Wyclef Jean reacted to the latest earthquake in his homeland of Haiti by pleading with his fans to help. Here's a list of charitable resources and local organizations accepting donations to help Haiti.

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Power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z helped raise $6 million for the non-profit City Of Hope.

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Social activist and NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick shared how he will allocate the final $100,000 of his $1 million charity pledge.

There are plenty of heroes who walk among us--even if technically they're on the red carpet. Check out some stories about Hollywood's unlikely heroes below.

On the heels of Hurricane Katrina’s 10th anniversary, Soledad O’Brien held her 5th Annual Starfish Foundation Gala, the award-winning journalist’s initiative to mentor promising young women from the New Orleans area, give them monetary and emotional support, and foster opportunities for their success. The Foundation was created out of both passion and need. Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest natural […]


Russell Westbrook proved to be the 2015 All-Star Game MVP on the court, but turns out the Oklahoma City Thunder star is a savior outside the arena as well. Westbrook, who received a new car along with his All-Star accolade, decided to surprise a single mother of two whose vehicle was not in very good shape. […]


The ex-girlfriend of Detroit’s walking man James Robertson reportedly wants part of the $360,000 in donations he received after his story about walking eight hours to work went viral, reports the Detroit Free Press. Thousands of dollars in donations poured in and he also received a new car. Tanya Fox, 60, has asked Robertson, 57, for […]

Here’s a spot of good news to brighten your day: 2,000 students in the United States will receive brand new school supplies to take back to school courtesy of singer Beyonce and her BeyGood charity. EURweb reports: The singer has selected underfunded schools in a number of cities on the East Coast, including New York City, […]

Public Enemy will host and perform at a special concert this Sunday (Jan. 15) in the Los Angeles Skid Row neighborhood to benefit the area’s impoverished residents, according to Billboard. SEE ALSO: Chuck D. Takes on the “Obama Deception” VH-1 Says PE’s Fight the Power is Best Hip Hop Song Ever The Operation: Skid Row […]

While it is commonly believed that philanthropy is a custom reserved for the white, super wealthy of the world, many African Americans, rich and poor, have donated their time and money to community-based organizations, churches and charitable causes. From the abolition of slavery, to the establishment and construction of churches and schools, to providing humanitarian […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Denzel Washington has donated $2.25 million to Fordham University, his alma mater. The university said Monday that Washington has given $2 million to endow the Denzel Washington Chair in Theatre, and another $250,000 to establish a scholarship for a minority undergraduate student studying theater at Fordham. Phylicia Rashad, who played Clair Huxtable […]

NEW YORK — Orayne Williams was once homeless in the streets of New York, however, with the help of donations from kind benefactors, he managed to get into college where he attained a 3.6 GPA. After his first completed year at Manhattanville College in Westchester, Williams has started his own charity, Progressive People Movement, to […]