“charity”

JAY Z STICKS WITH BARNEYS DEPARTMENT STORE DESPITE THEIR RACIAL PROFILING ANTICS

Well as expected the former waste man from Marcy Projects is falling in to line and has decided to still pursue his business relationship with those kings of racial profiling Barneys, all in the name of “charity”. Click here to read the original news report. Last night Shawn Carter aka Jay Z issued the following statement via his website: In the past several weeks two separate investigations were launched as a result of the wrongful detention of Trayon Christian and Kayla Phillips. []

MARY J BLIGE AND STEVE STOUTE SUED OVER $250K BANK LOAN FOR CHARITABLE ORGANISATION

TMZ reports that singer Mary J. Blige and entertainment mogul Steve Stoute’s charitable organisation Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now is being sued by TD Bank over a $250.000 loan. They took out the loan back in June 2011 and according to the suit the foundation agreed to pay back the money by December 2011, but so far they have only managed to pay back $368.33 Blige and Stoute are also being sued by musicians who claim they still haven’t been []

BBC LONDON RADIO HOST EDDIE NESTOR RUNS MARATHON TO CELEBRATE 5 YEAR CANCER FREE ANNIVERSARY

Comedian and BBC London Radio 94.9 presenter Eddie Nestor has spoken about his immense joy as to why running the 2012 Virgin London Marathon means so much to him and why his efforts will be used to raise funds to support leading leukaemia charity the ACLT (African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust). Nestor said, “The 2012 Virgin London Marathon is the realisation of a dream that was denied to me 5 years ago when I was diagnosed with cancer.  I had already started training []

UK NEWS: COLORBLIND CARDS JOIN FORCES WITH ACLT ON STUNNING ‘ANGELS’ CHRISTMAS CARDS

Colorblind Cards, the UK’s award winning, multicultural card publisher, have released five new stunning ANGEL Christmas card designs, with 15% from the sale of each card donated to the African Caribbean Leukemia Trust (ACLT). ACLT founder Beverley De-Gale and Orin Lewis founded the ACLT in 1996 after doctors confirmed their son Daniel De-Gale, aged 8 years old, would require a bone marrow transplant to overcome his three year battle with Leukaemia.   They were informed due to the shortage of black and mixed []

VIDEO: RIHANNA COMMERCIAL FOR UNICEF TAP WATER PROJECT

UNICEF has recruited singer Rihanna to appear in a new commercial which aims to raise awareness for the need of clean water in the developing world. Contribute to the UNICEF Tap Project for a chance to win Rihanna Tap water. For every $1 donated to the CelebrityTap campaign, UNICEF will provide safe and clean water to a child in need for 40 days. Visit http://www.uniceftapproject.org   I see UNICEF is using humour as well as celebrity to raise awareness for this campaign.  []

MADONNA’S MALAWI CHARITY – A COMPLETE AND UTTER SHAMBLES

Via The Guardian The managers of Madonna’s charity in Malawi have been ousted after they squandered $3.8m (£2.4m) on a school that will never be built, it has been reported. The damning audit came as Raising Malawi confirmed it has scrapped plans for a $15m elite academy for girls. The charity’s executive director, Philippe van den Bossche, the partner of Madonna’s former trainer, left in October after criticism of his management style and spending at the school, according to the New York []