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At a respectable hour—2:47 p.m. EST on Sunday, to be exact—Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z’s philanthropy and benevolence blessed the world with a performance during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

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Good works deserve great praise—and that’s exactly what Serena Williams had for her longtime friend, H.R.H. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, upon hearing about her latest act of philanthropy—collaborating on a cookbook with a group of women affected by the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in West London, England in June…

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Kevin Hart is known for being a funny man, but the celeb and comedian is doing more than enjoying his time in the spotlight. Hart has taken time to give back to his hometown of Philadelphia– contributing to causes for natural disasters and childhood cancer organizations — but it’s his latest program that’s getting a lot […]

The post Grio Good News Report | Kevin Hart is supporting students who want to attend HBCU’S with “The Help from the Hart Charity Scholarship.” appeared first on theGrio.

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When historically black college grad, award-winning philanthropist and author Christal Jackson realized her life’s calling was to empower those who give back to the community, she knew she was on to something. “What I recognized over the years is that there are a lot of people that want to do good,” she said. “Oftentimes they […]

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On an early June day, as the academic calendar drew to a close and graduation neared, Cyrus Harden decided to leave school a little early. His plan: Change clothes and walk over to one of his part-time jobs to put in some extra hours. College was on the horizon for Harden, so he could certainly […]

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  Rozzie Cribbs never thought he’d make it to the promised land. Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, the idea of being a full-time student on the campus of a four-year university was a seemingly unattainable goal. He hadn’t seen many kids like him ever reach it — and not for a lack […]

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After Beyoncé’s thrilling Coachella performance, which highlighted the rich culture of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the superstar is going a step further to invest in students of select HBCUs around the country. Through her BeyGOOD initiative, Beyoncé will award a $25,000 grant to one student at Xavier University of Louisiana, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee […]

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Quavo of the Migos kicked off his 27th birthday by giving back to children and fans at Berkmar High School in Norcross, Georgia, an area becoming known as “The Nawf.” The closed-to-the-public event was for teachers, faculty and students of Berkmar High School. Held on Easter Sunday, it started with an Easter egg hunt, face […]

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee dominated track and field. She’s widely known for her stellar track and field career that produced six Olympic medals, four World Outdoor Championships gold medals and earned her a spot in the National Track & Field Hall of Fame, but giving back to communities across the country is where her true passion lies. […]

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ATLANTA — Hank Aaron, the man who broke Babe Ruth’s home run record and went on to hit 755 in his career, now wants to be remembered for something entirely different. The Hall of Fame right fielder and his wife, Billye, have spent two decades building a philanthropic legacy that began with paying extracurricular activity […]

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/chancetherapper">@chancetherapper</a> is donating $1,000,000 to Chicago Public Schools <a href="https://t.co/NHoQzzoC5M">pic.twitter.com/NHoQzzoC5M</a></p>&mdash; Corbin Reiff (@CorbinReiff) <a href="https://twitter.com/CorbinReiff/status/838845063341953024">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Chance the Rapper is putting his money where his mouth is by gifting $1 million to Chicago Public Schools following his “unsuccessful” meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner. The three-time Grammy winner announced the gift to support school arts and enrichment programs at a press conference Monday, March 6, noting fans’ concert ticket purchases made the donation possible. The effort was launched due to a collaboration among competing ticket distribution companies LiveNation, Ticketmaster, and AEG. “Our kids should not be...

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Kevin Durant is continuing his charitability toward Oklahoma City even though the NBA forward has moved […]

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Venus and Serena Williams are a dominant pair on the tennis court, and now the sisters are teaming up to contribute to their hometown of Compton, California, by opening up a community center to support residents affected by gun violence. The Yetunde Price Resource Center, named after their sister, who was murdered by a gang […]

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A New Hampshire foundation has decided to invest in the future of their youth through a 10-year, $100 million plan that will invest in the success and achievements of children in New Hampshire, primarily focusing on those from low-income families. The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NHCF), an organization that primarily works “with generous and visionary […]

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In recent weeks, athletes, celebrities and public figures have used their platforms to take a stand against violence and police brutality. On Wednesday, Ethiopian-Canadian singer/songwriter The Weeknd added a philanthropic twist to his résumé with a hefty $250,000 donation to the Black Lives Matter movement. After the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by […]

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Serena Williams is helping to build a school in Jamaica.

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Reggie Gordon, CEO of the American Red Cross, talks about the resurgence of African-American male […]

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theGRIO REPORT - Oprah was recently confronted by one of her Twitter followers claiming that she does not give back to the ghettos in America. She immediately snapped back, saying....

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