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Ashanti to Promote New Children's Book as Part of Atlantic City's Demcats Back to School Initiative

Grammy award winning multi-platinum singer, songwriter, actress and CEO of Written Entertainment, Ashanti, will make an appearance in Atlantic City this Wednesday August 17th to promote and sign her new children's book "My Name is A Story". This comes in part of a 2022 Back to School - elementary school edition - initiative by local non-profit Demcats, where they will also be giving away bookbags to children in need.

WHERE: Phantasm The Experience Selfie Museum : Tanger Outlets - The Walk

WHEN: Wednesday August 17th, 2022 5pm VIP Meet & Mingle 6pm Book Signing and Bookbag Giveaway.

About Demcats Founder Elijah Langford:

Elijah Langford is a native of Atlantic City and attended the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., School Complex and Atlantic City High School where he captained the varsity basketball team and expanded the listenership of 88.9 WAJM, the high school’s radio station. He graduated from Stockton University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in communications.

While in college, Elijah created DEMCATS, a non-profit organization he operates as CEO. He started organizing events to raise awareness about issues such as breast cancer and to collect donations for people who are less fortunate. Some initiatives Elijah put together are: “Cool Coats For Kids” where he partnered with Mike Tyson; “The Shaq-a-Clause Christmas Toy Give-a-Way” where he partnered with Shaquille O’Neal; “In the Hood,” a rally in memory of Trayvon Martin; “Rock the Vote” where he registered 200 young adults; “Will You Marrow Me,” a swab-a-cheek bone marrow drive; “A Pink Evening With Elijah” where he sponsored and escorted 10 female cancer survivors to dinner in honor of breast cancer awareness month; “A Day at Target with Ashanti” where he brought Grammy Award-winning singer Ashanti to surprise senior citizens; “Back to School Uniform Drive” supplying kids in need with brand new uniforms for school; “AC to DC,” an overnight trip where he bussed 14 young men from Atlantic City to Washington D.C to visit the National Mall and see their first NBA game; “You Crossed My Mind” where he surprised 50 local crossing guards with gifts to thank them for their service; and a free beach concert featuring recording artist French Montana.

Most recently, Elijah became head coach of the Atlantic City High School Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Team. He also worked as a daytime kindergarten classroom aide and substitute teacher at a local elementary school. Elijah’s father is a former Mayor of Atlantic City and his mother is a former two-term school board member and popular special events coordinator.

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