The Black cat is officially out of the bag, y’all.
The world’s first black superhero movie came out last weekend, and the biggest celebs wanted kids to witness the melanin magnificence for themselves.
Kendrick Lamar and writing partner Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith–who brought the Black Panther: The Album soundtrack to life, and it’s officially No. 1 on the charts– bought out three cinemas for 1,000 kids living in three different Watts area housing projects to see Black Panther on Saturday, BillBoard reports.
Over the weekend, Serena Williams hosted a private screening of the Marvel movie for girls in the Black Girls code org that fosters a career in science and technology.
Not a bad look for young girls to see, considering Princess Shuri was hooking up Black Panther with the illest tech to defeat his enemies.
T.I. hooked up 300 ATL families with early release Black Panther movie tickets.
“Me and @Walmart joined efforts to support the community with free tickets for customers to attend an Advance Screening of @MarvelStudios @blackpanther,” he wrote in a post on Twitter on Feb. 13.”We gave away 300 tickets to deserving families yesterday at the Cascade Walmart store.” #Blackpanther
This movement is too important to pass up. Y’all better grab that dashiki because…
Last name Ever, first Name Greatest.
Guess Drake was rapping about his giving game on “Forever” because he’s seriously on a roll in the 305.
On Monday he was writing checks to a college student and Miami Senior High School. On Tuesday the “God’s Plan” rapper was surprising shoppers at Sabor Tropical Supermarket with $50,000 worth of groceries.
According to Wral.com, Drake pulled up to the market with a megaphone announcing his good deed. No doubt the cameras (Drizzy had a film crew with him) caught the delight of the lucky shoppers as he shook hands and took selfies.
“No one knew he was coming at all, we just came to do groceries. Cameras were being set up so we were all wondering what was to happen,” shopper Guille Deza told E! News.
A real king [went] out and paid for everyone’s groceries in the store, all the while encouraging people to more lol. BE GOOD AND IT’LL COME RIGHT BACK AROUND!!! so much love and bless this man 100 times over for all his generosity,” Deza wrote on Instagram.
Drizzy wasn’t done yet. He surprised residents at a local homeless shelter–Lotus Village–and wrote a $50,000 check for the organization. Plus, donated a van…and showered 130 women at the shelter with a $150 Target gift card. And handed out toys and games for the 140 kids living there.
Drake’s generosity spree even got to him. He posted on Instagram “Last 3 days were the best I have had in a very long time…there’s nothing like seeing people experience a joyful moment when you can tell they really need it the most.”
Okay, Drake you may be G.O.A.T on giving.
Drizzy was “sharing the wealth” all across M.I.A on Monday, when he was in town to shoot his “God’s Plan” video.
Btw, the song is already No. 1 on Billboards Top 100 singles chart.
But y’all knew that because it’s all over your iTunes playlist.
Drake’s first stop was at Miami Senior High School, where not only did he drop off a $25,000 check, but had students set up with OVO-designed uniforms.
Let’s just say that was a big fat thank you from Drake for allowing him to shoot his music video at the school.
Umm, Drizzy you can always use my apartment for your music videos…I’m just sayin’…if you’re ever in Charlotte…holla at your girl.
The “Diplomatic Immunity” rapper also surprised a University of Miami student with $50,000 check to go towards her tuition.
Destiny James, who received a few college scholarships, thought she’d be participating in a video shoot chatting up the value of free money for school. Nope!
Billboard reports, Drake came out the bushes with a big ‘ol check to reveal the real reason of the shoot.
Destiny replayed the moment in her Insta story.
Hat’s off to Drake for helping students live their best lives.
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Lil Jon aka school master J (I made that up, btw) broke ground last month on his second school in Ghana.
The “Turn Down For What” rapper teamed up with Pencils of Promise charity–whose mission is to “provide educational tools to kids around the world”–to fund the West African primary schools.
Mafi Atitekpo DA Primary School is the second school under the crunk rapper’s belt, and will enroll 313 children.
Abomayaw D.A. Kindergarten, also in the Mafi Atitekpo village, opened last October in honor of his late mother.
Lil Jon donated $70,000 to build both schools.
Because he saw a community in need when visiting last year. Telling CNN this:
“When I saw the conditions where these children were trying to learn, one community they had a big mango tree and two classes were sitting under the mango tree and that’s not a condition conducive with learning,” he told CNN. “Kids are going to get distracted, plus it’s extremely hot. It compelled me to want to do more.“
The Grammy winner admitted having a kid in college also influenced him to open his wallet.
And the promise of a major payback.
“One of these kids could grow up to be a scientist, a lawyer, an astronaut, the president of their country. I could create an environment where all these things could happen.”
There are so many reasons to thank this undeniable trailblazer.
The most important to me is to love one another for who they are and not what you think they may be.
It’s a lesson that couldn’t come at a better time.
Considering there is a racist occupying the White House that continuously spreads messages of hate.
I choose to cling to Dr. King’s message, and I thank him for it because it’s one I can pass on to my unborn children and in turn their children and on and on and on.
Because while everyone else would like to focus on the kids yelling hate speech at their Mexican classmate, it warmed my heart to see other students standing up to them.
Let’s continue to stand up. Let’s continue to resist.
Like Martin showed us.
Stephen took a break from shooting his powerhouse three pointers against the Clippers Saturday (Go Warriors!!) to show love to his No. 1 fan sitting court side.
Thirteen-year-old Jaylen Winzer from South LA has been dreaming about meeting his idol for a while now.
Judging by the two championship rings he got to rock, it was worth the wait.
Jaylen, who suffers from a rare bone cancer, shared his story with ABC7 last year. Family friend Shirell Henderson used her foundation, BrittiCares International, to raise awareness of Jaylen’s condition.
The Foundation also decorated Jaylen’s room with all things Golden State before he returned home from the hospital.
Steph used FaceTime to invite the teen and his family to the game.
Soon after Jaylen and Steph were exchanging gifts. Jaylen got Steph a tee with the “I’M A WARRIOR FOR JAYLEN” in it and the Golden State logo, of course.
Steph gave Jaylen the jersey and sneakers he was playing in.
Let’s hope he aired out the jersey.
“I appreciate you coming,” Curry said.
“I appreciate you having me,” Jaylen replied.
Just when you thought you couldn’t love Bruno Mars any more than you already did.
Well, it’s very likely when the “Versace on the Floor” crooner announced donating $1 million to Flint, Michigan’s relief efforts to decontaminate the city’s lead laced water supply.
More specifically proceeds will go to The Community Foundation of Greater Flint, a local charity which works with nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the health and development of children affected by the water crisis, as well as supporting small and minority-owned businesses in the area.
Bruno made the announcement on stage at Auburn Hills, Michigan, close by to Detroit and Flint.
The Guardian reports Bruno released this statement about the much needed donation.
I’m very thankful to the Michigan audience for joining me in supporting this cause. Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it’s important that we don’t forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster. As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again.
Thanks Bruno for remembering the forgotten Flint residents still affected by the 2014 fatal water crisis.
Let’s hope others are paying attention.