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Rihanna Donates $2M to Sierra Leone Relief

By MCNS Staff

Music superstar Rihanna

Music superstar Rihanna

Rihanna is using her resources to aid an African country for disaster relief.

The Barbadian megastar has donated $2 million to flood and mudslide relief in Sierra Leone, where nearly 500 people are pronounced dead, over 600 people remain missing and millions of dollars in damage have been incurred.

“It is a humanitarian gesture, an act of solidarity and support for a brotherly affected people,” the Barbadian songstress said, according to international sources.

“My thoughts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters in Sierra Leone. My initiative Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) is donating $2m to Sierra Leone to assist and house victims of the mudslide in Freetown that has rendered people homeless. The fund is intended to provide shelter, food, clothing and medicines,” Rihanna added.

Receiving the donation on behalf of Sierra Leone, the Sierra Leonean Ambassador to the United States, Bockarie Stevens, thanked Rihanna for the gesture and appealed to the general public for support.

Deadlocked Jury, Judge Declares Mistrial in Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case

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170605-bill-cosby-court-day-1-njs-921a_4ca56531a1cd870c03497e8c9e58d4d4.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000According to NPR, on Saturday, June 17, 2017, the judge in the sexual assault case of comedian Bill Cosby has declared a mistrial. After several days of deliberations, the jury could not come to a unanimous agreement on whether Cosby drugged and molested Andrea Constand, a former employee of Temple University, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004.

Prosecutors immediately said that they would retry the case.

Cosby, 79, was charged with three second-degree felony counts of aggravated indecent assault, and each count carries a minimum sentence of five years in prison.

Cosby has subsequently drawn the ire of many in the general public as he has scheduled a number of “town hall” meetings focusing on, according to his spokeswoman, “restoring his legacy.”

For more information on the deadlocked jury and mistrial in the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, click here.

 

 

Big Sean Donates $15K to Help Homeless College Students, Again

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Sean Anderson also known as "Big Sean".

Sean Anderson also known as “Big Sean”.

According to huffpost.com, for the second consecutive year, Big Sean is aiding the youth in his home state of Michigan.

Huffpost.com reports that, through his Sean Anderson Foundation, the rapper supplemented his 2016 contribution of $25,000 by donating $15,000 to Wayne State University’s HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program to provide “short-term support” to students experiencing homelessness or “precarious housing situations,” according to a press release.

The HIGH Program aims to address student homelessness at the school by providing food, shelter, childcare, and financial assistance with intentions of returning participants to long-term stability. It was established in 2013.

“It’s such a pleasure to support a program that has an immediate impact on students facing hardship,” Myra Anderson, president of the Sean Anderson Foundation and Sean’s mother, said in the

Baltimore Orioles Adam Jones Donates 20K to Negro Leagues Museum

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Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles

Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles

According to national reports, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, the target of racial taunts during a recent game in Boston, has donated $20,000 to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.

The site abcnews.go.com reports that Jones plans to visit the museum and speak with its president, Bob Kendrick, on Saturday before the Orioles continue their series against the Kansas City Royals.

The news site states that the museum was founded by a group of former Negro League stars and is located in the historic 18th and Vine district, a hub of black culture in Kansas City during the first half of the 20th century.

The racist abuse of Jones on May 1 in Boston touched off a discussion of racism across the