Dwayne Johnson Partners With Acorns To Make Special Investment For High School Grad

Dwayne Johnson has partnered with investment app Acorns to make a surprise investment for a new high school grad from Florida.

A young woman by the name of Lorraine Angelakos wrote Dwayne a touching letter, asking him to speak at her high school graduation before things shut down due to COVID. Lorraine, a high school graduate from Pompano Beach High School in Florida, sent Dwayne $7, which is an important number in his life. So moved by her letter and small gift, he decided to do something special for her.

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Lady Gaga and the Born This Way Foundation Launches Third Annual #BeKind21 Campaign

Lady Gaga and her nonprofit organization, the Born This Way Foundation, has announced the return of the #BeKind21 campaign, encouraging people across the globe to participate in random acts of kindness.

Inspired by the idea that habits are formed by repeating an activity for 21 consecutive days, from September 1st to September 21st, the campaign invites schools and colleges, corporate partners, non-profit partners, and all other participants to integrate kindness in their daily lives. Continue reading “Lady Gaga and the Born This Way Foundation Launches Third Annual #BeKind21 Campaign”

Tia Mowry Set To Develop Lighthearted TV Series About Families In Quarantine

With everything going on in the world from the pandemic to racial injustice, many of us can use laughs and lighthearted moments right now. Well, Tia Mowry has a new show in the works that is going to perfect for that!

In a report from Deadline, the actress will host Tia Mowry’s Challenge Accepted, produced by Kin and Jukin Media featuring families finding fun things together to do in quarantine!

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Michelle Obama and Ellen DeGeneres Give Huge Gifts To DC Elementary School

I absolutely love my forever First Lady Michelle Obama and Ellen DeGeneres! The two, in partnership with Apple, recently gave back to an elementary school in DC with some much-needed school supplies!

In a special trip to Randle Highlands Elementary School in Southeast, Washington, D.C., First Lady Obama shared more about the school and its students and staff Principal Kristie Edwards revealed that a majority of the students are in the foster care system or are homeless. However, without missing a beat, she and the teachers work to provide these kids love, a safe space, and the quality education they need and deserve. They also provide other services like school supplies, free lunch, a garden, and a washer and dryer at the school if children need clean clothes.

Through Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways, Mrs. Obama surprised the principal and teachers with $100,000 for whatever supplies they need. The school also received a new basketball court, new Apple computers and laptops for their computer lab, and new iPads for ALL 350 STUDENTS!!!! What?!

I used to pass by this school all the time to get to church or my grandmother’s house not too far away. I would hear about the great work happening there and how these teachers are working to empower these young people. I’m so happy to see them receiving this huge Christmas blessing!

Watch the beautiful video below.

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.

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