Charles Barkley Announces $1 Million Donation To HBCU Morehouse College

- By Bossip Staff

…Charles Barkley is making Morehouse College a little happier these days. Barkley recently announced he will give $1 million to the HBCU… The Morehouse donation will coincide with two other $1 million gifts to The Wounded Warrior Project and Auburn University, which is actually Barkley’s alma mater. Barkley… delivered the news during a conference call for the American Century Championship’s celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, NV, reports The Grio. “I just got a new contract, and my goal is always to give a million dollars a year away to charity,” Barkley said during the call.

[Madamenoire]


The Red Cros Collected $500M In Haiti Earthquake Donations & Built Only SIX Homes

In the days and weeks following the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010, there was an outpouring of donations… The Red Cross… managed to collect half a billion dollars in the effort. But a new report from NPR and ProPublica shows that out of that money, only six permanent homes have been built in Haiti. “The Red Cross long has been known for providing emergency disaster relief — food, blankets and shelter to people in need,” writes NPR, which notes that they did provide shelter for 130,000 people, but that’s different from a lasting home.

[Madamenoire]


Zoe Kravitz Going Cowgirl For Black Belle Western Flick

Via Deadline: Zoe Kravitz, who is part of Lionsgate’s Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant franchise films, is set to star in Black Belle, portraying a gunslinging hit woman from the Old West. The gritty project, which is scheduled to begin this September, follows a loner/bounty hunter who specializes in revenge killing when a client shows up with information about her mother’s murderer. It takes a turn when she realizes just who the alleged killer really is…From an original screenplay by Tasha Huo, Black Belle will be directed by Shana Betz…

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