Bruno Mars is having a stellar 12 months.
The musician is at the moment touring and performing around the globe on his 24Ok Magic tour. The tour has grossed a whole lot hundreds of thousands in earnings and heralded for the extent artistry displayed by Mars and his band. It will come to an finish this month in Bruno’s hometown Honolulu, Hawaii. Evidently, Mars’ last 24Ok Magic efficiency can be significant for a quantity causes.
According to a report by People, Mars plans to enter the vacation season in a unprecedented style and can be making a substantial donation by way of the Hawaii Community Foundation to the Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving Dinner Program within the Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division. In a gesture honoring his tour and up to date album, Mars’s donation will profit 24,000 Hawaiin residents.
Earlier this month, Bruno took to his Twitter to disclose simply how a lot a meals fanatic and masterful chef he’s writing, “U know now and again I flip the range on & make myself a salami sandwich. I believe it’s greatest if u all knew that.. Alright.. take care.” Though he is probably not cooking a Thanksgiving meal on his personal any time quickly, Bruno definitely cares about guaranteeing 1000’s folks throughout Hawaii have entry to them. A latest press launch addressing the donation lauds the musician for his efforts which can “single-handedly increasing this system’s] attain throughout the state.” The meals can be even be made obtainable to people who’re home-bound.
Since his launch from jail, Kodak Black has taken to dwelling his greatest suburban life. The self-proclaimed mission child hilariously declared that he left his days in authorities subsisted housing behind him way back sharing in a hilarious and broadly circulated video. “Look at me, heey! I do not keep within the initiatives anymore,” he mentioned. “I am not a mission child anymore, I am a suburb child. I am a suburban, I am a suburban dude.”
Soon after, musician Chris Brown posted one other laugh-inducing clip Kodak jokingly confessing throughout one his Instagram dwell periods. Kodak opened up concerning the reportedly woeful state his funds claiming “These hoes be asking me for cash, they be like, ‘let me get some cash child.’ I say man, ‘I ain’t obtained no cash!'” He additional revealed, “That cash you be seein’ me with on Instagrams, that be faux cash man, that be prop cash.”
Earlier right now, Kodak took to the ‘gram to place any rumors that he was strapped for money to relaxation asserting his newest expenditures. “I obtained my grandma a mansion in Haiti,” he wrote. “I really feel like we nonetheless be going via] slavery… out all of the instances I give again or donate in any method], I by no means add broadcast it however I’m completely satisfied to say I’m constructing a college in Haiti as nicely.”
According to TMZ, T.I.’s assault cost towards a safety ficer guarding the perimeter his gated neighborhood has successfully been dropped. As you may recall, T.I. was arrested in May for getting right into a skirmish with the aforementioned safety ficer. He arrived late evening one evening outdoors the compound with out his I.D cross. The safety ficer claimed to not acknowledge, which angered T.I. to the purpose threatening bodily aggression. To make matter’s worse, the safety ficer was reportedly asleep at his put up, when a noticeably upset T.I. arrived on the checkpoint.
Upon the safety’s speedy refusal to let him slide with out an I.D, T.I. resorted to thinly veiled threats.”You’re making it worse for your self, man … You’re gonna need to cope with me,” he mentioned repeatedly. The incident recorded by a safety cam was then relayed to cops who then wrongly interpreted the scenario as a “legal menace.” Unfortunately, T.I. remains to be confronted with three counts misdemeanor disorderly conduct and one depend misdemeanor public drunkenness.
Within the general public sphere, the sentiment is that T.I.’ s case or not less than the dealing with it by the prosecutor’s fice, is inherently racially-motivated. T.I.’s legal previous is sufficiently compensated by a formidable observe file neighborhood involvement and constructing, highlighted by a degentrification plan the place he hopes to create reasonably priced housing choices for folks in want all through the Atlanta-area.
In August it was reported that Queen Latifah was set to obtain the Marian Anderson Award for philanthropy in Philadelphia at this yr’s annual ceremonies. However, in a brand new improvement, the group has revealed that Latifah is not going to be accepting the award this yr because of “private causes.”
“The Marian Anderson Award will likely be rescheduling its 2018 Marian Anderson Award Gala initially scheduled for November 20, as Queen Latifah is unable to simply accept this yr because of private causes,” writes the muse. “We stay up for honoring her sooner or later. A brand new date and different particulars will likely be introduced shortly. Single tickets for the November 20 Gala Concert will likely be honored on the brand new date.”
Queen Latifah was anticipated to be part of the ranks previous recipients that embrace Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Jon Bon Jovi, Dionne Warwick, Elizabeth Taylor, and Patti LaBelle to develop into the youngest ever to obtain the award. It would have arrived on the heels her internet hosting gig on BET’s annual Black Girls Rock awards present by which notable Black girls are honored and acknowledged.
“Queen Latifah is a wonderful function mannequin and clearly a well-deserving recipient this prestigious honor,” Mayor Jim Kenney instructed the Philadelphia Enquirer beforehand. “I am unable to assume anybody extra vibrant and responsive.”
Rihanna has lately been named the “ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary,” in her native nation Barbados. In its report the story, Billboard informs that the prolonged title includes “particular duty for selling training, tourism and funding for the island.”
Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has nothing however reward for the songstress and all her accomplishments. She celebrates the way by which Rihanna continues to attempt in direction of the betterment the world, and how she represents her island nation. She said, “Rihanna has a deep love for this nation and that is mirrored in her philanthropy, particularly within the areas well being and training. She additionally exhibits her patriotism in the way in which she offers again to Barbados and continues to treasure the island as her dwelling.”
In accepting the dignity, Ri shared, “I could not be extra proud to tackle such a prestigious title in my dwelling nation. Every Barbadian goes to need to play their position on this present effort, and I’m prepared and excited to tackle the duty.”
This information comes within the wake Rihanna’s success as an ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) — a task which allowed her to go to Malawi, and likewise journey to Senegal for the GPE’s finance convention.
In the latest episode Nicki Minaj’s Queen Radio, the NY rap heavyweight shared her plans to donate $25,000 to former Cosby Show actor Gefrey Owens. The former actor was photographed bagging groceries, no shade. Those who heard the segment can attest to the fact, Nicki was feeling quite vociferous, as if the story hit a pressure point within her. Keeping with that rage, Nicki was sure to monitor the “airwaves” on Twitter where she’d served some her best reads in recent memory.
Just an hour ago, an opportunity presented itself when a Twitter user criticized her $25,000 donation, on the grounds that needier folks exist, than current-day Gefrey Owens, who is lucky to have a job in the very least.
Inevitably, Nicki Minaj chose to make an example out said Twitter user, by rehashing her insult into a joke about fellatio. Audrey II insisted that Nicki take use an Uber ride credit to “get the fuck out (her) face,” which Nicki then inverted to say, “I’d rather my Uber ride to you, to suck my dick,” in a manner speaking.
This isn’t the first time Nicki has lost her cool on Twitter, and it certainly won’t be the last. Nicki never expected to be lambasted over a charitable endeavor. Please be advised, anyone can get it.
Kanye West has caught flack over the past few years from many Chicago natives. Despite the fact that he named his youngest daughter after his hometown, many felt that he abandoned it, especially after the Rhymefest/Donda House feud. Earlier today, he made his way to WGCI radio station in Chicago for an in-depth interview where he touched on pretty much everything. However, the real reason he’s in Chicago is because he’s working on Chance The Rapper’s album.
After Kanye West’s five album roll out earlier this summer, he’s now getting ready to lock in time with Chance The Rapper. The talk surrounding this project has been floating around since June and Chance confirmed this would be coming into fruition shortly after. While it doesn’t seem like they’re currently working on their joint project, Kanye will be doing some on Chance The Rapper’s album.
“I came out here with Chance to work on his album, and I’ve just been hanging out with my friends,” Kanye West said to Fox 32 News.
Although many have questioned what Kanye has done for the City Chicago, the rapper revealed that he not only has music to be made but feels like there’s something he could do to help.
“It’s a super inspiring place that made me who I am, and I believe there’s some work that I can contribute to,” he said.
It feels like after the chaotic few years for Kanye West, maybe going back to his stomping ground might do him some good.
Queen Latifah is set to be the latest recipient the prestigious Marian Anderson Award, an honor given to “critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way.”
Following in the steps honorees that include Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Jon Bon Jovi, Dionne Warwick, Elizabeth Taylor, and Patti LaBelle, Latifah will become the youngest person to earn the award and the first rapper to ever win since it was founded in 1998.
While Latifah’s gotten her fair share accolades for her art, earning an Oscar nomination for her role in 2002’s Chicago, a Grammy award for her quintessential “U.N.I.T.Y.”, an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and three SAG awards, her most recent esteem comes courtesy her work in the community.
Heavily involved with organizations that work for women’s and LGBTQ rights, Queen Latifah is also credited with helping to increase arts funding in public schools, and awarding scholarships to low-income students through her late mother’s Lancelot H. Owens Scholarship Foundation, founded in honor her brother.
“We’re celebrating 20 years serving the community. We’re celebrating 20 years honoring artists who really made a difference beyond what their God-given talent has provided them,” Willa Hightower, chair the Marian Anderson Award board, told the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“Queen Latifah is an excellent role model and clearly a well-deserving recipient this prestigious honor,” added Mayor Jim Kenney, “I can’t think anyone more vibrant and responsive.”
The Chicago police set up what is being called a “bait truck” last week to lure people into getting arrested. The truck, full Nikes, was driven into a low-income neighbourhood where people tried to take the shoes. Who wouldn’t? The use a bait truck in Chicago is raising eyebrows, especially considering that there’s an obvious and acknowledged gun violence problem in the city. Many are wondering why the police are manufacturing more crime on purpose. Perhaps they’ve misunderstood the phrase “crime prevention.”
Vic Mensa and his SaveMoneySaveLife foundation are going to be giving away thousands shoes out what they call an “anti-bait truck.” Laundi Keepseagle, the executive director Vic’s foundation, said that “we wanted to do something in response, but have a positive response,” and “we don’t want to create conflict with the police, but we do want to take a step forward, and just showcase that acts like that aren’t acceptable in communities that we care for.”
Writer and activist Shaun King tweeted a video the original bait-truck, imploring everyone to donate shoes to the SaveMoney campaign:
Vic Mensa also took to Twitter to promote the event, the date which will be released as soon as they get all the shoes.
Beyonce’s BeyGOOD platform is an initiative started by the songstress in the hopes implementing social change through the lives women, globally. If you didn’t know, March happens to be ‘Women’s History Month,’ where the onus is on retracing developments in social history through the eyes and acting words women. To honor such occasion, luxury brand Gucci has pledged $1 Million to help with the coordination massive human aide project tabled by Beyonce and her team philanthropists.
Beyonce unveiled plans for the BeyGOOD 4 Burundi, in July last year. The nation Burundi is currently plagued by a shortage clean drinking water, nearly half the nation have no access whatsoever. The initiative hopes to also teach basic hygienic practices in a effort to curb disease and malnutrition in the East African country. As this writing, the foundation has already built 35 wells in the country alone. Gucci’s donation comes in the way their CHIME FOR CHANGE initiative, founded in 2013 as a treatise meant to “convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world.”
You can read about the campaign here. The website fers an easy-to-read description the situation in Burundi, as well as a sign-up brochure, and a link for public donations.