Now that the year is coming out to an end it always seems as if time flies by. It often feels like out of 365 days in the year, each day gets shorter and our to do list increases…It also sometimes seem like the seasons are in rhythm with our emotions. It also sometimes seem like the seasons are in rhythm with our emotions. For an example; in novels Fall is associated with death, Spring is associated with cleaning, Winter is associated with cuddling/relationship, Summer is associated with vacation and fun. Therefore, in which during these times the things that are associated with the season happen to the masses. Out of my immediate circles, 2 of my business colleagues had parents pass away. Out of many other associations I am missing the important point is that we aren’t alone as a society nor as an individual. Even though you may also feel like it, sometimes.
This Mocha Monday inspiration goes out to all of the wonderful celebrities and public figures that are giving back to improve Mankind. We appreciate and value you.
J. Cole to let single mothers living in poverty live in his childhood home rent-free
Cole performs on day one of the Budweiser Made in America Festival on August 30, 2014 in Philadelphia. During a recent interview he detailed opening his childhood home to single moms living in poverty. Each woman with multiple children will be able to use the North Carolina rapper’s house rent-free for two years. Cole recently named his album ‘Forest Hills Drive’ after the treasured address via NY Daily News.
Giving Back! Akon Helps Provide Electricity to 600 Million in Africa
Rapper, singer, & producer Akon has joined the list of celebrities that are giving back in a positive way. Akon is responding to Africa’s energy crisis by helping to bring electricity to countries that still don’t have access to power via WBLS Radio
Tom Joyner and HBCU’s
The radio personality is also the hardest-working man for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Since 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation has raised more than $55 million to provide financial assistance to students attending HBCUs.
Janet Jackson and The Lisa Lopes Foundation
The singer is a contributor, among her other charitable causes, to The Lisa Lopes Foundation. The Lopes Foundation is in a position to finish “Left Eye’s” vision. The member of the R&B group TLC had wanted to establish a nonprofit educational and medical pharmacy center on some property she owned near the coastal cities of La Ceiba, Honduras and Jutiapa, Guatemala.
John Cena and Make-A-Wish
In 2015, John Cena granted his 500th wish as a part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, becoming the first celebrity to reach such a milestone. The wrestler has been granting wishes for children battling various illnesses since 2004, spending time with kids and offering them a moment of fun during a tough situation. “I’ll drop everything,” he said at the time of his 500th wish. “If I can offer a fantastic experience, I’ll be first in line to do my part.
Jennifer Hudson and Julian D. King Foundation
The singer founded her own charity, The Julian D. King Gift Foundation, in honor of her late nephew. She’s also done work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (shown above).
Oprah Winfrey and Starbucks
One of the most famous celebrity philanthropists, Winfrey took her efforts to the people with Starbucks’ 2014 introduction of Oprah Chai. The tea raises funds for The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation (shown above), which supports the education of young women and community growth.
Demi Lovato and Kenya
A longtime philanthropist, Demi Lovato traveled to Kenya in 2013 to work with Free The Children and Me to We. She spent time with women in the area in a push for economic empowerment.