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Run The Jewels donates “Meow The Jewels” Kickstarter Cash to Charity

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After raising over $65,000 via their “Meow The Jewels” Kickstarter campaign.  The superstar rap duo for the people, comprising of Killer Mike and El-P posted the amazing outcome of the fundraiser and how the money will be dispersed.

via Meow The Jewels https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1957344648/meow-the-jewels/posts/1380871

Kendrick Lamar shows what “Hard Work” can bring in new clip

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A second highly-debated classic album, impacting the Hip Hop for the better, over 1 million in sales and eleven grammy nods!  You can say Kendrick is more than lucky.  But as you’ll see in this new PSA style clip for the youth, Kendrick and Top Dawg Entertainment are sure to let them know it came from “Hard Work”.

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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

 

Janelle Monae and Wondaland Protest Police Brutality

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The creative, progressive and uber talented collective and record label we know as Wondaland Records have been on a promotional tour showing off the amazing talent on the record label as well as joining in the front lines of protest against police brutality.  At several stops on the label’s tour promoting their collaborative project “Eephus”, which featured music from each of the labels artists’, the group took it to the streets and joined with the people in each city with marches and organized protests against police brutality.  Using their new track “Hell You Talmbout” as the battle and rallying anthem to bring attention to loved ones lost by those in attendance, who were killed unjustly by the hands of the police and/or other government departments.  See Hip Hip Gives Back’s footage below from the march and protest in Atlanta on August 31, 2015. #HYTB

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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

Lebron James will send 1100 Kids to College on Him!

 

Lebron College of Education OhioThe deep ties LeBron James shares with his hometown of Akron, Ohio, aren’t news to anyone. It’s as much a part of the LeBron brand as the player’s moves on the court.

Well, King James is taking the love one step further, announcing that he will fund over 1,000 kids’ educations with a scholarship to the University of Akron, ESPN reported.

Through a partnership between the school and his LeBron James Family Foundation, the 1,100 children currently in his “I Promise” program will receive a fully sponsored scholarship. “I think it’s probably one of the best things I’ve ever been a part of,” James said.

He continued, “This is very special to me. As a kid growing up in the inner city and as an African-American kid, you don’t really think past high school because it’s not possible or your family can’t support you.”

 

Kendrick Lamar Visits New Jersey’s High Tech High – #HipHopEd in Action

 

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So it’s Monday afternoon at High Tech High and its the beginning of another regular school week, right?  Not quite, because this Monday the reigning King of Hip Hop is visiting your classroom thanks to your teacher, Mr.Brian Mooney and his utilization of “To Pimp A Butterfly” to teach you about Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye”, you have a special guest of none other than Kendrick Lamar!

 

Village Effect Foundation & Baddies Doing Good Present “Ride or Die Bike Drive”

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On May 9th, Village Effect Foundation put on their 1st Annual “Ride or Die” Bike drive. The Atlanta based non-profit organization were successful in donating over 30 bikes to deserving children in the Metro-Atlanta Area at a local YMCA and The Boys and Girls Club. The bikes were donated to gear kids up for the summer and get them excited about being active so that we can help tackle childhood obesity.

Check the vid below for the full recap of the successful event below and be sure to follow Village Effect Foundation for their upcoming charitable events and how you can get involved.

Baddies Doing Good is the militia behind Village Effect Foundation. We make doing good, look good. We strive to provide a fun, unique, and fresh outlook to giving back. We are always looking to collaborate with other organizations and are always accepting new members.

http://instagram.com/villageeffectfoundation

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Freddie Gibbs Gives Back with School Supply Drive

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Freddie Gibbs, the midwest reality rhyme-spitter has created a GoFundMe drive to raise $3000 for school’s in his hometown of Gary, Indiana.  The campaign which began on May 25th has already raised $2,600 of the $3,000 goal for school supplies.

 

Here in his own words, Gibbs describes why he created the fund.  Link to donate to the GoFundMe http://www.gofundme.com/twfhrs Contribute and help provide supplies for the kids of Gary.  #Salute to Freddie Gibbs for creating and pushing this important cause.

Pic Courtesy of Tommy Williams (@Tom_Ahawk_)

Kanye West Donates $133,000 to Chicago Based Non-Profit Donda’s House

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Acclaimed musician Kanye West donated a portion of his proceeds from his recent Louis Vuitton Foundation concert series to the Chicago community organization named in honor of his late mother, Dr. Donda West. The donation of $133,000 is a record for Donda’s House, whose mission is to honor the educational legacy of Dr. Donda West by implementing arts and literature experiences that transform the lives of youth.

Donnie Smith, the Executive Director of Donda’s House, expressed her gratitude saying, “Kanye’s generosity is greatly appreciated and will improve our capacity with new staff as we deliver the high-quality arts programming that our participants deserve.”

An iconic musician, Mr. West is also noted for his design work in the fashion industry, including his relationship with the Louis Vuitton Fashion House and the Louis Vuitton Foundation. To close Paris Fashion Week, Mr. West performed four stunning concerts on March 7-10, 2015 on the outskirts of Paris in the Bois de Boulogne and quickly announced his donation to Donda’s House.

Che “Rhymefest” Smith, the Creative Director of Donda’s House & longtime friend & collaborator of Mr. West said, “I really cannot thank Kanye enough for this incredible contribution. His leadership has enabled Donda’s House to grow quickly and impact the lives of over 160 of Chicago’s young people already in our short history. This is a great honor and a true tribute to his mother’s legacy, who did so much for young artists.”

For more Info on Donda’s House and how to get involved/volunteer visit.

http://www.dondashouseinc.org/

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