Big Sean & Meek Mill Serve Up Thanksgiving Cheer

If no one has told you yet, I’ll surely do the honors: Happy Thanksgiving, y’all. Among the many things I’m thankful for is your roaming eyes on my page. Thanks from the bottom of my heart for the comments, likes and other props. It’s deeply appreciated.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday for so many reasons, but if someone pushed me for an explanation it’s because of all the memories produced on the day. One that sticks out the most is the last Thanksgiving with my Nana. The most beautiful brain image EVER!! At the risk of sounding sappy, I think it’s important that everyone have at least one experience like that with their friends and family.

Rappers Meek Mill and Big Sean helped to make it happen by giving back to their communities.

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What’s Turkey Day without turkey? Big Sean and Mike Epps host turkey drive in Motor City. Photo Credit: Theybf.com

Yesterday, Big Sean, along with comedian Mike Epps handed out turkeys to fellow Detroiters through his Sean Anderson Foundation, and then visited a local Boys and Girls Club.

Meek Mill starts annual Dream Chasers event in native Philly. Photo Credit: Theybf.com

Meek Mill starts annual Dream Chasers event in native Philly. Photo Credit: Theybf.com

Meek Mill visited his hometown of Philly to kick off his inaugural “Dreamchasers Thanksgiving,” a two day event that aims to feed 600 families around the city of Brotherly love. Philly Mayor Michael Nutter joined Mill and released this statement:

I applaud Meek Mill for taking the initiative to give back to his home town. Gathering together with family and friends around a shared meal is one of the most important aspects of the holiday season. It is important to give thanks for all that we have, and I am proud that one of Philadelphia’s own is donating his time and resources to make sure families in our city can do just that

Meek Mill humbly gave this response on his generosity:

Philly raised me and made me into the man I am today, so to do the first annual ‘A Dreamchaser’s Thanksgiving,’ was an obvious thing to do. I’m blessed to be in a position where I can make sure that as many people as possible have a meal on Thanksgiving, so that they can be with their loved ones to enjoy the holiday.

So inspiring. I’m loving the hearts thrown Philly’s way. Even from lil Kevin.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone, eat and be merry XOXO

Big Sean Hands Out School Supplies in Hometown & Which Celebs Helped Homeless Student Attend Howard University

Big Sean Handing out Supplies. Credit: Huffington Post

Big Sean Handing out Supplies. Credit: Huffington Post

Rapper Big Sean took time out from promoting his new album, “Hall of Fame” and dropped in on a back-to-school fair held in his native Detroit. The Kanye West protege handed out backpacks filled with school supplies donated by Office Max. The fair included educational games, career guidance and much needed school supplies for public school kids–an ever-present need this school year–and some love from one of the hottest rappers in the game.

“The Huffington Post” reported Big Sean offered hugs, handshakes and encouraging words along with those pencils and notebooks to families there.

“My message [to kids] is just to stay focused on what your goals are and do as well as you can. And focus on what you’re great at and harness that talent,” he said. “There are so many opportunities out here … I hope these kids, these young minds, take advantage of that and make it happen. They can be way better than a rapper, they can be way more successful.”

A product of the Detroit public school system, the rapper says he had an urge to give back, and he’s attempting to with his new venture: Sean Anderson Foundation. The foundation promotes “education, health and well-being” of Detroit youth. So, it’s not a stretch that the back-to-school fair would be the foundation’s first project.

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After hearing this inspirational tale on “NBC Nightly News” this past month, I couldn’t pass up a mention. James Ward went from living in a shelter overlooking LA’s skid row with his mom and two siblings to entering the Black man’s Harvard aka Howard University as an incoming freshman, and who paid the tab? YOU. That’s right, all those kind generous souls who went on James’ Homeless to Howard fundraising site, which rapper Common was so kind to share with his Twitter followers and contribute to the cause ( smart and  generous *swoon*) is what landed the 19-year-old first-in-his-family-to-attend college on a higher learning plateau.

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Brainchild to ABC’s Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy Shonda Rhimes also showed James some love for his cause.

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How do you thank complete strangers for paying for two years of schooling? (FYI…one year at Howard cost over $32 Gs.) The above photo is great start. But James’ plan is little bigger. He is launching a non profit to help other young kids get a fair shake at a quality education. What a great way to pay it forward.

Good luck James!!!