The Robin Hood Project Comes to Ferguson | Full Audio of Prince’s ‘Baltimore’ Song

Look ma, no hands. The Game and McDonald's workers in Ferguson. Image Courtesy: LOS ANGELES CONFIDENTIAL instagram

Look ma, no hands. The Game and McDonald’s workers in Ferguson.
Image Courtesy: LOS ANGELES CONFIDENTIAL instagram

He’s at it again. But instead of taking from the rich and giving to the poor, The Game is digging into his own pockets to share the wealth.

The Compton rapper has revived his Robin Hood Project; giving away $1 million to random people he’s come in contact with for a year. Recently, the reality star/rapper and his merry men took a  trip to Ferguson, Missouri to pay tribute to Mike Brown. The unarmed college kid that was gunned down by police last year. He met up with Mike Brown’s grandmother and visited the slain teen’s memorial.

Then wrangled up some local kids to take to Mickey D’s. He not only gave out 100 Happy Meals (which came up to $1000, if you’re curious) to kids in the fast food joint and at the drive thru, but he helped in the kitchen.

Kudos to The Game for showing Ferguson some love.

Like Prince did in B’more on Saturday. Guys, he answered the call to sing the song and that he did. Below is the full audio from the “Rally 4 Peace” concert.

“If there ain’t no justice/ There ain’t no peace…” I’m already brainwashed.

Prince was also joined by Doug E. Fresh and Miguel. B’more sounds like the place to be Saturday.

IFYOUBLINKED Woman Crush: Mom of the Year | Rapper Wale Talks #BalitimoreUprising with High School Students

Everyone cheered this mom abusing her son. Is that why she's smiling?  Image Credit: CBS This Morning

Everyone cheered this mom abusing her son. Is that why she’s smiling?
Image Credit: CBS This Morning

It was the beat down seen around the world. A frustrated mom dragged, pushed and punched her son away from participating in the Baltimore riots, for fear he would succumb to the same fate Freddie Gray would.

Usually IFYouBlinked’s Woman crush is someone that does a heroic, selfless act that benefits others. This week’s choice–Toya Graham–may be the antithesis of that. Yet in some ways it’s not. This brief video symbolizes the role a parent plays everyday (especially in hard knock living areas like B-more) to keep their children safe.

Because really how safe are they? Any one of the encounters that led to the demise of Freddie Gray, Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown could easily be repeated with any one of our black boys and girls. They have been. Each week presents another lost life by someone with a badge. Lately it’s each day. Heard of Terrence Kellum?

So it’s understandable for Toya to be paranoid. Shouldn’t we all be?

But, in addition to being a mama lion protecting your cub, it’s important to guide them on the right path as well. Everyone has their own solution to fixing a festering problem that has preceded each and every one of our lifetime’s. I believe Toya’s strategy is the best. Teach your kid that violence is NOT the answer. Burning down a much needed pharmacy in YOUR community is NOT the answer.

In turn, white parents need to teach their kids that not all black people are a threat or lesser than.That mainstream media can have a bias slant in their reporting.

That’s not to say we should ignore cops snapping a young black kid’s spine unnecessarily. Continue to protest. March. However, don’t let Freddie, Trayvon and Mike’s unjustified murders be in vain by looting a BestBuy.

Did it work in St. Louis?…Right.

Toya is commended for doing the thing we all should do when a kid is in over his head. If nothing else, that’s the behavior that should be modeled.

waleThe same can be said of Wale. The “Album About Nothing” rapper went against his lyrics and visited a Baltimore high school to chat with students about erupting violence in their backyard.

XXL magazine reports Wale making the rounds of Frederick Douglas high school alongside Rev. Jamal Bryant to tell the kids they matter.

We need our community leaders to come step forward and we need these kids to understand that somebody believes in them. I believe in them, Jamal believes in them and there’s a lot of people in this community that believe in these kids.

And the D.C. native relayed that he can relate to their hurts:

I’ve been harassed by police. I get it. I’m here to listen first and foremost – I want to know exactly what the problem is because I’m y’all neighbor. I’m D.C. but I hurt like y’all hurt. I see what’s going on

Wale went on to say the images portrayed in the media don’t match what B-more teens are destined for.

These are the young leaders of tomorrow. They have to look in the mirror and see something better than what they’re being perceived as on TV. Even if it’s gonna take me, or whoever, to come down here and talk to them and give them some energy and let ‘em know that that’s not how I see them, that’s not how we see them, that’s not how the good people of Washington D.C. see them.

After the talk Wale led a march to city hall with students following him.

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Watch the Wale interview below about what he thinks need to change to heal Baltimore.

WNBA Champion Lisa Leslie Rallies for More School Choices in Phoenix

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Lisa Leslie has traded a basketball for a picket sign.

The four-time Olympic gold medalist has joined forces with American Federation for Children org; whose mission is offer parents more options for their kids education, whether it be public, charter or private schooling. And helping create policies and funding to make it possible countrywide.

Click here for the celeb-laced American Federation for Children PSA.

The iconic baller recently became the face of the cause by hoisting up a “Let Me Learn!” sign at a Phoenix rally today.

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The rally caps off days worth of events–it’s National School Choice Week–to raise awareness for the national advocacy group.

The “We Need to Talk” co-host on CBS Sports and mom of two couldn’t be a better spokeswoman for this issue. Numbers may not lie, but neither does a history of goodworks.

Earlier this month, the motivational speaker spoke to a group of kids participating in a tennis challenge in LA. On Instagram, Lisa recalls the four keys to success she shared with the kiddies.

“1. Pray 2. Family 3. Education 4. Set Goals.”

Good plan.

CALI COME OUT!! Tyrese Hosts Benefit Concert for Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Image Courtesy: Tyrese Twitter

Image Courtesy: Tyrese Twitter

Stevie had a special message for Boko Haram, check the video below to see how Ludacris, Vin Diesel, Larenz Tate, Terence J and Marques Houston responded to it.

Now it’s time to get down, cause nothing brings people together like a Stevie Wonder jam.

Stevie Wonder Showed his support for Tyrese’s Benefit Concert.

Image Courtesy: Tyrese Instagram

Image Courtesy: Tyrese Instagram

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Singer/actor Tyrese is putting down his sign and leading a benefit concert for the over 200 kidnapped Nigerian girls tonight in LA. The “Baby Boy” actor made it clear on Twitter that hashtag activism isn’t enough to save innocent children’s lives when held captive by terrorists. Can the church say amen?

So, he’s recruited all his celeb buddies to join him at 1 Oak for a show of support for all victims of human trafficking. The guest list includes:

He is also going to be reunited with R&B group mates Tank and Ginuwine for a live performance. There will also be live auction of donated celebrity merchandise at the event.

Money raised from the one night only concert will benefit UNICEF’s programs for Nigerian children. To purchase tickets click here

*I will keep updating the page for highlights on the concert throughout the night.

Jamie Foxx Joins Trayvon Martin Family in Remembrance Peace Wal

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Staying consistent with his support for the Trayvon Martin family, actor/musician Jamie Foxx  joined the Martin family in Miami for a peaceful remembrance march. The remembrance walk was a nod to Trayvon’s memory and also a call for peace on these streets for kids. Check the video below as Foxx urged everyone to come out for peace.

And people surely did, from the looks of the turnout it was a family affair.

Motivational speaker Michael Baisden also made an appearance at the walk where he set up camp with Foxx to broadcast their SIRIUS radio shows.

Baisden is below with Trayvon Martin’s parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin donning “Gone But Not Forgotten”  tees with a hooded Trayvon pic underneath  at the walk.

Image Credit: Baisden IG

Image Credit: Baisden IG

The Martin Family Remembrance weekend will wrap up tomorrow with a dinner fundraiser for the Trayvon Martin Foundation with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Jamie Foxx and Michael Baisden being honored for their support. It’s nice to hear major celebs still backing this family and turning a deaf ear to Zimmerman’s stale attempts at more fame.

For the record, those searching for a DMX-Zimmerman bout for “charity” will be disappointed to hear its been cancelled.