Known for his hip-hop roots and philanthropic efforts, Russell Simmons has vowed to helped the thousands in Flint, Michigan affected by the water crisis.

On June 19th Miami’s own DJ Irie hosted his 10th Annual Irie Weekend to benefit the Irie Foundation (  The festivities spanned over three days and welcomed guests to the first ever Irie Weekend Hotel at the National in Miami Beach. On Thursday afternoon, #IWX began with a youth workshop at the Miami Beach Golf Club where 40 children participated in the FORE […]

Even in the Miami heat, you won’t see Pro Bowl linebacker Jonathan Vilma sweat.  While in town to support his friend DJ Irie’s Charity Golf tournament, the University of Miami alumnus didn’t appear effected by his team’s current drama with the NFL. Instead, the Florida native of Haitian parentage was eager to discuss the work […]

A few weeks ago Lil Wayne produced a home video “PSA” that addressed everything from his syrup drinking to his choice in automobiles. 50 Cent’s recent PSA is a little less self-serving. The rapper and entrepreneur has been raising money for the world food bank, and promised to donate one meal of for every “like” […]

In our desire to post something positive for once we jumped the gun on this story. Actor Denzel Washington did visit a military base in Texas–but in 2004. And according to the president of the Fisher Houses, David Coker, while Washington did make a sizeable donation months after his visit, he did not “write a […]

During the 2011 NBA All Star festivities in Los Angeles Jay-Z and LeBron James took the time for some philanthropic endeavors. The two superstars helped to renovate a Boys and Girls Club in East L.A. and sponsored their annual dinner. Black Presidents In The Movies “We grew up in the same sort of communities,” Jay-Z […]

Akon has announced the launch of a new foundation to help serve under privileged children in Africa.