Black celebs are taking matters into their own hands. People all over the world are struggling both in health and financially. Celebs are using their voices and wallets to benefit the people suffering throughout this pandemic.
We’re hearing great things from everyone from Meghan Thee Stallion to Future. Black celebs are donating masks, meals, and even straight cash to people in need. Here are a few black celebs that deserve a bit of recognition for the good they are doing.
Future Donating More Than 100,000 Masks
Future’s foundation, FreeWishes, is giving back by donating over 100,000 masks to front line healthcare workers as well as hospital patients. The rapper is helping curb the PPE shortage for hospitals and patients that are in desperate need of assistance. A sewing organization in Future’s hometown of Atlanta, Atlanta Sewing Style, has organized to make and deliver these masks to those in need.
Cardi B Partners with FashionNova to Donate $1 Million
Cardi B is a proud partner of Fashion Nova, and she teamed up with the brand to give back. On April 8th, the rapper announced that the #FashionNovaCARES initiative would be giving away $1,000 every hour to people struggling financially during this crisis. The campaign continued until the brand gave away $1 million.
2 Chainz Feeds the Homeless From His Atlanta Restaurant, Escobar
2 Chainz really was selfless with his resources in late April. Instead of reopening his restaurant, Escobar, to the public, 2 Chainz decided to give back. 2 Chainz used his business to feed the homeless in the Atlanta area on April 27th. He was praised on social media for his philanthropic efforts.
Birdman Pays Rent For New Orleans Residents
The famed record executive and rapper took matters into his own hands in April. Birdman announced that he’d be paying the rent of some New Orleans residents deeply affected by the coronavirus. He announced in an Instagram post that he’s offering to pay rent for the month of May for residents of the Uptown New Orleans neighborhood, where he was born and raised.
Megan Thee Stallion Helps Out Houston
Megan Thee Stallion took her philanthropy to her hometown of Houston. The rapper donated significantly to Houston’s HMG Healthcare Foundation. She also partnered with Amazon Music to donate Fire 7 tablets to residents of Park Manor Skilled Nursing Facility. These tablets were in efforts to connect nursing home residents with their family since family cannot visit currently.
Rihanna’s Foundation Donates $5 Million to Organizations in Need
Our girl RiRi never disappoints. The singer’s nonprofit organization, the Clara Lionel Foundation, gave back to underserved communities worldwide. The foundation donated $5 million to organizations such as Partners In Health, World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, the International Rescue Committee, and more.
Jay Z & Meek Mill Donate 130,000 Masks to Aid Correctional Facilities
The justice reform organization, REFORM Alliance, from Jay Z and Meek Mill announced they were donating 130,000 surgical masks to frontline workers specifically at correctional facilities. The organization noted that correctional facilities are struggling to control outbreaks and being forgotten in the fight against COVID-19.
Lil Nas X Asks Struggling Individuals to Drop Their Cash App
Who doesn’t love Lil Nas X? And how he gave back to struggling individuals just makes us love him even more. In March, the rapper announced on Twitter he wants to directly help a few people out that are struggling to pay bills during the outbreak. He tweeted asking fans to drop their Cash App so he could send a few people some money for food.
These black celebs are doing it right. Keep up with all your fave celebs’ philanthropic COVID-19 relief efforts with The Shade Room!