IYB Woman Crush Wednesday|’LHHATL’ Star Helps Rebuild Haiti

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“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star Karlie Redd makes our #wcw list for taking a five-day sojourn to Haiti. During the reality star’s visit to the mountainous region in central Haiti– Hinche–she gave out food, clothes and shoes to needy community members.

One little boy even received the shoes off Karlie’s feet. The Giving Hearts with Love Foundation, the org helping the “Top Five” star complete the mission to rebuild schools and distribute supplies to impoverished families, recounted the generous act on Facebook.

This angel took her shoes off and gave them to him. She made a choice to walk barefoot herself rather than turn her back and allow that child to continue to suffer.

Karlie recalls, also on Facebook, walking back from a burial site of the 2008 earthquake victims and spotted the barefoot boy.

Karlie Redd also used her Black girl magic to provide food and some muscle to build a local school and get it up and running.

Yesterday, she wrapped up her trip but not without getting a joyful farewell.

Next on the list is her homeland: Trinidad.

Must be nice to jaunt from one paradise to the next. And helping people in the process. Where do I sign up?

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY | Baltimore’s Hometown Heroes

carmeloanthonyWhew!! I think I speak for everyone when I say what a week, what a week, what a mighty eventful week. Thank God it’s Feel Good Friday.

These five days may’ve been jam packed with depressing news (earthquakes, riots and tornados) but there was some goodness sandwiched in between. For starters, 200 Nigerian girls (not the ones Twitter made famous) kidnapped by the Boko Haram were rescued by the military. Finally, a win for the good guys.

Wait, I’m not done. B-more natives refused to be labeled as “thugs” and criminals by the mainstream media for expressing outrage in the Freddie Gray murder. Yup, you read that right. Black lives do matter. Hence the prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, ruling his death a homicide today.

The Baltimore community–banned together to clean up the mess others started with riots and looting–to let the country know what the real town looks like. Hint, hint CVS burnings aren’t an everyday thing. Although it needed to be for the media to take notice. Kudos to B-more residents for changing the script on their story. And hometown heroes like Carmelo Anthony marching in support.

Finally, the silver lining in Nepal is the against-the-odds survivors of a massive earthquake. For 22 hours a baby was buried deep under rubble until being rescued. If that’s not a miracle…oh, wait two more people were pulled out.

See, there is a lot to be grateful for this week. Including, Prince plans to release a song for Baltimore. No word on a release date.