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

 

P. Diddy & Russell Simmons Share Business Tips to Young Entrepreneurs

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With an unemployment rate hovering over 8 percent and a majority of the country’s workers only holding down part-time work to pay the bills, it’s no secret that you have to find creative ways to keep the checks coming in. So whether it’s a side hustle or plowing your own way down a rocky path towards independence vis-á-vis a new business, we realize somewhere down the road we need mentors. Imagine if they were business icons Russell Simmons, P. Diddy and Daymond  John from Shark Tank? Well…you are in luck because they may be able to pencil you in. The three entrepreneur extraordinaires have teamed up with Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to volunteer their time and guidance to young businessmen and women…for a price. You get to bid on the three in an online auction hosted by charitybuzz from April 9th to 30th.

If you’re heart was set on having a one-on-one sesh with Daymond Lewis. Hate to break it to you, but he’s been sold for $20,000. Not to shabby for a shark.

Winners of the auction will meet with the tycoon and their respected teams and pitch ideas, in addition to receiving feedback. The money raised in the auction will go towards developing programs for NFTE, a global nonprofit that inspires low-income kids to stay in school and work towards being business leaders.

*Slams Gavel* LET THE BIDDING COMMENCE!!! heheheh…I always wanted to say that, er, write it.

Check P. Diddy’s inspiring message to the future Warren Buffett’s and Bill Gates’

If you Bl;nkedKing Bey wants to put her hive to work. She has launched an online auction for tickets to her highly anticipated Mrs Carter Show world tour. Bidders have a chance to win VIP tickets to see the divalicious star and help the millions that are unemployed all at once. Money used to bid on the tickets will go to support job creation programs such as Goodwill. Here is what Baddie Bey had wrote on Facebook about this joint venture:

Goodwill helps people get back to work by providing education, job training and placement. I wanted to team up with an organization that puts people first and works everyday to help them improve and re-establish their lives. -Beyoncè

Concertgoers can bring clothing and electronics to the Mrs Carter Show and be entered in a raffle to receive a special gift from Bey.

Sources: Look to the Stars, Celebrity Buzz