Tag Archives: African American philanthropy

Mel Shaw, Lou Rawls, James Alston

Making the needle move: The birth of the UNCF telethon

Part one of a two-part series Left to Right: Mel Shaw, Lou Rawls, and James Alston During its heyday (1980 – 1993), the United Negro College Fund’s Lou Rawls Parade of Stars was the largest African American special event in the United States held on one day. It forever changed […]

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African American Men and philanthropy

“The Ujima Legacy Fund grew out of a series of conversations that we had in a barbershop. We did research on black male philanthropy and decided that we needed to form an African American male giving circle.” Reginald Gordon.

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Black Gives Back

www.BlackGivesBack.com takes the stereotype of African Americans as the recipients of others’ philanthropy and illustrates – with images and words – that African Americans are busy giving to diverse causes.

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