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Ludacris and The Ludacris Foundation present #LudaDayWeekend16 to Atlanta!

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Ludacris and the Ludacris Foundation return with the 2016 installment of #LudaDayWeekend Labor Day weekend in Atlanta.  The weekends’ series of charitable of philanthropic events to raise funds for the Ludacris Foundation is an annual event attended by the whose who in Music, Film, Sports, Entertainment and more!  Check the line up for the events and see where you can attend or contribute to assist the foundation with continuing their great work.

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ATL puts on for #FillTheTruckForFlint Water Drive for Flint, MI

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#FILLTHETRUCKFORFLINT #HHGB #ATL 120,000 Water bottles heading to Flint!!! Words cannot express the love we have for our people!! Our ability to come together to assist those in need is remarkable!

LUPE FIASCO STARTS NONPROFIT TO HELP ENTREPRENEURS IN BROOKLYN

 

 

 

 

Lupe Fiasco is stepping away from the mic (and social media) to give a big hand up to future entrepreneurs. The Chicago native will be launching a non-profit that will assist those with a dream.

Speaking of social media, Lu made his announcement via his favorite platform, Twitter.

Co-founded by Lupe and Di-Ann Eisnor, the Neighborhood Start Fund is a nonprofit organization designed to aid entrepreneurs from specific neighborhoods with their respective business. “We need more diverse entrepreneurs bringing fresh ideas and new innovations to life,” reads a statement from the site. “So, we’ve created a neighborhood-specific fund to support entrepreneurs and start-ups from undeserved areas and of course so the best new ideas won’t go wasted. We provide access, network, workshops, mentoring and of course funding.”

Their first live pitch event will be November 13th 2015. To learn more about his foundation visit http://www.start.fund

Story Courtesy @Mehkhavelli – DJsDoingWork.com

 

Nas to Sponsor Technology Scholarships for African Americans and Latinos

New York’s General Assembly is seeking to increase diversity in the technology field and with the help of Hip Hop legend, Nas and a few other corporations, soon they will be able to make that happen.
Nas will join Google, Microsoft, and Hirepurpose in sponsoring technology scholarships for students. General Assembly’s  “Opportunity Fund will offer scholarships to women, veterans, African-Americans, and Latinos, because these groups have systemically been denied access to the sciences. So, Google will provide scholarships for women, Microsoft and Hirepurpose will sponsor Latinos and veteran’s scholarships. Last, but certainly not least Nas’ QueensBridge Venture Partners will sponsor both African-American and Latino students.

Jalen Rose’s Academy Celebrates First Graduating Class

Sport’s analyst and Former NBA Star Jalen Rose’s charter school, Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA), held it’s inaugural graduation ceremony this year in Detroit, Michigan. Jalen Rose founded the academy in 2011 and still works very hard to provide private scholarship funds. The academy was able to raise and gift over $2.1 million in partial academic scholarships for the graduates.

Big Sean Opens Recording Studio At Old High School

Detroit Hip-Hop artist, Big Sean and his Sean Anderson foundation partnered with Adidas on something other than shoes in June 2015. He used his Adidas partnership to fulfill a promise to students at his alma mater, Cass Technical High School, in Detroit, MI.

Jeezy Hosts Neighborhood Clean Up in Atlanta

On July 25, 2015, Hip Hop artist, Jeezy partnered up with Young Generation Movement and their #PantsUpGunsDown movement, by leading a neighborhood clean up in Atlanta’s District 4. 

Common Performs at Aids Health Care for HIV Prevention Concert

 

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On August 6th, 2015 Common blessed the stage at the Aids Health Care “Vote 2 End HIV” event at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.  The event was sponsored by Reed for Hope Foundation, LoveHealthy.Org and AID Atlanta and served as not just a concert but a rally that will build on the successful “AIDS Is A Civil Rights Issue” national public awareness campaign created by AHF in 2014.  That campaign brought together Rev. Al Sharpton, the National Action Network, local churches and community groups to honor the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1965.  Its purpose is to foster dialogue on ending HIV and sexual stigma within black families, and encourage community-wide testing and treatment.

For more information about the cause and additional footage from the event, log onto:

www.vote2endhiv.org

Contributor: @Iam10Zin

Photo: @RayCornelius

Waka Flocka Cancels Upcoming Show At University Of Oklahoma

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On March 9, 2015 rapper Waka Flocka Flame canceled his upcoming performance next month at the University of Oklahoma, because of a video that was released showing the school’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity (SAE) singing a racist chant. SAE members are seen in the video chanting”There will never be a ni**in S-A-E!”

The Atlanta rapper was disgusted by the video and posted this statement on his Instagram page:

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He captioned that post with the following:

“SMFH.. I know for a fact the whole school and SAE don’t agree with those kids actions so know that I’m not madd at the whole #SAE just those disgusting kids!!!!!! #WFF We can’t change history but we damn sure can create our own future #DeathToRacism”

According to Hip Hop DX, the University of Oklahoma released this statement in response to the SAE fraternity’s video:

“We apologize for the unacceptable and racist behavior of the individuals in the video, and we are disgusted that any member would act in such a way. Furthermore, we are embarrassed by this video and offer our empathy not only to anyone outside the organization who is offended but also to our brothers who come from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities.

This type of racist behavior will not be tolerated and is not consistent with the values and morals of our fraternity. We have more than 15,000 collegiate members across the nation, and this incident should not reflect on other brothers because this type of hateful action is not what Sigma Alpha Epsilon stands for. This is absolutely not who we are.”

Snoop Dogg, Jhene Aiko, and Others Join “#ImUnloading” Campaign

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On March 10, 2015 Hip Hop DX reported that an Anti-Gun Violence PSA was released that featured celebrities like Snoop Dogg, singer Jhene Aiko, NBA player Matt Barnes, NFL player Bobby Wagner, singer Aloe Blacc, and many others. Unload Your 401K and No Guns Allowed partnered up for the”#ImUnloading” campaign to raise awareness and take action against 401K plans that invest in the gun industry.
Each celebrity in the video shares their personal experiences with gun violence and their ultimate goals of a world without gun violence.
Check out the #ImUnloading PSA here:
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For more information on how to get involved in the #ImUnloading movement check out unloadyour401k.com!

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