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Beyoncé is set to receive the Humanitarian Award at the 2020 BET Awards this weekend, for her years of philanthropy work. The “Black Parade” hitmaker will be honored with the special accolade at this year’s BET Awards — which will take place on Sunday (06.28.20) — to mark her ongoing contributions to philanthropy. Beyoncé will…

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Lenée Voss, radio talk show host, writer, blogger and activist, has been in choice social media circles since bloggers were the only change agents challenging traditional media. Her alter ego, @DopeGirlFresh, Voss’ most public voice, has emerged on Twitter as a vicarious lionheart who speaks the people’s truth. Voss is fearless in the way she…

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Pop superstar Rihanna is becoming as famous for her philanthropic endeavors as she is for her record-breaking music career and standing as a makeup mogul. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the “Diamonds” singer is fighting on the front lines against the insidious coronavirus pandemic. The Saint Michaels, Barbados-born Robyn Rihanna Fenty announced…

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Chance the Rapper named two artists in the music industry who have inspired him. The “Cocoa Butter Kisses” rapper has revealed he is inspired by the King of Pop Michael Jackson and the “I Love It” hitmaker Kanye West’s charitable work. Speaking to Forbes magazine, he said: “The greatest of all time … most philanthropic musician is Michael…

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Meek Mill is being honored by his hometown for his work on criminal justice reform. The 31-year-old rapper’s native Philadelphia declared March 15-17, 2019, “Meek Mill Weekend” in recognition of his contributions to hip-hop and bringing national attention to justice reform ahead of his two shows in the city on Friday, March 15, and Saturday,…

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Sean “Diddy” Combs is pledging $1 million toward this cause. The 48-year-old rapper has revealed he’s set to donate the whopping sum to the Capital Preparatory Schools network in order to help underserved communities, who will put the cash toward a high quality and competitive curriculum. In a statement obtained by People magazine, the “Last…

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Clarinda Barnett-Harrison is a rising leader in Detroit’s philanthropic community. Recently, Barnett-Harrison was appointed a dual role of director of economic prosperity and executive director of the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund within the United Way for Southeastern Michigan. In this position, Barnett-Harrison is developing the strategic path-forward to strengthen United Way’s positioning on efforts related to financial stability, wealth building and workforce development by…

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The Musicianship changes lives through music

The MusicianShip’s mission is to change lives by facilitating music lessons, experiences, and opportunities for people who need it most. The Musicianship reaches students throughout the Washington D.C. area through its after school and summer programs, and the Washington Youth Choir. Recently, the MusicianShip launched an apparel Initiative which seeks to further engage music enthusiasts and…

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Cool Smart Inc. founders and Detroit natives Jason Appling and Byron Suggs held their sixth annual fundraising charity event, Tux & Chucks, Thanksgiving weekend at the Soundboard located in the MotorCity Casino Hotel in the heart of downtown Detroit. This event gives elite professionals, socialites and philanthropists the opportunity to network, dress in their finest…

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Yara Shahidi doesn’t view school as a fallback plan or a chore to squeeze in between filming. Unlike many child stars, she’s open about prioritizing education above her acting career. Likely inspired by her reported fashion icon, Kerry Washington, Shahidi was recently featured in New York Magazine‘s fall fashion issue. “I feel like my love…

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Political strategist and self-proclaimed “thought leader” Kenya Parham has made it her life’s work to advocate for civic engagement and social activism through her unique perspective as a millennial. The Orange County, California, native currently serves as the West Coast ambassador for the nonpartisan organization “Vote it Loud,” a platform used to mobilize, educate and empower people…

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The founders of Cool Smart, Inc. did it again. On Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, Detroit natives Byron Suggs and Jason Appling hosted their 5th Annual Tux & Chucks charitable fundraising event presented by MGM Grand Casino Detroit, and it was definitely an event to remember. Hundreds of Detroit’s socialites and influencers converged upon the MGM Grand…

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  Founder and chief visionary Jasmine Crowe has created a groundbreaking platform to highlight the charitable efforts of Black celebrities in the Atlanta area and nationwide. After Crowe noticed a lack of media coverage on their positive impact in the community, she created Black Celebrity Giving in 2011, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing news,…

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Talented singer-songwriter Eshe has been dominating the music industry since the early ’90s. You may recognize her from the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group Arrested Development. Their conscious lyrical storytelling left a lasting impression on the music industry. Since leaving the group to pursue a solo career, Eshe has been working in artist development and management…

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