 17, 2014
EPIC RECORDS A&R VP & AWARD-WINNING TEEN AUTHOR MENTOR YOUNG BOYS AT KINGSMEN TEEN TALK
Ray Daniels & Author Stone Erickson co-host special edition of
Teen Talk for Boys
(Atlanta, GA) Epic Records Vice President of A&R/Raydar Family CEO, Ray Daniels and Award-winning Teen Author Stone Erickson mentored young boys at Kingsmen Teen Talk on Saturday March 15, 2014 in Atlanta, GA. The event created by Kingsmen Media Group invited Ray Daniels and Stone Erickson to speak candidly about the challenges young men face to accomplish their dreams especially in the African-American community.
16 year-old Author Stone Erickson kicked off the event with a Q&A about his personal experiences as a teenager himself and the inspiration for his first novel “Black Angel.” “My mother showed me you don’t have to quit, you don’t have to give up,” said Stone Erickson. The young author also critically discussed the challenges and stereotypes African-American males face from society and the educational system in regards to reading and writing. This stigma inspired Stone Erickson to launch a non-profit to celebrate the works of African-American males between the ages of 10-17. “The way our school systems and our society is set up, we do not endorse people to find what they like to read. Everyone likes to read but not everyone likes particular genres,” said Stone Erickson. “Kids should never close the door to reading. When you close the door to reading, you close the door to a lot of academic areas.”
Music mogul Ray Daniels inspired the young men with his story on the road to living his dream despite growing up poor without a father. He discouraged them from using their circumstances as an excuse not to be great men. “I decided to never be a victim. I own my failures and I own my success,” said Ray Daniels. “Because I didn’t come from anything people didn’t expect me to amount to anything so I started working as if Bill Cosby was my father. People expect Bill Cosby’s son to be great.” Daniel also gave the young boys an impromptu lesson on manhood telling them to speak up, raise their hand proudly and look another man in his eyes when he speaking to you.
The young men in attendance at Kingsmen Teen Talk applauded and graciously thanked Ray Daniels and Stone Erickson for their inspiration. The mentees received prizes including singed copies of Stone Erickson’s “Black Angel”, a handheld Wii, and hats. They also enjoyed a free lunch and snacks provided by Kingsmen Media Group.
Watch a snippet of Kingsmen Teen Talk with Ray Daniels and Stone Erickson here.
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