JHud, J. Cole, Selena Gomez and More Take A Silent Stand With Malala Yousafzai

On April 17, Malala Yousafzai and Shiza Shahid, co-founder and CEO of The Malala Fund, will join international activist and Free The Children Co-Founder Craig Kielburger in taking a 24-hour ‘silent’ stand to raise awareness for the millions of girls around the world who have been denied the right to attend school.


5th Annual Beauty and the Beat: Heroines of Excellence Awards (PICS)

Jon Quick isn’t just a DJ spinning your jam at a party or one of our favorite stations, WBLS 107.5.  He’s also a big man, Superhero to be exact, with the bigger picture in mind.  Each year, for the past 5th years, he has presented the ultimate party with a purpose, “Beauty and the Beat: Heroines of Excellence Awards” Fundraising Event in honor of National Women’s History Month.  He honors women of color who are rising stars within their professions.  On March 24th, he hosted the 5th Annual “Beauty and the Beat: Heroines of Excellence Awards” at Suite 36 emceed by Extra TV’s AJ Calloway.  Proceeds of the event benefited Hip Hop Loves Foundation and AJ Calloway’s Building the Bridge Foundation.
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Susan Taylor to Serve as Keynote Speaker for ALP’s Annual Benefit Breakfast

Achieving Leadership’s Purpose, will be hosting their Annual Breakfast Benefit on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 recognizing the service of Serwah Asante’97, Steve Flax, Kweku Forstall, Esq.’78, Robert Gore, M.D., Ralph Johnson’94, Aletha Maybank, M.D., Homero Radway, Clifford Simmons, and Rev. Michael Walrond, Essence Magazine Editor, Susan Taylor, will be this year’s key note speaker.

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Inaugural Tiger Woods Charity Playoffs

The Tiger Woods Foundation has announced the Tiger Woods Charity Playoffs, a yearlong amateur golf series to begin in 2014. The event combines competition with fundraising and helps build awareness for the Tiger Woods Foundation and local youth charities.

Tiger Woods: ProfileEach regional qualifying tournament will fundraise and build awareness for the Tiger Woods Foundation and local youth charities, which were selected by regional committees. Funds will benefit the Tiger Woods Learning Centers and the Earl Woods Scholarship Program. The learning centers offer STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) courses such as robotics and graphic design to underserved youth nationwide, while the scholarship program provides mentors and funds to help send students to universities including Georgetown, USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA and Harvard. Read The Rest

5th Annual FACE Africa Gala Raises $250k for Clean Water in Liberia on UN World Water Day (Event Pics)

On March 22, 2014, UN World Water Day, FACE Africa hosted its 5thAnnual WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Gala in New York City at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers. The Gala attracted over 300 guests and raised close to $150,000, with Chevron Liberia to provide a matching $100,000 grant, all of which will fund 30 clean water projects in Rivercess County, Liberia and provide 12,000 people with clean water.

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She’s the Boss: Philanthropic Leader Judy Belk Appointed President and CEO of The California Wellness Foundation

Judy Belk will lead The California Wellness Foundation as its next president and CEO, effective April 7, 2014, announced Barbara C. Staggers, M.D., M.P.H., chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Belk is currently senior vice president of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, a position she has held since 2002.  She brings more than 25 years experience in Strategic Philanthropy, Corporate Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement.

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