Diddy and Meek Mill Help Flint, Michigan Water Crisis

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On the heels of MLK Jr. Day, the hip hop community is getting civic-minded by addressing Flint, Michigan water crisis.

Diddy took to Instagram to pop off on the national emergency (POTUS Obama declared it so.) And urged everyone to “Wake the Fuck up” on the Flint, Michigan water crisis.

The hip hop mogul vowed to throw a water drive through his part-ownership of Aquahydrate to help.

 

Meanwhile, Meek Mill put his feud with 50 Cent aside to donate $50Gs to Flint. And called out 50 Cent on Instagram to match his amount.

But no amount of groveling (looking at you, Governor Snyder) can make up for 10 Flint residents’ deaths by poisoning. Technically, Legonnaires disease, caused by the city’s tainted water supply.

The city of Flint’s water crisis occurred when switching from Detroit’s water supply to the Flint River in 2014. The erosive pipes were not properly cleaned and the contaminated water–full of lead and iron–reached homes.

To add insult to injury, Flint, Michigan res pay the highest water bills in the country. For water they can’t drink, bathe or cook with. Water that continues to negatively affect kids with rashes and headaches.

If that makes you angry like it does me, we can do three things.

First, find a way to punish those responsible.

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Second, if you’re in the Michigan area donate water to any of these drop-offs:

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
39020 Five Mile in Livonia
Donate gallon jugs of water by Jan. 30th
734-464-0211

Flint Community Schools
Gallon jugs of water and cash donations are accepted
810-767-6030 (donations) and 810-760-1310 (bottled water)

Catholic Charities of Genesee County
Gallon jugs of water and cash donations are accepted.
810-785-6911

Finally, if you don’t live in Flint, Michigan you can donate money.

Flint Kids Funds
A fund established to help treat short and long term health effects of Flint’s kids.
www.flintkids.com

Flint Water Study Research Fundraiser
Engineers raising money to research and fund corrosion control for Flint.
https://www.gofundme.com/flintstudyvt

 

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.

Photo Credit: Theybf.com

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