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Jariel Jones, also known as Skate, is a pillar in his community. The Atlanta-area native has worked as a party promoter and host before establishing his nonprofit foundation, Feed The Streetz. The Feed The Streetz Foundation is geared toward fighting homelessness. Jones and his team host events across Georgia, where they feed homeless Atlantans and…

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Since receiving the BET Humanitarian Award, Chance The Rapper has continued to dedicate himself to helping Chicago City Schools get the funding they need. Chance’s efforts to help support the Chicago school system began with his donation of $1M. This week, he took it a step further and collaborated with one of the most popular…

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On April 8, the Wolverine Bar Association held its 56th Annual Barrister’s Ball Mardi Gras in Motown at the Marriott Renaissance Center located in Downtown Detroit. Every year, more than 1,500 leaders from the legal, business, civic and political communities and various socialites attend the Barrister’s Ball. Attendees enjoyed music and gathered in their best black-tie attire to…

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Samuel Norris’ past experiences has propelled him to help families with his nonprofit. Healing our families will impact our communities and the world. Tell us your title (s). Founder, International Model, Living Life and Successful Thinking Advocate How did you get started modeling? Modeling happened unexpectedly. It happened back in college in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I was…

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Apparently for students at North Idaho College, there was an alternative program for much-needed financial aid for school. Instead of going through the normal channels of filling out forms and standing in line, you just had to go to Craigslist. It was there that former financial aid director Joseph Bekken offered students financial aid in…

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Presented by VIBE Magazine, HOT 97, BKNY Printing, Kevin Powell and BK Nation, ballers from all over the city took part in the tournament. The Xmen from Brooklyn, Harlem’s Skull Gang, Rick Ross’ MMG team, and the Sean Bell All-Stars came to show their skills on the court. NBA players like Michael Beasley and Tyreke Evans were also among the hoopers participating.

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The Soledad O’Brien and Brad Raymond Foundation held their annual gala “New Orleans to New York” at the Stephan Weiss Studio, Urban Zen, in Greenwich Village. The foundation is dedicated to providing gifted young women new opportunities for achievement by supplying them with the tools they need to ensure a brighter future. Inspired by their…

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Atlanta Technical College Foundation hosted a reception on Thursday, Sept. 20 to raise funds for the Ken Hudson Servant Leader Scholarship. Friends of the honoree, including NBA official Tony Brown, were on hand to share some of  the wisdom and lessons they garnered from Hudson along the way. Brown emphasized Hudson’s heartfelt advice to have…

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Forbes has published its list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women,” with a subtitle for the accompanying photo gallery, ”The Women Who Matter Most.” According to Forbes, they “selected the 100 most influential women from six categories or power bases: billionaires, business, lifestyle (including entertainment and fashion), media, nonprofits and politics.” To determine the…

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Jarvis Green continues to be a staple in the community. The Jarvis Green Foundation recently held the Southern Louisiana Wine Tasting Gala in Baton Rouge, La., to benefit disadvantaged single mothers. The event featured a performance by Liza Minnelli, and NFL players Jamal Anderson, Randall Gay, Kevin Faulk and Brandon Harris were in attendance. Kalenna…

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