Diddy pledges $1 million for new charter school in the Bronx

BRONX,New York — Sean “Diddy” Combs has pledged $1 million to a network of charter schools for a new location in the Bronx. Capital Preparatory Schools has been approved to open in September with 160 6th- and 7th-graders. The goal is to expand to 650 students in grades six through 11 over five years, according…

Nicki Minaj Helps Students Pay Off Their Loans On Ellen

LOS ANGELES, California — Hip-hop star, Nicki Minaj, surprised three students during her visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show. During the end of the show, Nicki and Ellen pulled three fans out of the audience to give them each $50,000 to help pay off their student loans. In partnership with Wal-Mart, Nicki and Ellen gave…

Book Release: Moral Inventory by Tara Johnson

FORT MYERS, Florida —  Although born in New York, Author Tara Johnson has called Florida home for over thirty years. Writing has always been her outlet. Her home is her sanctuary and she is most complete when surrounded by family. Tara’s new book is entitled Moral Inventory. ABOUT MORAL INVENTORY Seventeen-year-old Elizabeth thought she had…

Meek Mill supplies Philly Students With School Supplies

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Just ahead of his upcoming performance at the Made In America Festival, Philly native Meek Mill teamed up with Puma to donate 6,000 backpacks equipped with school supplies. Twelve public schools, from elementary to high school, will receive the items that include pencils, notebooks, sharpeners and more, TMZ reports. “Growing up in…

Snoop Dogg Is Releasing His First Cookbook with All Cannabis-Free Recipes

LONG BEACH, California — Author, entrepreneur, rapper and co-host of Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party has penned his first cookbook, From Crook to Cook. The cookbook n will feature 50 of Snoop Dogg’s favorite recipes like baked mac and cheese, chicken and waffles and baby back ribs, and will be organized by meals and…

YFN Lucci & Reginae Carter to Host a Back 2 School Field Day in Atlanta

ATLANTA,Georgia — In celebration of the new school year YFN Lucci will host a back-2-school event for the youth of the Atlanta community alongside of Reginae Carter. This event will invite kids out after school for free school supplies filled backpacks, food, ice cream truck, games, live DJ and more. WHEN: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018…

Kevin Hart Partners With UNCF, KIPP to Launch $600,000 Scholarship Program

LOS ANGELES, California — Actor and comedian, Kevin Hart, partnered with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) through his Help from the Hart Charity to help 18 students get their college degrees. The $600,000 scholarship will give funding to support KIPP students from eight different cities who are…