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Ludacris Gives Back $20K to Alma Mater during LudaDay Weekend 2013

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LudaDay Weekend returns to the A for the eighth year with a weekend full of parties, promos and thankfully philanthropy!  Luda donated $20,000 to his alma mater during a pep rally at Banneker High School and specifically the ‘Live Real Change’ (www.liverealchange.com) initiative and their non-for-profit partner, Adopt-A-Classroom.  This donation will help provide the necessary resources for the classrooms, contributing to the education of the students.  Ludacris will also continue to his work with Live Real Change as he has signed on to be apart of The Real Change Project Season 2.   Through this philanthropic venture Luda aims to emphasize the importance of education to achieve your dreams.

For more information on Live Real Change and Ludacris’ involvement visit: http://liverealchange.com/you-determine-your-destiny/

 

 

Talib Kweli joins Dream Defenders in #TakeOverFL Protest

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Always a well respected and looked to voice and forward thinker of the culture, Talib Kweli  joined the Dream Defenders http://dreamdefenders.org/and the continuing protest of Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law in person and online on social media websites under the hash tag #TakeOverFL.  The sit-in in the Tallahassee began on July 16th, 2013 and has continued to grow in strength, size and momentum drawing support from Harry Belafonte, Jesse Jackson, Biko Baker and more.  The Dream Defender platform is actually three-fold which Kweli re-iterated on MSNBC when being interviewed by Craig Melvin.

The Dream Defenders movement wants the Stand Your Ground law repealed, racial profiling banned, and for state legislators to review zero tolerance policies in schools.

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For more information on Dream Defenders on how you become a part, support the movement visit http://dreamdefenders.org/takeoversupport/

“when i see young people putting their bodies and their lives on the line to do that i feel it’s my obligation not just as an artist but human being as a man to support this.” ~ Talib Kweli

The Dream Defenders will continue the sit-in as well as spotlight key dates in the upcoming weeks on the political calendar beginning Monday, August 12,2013.

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Hip Hop Gives Back fully supports the Dream Defenders movement and will continue to spread the word and provide support online and in-person at upcoming events.

Source: www.dreamdefenders.org, www.msnbc.com

Big Sean Gives Lucky Fan Chance to Win a Night at the MTV Music Awards #HHGB

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Big Sean’s, “Sean Anderson Foundation”, has teamed up with P Tones Records and launched a fundraising competition on www.Prizeo.com, to grant one lucky fan and supporter of the foundation to “Win a Night at the MTV Music Awards”.  Entrants only have to make a donation to the Sean Anderson Foundation by August 19th, 2013.  The proceeds will go to Sean Anderson Foundation to assist in funding bringing P Tones Records and their free afterschool recording studio music program to Detroit.

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The afterschool program allows students and interns the opportunity towards creating an album, mixtape, music videos, t-shirt, live concert.   Through partnerships with colleges, universities and music related companies, students who excel through P’Tones curriculum are recommended for internships and scholarships, where eligible.  PTones have established branches in Miami, Harlem and Washington D.C. .For more information on the PTones program, visit http://www.ptonesrecords.com/

To make a donation and enter the contest to “Win a Night at the MTV Music Awards”, log-on to prizeo.com/bigsean and donate by August 19th!

 

Source: www.blackcelebritygiving.com

Nas Takes Lead to Help Raise $40,000 for DC Family

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Nas has come to the aid of  Stanley Young, a DC man,  single father of 8 children and an unemployed construction worker after their home was destroyed by fire in late July.  The Young family has been forced to live in a hotel since then and were scheduled to be evicted August 13th.  Enter God Son and he took on his own to donate $5,000 of his own money to the Young’s.  In addition and more impactful was Nas taking to social media and the fundraising site Crwodtilt.com to start a campaign to raise funds for the family.  As news spread the campaign quickly reached their initial goal of $20,000.  As he had promised Nas donated another $5,000 to the fund himself.  As of this update the campaign has raised over $60,000!  Visit https://www.crowdtilt.com/campaigns/help-the-young-family/ to make a donation, the Crowdtilt fundraiser runs until August 18th, 2013.

Trayvon Martin Invitational

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#‎HHGB‬ NYC: Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 The Trayvon Martin Invitational takes place at the world famous Rucker Park in Harlem for the championship game of the Trayvon Martin Invitational. Trayvon Martin Foundation, BK Nation, Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation and Vibe come together to present the this event. Admission to the games are FREE but they will be accepting donations of any amount to the Trayvon Martin Foundation. Reps will be there taking those donations for the foundation. Games start at 6pm. Championship game at 8PM

Alex Thomas Celebrity Golf Classic

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Alex Thomas & The Alex Thomas Foundation is back with this year’s edition of the Alex Thomas Celebrity Golf Classic.  Taking place on Sunday July 15th, 2013 Mountain Gate Country Club 12445 Mountaingate Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90049.  This is the 5th year Alex has put on his celebrity golf tournament and proceeds raised go towards pediatric cancer treatment.  For more information about the tournament, the entire Alex Thomas weekend and the Alex Thomas foundation, log-on to  www.alexthomasfoundation.com

Alex Thomas Foundation supports the entire family battling pediatric cancer. We provide individual assistance based on the needs of our families, as well as organize events, and special get-togethers to create opportunities for those families to participate in fun and engaging activities, free of charge.

 

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