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GoFundMe Account Frozen!

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This is a sad, sad, sad case that I wish I could say had something to do with other than race but it honestly doesn’t. There is a boy by the name of Freddy Barley who rode 6 hours on his bike just to make it to college in time for move-in day. He got accepted into college but had no means of transportation nor housing when he got to school. He was sleeping in a tent outside of campus and everything, I mean he was really struggling!

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So yes, if you were wondering this is a young African-American boy and this halt on his account I am convinced is all about racial profiling. This boy set up an account explaining his situation and he was gratefully able to raise a whopping $184,000 dollars!

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Then one of the people in authority for the GoFundMe site put a halt on the money he raised because they apparently had “multiple questions” about his story and his actual situation.

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I was heartbroken when I read it because I just feel that if it were any other race he wouldn’t be under investigation for telling the truth. Why are you so hesitant to give this young man this money? Because you already see his drive and determination to make the best of the opportunity given to him?

 

Why are you so intimidated? So bothered?

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Michael Jordan is the latest celebrity of many to finally speak up and use their platform to address the issues that are currently plaguing our society: the unjustified shootings of African Americans and the killings of police officers.

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Ray Rice To Donate 2016 NFL Salary

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Ray Rice hasn’t played on an NFL field since his time with the Baltimore Ravens in 2013. In an infamous video, Rice struck his now-wife and knocked her unconscious in an elevator. The scandal broke national headlines and resulted in Rice being discharged from the NFL in 2014. In a new interview, he told USA TODAY that he will donate his entire 2016 NFL salary if he is drafted by a team.

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Charity Event With Your Two Favorite People!

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Ciara and Russell Wilson have been in the “honeymoon” stage it seems for the past year, or however long it’s been since they’ve been first just dating and now engaged! Does anyone know exactly how long it’s been? Anyways, the two were spotted lost in one another’s love at a Charity Event in Washington on Monday night.

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The news went viral after it was evident that they were channeling in their inner Michael Jackson, because you know everyone has one, right? They were dancing and singing on stage and they just look so happy and in love, must be nice, huh?

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They performed the song “The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael and allegedly they nailed it? I haven’t seen the video so I am in no position to give my personal opinion but what do you all think?

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I can’t wait for the wedding of these two. It seems they do almost everything together and it must be a great feeling to give to the less fortunate together because that is what makes both of their hearts smile!

 

That kind of love does exist, thank you for being a perfect example of that fact!

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Over the weekend I had the privilege of being one of the sponsors for Once Upon a Smile’s First Annual Celebrity Bowling fundraiser at Pin Strikes Bowling Alley on the southside of the ATL. The event was a perfect way to kick it with the homies and give back to the community. The project spearheaded by Aaliyah Houston was so much fun.
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Over the weekend I had the opportunity to support and capture images at the 2nd Annual Alpha Derby presented by the Alphas of Atlanta. As a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc I had to show my support to this worthwhile cause and celebrate the aspects of charity, scholarship, and flyness of the Kentucky Derby. We took over the City Club of Buckhead and we are FLY.

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Harriet Tubman The New Face Of The $20 Dollar Bill

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What do you think about Harriet Tubman replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill? Well let’s explore this ideal together. In one way It makes me say, yea! But in a another way, it makes me think why now. Where is it coming from? What is the purpose for it! What are they saying this is supposed to mean. Is it going to bring recognition to Harriet Tubman in all that she did? Or is it suppose to bring attention to slavery? Let us work through this.

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Growing up Hip Hop Star Egypt Criss the daughter of Pepa of “Salt & Pepa” and Treach of “Naught by Nature” is working on million dollar shoes for charity.

Check out the details on how you can get a pair of 4 million dollar blinged out tennis shoes after the break.

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