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Rick Ross Makes Surprise Visit to Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity

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“Anything that I can do, I want to do it.”

Such was the tone of the Maybach Music aficionado after a visit to Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH) in Fayetteville, GA this past weekend. Ross popped in for a surprise visit wanting to get involved in the county in which he resides. SCHFH works to provide opportunities for low-income families. Homeowner education and financial literacy are just a few of the tools that SCHFH equips their families with.

Ross, also being involved with charitable organizations in Miami, Memphis,  and New Orleans, has now expanded his work to South Atlanta. 40 unknowing volunteers were joined by the Teflon Don as he grabbed a paint brush and got his hands dirty with volunteers. The home he worked on was for a Fayetteville resident and U.S Veteran. Rozay even took some time to snap a few pics at the close of the day. We truly have to commend his charitable contributions in an era where “throwing money at the problem” has become the norm. Although Ross is not an Atlanta native, it is refreshing to see him take such a hands on approach to his new home and give back to the community.

For more information on how you can get involved with Southern Crescent Habitat visit www.schabitat.org.

 

Filmmakers’ Benefit #JusticeForFlint Raises $145K During Oscars

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“Jazmine [Sullivan] got more runs than cheap pantyhose. Whew! #JusticeForFlint” @karsh (Thank you, @Karsh. You changed the tide of this article)

@Karsh demonstrates the resilient and unbreakable spirit of the African American people and their uncanny ability to turn what some view as misfortune into, well, a star studded concert spirited enough to rival any “oversights” or “accidents”.

For the Black community, the attention was not on Sunday night’s Oscar “celebration” but rather focused on the culmination of efforts of our own modern day superheroes, filmmakers, actors, and artists coming together to bring relief, awareness, and support to the people of Flint, Michigan.  With no paid promotion, the benefit raised over $140,000 and featured acts such as Janelle Monae, Jazmine Sullivan (see above), and a surprise last minute performance by the legendary Stevie Wonder.

The tone of Flint changed, if only for one night, to one of hope, inspiration, and togetherness, a stark contrast to the lack of diversity and inclusion at the 2016 Academy Awards. Rather than bring attention to the Oscars’ thoughtlessness, Black filmmakers such as Creed‘s Ryan Coogler and Ava DuVernay, director of Selma, along with Blackout for Human Rights gained support from the music and entertainment industry, some of whom even tweeted pledges from the Oscar ceremony. Revolt TV live streamed the concert hosted by comedian Hannibal Burress. Young poets and families gave their account of the damage the water poisoning had on them while artists were sure to be candid about their message: This would have never happened had this been an affluent, White neighborhood.

 

Watch the Full Replay Here: #JusticeForFlint 

 

Jay Z & Beyonce’ Make BIG Statements this Black History Month; $1.5 Million Donation & More!

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Jay Z and Beyonce’ have had a week full of politically charged statements, charitable donations, and public backlash. This is in stark contrast to what many criticized as silence and seeming disinterest from hip hop’s first couple. Jay Z, however, has been making quite a few moves behind the scenes dating all the way back to Tidal’s first concert in October 2015.

 

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