Kodak Black is being lauded for his continual humanitarian endeavors in his Florida community by staving off evictions for nearly 30 families. According to XXL, the rapper nicknamed “Yak” paid the rent of more than two dozen families through the community effort led by Francky Pierre-Paul and the Zachariah McQueen Foundation to assist families at […]
NBA legend Charles Barkley has proved time and time again that his heart is just as big as his mouth. The loquacious and humorous co-host of the iconic “Inside the NBA” show on TNT has announced that he’s donating $1 million to Spelman College, the sixth major contribution he has made to an HBCU. The […]
An NBA center is donating his entire 2021-22 salary for a cause in honor of his father. Phoenix Suns center Bismack Biyombo has decided to donate his $1,366,392 season salary to help build a hospital in his home country in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “When I’m set on something … especially something like this, […]
Talk about giving back in a major way, Grammy-nominated rapper Gunna has opened a free grocery and clothing store inside his former middle school. Through a partnership with Atlanta-based nonprofit Goodr, which was founded by Jasmine Rowe, students at Ronald McNair Middle School will be able to get food, toiletries, new shoes and clothes for […]
One of rap’s most reviled and controversial artists has now become one of the genre’s most prolific givers. Kodak Black was filmed over the July Fourth holiday weekend giving away a truckload of air conditioning units to underprivileged families in his hometown of Pompano Beach, Florida, a 10 miles north of Fort Lauderdale. South Florida’s […]
Shanti Das and Francoise Merus discuss their respective platforms, Silence the Shame Inc. and Black Love on AM Wake-Up Call. To watch their full segment, click play above.
Serial entrepreneur and philanthropist Early Walker shares the story of his business and giving back. Dubbed ‘Chicago’s Secret Angel’ Mr. Walker is becoming a household name throughout the city for his civic contributions, curving the violence in Chicago and his relief project for Texas. This is an interview you shouldn’t miss.
On Winning Wednesday at rolling out, we like to shed light on those winning in every aspect, and Bryce Thompson is one of them. This 24-year-old entrepreneur, investor and Morehouse alumni wants to give away $100K in scholarships to 10 HBCU students, powered by IAMS Foundation and Scholly. To watch his segment, click play above.
Winning Wednesday guests shared stories about business, politics and more on the AM Wake-Up Call. Today’s show left viewers full of motivation and drive after listening to special guests Andrea Lacy, the Benson Family, Lance Robertson and Bryce Thompson. To watch the full show, click play above.
Motivational Monday featured philanthropy and fitness on the AM Wake-Up Call. Rolling out kicked the week off with important conversations about fitness, health and community leadership with special guests Titus Unlimited and Ta’Rhonda Jones. To watch the full show, click play above.
Shaquille O’Neal is known for his wit as much as he is his athletic ability and having been the most dominant force in NBA history. Part of that humor and his ability to entertain has often been at his own expense, in the form of nicknames and in this case, it would be ever appropriate […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
For all intents and purposes, Nipsey Hussle owned a remarkable connection to another fallen West Coast legend in Tupac Shakur. He spoke it. He quoted it and he worked Pac’s genius into a career that was bound to erupt whether you liked it or not. Shakur provided the spark and Nipsey kept it lit until […]
Nicole Roebuck-Warner is the executive director of AID Atlanta one of the largest AIDS service organization in the Southeast region. For almost 19 years Warner has helped provide comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services, as well as mental health care to the city of Atlanta. In 2016 Roebuck-Warner was recognized as one of Atlanta’s Top […]
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 […]
Philando Castile’s mother continues to ensure that her son’s legacy lives on. Valerie Castile presented a check to Robbinsdale Cooper High School in New Hope, Minn. the same school where her son worked as a cafeteria supervisor before he was murdered near Minneapolis. The $8K check was given to the school in order to clear […]
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, […]
El Deadend Redd — one of Houston’s most prominent new rappers — has used his creative style of music to build a legacy and show the younger generation of artists that it’s possible to achieve their dreams. Born Arthur Haller, Redd began his career writing hooks to songs for his late cousin Marcus “Allmighty Joe” […]