Jay Z’s Foundation Donated Over $1 Million To Students For Study Abroad Programs

Civil rights activist/actor Harry Belafonte pointed some major fingers at Jay Z recently, saying the wealthy mogul doesn’t use his influence or money to help with real issues, but apparently he’s quite wrong! In fact, Hov’s Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation has given away over a $1 million in college scholarships and study abroad programs for students since starting his foundation. More info below!

WHAT! Billionaire Giving Away All His Money?!?

John Arnold is only 37 years old, but he’s ambitious with his fortune. After leaving Enron in 2002 where he was one of the highest paid employees, he left the company to open his own hedge fund and made a ton of money. That’s why he decided to retire from the business, and give away all his money.

Obama Made How Much In 2012?!?

Barack Obama is no Mitt Romney and clearly has nothing to hide, which is why he made his 2012 tax returns public. Curious to see how much Obama made and paid in taxes? Check out the breakdown after the jump.

(Video) Beastie Boys’ Mike D. Helps Sandy Victims With Free Food Truck [Over 19k Meals Given Out!]

To aide displaced Hurricane Sandy victims in the very-badly hit area of The Rockaways, Beastie Boys’ Mike D. started up a food truck, and has given out over 19,000 free meals alongside his business partner, Robert McKinley. “It’s a really hearty meal of chicken, beans, rice and vegetables,” he said of the food served. “A very complete, warm, flavorful meal, and certainly a lot more nutritious and balanced than a fast food option.” They’re currently in talks to coordinate with the local community to switch the truck over from giving away food, to charging for food but having it become staffed, run and operated on by local Rockaways citizens.

(Photos) Young Jeezy Honored In Houston For His Contributions To The Community

All Star parties and games weren’t the only thing Young Jeezy was partaking in this weekend while out in Houston! The 18th Congressional District of Texas held a small ceremony to thank and recognize the CTE rapper for his outstanding contributions, core values, hard work and integrity that helped improve the youth in Houston community. Congrats, Jizzle! Check some pics from the event in the gallery.

Black History Moment: What Was Going On Then-Today?!

Hit the jump to see what happened in Black History on January 27, 1766!

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