Charities/Foundations Archives

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Yesterday, R&B crooner Usher, producer Jermaine Dupri, rapper/activist Killer Mike and rapper Big Krit celebrated the first day of Black History Month in a major way.

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The four entertainers made their way to Citizens Trust Bank in Atlanta to open up new personal accounts at the small, black owned financial institution. In doing that, they hope to inspire others to start banking small and “banking black.”

Killer Mike said on Instagram, “Four Entertainers Four New Accounts! #BankSmall #BankLocal #BankBlack #CitizensTrustBank #happyblackhistorymonth” 

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In another IG post, Mike said, “A buncha guys with #CitizensTrustBank President Cynthia Day. She is the most powerful human in the pic. This is why I love ATL, Amercia, My Culture and My people. #CitizensTrustBank #BankSmall #BankLocal #BankBlack #95Yrs #CuzImBlack”

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Nice! Big ups to them.

 

DSC_0006Tis the season to be of service and Kandi Burruss is doing just that; to help make the holidays brighter for 10 lucky single mothers who are expecting. The affair was held in Atlanta at a posh event facility that was filled to the rim with all kinds of gifts that an expecting mother and new baby will need and love. The ten mothers submitted profound essays to Kandi’s non-profit “Kandi Cares” sharing their unique stories of not only being pregnant and but being single too.

DSC_0038The pregnant mommies all received $500.00 checks to supplement their growing expenses and over $1,000 in products/services to help make their transition to motherhood easier. The event was truly inspiring and helped make everyone in attendance feel really good about giving and the holidays.DSC_0019

 

Kudos to Kandi and her entire team over at Kandi Cares! Kandi Cares is truly on the forefront when it comes to helping single mothers and their families year round. Check out the photos and good times the ladies enjoyed in the images below READ MORE

DSC_0793T.I., Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and V-103’s DJ Greg Street came together to giveback in a major way last week.  They gave away a lot of turkeys with much love and support to hundreds of families in Atlanta.

DSC_0821T.I and his all his sons greeted fans and took pictures with all the families that came out.DSC_0837Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed also took pictures and greet members of the community with care and compassion.  Check out all the pictures from their Thanksgiving event below and have a Happy Holiday!!! READ MORE

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R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn is making a difference in the lives of some deserving ladies through his LoveLife Foundation a labor of love that help women all over the country overcome domestic violence while building their self-esteem. Love Life Foundation’s  Queen for a Day event was held at Ken Bailey Salon in Downtown Atlanta. The private event was all about making some deserving ladies look and feel good.  The event was the third installment of a country-wide tour where Love Life Foundation powered by Raheem DeVaughn will shower TLC to some ladies who needs it the most.

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Photos: Magic City 30th Anniversary Players Ball

DSC_8589Magic City celebrated 30 years in the adult entertainment business last night and all the players came from far and wide to celebrate the occasion.  The Magic City 30th Anniversary Players Ball was an upscale black tie event held at 200 Peachtree one of Atlanta’s premier event venues.  DSC_8849Guest included Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Phaedra Parks, V103 morning show host Ryan Cameron, Todd Tucker, Pastor Troy, V103’s DJ Greg Street, and HOt 107.9’s Stuey Rock.  Ticket sales from the event went to support Magic City’s Kings of Support Foundation.  DSC_9120The foundation has helped victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Christmas Toy drives, Thanksgiving Dinners, Back to School drives and a host of other charities.  Check out the photos from the event below.  READ MORE

image5Shout out to the good people over at Newton County High School.  My girl Porsha Williams (Real Housewives of Atlanta) spent Friday morning doing a little community service and giving back in a big big way. She made her way to Newton High School to speak with Ms. Morrow’s Marketing/Entrepreneurship students about the power of thinking and doing big things!!!! image6 (1)The students were so stoked about the visit which involved some of Porsha’s closest friends including her sister, best friend, and Real Housewives of Atlanta cast mates Kandi Burruss and Phaedra Parks. The kids are now inspired to pursue greatness. Special thanks to Ms. Morrow for the opportunity!  Check out the photos from the event below.  READ MORE

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Ludacris and the entire DTP family are in the midst of one of the dopest events of Labor Day Weekend the 10th Annual LudaDay Weekend. Last night we had the opportunity to eat dinner at Coca Cola Headquarters and celebrate The Ludacris Foundation’s 10th anniversary. It’s truly a blessing to reach such a monumental milestone.

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I had the opportunity to kick it with Sheryl Lee Ralph, Andrea Kelly, Marlo Hampton, Princess Baton Lofters, Mushiya, Bennie Mosley and Gwen Clemons who were honored at the amongst those honored and in attendance at the annual celebration. The night was electric as the world celebrated the Supreme Court Rulling suggesting that LOVE transcends all. LOVE WINS!

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