Saturday, September 17, 2005

NAACP Launches Disaster Relief -Jamie Foxx Spokesman


Information and Resources have been provided to more than 1,500 People. Two Thousand Two Hundred (2,200 )NAACP units asked to assist in emergency relief efforts. There have been five command centers set up in three states. For further information,please click on the above link. In addition,click on this link as well http://www.naacp.org/news/2005/2005-09-08-2.html

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Mega Millions Raised From Katrina Relief Benefit Concerts


Millions of dollars have been raised to aid the many in New Orleans and surrounding areas who lost everything to Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans favorite sons Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick,Jr. and Aaron Neville blazed the trail for others headlining a concert aired shortly after the devastating impact of the storm was felt. That concert alone raised $40 million dollars.

Also, BET held a fundraiser on Friday September 9, "Saving Ourselves" (SOS) , a star studded event with a call-in from former President Clinton who had some rather meaningful comments and questions. Rappers P.Diddy and Jay-Z presented a check for 1 million dollars from the New York Hip-Hop community. The total raised from this concert was 11 million.

Please see the following BET and CNN articles for further details:

Musical relief efforts continue with upcoming concerts on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. See our September 13 post below for details.Now the challenge is how to spend the money most effectively and wisely so that those suffering will feel the full benefit of humanitarian outreach of such magnitude...We'll stay tuned to these developments...

BET's relief telethon was very moving,very touching and is very worthwhile. Here's the link to the SOS video offered on BET's website. I highly recommend taking the time to view it if you missed the live show or forgot to set your Tivo.


Tuesday, September 13, 2005

More Concerts to Aid Hurricane Katrina Victims

An all star line up including John Mayer and Dave Matthews will perform in an upcoming September 20, 2005 benefit concert at the Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Gardens. http://www.nypost.com/entertainment/53234.htm Stars such as Kanye West,Alicia Keys,Shirley Caesar, Rod Stewart have also performed in other concerts including Shelter from the Storm.

John Mayer, Neil Young, the Rolling Stones, Kanye West and Maroon 5 were among the artists added to "ReAct Now: Music and Relief," a concert to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina, on Saturday September 10th on MTV, VH1 and CMT. The relief concert was staged simultaneously in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and Atlanta, providing opportunities for viewers to phone in Red Cross donations.


Many of our favorite musicians are tremendously busy helping out in this time of dire need.You can help with the hurricane relief efforts by donating to the Red Cross at their Web site, redcross.org or calling their hotline, 1-800-HELP-NOW. Habitat for Humanity and Salvation Army are also accepting funds.