Home of Hip Hop's Humanitarianshttp://www.blackvibes.com/hiphopgivesback/Hip Hop Gives Back "The Home of Hip Hop's Humanitarians", highlights the positive aspects and deeds by members of the Hip Hop community. HHGB shines a light on the charitable organizations, programs, monetary and inspirational support performed by the Hip Hop community. Including event, projects and initiatives that move the Hip Hop #CultureForward through music, music, business, art and technology platforms. The HHGB Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Knowing the importance of making an impact in the lives of youth, the Hip-Hop Foundation formulates all programs to emphasize Fundraising, Awareness, Mentoring and Education (F.A.M.E.).en-uskonataj@hiphopgivesback.orghttp://www.hiphopgivesback.comhiphopgivesbackhiphopgivesbackchannel/UCdPaHb0DtnPLIVkgKZ7r1Jghiphopgivesbackhttp://djknotts.podomatic.com/rss2.xmlhiphopgivesbackUUdPaHb0DtnPLIVkgKZ7r1Jg00http://www.blackvibes.com/images/bvc/125/25401-photos-tab-header-hip.jpghttp://www.blackvibes.com/images/bvc/125/25402-videos-tab-header-hip.jpg5998721630004f4f4fc70202470-344-4483B019S4L0MKhttp://hiphopgivesback.bigcartel.com/Store3hiphopgivesbackhttp://www.blackvibes.com/hiphopgivesback/http://www.blackvibes.com/images/users/18698-hiphopgivesback.jpgBlack History Month Runhttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-black-history-month-run/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-black-history-month-run/Posted by hiphopgivesback0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-black-history-month-run/#commentsSun, 3 Mar 2019 00:13 GMTBHM Kids Run Part 1: "HONOR YOUR PAST" Hip Hop Gives Back was happy to be apart of the annual Black History Month run for the third year! Pre-registration is [...] via: <a href="http://hiphopgivesback.com/black-history-month-run/" target="_blank">http://hiphopgivesback.com/black-history-month-run/</a>122553General Articles, Black History Month RunJa Rule, Ashanti & Friends #BahamasHurricane Relief Concerthttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-ja-rule-ashanti-friends-bahamashurricane-relief-concert/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-ja-rule-ashanti-friends-bahamashurricane-relief-concert/Posted by hiphopgivesback0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-ja-rule-ashanti-friends-bahamashurricane-relief-concert/#commentsSat, 3 Dec 2016 12:46 GMT&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/fyrehurricanerelief?source=feed_text" target="_blank"> </a>Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at Arawak Cay Fyre Media, Fresh Entertainment Bahamas and BTC (Bahamas) presents Ja Rule and Friends #BahamasHurricane Relief Concert . Tickets are on sale now at Airbrush Junkies in the mall at Marathon (Nassau, Bahamas). $30 General $60 VIP (No Comps | No Giveaways). Live coverage by AllHipHop.com The host for the event is Caribbean radio personality and hostess Giselle The Wassi One Chuck Creekmur of AllHipHop.com will be hosting the live broadcast. All proceeds go toward relief efforts in the western settlements of Grand Bahama and Andros. Can't make the Ja Rule and friends Bahamas Hurricane relief concert. That's okay! Visit FreshEntBah.com and pledge your support for Hurricane Relief Efforts in Grand Bahama and Andros. The project is sanctioned by NEMA (National Emergency Management Agency). Make your pledge to support via <a href="http://FreshEntBah.com" target="_blank">FreshEntBah.com</a> &nbsp; #FyreHurricaneRelief #FreshAidweekend #HipHopGivesBack <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/fyrehurricanerelief?source=feed_text" target="_blank">#FyreHurricaneRelief</a> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/freshaidweekend?source=feed_text" target="_blank">#FreshAidweekend</a> via: <a href="http://hiphopgivesback.com/ja-rule-ashanti-friends-benefit-concert-for-the-bahamas-1210/" target="_blank">http://hiphopgivesback.com/ja-rule-ashanti-friends-benefit-concert-for-the-bahamas-1210/</a>70332Featured, Flyers, Alison Hinds, Ashanti, Bahamas Concert, Fresh Aid Weekend, Frye Hurricane Relief, blogs/12-2016/70332-ja-rule-ashanti-frien-s.jpgMC Lyte's New Move in Hip-Hophttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-mc-lytes-new-move-hiphop/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-mc-lytes-new-move-hiphop/Posted by hiphopgivesback0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-mc-lytes-new-move-hiphop/#commentsSun, 23 Oct 2016 08:19 GMT&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; MC Lyte, one of the first the female rap pioneers in Hip-Hop wants to take her love and experience for music to promote education. The emcee's foundation, Hip-Hop Sisters Network has a platform that empowers young girls, and all young people by exposing them towards opportunities in education, the arts, and beyond. The charity component of the Hip-Hop Sisters Network, works towards providing annual scholarships to underprivileged children as they achieve higher education. MC Lyte believes in promoting positive images of youth by providing them with a space where they can work on building a positive future. In addition to MC Lyte's educational efforts, she also served as a mentor on Oxygen's <i>Sisterhood of Hip-Hop, </i>and performed during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. MC Lyte is using her platform towards and being the change she wants to see within our community. For more information about her organization please see the link below: <a href="http://hiphopsisters.org/" target="_blank">Hip Hop Sisters Network</a> via: <a href="http://hiphopgivesback.com/mc-lytes-new-move-in-hip-hop/" target="_blank">http://hiphopgivesback.com/mc-lytes-new-move-in-hip-hop/</a>70486Contribution, Contributor, Featured, DNC, Hip Hop Charity, Hip Hop Old School, Hip Hop Sisters Netwoblogs/12-2016/70486-mc-lytes-new-move-hip-s.jpgPusha T & John Forte Perform for #SchoolsNotPrisons Tour Stop at Calipatria State Prisonhttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-pusha-t-john-forte-perform-schoolsnotprisons-tour-stop-a/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-pusha-t-john-forte-perform-schoolsnotprisons-tour-stop-a/Posted by hiphopgivesback0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-pusha-t-john-forte-perform-schoolsnotprisons-tour-stop-a/#commentsTue, 20 Sep 2016 10:27 GMT&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; On Sunday September 18th 2016 history was made as Pusha T and John Forte performed for #SchoolsNotPrisons Tour stop at Calipatria State Prison. #SchoolsNotPrisons is a free music and art tour that is partnering with California communities that have been impacted by the overuse of punishment and incarceration. Defined as "School pushout" is what happens when students are deprived of the education and opportunities that all young people deserve. Many factors contribute to pushout, including: the overuse of harsh school discipline like suspensions, inadequate funding for schools in underserved communities, the lack of counselors and health services in schools, and other supports that young people need to thrive. Too often students of color do not have these positive supports, experience institutional bias, and are pushed out of school. The tour began on August 6th and has dates scheduled thru October 28th, 2016. Visit the website for upcoming tour dates and full list of artists giving back to such a worthy and needed intitiative. <a href="http://schoolsnotprisons.vote" target="_blank">http://schoolsnotprisons.vote</a> &nbsp; via: <a href="http://hiphopgivesback.com/pusha-t-john-forte-perform-for-schoolsnotprisons-tour-stop-at-calipatria-state-prison/" target="_blank">http://hiphopgivesback.com/pusha-t-john-forte-perform-for-schoolsnotprisons-tour-stop-at-calipatria-state-prison/</a>68258Contributor, Featured, General Articles, California, John Forte, pusha t, SchoolsNotPrisons, Pusha Tblogs/9-2016/68258-pusha-t-john-forte-pe-s.jpgLudacris and The Ludacris Foundation present #LudaDayWeekend16 to Atlanta!http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-ludacris-ludacris-foundation-present-ludadayweekend1/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-ludacris-ludacris-foundation-present-ludadayweekend1/Posted by hiphopgivesback0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-ludacris-ludacris-foundation-present-ludadayweekend1/#commentsThu, 1 Sep 2016 14:18 GMT<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="http://hiphopgivesback.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Luda-Itinerary-100x100.jpg" title="" /></div> Ludacris and the Ludacris Foundation return with the 2016 installment of #LudaDayWeekend Labor Day weekend in Atlanta. The weekends' series of charitable of philanthropic events to raise funds for the Ludacris Foundation is an annual event attended by the whose who in Music, Film, Sports, Entertainment and more! Check the line up for the events and see where you can attend or contribute to assist the foundation with continuing their great work. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image2"><img id="bvimg2" src="http://hiphopgivesback.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Luda-Bowling-100x100.jpg" title="" /></div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image3"><img id="bvimg3" src="http://hiphopgivesback.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Luda-and-Ross-103x100.jpg" title="" /></div> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image4"><img id="bvimg4" src="http://hiphopgivesback.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Luda-Top-Golf-97x100.jpg" title="" /></div> via: <a href="http://hiphopgivesback.com/ludacris-and-the-ludacris-foundation-present-ludadayweekend16-to-atlanta/" target="_blank">http://hiphopgivesback.com/ludacris-and-the-ludacris-foundation-present-ludadayweekend16-to-atlanta/</a>67348Contributor, Featured, ludacris, Ludacris Foundation, LudaDayWeekend2016, Ludacris and The Ludacris Celeb Dread Feeds The Homeless at Hollywood Star Roomhttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-celeb-dread-feeds-homeless-hollywood-star-room/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-celeb-dread-feeds-homeless-hollywood-star-room/Posted by hiphopgivesback0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-celeb-dread-feeds-homeless-hollywood-star-room/#commentsTue, 30 Aug 2016 10:40 GMT&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; On Sunday June 12th, 2016 Canadian Hip Hop artist Ceeb Dread partnered with the Hollywood Star Room for a special show and performance to bring awareness and provide meals to the homeless in Ripples, New Brunswick. The weekend long drive was concluded with a special performance by Ceeb and the proceeds collected all weekend were donated to Fredericton Anti-Poverty Organization of Canada. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="http://hiphopgivesback.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/feeding-the-homeless-fundraiser-100x100.jpg" title="" /></div> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; At the conclusion of the weekend Ceeb provided a very personal recap of the festivities and explained why it was important for him to have and be apart of this event.. "well it was April something and I was sitting at my pc when I noticed a homeless person in a meme...it struck a chord with me and I felt a need to do something so I let my wants know and in about a week I had twenty one bands wanting to play for this cause I called feeding the homeless. It ran from June 10th to the 12th we managed to raise 360 dollars and some non perishables and it was awesome!" SOURCE: <a href="http://www.makinitmag.com/updates/ceebdread/2016/07/once-homeless-rapper-holds-fundraiser-homeless" target="_blank">http://www.makinitmag.com/updates/ceebdread/2016/07/once-homeless-rapper-holds-fundraiser-homeless</a> via: <a href="http://hiphopgivesback.com/celeb-dread-feeds-the-homeless-at-hollywood-star-room/" target="_blank">http://hiphopgivesback.com/celeb-dread-feeds-the-homeless-at-hollywood-star-room/</a>67210Contribution, Contributor, General Articles, Highlighted, Celeb Dread Feeds The Homeless at Hollywooblogs/8-2016/67210-celeb-dread-feeds-hom-s.jpgJoy Jeanette Gives Back Bringing Joy to Prison Inmateshttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-joy-jeanette-gives-back-bringing-joy-prison-inmates/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-joy-jeanette-gives-back-bringing-joy-prison-inmates/Posted by hiphopgivesback0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-joy-jeanette-gives-back-bringing-joy-prison-inmates/#commentsTue, 30 Aug 2016 10:22 GMT<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="http://hiphopgivesback.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Joy-Jeanette-100x100.jpg" title="" /></div> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Joy Jeanette will be singing her freedom song "I'm Free" for prison inmates as a way of providing hope and inspiration. The singer songwriter hopes to inspire the inmates by sharing her own story of being abused, fighting back, being incarcerated for fighting back and then learning how to find internal freedom through the process as she cleared her name this weekend at the Metro Transition Center for Women in Atlanta. Her journey and battle battle to continue to lead a productive life and never look back will hopefully serve as fuel people can use as they return to society! Source: <a href="http://www.makinitmag.com/updates/joyjeanette/2016/05/joy-jeanette-share-her-story-prison-inmates-64#sthash.AqHHlWWH.dpuf" target="_blank">http://www.makinitmag.com/updates/joyjeanette/2016/05/joy-jeanette-share-her-story-prison-inmates-64#sthash.AqHHlWWH.dpuf</a> via: <a href="http://hiphopgivesback.com/joy-jeanette-gives-back-bringing-joy-to-prison-inmates/" target="_blank">http://hiphopgivesback.com/joy-jeanette-gives-back-bringing-joy-to-prison-inmates/</a>67211Contribution, Contributor, General Articles, Highlighted, Hip Hop Gives Back, Joy Jeanette, Road to bvc/125/25403-hip-hop-gives-back.jpgThe Game Gives Back in Grocerieshttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-the-game-gives-back-groceries/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-the-game-gives-back-groceries/Posted by hiphopgivesback0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-the-game-gives-back-groceries/#commentsThu, 21 Jul 2016 18:15 GMTCalifornia rapper, The Game, has brought Christmas in July this year to deserving single mother of eight,&nbsp;Yvette Hicks. In light of recent acts of violence during this month, The Game has partnered with Partners in Kynd and Single Moms Club star,&nbsp;Zulay Henao, to create the positive campaign, "Yo Mama My Mama." TMZ was able to catch up with the rap star, getting the details behind the campaign's name and the thought process that went into it. "I figure with all this tragedy, and all the brothers killing each other, cops killing brothers, brothers killing cops, the one thing that people care about the most around the world is their mothers," he says. "So if we can pay it forward and make my mama your mama and you look at somebody, you're like, yo, man, you helped somebody's mom across the street. Or you ask her how her day is going or you just do anything for someone else's mother as if it was your own, the guy whose mother that is might not be inclined to do something to you based on your mother." The Game took to Instagram to announce the motherly love contest where he provided his followers and the public a set of instructions on how to enter. The winner,&nbsp;Yvette Hicks, was named inaugural&nbsp;"Mother of the Day" and was rewarded for her hard work with $1,000 in groceries, enough to last her and her family an entire month. As The Game documented his philanthropic efforts at Ralph's grocery store on Instagram, he stated within his last post, "In the midst of all the negativity &amp; tragedy the world has witnessed over the past 10 days... I wake up on a mission to try to spread as much positivity as possible in hopes of shifting the negativity &amp; creating a more peaceful vibe amongst us all,". To enter your deserving mother in the next&nbsp;contest, follow <a href="https://www.instagram.com/losangelesconfidential/?hl=en" target="_blank">The Game</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/PartnersInKynd/?hl=en" target="_blank">Partners in Kynd</a> on Instagram. via: <a href="http://hiphopgivesback.com/the-game-gives-back-in-groceries/" target="_blank">http://hiphopgivesback.com/the-game-gives-back-in-groceries/</a>65069Contributor, Featured, General Articles, #YoMamaMyMama, California, Contest, Groceries, Hip Hop Giveblogs/7-2016/65069-the-game-gives-back-g-s.jpgThe Game and Snoop Dogg Unite In a Peaceful March to LAPD Headquartershttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-the-game-snoop-dogg-unite-peaceful-march-lapd-he/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-the-game-snoop-dogg-unite-peaceful-march-lapd-he/Posted by hiphopgivesback0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-the-game-snoop-dogg-unite-peaceful-march-lapd-he/#commentsSun, 10 Jul 2016 21:07 GMTTuesday, July 5, 2016 marked another sad day in America, especially within the black community. Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old father of five, was shot and killed during an altercation with Baton Rouge police in Louisiana. The senseless murder was graphically documented on camera by locals and was quickly shared online via social media. Less than 24 hours after the death of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile was shot and killed on Wednesday by police in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, where his girlfriend live streamed the tragic incident on Facebook. Following the deaths caused by police brutality within the past two days, many Black Lives Matter groups across the country took to the streets to peacefully protest on Thursday night. During Dallas' rally, shootings targeting police officers broke out, fatally killing five officers. Friday morning, California rapper, The Game, took to social media to announce operation H.U.N.T., a call to action in unification with Snoop Dogg for all men of color to come together through a peaceful march to inform the Californian government and it's law branches that "from today forward, we will be UNIFIED as minorities &amp; we will no longer allow them to hunt us or be hunted by us!!!". About 50 men joined both California native rappers in their walk to LAPD headquarters where a LAPD recruit graduation was taking place. After the graduation ceremony had ended, the police led marchers into the department's headquarters where The Game and Snoop were able to have a private meeting with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Police Chief Charlie Beck and other top police officials. Garcetti described the 45-minute meeting as "extraordinarily powerful," where they had a conversation about the recent race crimes in America. The Game continued his efforts in Operation H.U.N.T by creating and selling H.U.N.T t-shirts to advance the awareness of his movement among communities outside of L.A. 100% of the proceeds from the t-shirts will go through his charity, TheRobinHoodProject, and will be donated to the city of Los Angeles' summer youth programs in keeping children active and off the streets. To join The Game within his movement, visit <a href="https://calilifestyleshirts.com" target="_blank">www.calilifestyleshirts.com</a> To read more about TheRobinHoodProject, visit their Instagram <a href="https://www.instagram.com/therobinhoodproject/?hl=en" target="_blank">@therobinhoodproject</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/therobinhoodproject/" target="_blank">TheRobinHoodProject</a> on Facebook &nbsp; via: <a href="http://hiphopgivesback.com/snoop-dogg-and-the-game-unite-in-a-peaceful-march-to-lapd-headquarters/" target="_blank">http://hiphopgivesback.com/snoop-dogg-and-the-game-unite-in-a-peaceful-march-to-lapd-headquarters/</a>64576#BlackLivesMatter, Contributor, Featured, General Articles, Alton Sterling, Baton Rouge, Black Livesblogs/7-2016/64576-the-game-snoop-dogg-u-s.jpgVince Staples Funds Youth Program in Long Beachhttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-vince-staples-funds-youth-program-long-beach/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-vince-staples-funds-youth-program-long-beach/Posted by hiphopgivesback0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-vince-staples-funds-youth-program-long-beach/#commentsFri, 1 Jul 2016 06:11 GMTFor native "norfside" Long Beach rapper, Vince Staples, teaming up with the YMCA and local Long Beach, California officials to launch a youth program in his community is no surprise. One of the central themes within his latest album, Summertime 06, expresses the fatal consequences of the lack of opportunity for the impoverished youth. Vince announced the project alongside Councilman Rex Richardson within his home neighborhood of Ramona Park. Within the program entitled, Youth Institute, twenty local students from grades eighth and ninth will be able to learn various forms of art, including filmmaking, 3D printing, product design, music production, and graphic design. Staples conveys the importance for cities to develop relationships with the youth, creating environments for them to flourish. "I think the most important thing is opportunities," Staples said. "What I can say is, living over here my entire life, I've never had an opportunity given to me from the area, only examples of how to mess up, and what I didn't want to do." Long Beach Councilman Rex Richardson and Def Jam Recording Artist Vince Staples talk after they announce their support for and launch of the Youth Institute in North Long Beach via: <a href="http://hiphopgivesback.com/vince-staples-funds-youth-program-in-long-beach/" target="_blank">http://hiphopgivesback.com/vince-staples-funds-youth-program-in-long-beach/</a>64152Contributor, Featured, General Articles, California, Hip Hop Gives Back, Long Beach, Summertime 06, blogs/7-2016/64152-vince-staples-funds-y-s.jpgTroy Ave Creates Scholarship in Honor of Late Friendhttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-troy-ave-creates-scholarship-honor-late-friend/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-troy-ave-creates-scholarship-honor-late-friend/Posted by hiphopgivesback0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-troy-ave-creates-scholarship-honor-late-friend/#commentsFri, 1 Jul 2016 00:42 GMTOver a month ago, tragedy struck the Irving Plaza in Manhattan at a T.I. concert, leaving three people injured and one man killed. Sadly, the victim who was shot and killed was New York rapper, Troy Ave's longtime friend and bodyguard, Ronald "Banga" McPhatter. In wake of the shooting in New York, Troy Ave has turned personal tragedy into triumph in creating a scholarship fund honoring Ronald entitled the Ronald McPhatter award. The award will promise $2000 each year for the next five years to student athletes graduating from New Utrecht High School, the Brooklyn high school where Troy Ave and McPhatter attended and played football. The high school football program will select the chosen recipients. "When my son suggested [the scholarship] from jail I thought it was brilliant," Tracey Collins, Troy's mother, told DNA Info. "Edgar (McPhatter's nickname) would love it, it's such a good way to represent him." The first recipient of the 2016 Ronald McPhatter award was granted to senior defensive end Gianni Penso, who plans on attending New York City's Pace University in the fall to play as an outside linebacker. via: <a href="http://hiphopgivesback.com/troy-ave-creates-scholarship-in-honor-of-late-friend/" target="_blank">http://hiphopgivesback.com/troy-ave-creates-scholarship-in-honor-of-late-friend/</a>64153Contributor, Featured, General Articles, Brooklyn, New York, Scholarship, Troy Ave, Troy Ave Createsblogs/7-2016/64153-troy-ave-creates-scho-s.jpgBig Sean Donates $25K To Fight College Homelessnesshttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-big-sean-donates-25k-fight-college-homelessness/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-big-sean-donates-25k-fight-college-homelessness/Posted by hiphopgivesback0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-big-sean-donates-25k-fight-college-homelessness/#commentsThu, 30 Jun 2016 20:45 GMTAs one man, Big Sean is doing it BIG in changing the world. The Detroit native rapper has always been dedicated in giving back to his hometown, creating various initiatives to help the youth within the Detroit area. Recently, Big Sean donated $25,000 through his Sean Anderson Foundation to Wayne State University, the third largest university in Michigan. The contribution will be granted to Wayne State University's HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program, which helps financially stressed students at the university reach their goal in graduating. The program ensures their mission by providing various resources including housing support, textbooks, school supplies, clothing, transportation, and child-care assistance. The endowment Big Sean and his foundation presented to the program will specifically be used for short-term support to Wayne State University students experiencing homelessness. "We see the HIGH Program as an important component of ensuring success at Wayne State, and we are proud to help strengthen its mission," Myra Anderson, president of the foundation and Sean's mother, said in a press release, according to Daily Detroit. "We aim to boost graduation rates at the university by providing support to students facing hardship." By continuing the mission of assisting in the education, health, safety and well-being of the Detroit Area school aged youth through the Sean Anderson Foundation, Jacqueline Wilson, Wayne State's first lady, stated, "with this gift, we will be able to help Wayne State students who are experiencing homelessness work toward a brighter future." To read more about Wayne State University's HIGH Program click <a href="http://highprogram.wayne.edu" target="_blank">here</a>. If you would like to follow in Big Sean's footsteps in becoming the one that changes the world within the HIGH Program, you can contact Jacqueline Wilson at <a href="http://blackvibes.commailto:jacquelinewilson@wayne.edu" target="_blank">jacquelinewilson@wayne.edu</a> or the program office at <a href="http://blackvibes.commailto:wsuhighprogram@wayne.edu" target="_blank">wsuhighprogram@wayne.edu</a>. via: <a href="http://hiphopgivesback.com/big-sean-donates-25k-to-fight-college-homelessness/" target="_blank">http://hiphopgivesback.com/big-sean-donates-25k-to-fight-college-homelessness/</a>64086Contributor, Featured, General Articles, big sean, Detroit, HIGH Program, Hip Hop Gives Back, sean ablogs/6-2016/64086-big-sean-donates-25k-s.jpgEminem Is Selling Bricks for Charityhttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-eminem-is-selling-bricks-charity/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-eminem-is-selling-bricks-charity/Posted by hiphopgivesback0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-eminem-is-selling-bricks-charity/#commentsWed, 8 Jun 2016 21:22 GMTAll the real Slim Shady fans might feel the urge&nbsp;to stand up when hearing about Detroit rapper, Eminem's latest sale. In celebration of the 16th anniversary of his iconic album,&nbsp;The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem will be selling pieces of his childhood home. The limited-edition collectable items from the emblematic home featured on the cover of the LP consist of the last remnants of bricks and wood from its recent demolition in 2013. To set yourself apart from all the other Slim Shady imitators, each of the 700 bricks will come with a certificate of authenticity with Eminem's handwritten signature, a display stand with a enclosed plaque, and an re-released cassette tape of the album. The re-purposed wood created from Eminem's home will be crafted in collaboration with Brooklyn-based mill Good Wood, turning the debris into Marshall Mathers dog tags. With the collectable brick package retailing at over $300 and the dog tags at $28, the proceeds from the sales will be donated to the Marshall Mathers Foundation, providing funds for organizations working with at-risk youth in Michigan. Unfortunately, these rare items reflecting a piece of Marshall Mathers himself are sold out, but to read more about the rescued remains, go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eminem.com" target="_blank">http://www.eminem.com</a>. Image via Eminem.com via: <a href="http://hiphopgivesback.com/eminem-is-selling-bricks-for-charity/" target="_blank">http://hiphopgivesback.com/eminem-is-selling-bricks-for-charity/</a>62942General Articles, Eminem Is Selling Bricks for Charityblogs/6-2016/62942-eminem-is-selling-bri-s.jpgRick Ross Launches New Scholarship With Wingstophttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-rick-ross-launches-new-scholarship-with-wingstop/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-rick-ross-launches-new-scholarship-with-wingstop/Posted by hiphopgivesback0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-rick-ross-launches-new-scholarship-with-wingstop/#commentsWed, 8 Jun 2016 20:51 GMTThe biggest boss that you've seen thus far has taken his entrepreneurial success to another level. Miami-Dade rapper turned entrepreneur, Rick Ross has recently partnered with the Wingstop Foundation, a nonprofit leg of the chain resturant, in awarding scholarships to the youth within urban areas. With high school graduation rates among low-income students dropping as low as 74.6 percent in combination with the drop out rate among urban youth standing at 54 percent, Rick Ross believes that his scholarship initiative will combat these high dropout rates among students in big cities. "To me, a company as huge as Wing Stop, we've seen so much success doing what we're doing, let's take it to the next level. Wingstop as a company came together and put together an urban scholarship that's for the underprivileged, that's educationally based." Although the scholarship will be targeted towards youth within urban areas who are in pursuit of higher education, the grant money will also be extended to Wingstop employees and groups working to lower drop out rates through education and mentoring. "We need to bring all these ideas and concepts to the table and start as soon as possible." To apply, click the link below! <a href="http://www.wingstopscholarships.com" target="_blank">http://www.wingstopscholarships.com</a> Image via Franchisetimes.com &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; via: <a href="http://hiphopgivesback.com/rick-ross-launches-new-scholarship-with-wingstop/" target="_blank">http://hiphopgivesback.com/rick-ross-launches-new-scholarship-with-wingstop/</a>62943General Articles, Highlighted, Rick Ross Launches New Scholarship With Wingstopblogs/6-2016/62943-rick-ross-launches-ne-s.jpgKendrick Lamar featured on NOISEY: "Bompton"http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-kendrick-lamar-featured-noisey-bompton/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-kendrick-lamar-featured-noisey-bompton/Posted by hiphopgivesback0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-kendrick-lamar-featured-noisey-bompton/#commentsTue, 15 Mar 2016 08:33 GMT&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Vice/NOISEY sat down with him in the backyard of his friend's mom's house in Compton. When he showed up, he was immediately flanked by childhood friends like Lil L and G. Weed, who had come by to see him. You can see many of these guys in videos like "King Kunta" and in the album art on To Pimp a Butterfly, as well as in Noisey Bompton, the documentary we were there to film. document.createElement('video'); <source type="video/mp4" src="http://hiphopgivesback.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Noisey-Bompton-Edited-Kendrick.mp4?_=1" /><a href="http://hiphopgivesback.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Noisey-Bompton-Edited-Kendrick.mp4" target="_blank">http://hiphopgivesback.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Noisey-Bompton-Edited-Kendrick.mp4</a> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Full Part1 NOISEY: <center><a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=CA1EmLFi4OA" target="_blank"><img src="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/CA1EmLFi4OA/default.jpg" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center> &nbsp; &nbsp; Full Part2 NOISEY: Bompton <center><a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=7NbX0v8Qm7k" target="_blank"><img src="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/7NbX0v8Qm7k/default.jpg" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center> via: <a href="http://hiphopgivesback.com/kendrick-lamar-featured-on-noisey-bompton/" target="_blank">http://hiphopgivesback.com/kendrick-lamar-featured-on-noisey-bompton/</a>61094Contributor, Featured, General Articles, Bompton, Compton, Hip Hop Gives Back, Hip Hop Music, Kendriblogs/5-2016/61094-kendrick-lamar-featur-s.jpgLudacris Speaks at Leadership Workshop to Over 200 Atlanta Youth!?http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-ludacris-speaks-leadership-workshop-over-200-atlanta-y/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-ludacris-speaks-leadership-workshop-over-200-atlanta-y/Posted by hiphopgivesback0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-ludacris-speaks-leadership-workshop-over-200-atlanta-y/#commentsFri, 11 Mar 2016 08:21 GMT&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Ludacris and The Ludacris Foundation spent the day giving back to a group of high school students at the historic Carrie Steele Pitts Life Learning Center in Atlanta Georgia. Through the use of his foundation the prolific superstar shared tips on how to be an effective leader and the power of giving back. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="http://hiphopgivesback.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/LufaFreddy2-67x100.jpg" title="" /></div> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The homie <strong>Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges</strong> spent the day working and inspiring a group of high school students from <strong>Banneker High School</strong> and <strong>Westlake High School</strong>. The purposeful event was all about inspiring a group of over 200 kids to take on the the mantle of leadership and understand the imporatnce of community service and giving back. The event entitled as <strong>"Leading From Within ... Leadership and Building Your Brand"</strong> was an awesome occasion for the young men and women who was in attendance. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image2"><img id="bvimg2" src="http://hiphopgivesback.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/LudaFreddy3-137x100.jpg" title="" /></div> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The event was powered by <strong>The Ludacris Foundation</strong> and supported by his team and the good people over at <strong>Camp New Look</strong>. The kids had the opportunity to connect with Luda, his beautiful wife Eudoxiee Bridges, his lovely mother Mama Bridges, and the homie DC Young Fly. The kids were able to ask questions and get real answers. This event will help the kids to embrace leadership and a wonderful memory that will stick with them forever. &nbsp; <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image3"><img id="bvimg3" src="http://hiphopgivesback.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/FreddyLuda4-67x100.jpg" title="" /></div> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The message Ludacris wants the public to understand is as follows, "We at the Ludacris Foundation realize that not every youth can visualize success. Not every young person believes that tomorrow can be better than today. I believe that every young person should have an opportunity to be the best that they can be. Our communities are hurting. Our systems need fixing. We can't wait on the government, institutions, social programs and policies alone to meet community needs. We have to look within; it is in our hands, said Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges. That is why we do what we do at The Ludacris Foundation! Over the last 5 years 96,000 students in GA have dropped out of school. GA analytics show 70% of inmates are high school dropouts. That is evidence that student dropouts immediately become the incubator that feeds the prison system. A game changer is needed!! My foundation, The Ludacris Foundation, is launching a Leadership Development Program targeted at middle and high school students. Our initial focus is with 4 middle and high schools in GA. As we design implement a proven successful business model we will expand our efforts." The event was truly a wonderful time and I thank The Ludacris Foundation for the opportunity to capture photos and glean a little inspiration! Check out the photos and learn more about the foundation by visiting here: <strong><a href="http://wp.me/pinY" target="_blank">http://wp.me/pinY</a></strong> <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image4"><img id="bvimg4" src="http://hiphopgivesback.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/FreddyLuda5-158x100.jpg" title="" /></div> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Story courtesy of <a href="http://www.freddyo.com" target="_blank">http://www.freddyo.com</a> &nbsp; via: <a href="http://hiphopgivesback.com/ludacris-speaks-at-leadership-workshop-to-over-200-atlanta-youth%e2%80%8f/" target="_blank">http://hiphopgivesback.com/ludacris-speaks-at-leadership-workshop-to-over-200-atlanta-youth%e2%80%8f/</a>61095Contributor, Featured, General Articles, Atlanta, Camp New Look, Hip Hop Gives Back, Ludacris Foundablogs/5-2016/61095-ludacris-speaks-leade-s.jpgKiller Mike Continues to Show His Unwavering Support for Bernie Sandershttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-killer-mike-continues-show-his-unwavering-support-ber/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-killer-mike-continues-show-his-unwavering-support-ber/Posted by hiphopgivesback0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-killer-mike-continues-show-his-unwavering-support-ber/#commentsThu, 10 Mar 2016 19:45 GMTThroughout the 2016 presidential election season, Atlanta emcee Killer Mike is now known to be one of Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders' most prominent supporters. Last month, when Bernie Sanders spoke at Morehouse College, a historically Black college in Atlanta, GA, Killer Mike introduced him and was also spotted at a soul food restaurant near the institution with Sanders. Killer Mike's support of Bernie continued recently as he introduced the presidential candidate at Claflin University, another HBCU located in South Carolina. In this powerful and teary-eyed introduction, Killer Mike focuses on why Bernie is the best candidate for Black voters. He uses two videos as an example that display the incidents of young Black voters interrupting campaign speeches at a Bernie Sanders rally, opposed to this happening at a Hillary Clinton rally, the rival Democratic Presidential Candidate. As the young women approach Bernie's stand during his speech, Bernie politely shakes their hands, smiles, and hands the microphone over to give them a chance to get their point across. When a young Black girl interrupts Hillary Clinton's speech at a private campaign rally, she is told to "Shut up", and "I'll talk to you later" by the candidate and then escorted away from her. Readers can access the video <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G4RFH2Qo1E" target="_blank">HERE</a>: Killer Mike uses this example as a testament to how Bernie Sanders cares for Black people and their issues. He also adds how Sanders has been fighting with Black Americans for over 50 years, dating back to the Civil Rights Movement. Killer Mike, along with other big Sanders supporters have been passionate about relaying the message to Black voters all over the U.S that Bernie Sanders is the only candidate that they need to be voting for. As the polls continue to rage due to primary elections, it will be interesting to see how Black voters are rocking the vote with the help of Killer Mike and others who are encouraging us to "Feel the Bern" &nbsp; By: Eboni Dawn (<a href="https://www.instagram.com/ebbonitapplebum/" target="_blank">@ebbonitapplebum</a>) via: <a href="http://hiphopgivesback.com/killer-mike-continues-to-show-his-unwavering-support-for-bernie-sanders/" target="_blank">http://hiphopgivesback.com/killer-mike-continues-to-show-his-unwavering-support-for-bernie-sanders/</a>57811General Articles, Killer Mike Continues to Show His Unwavering Support for Bernie Sandersblogs/3-2016/57811-killer-mike-continues-s.jpgNation of Islam Promises to Provide Protection at Beyonce's Formation World Tourhttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-nation-islam-promises-provide-protection-beyonces-f/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-nation-islam-promises-provide-protection-beyonces-f/Posted by hiphopgivesback0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-nation-islam-promises-provide-protection-beyonces-f/#commentsThu, 10 Mar 2016 18:57 GMT(Photo from Counter Current News) Beyonce is back at it again. Earlier this month, she shocked the world and her fans by releasing a video for her new Black power pop anthem, '<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrCHz1gwzTo" target="_blank">Formation</a>'. The 'Formation' video sparked lots of controversy, due to lyrics and imagery that spoke directly towards her Blackness and stance on current political issues such as #BlackLivesMatter. She sings about "<i>liking her baby with baby hair and afros" </i>and <i>"mixing that negro with that Creole to make a Texas bama"</i>. The video even ends with an important image of Beyonce laying on top of a police car while it's sinking in the Bayou of Louisiana. Days after the release of the video, Beyonce performed her hit at the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_Hgh7sPDLM" target="_blank">Super Bowl 50 halftime show</a>, where her backup dancers were dressed as Black Panthers, threw up the Black power fist, and topped it all off with a 'Formation' world tour announcement. Like the 'Formation' video, the performance at the Super Bowl caused just as much conversation. Many sources and critics didn't know how to handle Beyonce embracing her blackness so they attacked her, by saying her performance was "racist", menacing and a threat to the police. The outcome of her performance caused a boycott from several police departments such as ones in Miami, Tampa, and Tennessee. These departments are refusing to provide services and purchase tickets to Beyonce's tour when it comes to their cities. In response to these boycotts, the honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has vowed for the Nation of Islam to provide protection at Beyonce's Formation tour. During the keynote speech at The Nation of Islam's Saviour's Day 2016, Farrakhan states "<i>You're gonna picket, you're not gonna offer police protection, but the FOI will." </i>Farrakhan's support of Beyonce is a great example of how 'Formation' isn't really a song for everyone. In 2016, A Black artists, especially one like Beyonce shouldn't be denied security due to capitalizing on their heritage and culture through artistry. All of the negativity circulating about the song and video are from those who do not understand it. By Beyonce celebrating her Blackness, she gets ridiculed by the same outlets who speak highly of her when she is performing other songs about love, heartache, and girl power. Beyonce's Formation World Tour tickets are on sale now (good luck on finding those), and there are rumors of even more music and videos from Beyonce dropping in the near future! &nbsp; By: Eboni Dawn (<a href="https://www.instagram.com/ebbonitapplebum/" target="_blank">@ebbonitapplebum</a>) via: <a href="http://hiphopgivesback.com/nation-of-islam-promises-to-provide-protection-at-beyonces-formation-world-tour/" target="_blank">http://hiphopgivesback.com/nation-of-islam-promises-to-provide-protection-at-beyonces-formation-world-tour/</a>57812General Articles, #BlackLivesMatter, Beyonce, Formation Super Bowl L, Nation of Islam, Nation of Islblogs/3-2016/57812-nation-islam-promises-s.jpgRick Ross Makes Surprise Visit to Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanityhttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-rick-ross-makes-surprise-visit-southern-crescent-habitat/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-rick-ross-makes-surprise-visit-southern-crescent-habitat/Posted by hiphopgivesback0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-rick-ross-makes-surprise-visit-southern-crescent-habitat/#commentsTue, 8 Mar 2016 02:20 GMT&nbsp; "Anything that I can do, I want to do it." Such was the tone of the Maybach Music aficionado after a visit to Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH) in Fayetteville, GA this past weekend. Ross popped in for a surprise visit wanting to get involved in the county in which he resides. SCHFH works to provide opportunities for low-income families. Homeowner education and financial literacy are just a few of the tools that SCHFH equips their families with. Ross, also being involved with charitable organizations in Miami, Memphis, and New Orleans, has now expanded his work to South Atlanta. 40 unknowing volunteers were joined by the Teflon Don as he grabbed a paint brush and got his hands dirty with volunteers. The home he worked on was for a Fayetteville resident and U.S Veteran. Rozay even took some time to snap a few pics at the close of the day. We truly have to commend his charitable contributions in an era where "throwing money at the problem" has become the norm. Although Ross is not an Atlanta native, it is refreshing to see him take such a hands on approach to his new home and give back to the community. For more information on how you can get involved with Southern Crescent Habitat visit <a href="http://www.schabitat.org/" target="_blank">www.schabitat.org</a>. &nbsp; via: <a href="http://hiphopgivesback.com/rickrossmakessurprisevisittosoutherncrescenthabitatforhumanit/" target="_blank">http://hiphopgivesback.com/rickrossmakessurprisevisittosoutherncrescenthabitatforhumanit/</a>57693Contribution, Featured, fayetteville, habitat for humanity, hhgb, hiphopgivesback, rick ross, southeblogs/3-2016/57693-rick-ross-makes-surpr-s.jpgFilmmakers' Benefit #JusticeForFlint Raises $145K During Oscarshttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-filmmakers-benefit-justiceforflint-raises-145k-during-oscars/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-filmmakers-benefit-justiceforflint-raises-145k-during-oscars/Posted by hiphopgivesback0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/hiphopgivesback-filmmakers-benefit-justiceforflint-raises-145k-during-oscars/#commentsTue, 1 Mar 2016 00:32 GMT<a href="https://twitter.com/karsh" target="_blank">"Jazmine [Sullivan] got more runs than cheap pantyhose. Whew! #JusticeForFlint" @karsh</a> (Thank you, @Karsh. You changed the tide of this article) @Karsh demonstrates the resilient and unbreakable spirit of the African American people and their uncanny ability to turn what some view as misfortune into, well, a star studded concert spirited enough to rival any "oversights" or "accidents". For the Black community, the attention was not on Sunday night's Oscar "celebration" but rather focused on the culmination of efforts of our own modern day superheroes, filmmakers, actors, and artists coming together to bring relief, awareness, and support to the people of Flint, Michigan. With no paid promotion, the benefit raised over $140,000 and featured acts such as Janelle Monae, Jazmine Sullivan (see above), and a surprise last minute performance by the legendary Stevie Wonder. The tone of Flint changed, if only for one night, to one of hope, inspiration, and togetherness, a stark contrast to the lack of diversity and inclusion at the 2016 Academy Awards. Rather than bring attention to the Oscars' thoughtlessness, Black filmmakers such as Creed's Ryan Coogler and Ava DuVernay, director of Selma, along with <a href="http://www.blackoutforhumanrights.com/" target="_blank">Blackout for Human Rights</a> gained support from the music and entertainment industry, some of whom even tweeted pledges from the Oscar ceremony. Revolt TV live streamed the concert hosted by comedian Hannibal Burress. Young poets and families gave their account of the damage the water poisoning had on them while artists were sure to be candid about their message: This would have never happened had this been an affluent, White neighborhood. &nbsp; Watch the Full Replay Here: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDW1l1i5Kjc" target="_blank">#JusticeForFlint </a> &nbsp; via: <a href="http://hiphopgivesback.com/filmmakers-benefit-justiceforflint-raises-145k-during-oscars/" target="_blank">http://hiphopgivesback.com/filmmakers-benefit-justiceforflint-raises-145k-during-oscars/</a>57336Contribution, Contributor, Featured, General Articles, #JusticeforFlint, Ava DuVernay, Blackout for blogs/3-2016/57336-filmmakers-benefit-ju-s.jpg