Friday, November 30, 2007


The G-Unity Foundation is a public foundation that will provide grants to nonprofit organizations that focus on improving the quality of life for low-income and underserved communities.


The major goals of The G-Unity Foundation include:

* Emphasizing the critical importance of supporting academic institutions;
* Supporting nonprofit organizations that focus on the academic enrichment of a child, and
* Supporting after school activities.

Board of Directors

Curtis J. Jackson, III "50 Cent"
Christopher C. Lloyde, Jr. p/k/a "Lloyd Banks"
Marvin Bernard p/k/a "Tony Yayo"
David Darnell Brown p/k/a "Young Buck"
Chris Lighty
Theodor K. Sedlmayr, Esq.
Bruce Seckendorf, CPA

For more information on grants made by the Foundation, please visit our Grant History page.


Sunday, November 25, 2007

How Master P is helping to change the inner city.

By Mike Winslow
Hip-Hop mogul Percy "Master P" Miller continues his charitable efforts, revealing that he will be building and expanding P. Miller Youth Centers in impoverished cities in the United States.

According to Miller, he is opening a number of P. Miller Youth Centers, which will include a gymnasium and a library at each center.

The mogul will start in New Orleans and then open P. Miller Youth Centers in Detroit, Chicago and Los Angeles.

“Our goal is take kids off the streets, provide education, financial literacy, and hope for a real future," Master P said of the centers. "We want our kids to pick up a book or a ball and put down the guns. It is time to save our kids… let’s give them a better vision."

Master P, who was recently named NAACP Youth Ambassador by Julian Bond, the Executive Director of the NAACP, has sold over 75 million CDs and is the father of actor/rapper Romeo, as well as the older brother of rappers C-Murder and Silkk The Shocker.

The mogul recently released his first book Guaranteed Success, which reveals his rise to the top and what it takes to make it in business.

He also runs Take A Stand Records, a profanity free record label co-owned by his son Romeo.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Multi-Platinum Rap Artist Jay-Z to Donates His Proceeds From Denver Concert to Families of the Victims of Columbine High School Shooting


Hard Knock Life Tour mate DMX Also to Contribute His Profits

of April 27 Denver Coliseum Show

Multi-platinum rap artist Jay-Z has announced that he will donate his proceeds from last night's Hard Knock Life concert at the Denver Coliseum to the families of the Columbine High School shooting victims.

DMX, a featured act on the tour, has pledged his profits from the night's show as well.

After hearing of the tragedy last week, the rappers realized that the tour was heading right to Denver, stopping at the Coliseum on April 27, and decided immediately to help the affected families in the most direct way possible. Their donation is also meant to be a symbolic gesture, a demonstration of support from the hip hop community.

Jay-Z has sold over 4 million copies of his current album, Vol. 2...Hard Knock Life (Roc-A-Fella Records). His current tour is the most successful hip hop tour to date, selling out in every venue, and featuring acts such as Redman, Method Man and DJ Clue.

For further information, please contact: Gabrielle Peluso, director of Publicity at 212/229-5222, Lauren Murphy, senior vice president of National Media & Artist Relations at 212/333-8511, or Jolyn Matsumuro, senior director of Media & Artist Relations at 310/288-5378.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Give One Get One
Between November 12 and November 26, OLPC is offering a Give One Get One program in the United States and Canada. This is the first time the revolutionary XO laptop has been made available to the general public. For a donation of $399, one XO laptop will be sent to empower a child in a developing nation and one will be sent to the child in your life in recognition of your contribution. $200 of your donation is tax-deductible (your $399 donation minus the fair market value of the XO laptop you will be receiving).

For all U.S. donors who participate in the Give One Get One program, T-Mobile is offering one year of complimentary HotSpot access. Find out more.

Please be aware that we will make every effort to deliver the XO laptops by the holidays, but quantities are limited. Early purchasers have the best chance of receiving their XO laptops in time for the holidays, but we cannot guarantee timing.

Please review our terms and conditions.
Only for US and Canadian residents

Give One - Get One

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

RUSH Communications: Empowerment

Russel Simmons

"Everything my companies have done is based in hip-hop culture, whether it is Def Jam, Phat Farm, or Def Comedy Jam. It is done with attention to the subtlety of marketing hip-hop on a global scale. I think it's something we're very good at. My whole career has been about cultivating, understanding and expanding this core audience for hip-hop culture and then watching the impact ripple out to the mainstream." -- Russell Simmons

RUSH Communications

Welcome to Rush Communications! Founded in 1991 by Russell Simmons, CEO of Hip-Hop, entrepreneur and cultural icon.


We know we can do better. At RUSH Communications, we're committed to providing tools and create opportunities. When our communities are strong so are we. Through educational, financial, philanthropic and creative programming we are there to enhance lives through personal growth.

The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) is dedicated to harnessing the cultural relevance of Hip-Hop music to serve as a catalyst for education advocacy and other societal concerns fundamental to the empowerment of youth. HSAN is a non-profit, non-partisan national coalition of Hip-Hop artists, entertainment industry leaders, education advocates, civil rights proponents, and youth leaders united in the belief that Hip-Hop is an enormously influential agent for social change.

Rush Philanthropic
Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing disadvantaged urban youth with significant exposure and access to the arts, as well as providing exhibition opportunities to under-represented artists and artists of color.

RUSH / Baby Phat Card
The road to financial empowerment begins with the right tools. Our pre-paid debit card helps empower consumers to get on the right track towards sound financial management.

UniRush is in the business of empowering consumers. The Pre-Paid Visa RushCard and Pre-Paid Visa Baby Phat RushCard are designed to provide access and financial empowerment to consumers without traditional banking relationships.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Jay-z Joins The U.N.

In partnership with the United Nations and MTV, Jay-Z shares his experiences in the documentary "The Diary of Jay-Z: Water for Life". The film will be aired worldwide, starting on November 24 at MTV USA and will be available at MTV’s website. It is a joint effort to get young people involved in the world's water crisis. Struck by the sight of children playing near open sewers in an Angolan slum, rap star Jay-Z thought back to life in the "hood" — the poor neighborhood where he grew up – exclaiming: "In my business, we like to say we're from the hood, we're not in the hood. By no means. Not even close."


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