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Megan Thee Stallion Launches “Thee Don’t Stop Scholarship” for Women of Color
Megan Thee Stallion is so hot in music right now that we sometimes forget this girl is still working on her college degree herself. She knows all too well the struggle of being in school, particularly during this coronavirus pandemic. So the rapper is giving back to female students of color with a special scholarship that is sure to help them in their academic pursuits!Continue reading “Megan Thee Stallion Launches “Thee Don’t Stop Scholarship” for Women of Color”
Tyler Perry Will Assist Displaced LGBTQ Youth, Homeless Women and More At His New Atlanta Studio
Tyler Perry has made history by becoming the first African-American to open his own movie studio. The grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta brought out A-list celebrities and entertainment executives from all over, as has been seen in various articles and social media posts. However, what’s even more impressive is the work that he has planned to help others with the new property.
In an interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning, Tyler revealed that he has big plans to help those in need in ATL through a new compound he plans to build on the studio grounds.”You know, the studio’s gonna be what it is,” he said. “I’ll tell you what I’m most excited about next is pulling this next phase off, is building a compound for trafficked women, girls, homeless women, LGBTQ youth who are put out and displaced… somewhere on these 330 acres, where they’re trained in the business and they become self-sufficient.”
His goal with the compound is to create a welcoming community where these people will live in nice apartments with daycare and other amenities to help them re-enter society. It’s an incredible vision and shows Tyler’s good heart and love of community. He has always been charitable and thinking of other people, creating jobs and opportunities for others, specifically for people of color. I can’t wait to see this dream become reality!
Watch Tyler talk about his plans below.
Local EMT Dresses Up as Batman To Help Little Girl Battle School Bullies
Jack Asbury III is a superhero in real life but dressed up a popular fictional one to help a little girl struggling with bullies at her school.
Jack is a local EMT in Spring Hill, FL who also dresses up as Batman to help others in his local community, especially kids. One day, he noticed that a friend, Erica Calculli (also from Spring Hill), posted on Facebook that her three-year-old daughter Lydia was dealing with physical and emotional injuries from bullies at her school. One day, the little girl even came home with a black eye! “At first it was very minor and I thought it happened just playing around, so I let it go,” Erica explained. But eventually, Lydia told the whole truth. “She told me that a bunch of girls and one boy hit her, and a girl threw a shoe at her eye.”
When Jack saw that post, he asked Erica if he could walk Lydia to school as Batman. The mom quickly gave her blessing and Jack met the two outside of Lydia’s school as the Dark Knight. “At first, Lydia was a little shy and nervous,” Jack said. “But when I told her I had a gift for her, she came out and started talking.” He gave the young girl her own superhero costume, telling her that she is brave just like the other superheroes he knows.
The kids inside were stunned to see Batman inside of their school, but especially walking hand-in-hand with Lydia. Inside the classroom, he spoke to all of the kids in Lydia’s class, letting them know that Lydia was his best friend and he would be back to check on her.
Since then, the kids’ attitude towards Lydia has turned around. In fact, a little boy befriended Lydia after seeing her superhero best friend. Lydia is doing much better academically and socially, and Erica is so grateful that Jack stepped in. It was definitely a heartwarming story to read and I’m glad that “Batman” was able to help this little girl.
Jack is working to help other families in and around the Spring Hill community. In fact, he has set up a “Batfund” on Facebook to assist in creating care packages and providing other needs for those who could use the help. A true hero in real life!
92 Year Old World War II Veteran Picks Up Chick-fil-A Tab for Military Members
Today, February 19, World War II vet Edmund Rusinek celebrates 92 years of life! He unselfishly chose to commemorate this special milestone by being a blessing to others.
Recently, at a local Chick-fil-A in Rossmoor, California, Edmund paid for about $1,500 worth of meals in cash and credit for active military members and their families. He also stuck around for three hours to meet and greet service members, who joyfully expressed their gratitude. Incredible!
According to the Orange County Register, this tradition of paying it forward has been part of Edmund’s tradition for almost half a century! Edmund was drafted into the army his freshman year as a student at The University of Michigan. Back in 1945, while actively participating in draftee training in Little Rock, Arkansas, Edmund and his friends would leave the base for Southern food. While dining at the restaurant, an elderly gentleman came up to their table and asked for a favor. “Will you let me buy your lunch? If you want to thank me, pass it down,” the man said. Going on to serve on the Czechoslovakian border for two years as a staff sergeant, Edmund never forgot that selfless gesture.
Edmund’s Chick-fil-A deed was a reminder to military members that “someone cares”. As I reflect on this story, I think about my grandparents’ contributions to my life. They never let up on supporting me, and that is when I realized their faithful hearts of service, regardless of how they physically felt. Whether it was through their love, financial assistance, conversations full of wisdom, or prayers, they let it be known to me, their family, and others that they cared.
A quote that many grandparents have shared throughout our lifetimes is that, “If I can just help someone along the way, then my living won’t be in vain.” No, you don’t have to pick up a restaurant tab to help someone, but there is something for you to do. Maybe it’s in your smile or your presence, encouraging someone having a difficult time. Maybe it’s in a financial contribution for charity or food and clothing for the homeless. Maybe it’s in visiting the sick or those behind prison walls. As you go through life, just think back on people that have supported you. Honor them by making a difference today so that the generation rising up can understand the need for service.