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It's Lit (thanks to Akon).

One of the first celebrity philanthropic projects I worked on was over a decade ago under the helm of Senegalese -American R&B singer, Akon. It was with the Konfidence Foundation which concentrates its efforts in Senegal and West Africa to empower individuals, communities and nations. 170 more words

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Nas Lends a Hand (and Diversity) to Tech

A new fund is being created by General Assembly, a private New York City technical school, which has the goal of addressing the lack of minority representation in the tech sphere. 142 more words

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CONFERENCE BLISS: Ta-Nehisi Coates

I am a huge fan of writer, Ta-Nehisi Coates. These are important times and his focus on issues of race, inequality and injustice via his works are right on time. 87 more words

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A Tidal Fail.

So Jay-Z has been struggling to get people to buy into his streaming music service, Tidal. Folks don’t appear to be biting. Last night, Jigga made another effort to push the offering. 191 more words

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Lupe Fiasco Does Good in Brownsville, BK.

I have always loved Lupe Fiasco. It looks like now, the Chicago-born lyricist is giving us more than super-solid lyrical genius.

Lupe recently announced that he’s co-founded a new non-profit endeavor with the goal of helping young inner-city entrepreneurs “turn ideas into start-ups.” 267 more words

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Ad Love: Mary, Taraji and Kerry for Apple.

The Emmy Awards brought forth many firsts. Um, Can we say Viola Davis?

It also brought with it, the first time I fell in love with an Apple commercial. 20 more words

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