An African American blog of politics, culture, and social activism.
By Alison Cross
Note: Earlier this year, we ran an interview with Alison about the corner store she and her brother launched in 2011. Now, we’ve invited her back to share her own perspective on the store.
Convenience store. Bodega. Corner store. Call it what you will, the one thing you cannot call most corner stores is [...]
Source: Forbes Magazine
Africa’s 40 richest people have yet to make a mark in global philanthropy, but some of them are making notable efforts in their home countries.
While conducting intensive research for Forbes’ inaugural list of Africa’s 40 Richest, we also probed the philanthropic donations of the continent’s wealthiest people.
While Africans in general [...]
Matt Vande Bunte | email@example.com 02/01/2012 6:45 AM
GRAND RAPIDS – After-school programs are in line for a checkup with a $765,000 grant that will focus on gathering reliable data and improving program quality.”
Grand Rapids is one of nine cities nationwide that will share $7.8 million from The Wallace Foundation in New York. Details on how [...]
To combat the devastation caused by illegal assault rifles in Africa’s war zones, founder of Ethos water, Peter Thum, announced today the launch of Fonderie 47. Based in New York City, Fonderie 47 removes AK47s from war zones and transforms them into rare jewelry, watches and accessories.
In partnership with NGOs working in Africa, Fonderie 47 [...]
Source: Voice of America
Former President of Cape Verde Pedro Verona, who was awarded a $5 million prize for good African governance for turning his small island nation into a model of democracy, stability and prosperity. (file photo).
The former president of Cape Verde, Pedro Verona Pires, has won this year’s $5 [...]
Uncle Luke’s Open Letter and challenge to some of the Hip Hop Industries biggest players to give back more to the city of Miami!
I’ve got a message for Lil Wayne, his Cash Money Brothers, DJ Khaled, Puff Daddy and all the rappers from other parts of the country who now live [...]
Source: Take Part
1. International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee is scaling up relief efforts to aid people devastated by the drought. Some of their work in this region includes:
- Providing new arrivals with medical screenings and fortified food for malnourished young children in Dadaab refugee camp, northeastern Kenya.
- Trucking in water [...]
Nas wants to make a difference, so he has teamed up with UNICEF and the family of the late George Harrison (The Beatles) to do so. With a mission to raise funds for children in the region known as the Horn of Africa, the New York rapper and a variety of musicians will participate in [...]
Supermodel, and Actress Selita Ebanks dispels the myth that being enormously successful on the runway equates to being superficial and dense. This woman is brilliant! Here the lovely face of Victoria Secret discusses what inspires her Philanthropy. We see you Selita… coming from nothing to everything and giving back while you live the American Dream!
Yes, Virginia, there is a Pharrell Williams! The rapper and artist has plans to build a $35 million after school center for kids in his hometown of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The project got underway after Pharrell and Oppenheim (of Oppenheim Archeture + Design) met at the art love-fest, Art Basel in 2008 and bonded over [...]