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Laz Alonso/The Home Depot at CIAA
March 13, 2019
Laz Alonso joined The Home Depot Retool Your School Grant Improvement Program during CIAA to encourage guests to start voting for their favorite HBCU. Since its launch 10 years ago, the Home Depot has donated more than $2.1 million dollars in campus improvement grants that allow HBCUs to make sustainable improvements to their campuses. Past projects have included eco-friendly classrooms, refurbished basketball courts, modernized health clinics, and communal student space upgrades. To celebrate the 10th year anniversary, The Home Depot has increased its support towards the program and HBCUs by offering ten $50,000 campus improvement grants, creating a new grant, “Campaign of the Year,” which will be awarded to the school whose campaign proves to be most original, innovative and particularly effective. ... read more »
Tina Knowles-Lawson and Richard Lawson Open WACO Theater to Aid Arts Education 
November 9, 2017
Tina Knowles-Lawson and Richard Lawson opened the Where Art Can Occur (WACO) Theater Center in North Hollywood, CA to foster the talents of emerging artists specifically catering to those in underserved communities.   ... read more »
Heroes in the Struggle: Taraji P. Henson, Gina Brown, Laverne Cox, Alfre Woodard and more Honored in Fight Against HIV/AIDS
September 28, 2017
Gina Brown was pregnant with her daughter when she received the news that she was HIV positive on April Fool’s Day in 1994. ... read more »
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2017 BET Awards Goes in Overdrive with Lengthy Tributes & Performances
June 29, 2017
While last year’s awards focused much more on the social injustice of Black people in America, this year’s award proved to be much more jovial, though the same issues continue to persist. ... read more »
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