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Vanessa Williams Urges Parents and Teens to Give Each Other the Ultimate Holiday Gift an “Allstate Parent-Teen Driving Contract” : “Ugly Betty” Star and Her Teenage Son Sign a Driving Contract, Launching Allstate’s National Home for the Holidays Teen Safe Driving Campaign


NORTHBROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) December 2, 2008

They’re giving each other a conversation and a promise. And best of all, it’s free.

With Devin on the verge of getting his learner’s permit, Ms. Williams and her son are signing an Allstate Parent-Teen Driving Contract before he gets behind the wheel. Based on conversations they had at home, their contract lays out expectations for smart driving decisions, and consequences if those expectations are not met.

It’s a conversation Ms. Williams and Allstate hope all parents and their teens have this holiday season.

“As a mother of two older daughters, I’ve given them the car keys and worried whether they would make it home safe. The fact is that our teens are more likely to die in a car crash than from anything else, so having the safe driving talk with your teen is just as important as talking about drugs and sex,” Williams said. “As the holidays arrive, parents and teens should use the Allstate Parent-Teen Driving Contract as way to begin a conversation that can be a gift of life.”

Vanessa and Devin signed their contract in New York City today, publicly launching Allstate’s national Home for the Holidays teen safe driving campaign.

Through its national Parent-Teen Driving Contract Sign Up Drive, Allstate encourages parents and teens to begin a conversation with their teens about safe driving by completing the interactive contract online at http://www.allstate.com/teen. By completing and signing a contract, parents can help ensure their teens return home safely for the holidays and every day.

With car crashes the leading cause of death for American teens, it’s a vital conversation for parents and teens especially this time of year. Teens have an increased chance of getting into an accident around the holidays. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, last December alone, nearly 400 teens died in car crashes across the United States. Many of these crashes could have been avoided with a simple conversation at home.

“By putting the contract in as many parent’s hands as possible, we hope to inspire them to give their teen the most important gift of all the safe driving talk,” said Vicky Dinges, Assistant Vice President of Public Social Responsibility for Allstate. “Signing the Allstate Parent-Teen Driving Contract is the first step to making a commitment between parents and teens that they aren’t going to let themselves become a statistic.”

As part of the campaign, Allstate is also conducting contract signings with other prominent parents and their teens in cities across the country, hoping that more parents and teens heed this important call. This is part of Allstate’s tradition of public advocacy aimed at reducing the number of teens killed on America’s roads each year.

“As a company dedicated to reinventing protection and retirement for American families, doing whatever we can to avert the tragedy of losing a child is something we must take on,” Dinges said.

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About Allstate

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Widely known through the “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate

CP Releases ‘The Ugly Truth’ Mixtape Presented by Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Promotions

Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 02, 2011

Hip hop artist CP recently released his mixtape The Ugly Truth. Presented in association with Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Promotions and Orena Records, the project is available at http://www.coast2coastmixtapes.com for free download. The Ugly Truth features CP on tracks with Little Vic, Joe Budden, St. RAW, Eddie Brock, Zeal, Ronnie B, Critical, and more. Track production is provided by Little Vic, Buckwild, Velotz, Joey P, Fred Nukes, Big KO, and TZariZM.

CP is not the ordinary hip hop artist you commonly hear on the radio today–he is 100% Italian and has a lot more to offer than a lot of these industry artists. CP works with Orena Records, Flood Industries, Double Shot Productions, and Cousin Pat Productions. He was born and raised in Queens, went to private school his whole life, and pumped drugs until he got a job. He works with artists such as N. G. P. and Little Vic.

Little Vic, owner of Orena Records, tracked, recorded, engineered, and mixed each song on The Ugly Truth. Strictly adhering to the classic boom-bap blueprint of early-90s New York hip-hop, Long Island MC Little Vic made heads turn in underground rap with his DJ Premier-produced 12 debut, The Exorcist, in 2005. Born Victor John Orena III in New York, Little Vic kept the momentum going into 2006 with the accompanying mixtape, For a Few Dollars More, mixed by his cousin DJ John John. Based on his mike skills and, of course, the DJ Premier co-sign, many mixtape slingers, like DJ Whookid, DJ Domination, and DJ Eclipse, sought out the Italian-American rapper for guest appearances. In 2007, Vic released his second 12 single, Caked Up b/w The Evil That Men Do, which featured Kool G Rap on the A-side and production from D.I.T.C. beatsmith Buckwild on the B-side. His carefully handpicked collaborations paid off well, considering that his 12s constantly enjoyed regular rotation on local college and underground radio as well as on the Internet. Containing all of his singles, the MCs 11-song EP, Each Dawn I Die, appeared in 2008 via his own Orena Records.

The Ugly Truth is available for free streaming and download at http://coast2coastmixtapes.com/mixtapes/mixtapedetail.aspx/cp-the-ugly-truth

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