Look out ya’ll, Cardi B is making ‘gifting’ moves, just don’t step on her bloody shoes. Sorry, it definitely sounded better in my head.
Anyway, the “I Like It” rapper handed out free winter coats and sneakers to hundreds at Brooklyn’s Marlboro housing project Thursday.
The coat giveaway was arranged by a local designer and friends, reports NBC New York.
Cardi B’s generosity couldn’t have come at a better time because it’s getting kinda brick in New York now.
Fans of the Bronx-bred Bardi know that all to well when they waited four hours for her to appear. Yet, Cardi B.. etter Late Than Never apologized and blamed her tardiness on a photo shoot.
When asked why this event was important to her,
“You gotta support the people that support you,” Cardi B told CBS News.
Sadly, the turnout was so lit not everyone walked away with a coat.
No doubt Cardi will use her money moves to hook her City up again. Her Instagram is a telltale sign.
“I can’t wait to [do] this in my borough next BX,” she captioned on Instagram of a selfie of her fans.
According to Page Six, John Legend made it drizzle on a New Jersey fire station on Sunday.
When heading into Wood Ridge 7Eleven, two firefighters approached the crooner to drop dime on department’s fundraiser breakfast.
Before leaving John slipped them $20 for the cause.
Guess the newly-minted EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) winner only had pocket change on him.
But, hey, every little bit counts. And John gave that bit away.
As for where the “Normal People” singer was heading, locals speculate Teterboro airport.
Back into the arms of Chrissy, we hope.
The jury might be out on whether she’s officially a certified rock legend. (Psst… issa yes, no matter what’s decided) There’s no doubt she is our queen of hearts or wcw for giving back.
Chaka Khan. Yes, hunty The.Chaka. Khan. rolled up her sleeves and got her hands dirty (mostly with mayo and mustard) over the weekend to make sandwiches for Brown Bag Lady; charity that feeds the homeless in LA’s Skid Row neighborhood.
Chaka Khan helped make over 200 brown bag lunches to hand out to homeless on Sunday.
When Chaka Khan wasn’t packing croissant sandwiches, the “Sweet Thing” singer took pics and signed a microphone for her littlest fan.
Brown Bag Lady Founder Jaqueline Norvell couldn’t contain her excitement that a living legend was in her house.
Jaqueline is all of us.
MJ did his part to help in the relief efforts for Hurricane Florence.
The Wilmington, North Carolina native rounded up some Hornets players and front office crew, to pack 5,000 food boxes for those affected by Hurricane Florence on Friday.
The boxes–provided by Food Lion grocery store–will go to hardest hit areas: Fayetteville and Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC.
Supplies include peanut butter, crackers, canned goods and drinks.
Jordan told ESPN he hopes his players see it as a rewarding experience.
“Hopefully they learn that to give back, it’s all about the heart. It’s not about how much money you make or about what you earn. It’s about sharing and (caring) about other people.”
Spoken like a true hometown hero.
To cement the deal, Michael Jordan’s volunteering comes on the heels of his $2 million donation–$1 Milly to Red Cross, and another to Foundation for Carolinas’ Hurricane Florence Response Fund.
Good look, Mike
Oprah was fresh off a Parisian vacay, when THE media mogul spread some Black girl magic in Cincinnati.
Oprah shocked volunteers at Freestore Foodbank on Sept. 11th when she came suited and booted to help pack 2,000 meals for school kids in the community.
Oprah was one of 100 volunteers to support Kroger grocery store’s Kroger Zero Hunger, Zero Waste anniversary that aims to end hunger and food waste by 2025.
“It’s an honor to support this initiative in the local Cincinnati community and beyond,” said Winfrey. “I am committed to the fight against hunger because I’ve seen the impact it has on people. That’s why I wanted to be here today to help pack food for Cincinnati children facing hunger. The work Kroger is doing is special and meaningful.”
The cherry on top of the event was…no, Gayle didn’t come. Next time, guys.
Oprah’s food line O, That’s Good! teamed up with Kroger to donate one million meals to Feeding America to feed families around the country.
Oprah stands undefeated as the giving God. Fight me on this.
Derek Luke may have played a guidance counselor on TV, but he’s putting in work off screen too.
The 13 Reasons Why star launched Derek Luke Foundation to steer kids toward their dreams in his hometown of Jersey City. Why?
“People talked to me about how to get a job. No one had ever talked to me about how to pursue my dream,” Derek told NJ.com.
Now he’s passing that recipe of success on by supporting programs and initiatives that focus on African American issues with his Foundation.
The Hershey’s kiss coated cutie (can’t help it, guys) kicked off the Foundation with four days of festivities in the Garden State.
Starting on Wednesday with free haircuts and school supplies for kiddies at David’s Barbershop on Kennedy Blvd.
Friday was Kings Night, a men’s empowerment forum at New Jersey Armory, where Derek served as keynote speaker. He plans to hold one every other Friday going forward.
Saturday was an all day activities fest filled with education based games, including using hip hop as a learning tool.
The Foundation wrapped on Sunday with Jersey’s Derek Luke Day with a Love Unity in the Community theme at Audubon Park. Sunday funday had bouncy houses, petting zoo, raffles, prizes, face painting and more. How could it get better? With spa services for moms, thanks Luke.
Good time for a good cause.
Beyonce and Jay Z weren’t kidding about their promise to upgrade us. The power couple did just that for three high school seniors this past week.
During their OTR II tour stop in Orlando, forever hype man DJ Khalid announced the first three recipients of the BeyGood Initiative and Shawn Carter Foundation’s tour scholarship, which awards $100K to each student to go toward college enrollment.
Congrats to Keshawn Morgan. He’s more than deserving of that $100K bag with # 3 ranking of his class at Evans High School and president of Spanish Honor Society.
A day earlier in Atlanta, Beyonce and Jay Z awarded Karissa Jackson with scholarship for her community service work and 3.8 GPA at Discovery High School. Thanks to the Carters’, Karissa will be joining Kennesaw University’s 2019 class.
She told Gwinnett Daily Post that she was blown away by the scholarship.
“I had no idea I was going to get that. It’s really exciting and I couldn’t stop crying because it’s really a blessing to awarded something like this.”
The next student to go Apeshit over Jay Z and Beyonce’s generosity is Emily Geray from Miami Beach High School.
Emily will take her talents and award money to study criminology at Florida International University.
And the Carters’ are just getting started. They are dropping scholarship money in Arlington, Phoenix, LA, San Diego, New Orleans, Houston, Santa Clara and Seattle. Boys and Girls Club members are nominated for the scholarship award.
If you need another reason to see this tour, black excellence is def one of them.
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