From June, 2019

Pharrell Surprises 114 High School Graduates with Internships Next Summer

Pharrell Williams is investing in the futures of youth from underserved communities. While speaking at the commencement of Harlem’s Promise Academy, Williams gave the 114 graduating seniors much more than a great speech and a high school diploma. He provided them with an incredible gift, by sharing: “So let me be clear, every member of…

Redskins Cornerback Josh Norman Donates $18K to Texas Migrant Shelter

Redskins Josh Norman extended his mission to help with the ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday by giving a big donation to a Texas detention center. The 31-year-old Washington cornerback donated $18,000 to the Humanitarian Respite Center, in McAllen, Texas. An organization run by the Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. “I…

21 Savage Donates $25,000 to Help Detained Immigrants Fight Their Cases

The Grammy-nominated rapper donated $25,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center after the watchdog organization called for his freedom after immigration officials arrested him in February. The Southern Poverty Law Center, is an Alabama-based nonprofit that specializes in immigration detention and civil rights. The donation from 21 Savage—real name She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, will help immigrants…

Simone Manuel Helps LeBron James Launch Swim Camp to Save Kids Lives

LeBron James is helping teach children to swim, with some major help from Olympian Simone Manuel. Simone Manuel became the first African-American woman to win an individual medal in swimming at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Since then, she’s partnered with the USA Swimming Foundation and the Make a Splash campaign to promote water safety for…

Ariana Grande Donates the Proceeds of Her Atlanta Concert to Planned Parenthood

Grande donated a large portion of the proceeds from her Saturday concert in Atlanta to Planned Parenthood. The donation totaled around $250,000, People magazine reported. Ariana Grande’s generous donation comes at a critical time —in Georgia and across the country, anti-women’s health politicians are trying to ban all safe, legal abortions. Parenthood president Leana Wen,…

Jay-Z Invests $1 Million In Black Owned Vegan Cookie Company

Jay-Z continues to do great things with his amassed wealth. Hip-Hop’s first Billionaire made a recent $1 million investment in a Black-owned vegan company called Partake Foods. Former Coca-Cola sales director, Denise Woodard, started the company in 2016 after her daughter was diagnosed with a variety of food allergies. She states on the company’s website…

Nowitzki Holds 8th Annual Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game for Charity

For the eighth straight year, former NBA player— Dirk Nowitzki hosted the Annual Heroes event Friday night at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco in front of a sellout crowd of 11,741. Proceeds from Friday’s game benefited The Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and the Heroes Foundation, which is a nonprofit initiative bringing sports training and competition to…