Let's Hear It For The Boys
Celebrating Black History Month through art, sport and philanthropy
Legendary Roles for a Legendary Man
He's won an Academy Award and a BAFTA. He's a six-time winner of the NAACP Image Awards for his varying roles promoting African American stories and characters through film. The boy from Texas has made a name for himself in Hollywood and now wants to give back to an organization which has been instrumental in aiding the advancement of colored people since 1909.
Foxx is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of his Mount Foxxmore shirt to assist the NAACP in continuing the invaluable work of attaining equal rights for people of color for generations to come.
Making America Smart Again Through STEM
He excites both children and adults alike with stories of intergalactic travel that would have made even Arthur C. Clarke envious.
The native New Yorker and Director of the Hayden Planetarium has long been a proponent of STEM education(science, technology, engineering and mathematics)inspiring young minds to take on science and technology with zeal. For Tyson, science and technology have always been the engines of future economies and actively promoting the need for science is his passion.
A Story Teller Through Lyrics
As one of the founding artists of gangsta rap, Ice Cube has used his platform and explicit lyrics as social commentary to show the plight of everyday citizens in African American communities.
The rapper who has spent almost three decades using his lyrics to make a difference is now taking on autism. Ice Cube is teaming up with the organization Autism Speaks which helps children - like his nephew - lead fulfilling lives.
An MVP Among Men
Known for his drive both on and off the field, the wide receiver was recently named Co-NFL Man of the Year, an honored shared with Eli Manning.
Fitzgerald was chosen for the Man Of The Year Award for his charitable work and contributions to the First Down Fund and the Carol Fitzgerald Memorial Fund. We interviewed Fitzgerald in September who, speaking of his reason for philanthropic giving said, "you have to foster the hopes and dream of young people because they are our future."