philanthropy

Breion Moses of Seven Hillz Productions gives BAW the exclusive on how her use of philanthropy, scholarships and even internships continues to give aspiring filmmakers a foundation to hone their skills behind the big screen.

Taylor Richardson believes the Oscar-nominated film reminds women, especially Black women, that they can do anything that white men can do.

Prince accepted a standing ovation as he strolled out carrying a cane and rocking an Afro to present the 2015 Grammy for album of the year. Then he stole the show with a line that reminded everyone he was more than just a pop superstar; he was a black activist. “Albums still matter,” he said. […]

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Talk about birth announcements: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife say they’ll devote nearly all their wealth — roughly $45 billion — to solving the world’s problems in celebration of their new baby daughter, Max. Zuckerberg’s wife, Priscilla Chan, gave birth to a 7-pound, 8-ounce daughter last week. But the […]

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of young people at a jail complex got some words of encouragement on Thursday from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and actor LL Cool J. The two visited Rikers Island to mark the launch of a national anti-violence program from Simmons’ RushCard, a prepaid debit card. RushCard’s Keep the Peace […]

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to the San Francisco Bay Area’s public school system. The couple’s gift will be spread over the next five years and is the biggest allocation to date of the $1.1 billion in Facebook stock the couple pledged […]

Dr. Dre, the world renowned hip hop mogul, raised eyebrows among African Americans in the early part of 2013 by announcing his $35 million gift to the University of Southern California, which boasts an endowment of nearly $4 billion. Forbes Magazine has estimated his net worth at upwards of $250 million, much of which has […]

Mellody Hobson talks about philanthropy in today’s “Money Mondays” segment. A Florida newspaper and the Center for Investigative Reporting recently put together a list of the nation’s worst charities. Before we get into specifics, I have to stress that this list of the “worst charities” focuses on nonprofits on the fringes—they are NOT the norm, […]