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Good News: LeBron James Announces $1 Million Grant for I Promise School Gym

LeBron James surprised I Promise School students Thursday by announcing a $1 million grant from the Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation to build a new gym at the Akron school. The Los Angeles Laker and Akron native made the announcement at his alma mater St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. The gym will be used for physical […]

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Billionaire Robert F. Smith pledges to pay Morehouse College class of 2019’s student loans

Not even Morehouse knew the announcement was coming. Addressing the college’s class of 2019, Robert F. Smith, a man who is richer than Oprah Winfrey, made a grand gesture straight out of the television mogul’s playbook. “My family is going to create a grant to eliminate your student loans,” he said on Sunday morning, bringing […]

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Jay-Z Foundation Buses Students to Tour HBCUs

Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation plans to partner with Toyota for the non-profit organization’s annual Black college bus tour. On Wednesday (April 24), the program’s 12th annual Black college bus tour kicked off with a trip to Georgia-based Historically Black Colleges, Morehouse College and Spelman College. Since the tour was established in 2007, the Shawn Carter […]

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Reggae Legend Buju Banton Launches The Buju Banton Foundation To Aide at Risk Youths In Jamaica

With a dedicated vision and mission to give light to youth living in poverty, Grammy Award-winning Reggae legend Buju Banton has launched The Buju Banton Foundation. “Born in abject poverty I know what it is for a child to go without basic necessities. I also know what it is to be a youth with big […]

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Pharrell Offers Internships to All Graduates of Harlem Charter School Joshua Espinoza

A graduating class of NYC high school students received a life-changing gift from Pharrell. Over the weekend, the multi-hyphenate delivered the keynote speech at Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy’s 2019 graduation ceremony. While on stage, Pharrell announced that he is offering internships to the entire graduating class following the students’ first year of college. “So let me be […]

Jay-Z Foundation Buses Students to Tour HBCUs

Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation plans to partner with Toyota for the non-profit organization’s annual Black college bus tour. On Wednesday (April 24), the program’s 12th annual Black college bus tour kicked off with a trip to Georgia-based Historically Black Colleges, Morehouse College and Spelman College. Since the tour was established in 2007, the Shawn Carter […]

Kevin Durant opens after-school center in his hometown

Kevin Durant is one of the NBA’s biggest stars, but he’s becoming so much more than that to a younger generation. The 30-year-old nine-time All-Star from the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday opened College Track at The Durant Center, an after-school facility in Prince George County, Md., that will help usher underserved children into college […]

Jay-Z Gives Speech at Trayvon Martin Peace Walk

Jay-Z joined hundreds of marchers at this year’s Peace Walk & Peace Talk in Miami Gardens, Florida on Saturday (Feb. 10), in memory of the late Trayvon Martin. According to the Miami Herald, the rapper joined Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton and father Tracy Martin on stage at the Betty T. Ferguson Amphitheater, where he gave a […]

Drake Donates Nearly $200K in Miami

On a recent trip to Miami, Drake dropped close to $200,000, but not for reasons you may suspect. The rap star began his week by first making a surprise appearance at Miami Senior High on Monday (Feb. 5) to film parts of the music video for his hit single “God’s Plan.” In a video posted to Twitter, […]