The Game Donates 1 Million Water Bottles To Flint Michigan

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Rapper and reality star, The Game quickly stepped up to help in the Flint Water Crisis in Michigan.

Game donated one million bottles of water all by himself with a reported cost of $500,000.

#WATERFORFLINT PROOF !!! So, I'm on tour & not in the US as I'd like to be to help with this water crisis in Flint, Michigan 1st hand…. #1 because my younger sister & her children live there & 2nd because I care. Most celebs on here faking using the word "Pledge" in their so called donations are not fooling anyone ! The truth is the population in Flint, Michigan is about 105,000 people & it takes at least 9 bottles per person a day just to use to bathe, brush their teeth, drink & cook with… So on behalf my charity @TheRobinHoodProject I am donating $1,000,000 in water bottles..$500,000 coming out of my own pocket (which is everything I've made on tour up to this point) & the other 1/2 being met by @AvitaWater & the 1st drop is being made TODAY 1pm eastern time at "Food Bank East Michigan" 2300 Lapeer Road flint Michigan 48503 & the 1st drop will be 1400 cases of water equaling about 33,000 bottles today & everyday that follows until 1,000,000 bottles of water are dropped !!!! To those who think it's easy getting this water to Flint, it's not so the people who are PLEDGING they are, show us.. We want proof !!! Stop using others tragedies for your own celebrity gain… You're not fooling ANYONE ! I seen @Madonna & @JimmyFallon's $10,000 donations… that's cute, but not nearly enough…. So I challenge both & anyone else in the world to match me & DONATE $1,000,000 in bottled water to Flint, Michigan & we want proof, shipping order receipts, bank wire receipts, pictures etc……….. No more pretending to give a fuck….. I donate money all the time & it comes out of my pocket & never once have I written anything off on my taxes because that's not why I do it !!!!!!!! So, if any other celebrity wants to MATCH MY MILLION here's the site where you can donate http://selfmadefoundation.org or pick your own.. JUST MAKE SURE THE WATER ACTUALLY GETS TO THE PEOPLE WHO NEED IT !! & I don't wanna see anyone else using the word "PLEDGE" in their donation or press release because we know that that means. "YOU JUST TALKING & TRYING TO MAKE YOURSELF LOOK LIKE A HUMANITARIAN" !!! #WaterForFlint #TheRobinHoodProject #AvitaH20Corp #SelfmadeFoundation #HUMANPOWERBALL

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The whole horrific dilemma began when reports showed Governor Snyder attempted to save money in the State. Somehow the water pipes became contaminated with lead. The outcome of the so called budget has left thousands of citizens infected of lead poisoning.

Other celebrities stepped up as well including P. Diddy, Cher, Eminem, Mark Wahlberg, Meek Mill, Big Sean and more. This is amazing, how some of the most fortunate people are stepping in at a tragic time. There is still a very long way to go but this is a great start!

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Tracee Ellis Ross [Video] Channels Her Inner Nicki Minaj On Lip Sync Battle

Thursday night was epic as Blackish star, Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson appeared on hit show, Lip-Sync-Battle.

Host, LL Cool J cheered the actress on as she slayed a Nicki Minaj impersonation while performing Super Bass.

We have to admit it was so cool to see Tracee bring out a bit of hood. Get into her performance below!

 

Wendell Pierce Built 75 Homes For His Community

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Native of New Orleans actor and activist Wendell Pierce talks about how insurance companies discouraged poor and black families from returning to New Orleans after Katrina by refusing to honor homeowner policies. Pierce, whose great-grandfather came to New Orleans as a slave in the 1800s, talks about how Allstate gave his parents just $400 after they paid premiums for 50 years. Pierce also writes about his family in his new book, “The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, a Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken.”

In 2005, when Katrina shockingly destroyed his old neighborhood, he returned to Pontchartrain Park to revitalize the neighborhood and has built 75 new homes and plans on doubling that number.

WENDELL PIERCE: “I remember the greatest crime that ever happened, I think, was 10 years ago, when none of the large insurance companies honored the homeowner policies. My parents paid Allstate for 50 years, when they moved into Pontchartrain Park in 1955 up to the day we evacuated, and we’re still paying after the flood, because my mother said it can burn down at any time. And for those 50 years of premiums, they received $400. They said, “That’s all we’re going to pay.” There was a lawsuit, a class-action lawsuit, years later that everyone participated in to try to get some sort of mediation, and we lost the class-action suit. So, all of those insurance companies that sold insurance to my parents for years, saying that “You will be made whole. Have some flood insurance, and along with your homeowners’ insurance, when you put them together, you will be made whole,” they only gave them $400 after 50 years of paying premiums.”

“It is the African-American aesthetic: in spite of the challenge, in spite of the oppression, I will survive. And that’s on display in New Orleans, and that’s the reason 10 years after the fact, we are back to where we are.”

Source: BET.com

Lottery Winner Slain In Home Robbery

A Georgia forklift operator was shot to death in a home invasion Thursday just months after winning a almost half-million-dollar lottery jackpot.

Burch struck gold on November 29, 2015 when he hit the lottery. The hardworking young man did not flaunt his earnings in a boastful way, instead he is said to have helped the community.

Craigory Burch Jr., 20, died from gunshot wounds on Stubbs Avenue in Fitzgerald, a local NBC News affiliate reported.

Investigators said Burch’s girlfriend was inside the home at the time and immediately ran for help.

No arrests have been made as of yet. 

Burch had just won a $434,272 Fantasy 5 jackpot in November. His friends said he had recently used some of his winnings to buy Christmas presents for people in need, NBC reported.

 

Throwback Special: Rosie Perez And Tupac Story

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– Explain the picture of you and #Tupac .”
Rosie: ” Everyone thought that we were having sex…and weren’t. What had happen was is that I was supposed to go the Soul Train Music awards with this other guy in the music industry don’t ask who, he stood me up! He stood me up 15 minutes before we were supposed to leave and Tupac..we were friends and he called me up he was like “wassup?” and I was crying and he said ” Yo, forget that muthafucka.”, and he said let’s go up there, i’ll be your date.” and I said what? and he goes ” He’s gonna be so jealous of me and you.” and everything and I said “yeah?” and he goes “plus I want you to hook me up with #Madonna .” We were in the limousine me, Tupac and my best friend Julie and we were sitting there smoking and I look at Pac and he looks at me and I go “Are we supposed to kiss or something?” and he said no, because you’re the type of girl that someone marries.” “and we got out of the limo and I was soo stoned and I was so scared and everything and he’s like “Don’t worry, I got you and that’s the moment in the picture of him holding my hand. (thefreerootsproject)

Stacey Dash Is Not Here For The Black Community

In Response To The Oscar’s Lack of Diversity: Stacey Dash Boldly Says There Should Be No BET, NAACP Image Awards or Black History Month

Here is our thoughts on the issue:

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. There is no need to bash one another in order to be heard.
Stacy Dash is a soul lost in corporate America, that tried and almost succeeded in Hollywood.

It is clear that this woman is hurting from god knows what. Maybe a black person did her wrong in her past but to bash your own community is beyond comprehension.

At one point, Dash was a big part of our history and made us all proud, that a beautiful black queen could grace our television screens and take on roles side by side with white America.

Today, Stacey opens her mouth and spits out uneducated coonery every chance she gets.

You don’t have to agree with the struggle but you MUST respect it. We have come much to far as a race for idiotic comments to be made on national TV. Your brain should help you to think before you speak in any situation.

If it were not for the protests and battles we fought and won in history, Stacey would not be able to sit on Fox News today and speak her opinions.

So, Stacey we say to you, if it we’re not for BET, NAACP IMAGE AWARDS OR BLACK HISTORY MONTH, you amongst many black entertainers and leaders would not have had a platform in the first place.

This is what BET Network had to say in response to Dash’s ignorant comments: