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Founder Keith Leaphart Launched A Philanthropic Platform To Empower Everyday Givers

Charitable efforts make the world a better place, and one person that lives by this principle is Keith Leaphart, a founder who launched a fintech startup to empower individual givers.

Samantha Dorisca

May 30, 2022

Pharrell Teams Up With SoundCloud to Pick New Artists for Charity Compilation

Even during this unique time, artists are still finding creative ways to support one another. Among those supporting the music community is Pharrell, who recently announced that he’s partnering with SoundCloud to hand-pick new artists to create a charity album. “For our shared passion and vision for music, @i_am_OTHER and I are teaming up with @SoundCloud to discover the next creators. Starting today you can tag #SCxiamOTHER on your SoundCloud track for a chance to be featured on a compilation we’re working on,” he said in an Instagram post. The SoundCloud compilation album titled, “SoundCloud Presents: i am OTHER, Volume 1,” will champion emerging musicians and provide funding for undiscovered artists’ future music releases. This partnership both calls attention to a community that’s often overlooked and shows support for their artistic crafts. “We know the rise of the coronavirus has hit creators hard with a loss...

Njera Perkins

Apr 23, 2020

Michael Jordan Pledges to Donate All 'The Last Dance' Profits to Charity

Sports fans around the world tuned in this past weekend to watch Michael Jordan’s highly-anticipated documentary, “The Last Dance,” which aired on ESPN. The NBA superstar is now pledging to donate all the profits he’s expected to receive from the docuseries to charitable causes, according to Complex . Forbes reported that Jordan is set to make roughly $3 million to $4 million from the documentary, which largely focuses on his 1997–98 season with the Chicago Bulls. The docuseries was originally slated to release in June, but in light of the NBA season being suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak, ESPN pushed the release date up. #TheLastDance is already the most-watched documentary in ESPN history: — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 20, 2020 Complex reported that director Jason Hehir recently sat down with The Athletic’s Richard Deitsch to recount Jordan’s take on the public’s anticipated reaction to the docuseries. “When people see this footage I’m not sure...

Njera Perkins

Apr 21, 2020

Debbie Allen, Lizzo and More Celebrities Give Back During This Global Crisis

With schools, restaurants, and the suspension of events thanks to coronavirus, families have scrambled to maintain normalcy. Amid the global crisis, access to essentials, such as food, household items, and income has slowed or stopped altogether. With this pandemic taxing U.S. citizens in unprecedented ways—mentally, physically, and financially—several Black celebrities have stepped up to give back to those most affected by social distancing and closures. From athletes to actors and from funds to free entertainment, here are all the ways the biggest stars are lending a helping hand to families, kids, and companies, in need, and alleviating anxiety. Debbie Allen teaches a free dance class on Instagram Live. Legendary dance instructor and Emmy award-winning actress Debbie Allen is teaching a free dance class on Instagram Live. On Wednesday (March 18), let off some steam and learn hip-grooving moves to get your body moving from the Debbie Allen Dance Academy founder herself. Tune in at...

Niki McGloster

Mar 18, 2020