SO Dope! J. Cole Makes Good On His 2013 Promise & Attends Fan’s Graduation

Back in 2013, a high school student who goes by the Twitter handle @princess_simba wrote J. Cole a letter, and it touched the North Carolina rapper so much, he reached out to her via DM. “i read your letter twice now,” Cole wrote to her in July of 2013. “you are so strong, i admire YOU. i will be at your graduation… only IF you get into a 4 year University. go!” A little under a year later, the fan checked in with Cole and gave him an update on her grades, and they were up to par. She’s clearly kept them up since and made good on her promise to get into a 4-year college, as Cole was front and center during her high school graduation this week!


Kanye West Donates 6 Figures To ‘Donda’s House’ – His Late Mother’s Foundation For Aspiring Chicago Artists

Kanye West has broken a donation record at his late mother’s foundation Donda’s House, donating a whopping $133,000 to support the young and aspiring artists in their hometown of Chicago. Complex reports that a portion of Ye’s Donda’s House donation came from the money he earned by performing multiple shows for the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris recently, while the rest was out of pocket. There are currently 160 artists who are supported by the foundation, and Yeezy’s generous donation will no doubt benefit them greatly! “Kanye’s generosity is greatly appreciated and will improve our capacity with new staff as we deliver the high-quality arts programming that our participants deserve,” the charity’s Executive Director Donnie Smith said in a statement. So dope of Ye!


Awesome! Kelly Rowland Helps Raise Over $800,000 With Mother’s Day Concert

Kelly Rowland was the featured performer this past Mother’s Day weekend at the Magpie Nest Housing Project in Melbourne, Australia. The special concert was put together by the charity-based organization, and ended up raising a whopping $800,000 for them, which will go toward homeless families, helping to place all the necessary supports around a resident to increase the possibility of them addressing their issues and moving forward with their lives. “I was delighted to support a program that provides housing for the people of Melbourne without homes,” Kelly said of the effort. It’s always nice to hear things like this!


Drake Set To Host Second Annual ‘Houston Appreciation Weekend’

For the second year in a row, October’s own Drake is set to host yet another “Houston Appreciation Weekend” (HAW) in the city closest to his heart after Toronto. Drizzy will be taking his talents down south to Texas this Memorial Day Weekend to kick off the weekend of fun in H-Town. HAW paves the way for Drake to raise both money and awareness for a variety of different charities based in the Greater Houston area.


(Video) So Dope! The Game Randomly Gives A 7-Year-Old $700 At The Mall!

The Game is highly respected for his honorable philanthropy in the hood, including his Robin Hood Project which helps out children in poverty-stricken areas. He recently was at the mall and ran into a 7-year-old boy. The Compton OG gave the little kid $700; a hundred dollars for every year he’s been on earth. He posted a video of his super nice gesture on Instagram with a caption that reads, “Outside the mall in the ATL & ran into a lil boy on his 7th birthday…. Gave em’ $700.. A hundred for every year he been on earth… He bout to get it crackin’ in the mall……. Outchea in A-Town spreading love…….. #TypeOfSh*tGameDo #TheRobinHoodProject.” Much respect to Game for this! Peep the heart-warming video below.


(Video) Miley Cyrus Launches: “The Happy Hippie Foundation”

Miley Cyrus has officially put her new organization in motion! “The Happie Hippie Foundation” which launched today raises awareness towards homelessness and LGBT youth (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender). Wanna know more? Tune in after the jump!


Love This! Baltimore ‘Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Org Sees 3000% Increase In 36 Hours For Mentorship

With all that’s going on in Baltimore, it’s so dope to see the positivity shining throughout. The Baltimore chapter of ‘Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’ has received a staggering 3,000 percent increase in mentor applicants in just a few days! This surge, the organization said, is the biggest in their entire history! “To have people reach out and say, ‘I want to make a commitment for the next year of my life spending every week with a young man or woman,’ is blowing my mind actually,” President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, Terry Hickey, told NBC News.


(Video) Los Angeles Man Builds Homes For The Homeless

Elvis Summers, an ordinary LA man has made an extraordinary difference. He became an internet star over night after building a tiny house for a homeless woman named ‘Smokie’ who lived in a patch of dirt on his block. Summers plans to continue to build for the homeless and has many on board for the good cause! Find out more after the jump!


(Photos) Terrence J Announces $100k Endowment Fund To Alma Mater North Carolina A&T State University

Terrence J returned to his alma mater over the weekend, and presented a $100,000 check to the school. The North Carolina A&T State University alum was joined by NBC Universal execs on April 24, a date now declared by the school’s department of journalism and mass communication to be “Terrence J Day.” Campus events included a mentor’s breakfast and “Let’s Talk,” a networking session featuring Terrence and moderated by N.C. A&T State alum and Vice President of News at NBC10 Philadelphia, Anzio Williams.


(Video) Twista and “Voice of the Streetz” Program Address Chicago Violence

Violence might sound cool on a record but most Chicagoans would rather live in peace. The rampant violence weighing over neighborhoods and taking life after life hasn’t decreased much even with many of the city’s entertainers pushing positive vibes to the situation. Never giving up on the love however, Twista and “Voice of the Streetz” Program Address Chicago Violence and champion being heard beyond the music.


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