Skip to Content

Category Archives: Contribution

MC Lyte’s New Move in Hip-Hop






MC Lyte, one of the first the female rap pioneers in Hip-Hop wants to take her love and experience for music to promote education.

The emcee’s foundation, Hip-Hop Sisters Network has a platform that empowers young girls, and all young people by exposing them towards opportunities in education, the arts, and beyond. The charity component of the Hip-Hop Sisters Network, works towards providing annual scholarships to underprivileged children as they achieve higher education. MC Lyte believes in promoting positive images of youth by providing them with a space where they can work on building a positive future.

In addition to MC Lyte’s educational efforts, she also served as a mentor on Oxygen’s Sisterhood of Hip-Hop, and performed during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

MC Lyte is using her platform towards and being the change she wants to see within our community. For more information about her organization please see the link below:

Hip Hop Sisters Network

The Carter’s Giving Back: Beyonce’ & Jay-Z Donate 15 Million to Haiti



It’s seems like the Knowles family is killing it in every lane from Beyonce’ over-the-top Formation World Tour, to Jay-Z’s Tidal success, and now philanthropy! The Knowles’ recently donated 15 million dollars to Haiti after Hurricane Matthew. It’s safe to say that most of the Jay & B’s moves are made in silence, but I think this is one that deserved some noise!

Haiti, a country with geographic disadvantages that makes them susceptible to natural disasters, just suffered from thousands of lives lost and land damaged due to Hurricane Matthew. Instead of just talking about it, the Knowles’ put the money where their mouth is. In addition to Haiti, the Knowles’ recently financially supported movements such as Black Lives Matter in the fight for freedom, justice, and equality in the U.S.

The Knowles’ family is setting a great example for many stars within the Hip-Hop community, as we become some of the lead activist in the country and fight on the forefront with our words, messages, and now dollars.

AAHH! Fest 2016






This fall in Chicago’s Union Square Park, Donda’s House, a nonprofit organization designed to expose inner-city kids to arts education, and Common’s Common Ground Foundation hosted the annual AAHH! Music Festival.

Ceeb Dread Feeds The Homeless at Hollywood Star Room





On Sunday June 12th, 2016 Canadian Hip Hop artist Ceeb Dread partnered with the Hollywood Star Room for a special show and performance to bring awareness and provide meals to the homeless in Ripples, New Brunswick.  The weekend long drive was concluded with a special performance by Ceeb and the proceeds collected all weekend were donated to Fredericton Anti-Poverty Organization of Canada.

feeding the homeless fundraiser




At the conclusion of the weekend Ceeb provided a very personal recap of the festivities and explained why it was important for him to have and be apart of this event.. “well it was April something and I was sitting at my pc when I noticed a homeless person in a meme…it struck a chord with me and I felt a need to do something so I let my wants know and in about a week I had twenty one bands wanting to play for this cause I called feeding the homeless. It ran from June 10th to the 12th we managed to raise 360 dollars and some non perishables and it was awesome!”


Joy Jeanette Gives Back Bringing Joy to Prison Inmates

Joy Jeanette






Joy Jeanette will be singing her freedom song “I’m Free” for prison inmates as a way of providing hope and inspiration.  The singer songwriter hopes to inspire the inmates by sharing her own story of being abused, fighting back, being incarcerated for fighting back and then learning how to find internal freedom through the process as she cleared her name this weekend at the Metro Transition Center for Women in Atlanta. Her journey and battle battle to continue to lead a productive life and never look back will hopefully serve as fuel people can use as they return to society!


The Game Gives Back in Groceries

California rapper, The Game, has brought Christmas in July this year to deserving single mother of eight, Yvette Hicks. In light of recent acts of violence during this month, The Game has partnered with Partners in Kynd and Single Moms Club star, Zulay Henao, to create the positive campaign, “Yo Mama My Mama.”

TMZ was able to catch up with the rap star, getting the details behind the campaign’s name and the thought process that went into it.

“I figure with all this tragedy, and all the brothers killing each other, cops killing brothers, brothers killing cops, the one thing that people care about the most around the world is their mothers,” he says. “So if we can pay it forward and make my mama your mama and you look at somebody, you’re like, yo, man, you helped somebody’s mom across the street. Or you ask her how her day is going or you just do anything for someone else’s mother as if it was your own, the guy whose mother that is might not be inclined to do something to you based on your mother.”

The Game took to Instagram to announce the motherly love contest where he provided his followers and the public a set of instructions on how to enter. The winner, Yvette Hicks, was named inaugural “Mother of the Day” and was rewarded for her hard work with $1,000 in groceries, enough to last her and her family an entire month.

As The Game documented his philanthropic efforts at Ralph’s grocery store on Instagram, he stated within his last post, “In the midst of all the negativity & tragedy the world has witnessed over the past 10 days… I wake up on a mission to try to spread as much positivity as possible in hopes of shifting the negativity & creating a more peaceful vibe amongst us all,”.

To enter your deserving mother in the next contest, follow The Game and Partners in Kynd on Instagram.

The game and groceries

The Game and Snoop Dogg Unite In a Peaceful March to LAPD Headquarters

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 marked another sad day in America, especially within the black community. Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old father of five, was shot and killed during an altercation with Baton Rouge police in Louisiana. The senseless murder was graphically documented on camera by locals and was quickly shared online via social media. Less than 24 hours after the death of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile was shot and killed on Wednesday by police in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, where his girlfriend live streamed the tragic incident on Facebook. Following the deaths caused by police brutality within the past two days, many Black Lives Matter groups across the country took to the streets to peacefully protest on Thursday night. During Dallas’ rally, shootings targeting police officers broke out, fatally killing five officers. Friday morning, California rapper, The Game, took to social media to announce operation H.U.N.T., a call to action in unification with Snoop Dogg for all men of color to come together through a peaceful march to inform the Californian government and it’s law branches that “from today forward, we will be UNIFIED as minorities & we will no longer allow them to hunt us or be hunted by us!!!”. About 50 men joined both California native rappers in their walk to LAPD headquarters where a LAPD recruit graduation was taking place. After the graduation ceremony had ended, the police led marchers into the department’s headquarters where The Game and Snoop were able to have a private meeting with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Police Chief Charlie Beck and other top police officials. Garcetti described the 45-minute meeting as “extraordinarily powerful,” where they had a conversation about the recent race crimes in America. The Game continued his efforts in Operation H.U.N.T by creating and selling H.U.N.T t-shirts to advance the awareness of his movement among communities outside of L.A. 100% of the proceeds from the t-shirts will go through his charity, TheRobinHoodProject, and will be donated to the city of Los Angeles’ summer youth programs in keeping children active and off the streets.

To join The Game within his movement, visit

To read more about TheRobinHoodProject, visit their Instagram @therobinhoodproject or TheRobinHoodProject on Facebook

Operation H.U.N.T copy


Troy Ave Creates Scholarship in Honor of Late Friend

Over a month ago, tragedy struck the Irving Plaza in Manhattan at a T.I. concert, leaving three people injured and one man killed. Sadly, the victim who was shot and killed was New York rapper, Troy Ave’s longtime friend and bodyguard, Ronald “Banga” McPhatter. In wake of the shooting in New York, Troy Ave has turned personal tragedy into triumph in creating a scholarship fund honoring Ronald entitled the Ronald McPhatter award. The award will promise $2000 each year for the next five years to student athletes graduating from New Utrecht High School, the Brooklyn high school where Troy Ave and McPhatter attended and played football. The high school football program will select the chosen recipients.

“When my son suggested [the scholarship] from jail I thought it was brilliant,” Tracey Collins, Troy’s mother, told DNA Info. “Edgar (McPhatter’s nickname) would love it, it’s such a good way to represent him.”

The first recipient of the 2016 Ronald McPhatter award was granted to senior defensive end Gianni Penso, who plans on attending New York City’s Pace University in the fall to play as an outside linebacker.

troy ave

Big Sean Donates $25K To Fight College Homelessness

As one man, Big Sean is doing it BIG in changing the world. The Detroit native rapper has always been dedicated in giving back to his hometown, creating various initiatives to help the youth within the Detroit area. Recently, Big Sean donated $25,000 through his Sean Anderson Foundation to Wayne State University, the third largest university in Michigan. The contribution will be granted to Wayne State University’s HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program, which helps financially stressed students at the university reach their goal in graduating. The program ensures their mission by providing various resources including housing support, textbooks, school supplies, clothing, transportation, and child-care assistance. The endowment Big Sean and his foundation presented to the program will specifically be used for short-term support to Wayne State University students experiencing homelessness.

“We see the HIGH Program as an important component of ensuring success at Wayne State, and we are proud to help strengthen its mission,” Myra Anderson, president of the foundation and Sean’s mother, said in a press release, according to Daily Detroit. “We aim to boost graduation rates at the university by providing support to students facing hardship.”

By continuing the mission of assisting in the education, health, safety and well-being of the Detroit Area school aged youth through the Sean Anderson Foundation, Jacqueline Wilson, Wayne State’s first lady, stated, “with this gift, we will be able to help Wayne State students who are experiencing homelessness work toward a brighter future.”

To read more about Wayne State University’s HIGH Program click here.

If you would like to follow in Big Sean’s footsteps in becoming the one that changes the world within the HIGH Program, you can contact Jacqueline Wilson at or the program office at


Rick Ross Launches New Scholarship With Wingstop

The biggest boss that you’ve seen thus far has taken his entrepreneurial success to another level. Miami-Dade rapper turned entrepreneur, Rick Ross has recently partnered with the Wingstop Foundation, a nonprofit leg of the chain resturant, in awarding scholarships to the youth within urban areas. With high school graduation rates among low-income students dropping as low as 74.6 percent in combination with the drop out rate among urban youth standing at 54 percent, Rick Ross believes that his scholarship initiative will combat these high dropout rates among students in big cities.

“To me, a company as huge as Wing Stop, we’ve seen so much success doing what we’re doing, let’s take it to the next level. Wingstop as a company came together and put together an urban scholarship that’s for the underprivileged, that’s educationally based.”

Although the scholarship will be targeted towards youth within urban areas who are in pursuit of higher education, the grant money will also be extended to Wingstop employees and groups working to lower drop out rates through education and mentoring.

“We need to bring all these ideas and concepts to the table and start as soon as possible.”

To apply, click the link below!

Rick Ross Wingstop

Image via