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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 jacquelinewilson@wayne.edu or the program office at wsuhighprogram@wayne.edu.

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Eminem Is Selling Bricks for Charity

All the real Slim Shady fans might feel the urge to stand up when hearing about Detroit rapper, Eminem’s latest sale. In celebration of the 16th anniversary of his iconic album, The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem will be selling pieces of his childhood home. The limited-edition collectable items from the emblematic home featured on the cover of the LP consist of the last remnants of bricks and wood from its recent demolition in 2013. To set yourself apart from all the other Slim Shady imitators, each of the 700 bricks will come with a certificate of authenticity with Eminem’s handwritten signature, a display stand with a enclosed plaque, and an re-released cassette tape of the album. The re-purposed wood created from Eminem’s home will be crafted in collaboration with Brooklyn-based mill Good Wood, turning the debris into Marshall Mathers dog tags. With the collectable brick package retailing at over $300 and the dog tags at $28, the proceeds from the sales will be donated to the Marshall Mathers Foundation, providing funds for organizations working with at-risk youth in Michigan.

Unfortunately, these rare items reflecting a piece of Marshall Mathers himself are sold out, but to read more about the rescued remains, go to http://www.eminem.com.

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Big Sean Is Donating $10,000 To The Kids Of Flint

downloadBig Sean has consistently been dedicated to both properly and proudly repping his hometown of Detroit and giving back to the Motor City. He’s done this with everything from consistent song shoutouts and naming a mixtape Detroit to building a studio at his high school alma mater and founding the Sean Anderson Foundation. But now he’s taking that commitment to Detroit’s neighbor.

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.

2 Chainz Heads to Michigan for Canned Goods Charity Event

The rapper hosts #2CansFor2Chainz at Ypsilanti’s Puffer Red’s.

Dilla Day Detroit 2013

Fuse traveled to Detroit to capture the sights and sounds of the annual Dilla Day, which, of course, celebrates the life and legacy of producer extraordinaire, Mr. James “J Dilla” Yancey. On hand were many of the beatmaker’s friends and fam — including DJ Spinna,J.Rocc, his brother Illa J — showing support both on and off stage.

Dilla Day Detroit 2013

#DILLADAYDETROIT 2013 SATURDAY, FEB. 9, 2013 @FillmoreDetroit Featuring Performances by @TalibKweli @Royceda59

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