Radio One Atlanta congratulates our 2016 Hometown Champion Tai Nelson!
Receiving several hundred nominations and countless votes after a national radio and digital campaign, Radio One proudly announced and awarded fifteen people representing each of its major radio markets. The winners’ contributions spanned from a pastor and lawyer to a juvenile probation officer and yoga instructor.
Here’s the letter we received that explains why Tai was chosen as our Hometown Champion:
Tai Nelson is a true pillar in the Atlanta Community. Ms. Nelson, a hair stylist (Untangled by Tai) originally from MD has only lived in Atlanta for a short period of time, but in this short time Ms. Nelson has dedicated countless hours and her craft to the Simply United Together (S.U.T) organization, as the Director of Young Adults.
She has rallied celebrity hairstylists/barbers and NFL players to join her efforts, in serving and catering to the homeless and less fortunate. Most notably, giving makeovers to homeless women, beautifying them and making them feel like women again.
Awardees were nominated and voted in by their peers which won them $1000, two tickets to the NAACP’s Image Award, hotel accommodations, and award recognition for their contributions!