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T.I. Teams With Rev. Al Sharpton For Harlem Anti-Gun Rally

Grammy winner and multi-platinum artist T.I. will utilize his non-profit K.I.N.G. foundation next week to hold an anti-gun and violence rally in Harlem, NY.

Assisting the Atlanta native’s endeavor are Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, the LIFE Camp, and the Political Swagger Foundation.

Announced as “Responsibility is a Lifestyle: it’s Time to Bury Da Beef,” the involved groups plan to initiate a “call to action to engage elected officials, community organizers, artists, and every American citizen to accept responsibility to build safer communities.”

The pertinent declaration from these organizations came after statistics from the Center for Disease Control revealed that 16 youths (aged 10-24) are killed daily from gun-related violence.

Recently, a 13-year-old child was fatally shot in the head on a Harlem street corner. In Queens, a double-homicide claimed the lives of a 17 and 19 year old.

Since being convicted of several felony weapons charges last year, T.I. has spent the majority of his time traveling the nation and speaking out against guns and advocating education.

In 2006, a shooting claimed the life of T.I.’s best friend Philant Johnson, who was murdered in front of rapper following a post-concert dispute.

The rally/press conference will take place on Monday May 11 the National Action Network building, located on 106 West 145th Street and Lenox Ave (Malcolm X Blvd), New York, NY 10039.

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By Ismael AbduSalaam (AHH)

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Rappers Team Up to Curb Community Violence: David Banner, Rhymefest, Naledge, Twista

Mississippi rapper David Banner teamed up with Rhymefest, Naledge, Twista and Skooda Chose to release a song and video, “Something’s Wrong.”


“The one thing I hate about politics and politicians is that they try to point the finger at children. They never talk about the lack of jobs, the lack of recreation, the poor school systems and the environment that is conducive to violence. Who would I be to come out of that environment and point fingers at kids who are only responding to their environment? Innocent children are bystanders affected by the byproducts of the neighborhoods.” (Banner)

Ludacris To Reunite With Tommy Lee For Charity

Motley Crue drummer and former husband of Pamela Anderson, Tommy Lee, and rapper Ludacris will reunite this Saturday, August 29, for a special culinary charity event.

The event will be held at Ludacris’ restaurant, Straits, in Atlanta for a fund-raiser benefiting his Ludacris Foundation. The Foundation was created to inspire youth to take responsibility for their future, build stronger families and foster community economic development in the community. The Ludacris Foundation is committed to helping youth help themselves.

There will even be an after-party for the event, which will take place from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. after Lee’s final encore with Motley Crue at the Aarons Amphitheater at Lakewood.

Ludacris and Tommy Lee first collaborated as part of Discovery Network’s Planet Green popular “Battleground Earth” eco-centric series

P. Diddy wants you to Dress For Success!

The charitable Sean Combs collaborated with fashion designer Diaego on creating a limited-edition silk scarf to raise proceeds for Dress For Success, a charity organization that provides interview clothing for women on welfare transitioning back to the workforce.
Available in burnt orange, royal blue, platinum, cream and gold, the scarf is reasonably priced at $30. Fellas can do the good deed too by copping the pocket square for $20 and get their Fonzworth Bentley on.
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Jeezy Gives Back

Atlanta rap star Young Jeezy is personally taking steps to prepare local youth for life in the classroom, with his Back 2 School giveback and bowling event.

The rapper, along with Corporate Thugz Entertainment (CTE), the Boys and Girls Club and V-103 DJ Greg Street, will host the event, which will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today (August 2) at Metro Lanes & Games in Atlanta.

Free backpacks, clothing, sneakers and school supplies donated by 8732 clothing, Brand Jordan, Nike, Akademiks and Pastry will be given away to kids in need.

The Back 2 School give back isn’t the first time Young Jeezy has used his celebrity status to benefit young fans in Atlanta.

Last year, the rapper and CTE presented the first ever Toyz n da Hood, a week-long toy drive and charity event series.

The series, which took place in December, presented 1,000 toys for 1,000 kids at various locations in Macon and Atlanta.

Musically, Young Jeezy is preparing for the release of his third album, The Recession.

The album is slated to hit stores on September 2.

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David Banner Scholarship Winners Five lucky students crank it up with $10,000 each

Back in December 2003, Mississippi rapper David Banner unveiled his “Crank It Up Scholarship” contest in which five game pieces were randomly inserted into copies of his MTA2-Baptized In Dirty Water album. The five people who uncovered the game pieces would each be awarded $10,000 to put toward higher education.

Now Banner has officially announced the five recipients of the scholarship. They are:

Ryan Larkum of West Hartford, Connecticut
Matthew Foote of Ashburn, Virginia
Eric Harris of Branchville, South Carolina
Karen Dunlap of Oviedo, Florida
Patrick Godfrey of Hendersonville, North Carolina

Each winner will receive $10,000 in scholarship monies to be used toward any post-high school education including undergraduate college, graduate school, community college, and trade or vocational schools. In the event that any of the winners are unable or choose not to indulge in furthering his or her education for whatever reasons, Banner has stipulated that the monies be transferred to someone of the winner’s choosing who will.

Banner, who is a college-educated artist, attended Southern University in Louisiana, New Orleans. “I struggled to get my undergrad and then my Masters Degree and now that I’ve made it I am blessed with the ability to give back,” he said of his reason behind creating the contest and giving away the prize money.

Celebrities, HBCUs and Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Observe African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month

Shaquille O’Neal has partnered with Be The Match to produce a video highlighting this important need.

Ludacris HIV Awareness Video

Ludacris HIV AIDS Message

Rapper Rick Ross Hosts Blood Drive To Aid Haiti

Rapper Rick Ross is getting involved with the relief efforts today TV by hosting a blood drive tomorrow January 18.

The rapper’s Rick Ross Charities will team with The Community Blood Centers and 24 Hour Fitness to collect blood to order to send to the victims of the massive earthquake, which leveled the capital city of Port-au-Prince on Tuesday.

According to the latest estimates, the death toll from the 7.0 earthquake will top 100,000 people, while millions of injured and wounded are in desperate need of medical attention and other vital supplies.

Ross is hosting the event on Monday, the same date the U.S. honors the birth of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We have to come together to assist Haiti in anyway possible,” Rick Ross told “Give blood, donate what you can and remember the relief efforts for Haiti need to be long term.”

Ross will appear at the blood drive, which takes place from 5:30pm – 10:30pm at 24 Hour Fitness, located at 8385 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines. Ross’ charity work in Haiti started before the earthquake ravaged the country.

The rapper performed during the Starfest Multi-Cultural Music Festival, which drew an estimated 500,000 fans in December of 2009.

Idle Hands Will Only Make This Tragedy Worse by Wyclef Jean

The following is a statement that was sent to GlobalGrind from Wyclef Jean in the wake of the horrible 7.0 hurricane that struck Haiti this evening:


Haiti today faced a natural disaster of unprecedented proportion, an earthquake unlike anything the country has ever experienced.

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake – and several very strong aftershocks – struck only 10 miles from Port-au-Prince.

I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse. The over 2 million people in Port-au-Prince tonight face catastrophe alone. We must act now.

President Obama has already said that the U.S. stands ‘ready to assist’ the Haitian people. The U.S. Military is the only group trained and prepared to offer that assistance immediately. They must do so as soon as possible. The international community must also rise to the occasion and help the Haitian people in every way possible.”

Many people have already reached out to see what they can do right now. We are asking those interested to please do one of two things: Either you can use your cell phone to text “Yele” to 501501, which will automatically donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (it will be charged to your cell phone bill), or you can visit and click on DONATE.

-Wyclef Jean