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?

Ludaday Weekend Recap: Rapper/Actor Ludacris Hosts Annual Charity Weekend

Ludacris joined by ATL Mayor Kasim Reed. Photo Credit: Ludacris Facebook

Ludacris joined by ATL Mayor Kasim Reed.
Photo Credit: Ludacris Facebook

Happy post-Labor Day, post-BBQ, post-no white pants allowed season. Summer is unofficially a wrap–just don’t tell Mother Nature because she’s still beaming 80° weather over our heads in the Big Apple–and what better way to give it a fond farewell than having a ludicrously philanthropic blowout by the self-proclaimed man himself.

Ludacris kicked off his 9th annual Ludaday weekend, a four day binge on charitable events benefitting the ATL community through the Ludacris Foundation, with a strike! Nope, no one was out, the “Fast & Furious” star launched a celeb bowling tournament Thursday, which attracted Neyo, Lance Goss and Rev Run’s daughter Angela Simmons.

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But, the actual winner of the night was producer Lil Ronnie.

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The Ludaday weekend charity tour took over Banneker High School Friday, with a health talk and improv workout at the gym. Wonder which snatched bod will look the best in their back-to- school clothes…

ludacrisgreetingcrowdThe Ludaday weekend tour bus rolled onto Georgia State University. The new Frosh and upperclassmen were treated to a block party with free food and entertainment by Bobby Shmurda. **raised eyebrows** as nice as it may have been to get Shmoney dance lessons and watch his cap get stuck in the clouds, didn’t this up-and-coming rapper just dodge a drive-by shooting?!! Just saying…y’all be safe.

Rounding out the last two days of the Ludaday weekend was a celeb b-ball game, which Larenz Tate, Dwight Howard, Bow Wow Shad Moss, and Big Tigger suited up for to take to the hardwood at GSU gym Sunday. The victor was, of course Ludacris for the game and hosting a starstudded charity event.

The winning team!!!

The winning team!!!

Sitting courtside was “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta” stars  Rasheeda and Kirk, no doubt taking a break from the show’s violently explosive reunion show.

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And the Pied Piper of R&B, R. Kelly, chilled with Luda backstage.

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Cheers to the friggin weekend!!!