Tom Joyner Foundation Launches Exciting New Podcast-HBCUbiquity

Looking for a new podcast to listen to? Well you’re in luck, The Tom Joyner Foundation announced the launch of HBCUbiquity, a new hour-long podcast featuring interviews, discussion and analysis about historically black colleges and university, hosted by Thomas Joyner, Jr., president and CEO of the Foundation.

“The Foundation has actively hosted panels and discussions over the years on the Fantastic Voyage and at the Tom Joyner Family Reunion,” Joyner Jr. said. “This podcast is our chance to have a year-round conversation about our HBCUs. We want to go beyond the typical rhetoric, and have meaningful conversations.”

HBCUbiquity, produced by the Tom Joyner Foundation, is a weekly podcast featuring in-depth conversations with administrators, faculty, students, celebrities and experts about the future of HBCUs, and trends and issues related to the African-American community.

The podcast is available weekly on the reVolver Podcast Network and downloadable on all platforms (e.g. iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify) and online at,

You can follow the show on social media: Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

For more information about becoming a guest or sponsor on the podcast, please contact Neil Foote, media relations, Tom Joyner Foundation,, 214.448.3765.

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Video: Josh Groban Shares Short Film Spotlighting His Find Your Light Arts Education Foundation

Tonight singer and actor Josh Groban shared a moving short film by his brother Chris Groban spotlighting the work and mission of Josh’s Find Your Light Foundation, an organization that supports and promotes quality arts education for children. Featured Content


Wendy Williams Is Dissolving Her Foundation for Addicts with Estranged Husband Kevin Hunter

The Hunter Foundation, much like the Hunter marriage, is coming to an end.

Wendy Williams is dissolving the non-profit organization she founded in 2014 with her now-estranged husband Kevin Hunter.

via People:

The foundation is dedicated to providing resources for drug education, prevention and rehabilitation programs and works to support people as they transition from addiction to recovery.

Williams, 54, announced the news on Wednesday’s episode of her talk show with an official statement, noting that she “remains committed to helping others in the struggles of life.” She said she would be dedicating herself to “other foundations.”

The talk show host, who was living in a sober house up until recently, has been increasingly open about her own struggles with substance abuse, including a cocaine addiction in the past.

In March, she announced that The Hunter Foundation had partnered with T.R.U.S.T., an organization dedicated to building a bridge from treatment to long-term recovery, to launch a national resource hotline.

It is unclear what will happen to the hotline. PEOPLE has reached out to T.R.U.S.T. and The Hunter Foundation for comment.

It’s best Wendy severs ALL ties with Kevin.

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OTB Foundation Taps Ballerina Eleonora Abbagnato for Charity Event

MILAN — OTB’s Only the Brave Foundation has tapped ballet dancer Eleonora Abbagnato to stage a charity event aimed at raising funds for its social initiatives.
Established by OTB founder Renzo Rosso, the charity organization will host a dancing performance on June 2 at the Teatro Comunale theater in Vicenza.
Dubbed “Puccini,” the piece will be dedicated to the renowned Italian opera composer and feature his most famous arias. In addition to Abbagnato, who’s an étoile of the Opéra National de Paris and the director of the ballet corp of the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, the cast will include French choreographer and dancer Julien Lestel.
Since its establishment in 2008, Only the Brave Foundation supported about 200 international projects focused on social development with an impact on the life of 200,000 people.
Among the most recent initiatives, earlier this year the organization donated 200,000 euros to fund six projects launched by Italian nonprofits destined to disadvantaged youth and communities or groups.
As reported last year, the OTB Foundation also supported the charity music event That’s Live 2018 in Florence, where Courtney Love performed as special guest. Further strengthening its bond with music, the organization also joined forces with the Andrea Bocelli Foundation inaugurating a middle school complex in

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This iconic nail polish brand launched its first-ever foundation

This iconic nail polish brand launched its first-ever foundation

This iconic nail polish brand launched its first-ever foundation

Iconic British makeup and nail product brand, Ciaté London, the brand that brought us the first-ever matte-to-glitter lipstick, as well as some of our favorite nail polishes, has just expanded its product offering and branched into a brand new category for the brand: foundation.

Launched just last week, Ciaté London’s Extraordinary Foundation, is a medium-coverage, buildable foundation with 16-hour wear and a comfortable, satin finish that isn’t drying or heavy. In fact, the formula has been two years in the making, and features botanical ingredients like mimosa and Arctic rose. And that’s not all. The brand was so committed to creating a hydrating foundation that the product also features ultra-moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and squalene, plus bamboo extract to control oil and make sure skin looks fresh but never oily.

The pore-blurring formula is available in 20 different shades.

Ciaté London foundation
Ciaté London
Ciaté London | $ 34

At 50ml (1.69 oz), Ciaté London’s new foundation tube is larger than the average tube of foundation but still a perfect size for travel. Impressive, non? To find your shade, head to Ciaté London’s website to use its shade matching tool.

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Joe’s Blackbook Scholarship Foundation Names Two Winners

TWO FOR THE ROAD: As part of its ongoing commitment to support the next generation of designers, the Joe’s Blackbook Foundation has awarded two $ 10,000 Scholarships — one for women’s wear and the other for men’s wear. Juniors at top U.S. design schools compete via a project. Designers judge the submissions in a two-stage process. Six finalists are selected to present in front of a panel of judges each April.
Joe’s Blackbook founder Joe Medved cooked up the idea for the scholarship foundation in 2011. Juniors from such schools as Parsons, Fashion Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Savannah College of Art and Design, University of Cincinnati, Academy of Art University, Otis College of Art and Design and the California College of the Arts were in the running for this year’s scholarships.
This year’s winner for the women’s competition is Aaron (Kam Shun) Mak from Parsons and the winner for men’s wear is So Jung (Hailey) Kim from California College of the Arts. The other finalists were Hannah Hong of Otis and Rainie (Yuting) He of Parsons. The other men’s wear finalists were Dias Amenov of F.I.T. and Randy (Chi Ho)

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I tested Mented Cosmetics’ first-ever foundation on my oily, dehydrated skin

I tested Mented Cosmetics’ first-ever foundation on my oily, dehydrated skin

I tested Mented Cosmetics’ first-ever foundation on my oily, dehydrated skin

People are always shocked to hear that as an oily skin gal, I prefer hydrating foundations over matte. The confusion lies in people not truly understanding that both dry skin and oily skin need hydration, aka water. Whenever I use a super matte foundation, my skin feels dry and uncomfortable. However, hydrating foundation formulas always leave my skin feeling plump and looking like my natural complexion, but better.

When Mented Cosmetics announced it was venturing into the wonderful world of complexion cosmetics with a hydrating foundation, SKIN by Mented, I jumped for joy. Considering Mented’s line is more geared towards the everyday woman, this type of foundation is a perfect addition.

Over a glass of pinot noir, KJ Miller and Amanda E. Johnson dreamt up the brand from their personal struggles to find the perfect nude lipstick as women of color. Over the years, Mented has gone from just a line of nude lipsticks to a full collection of cosmetics including eyeshadow, lip glosses and now, the Skin by Mented foundation stick. The newly launched foundation is vegan, dermatologist-tested, and offers two key things I look for in a foundation: buildable coverage and a natural, skin-like finish.

Skin by Mented Foundation
Mented Cosmetics
Mented Cosmetics | $ 30

Skin by Mented is a foundation, but it can also be used as a concealer or contour stick.

Swatches and First Impressions

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There are 16 shades of Skin by Mented, broken into four shade groups—light, tan, medium and deep. I received three different shades of the Skin by Mented foundation stick—T20 (highlight/concealer), M30 (foundation) and, D30 (contour). Mented also launched a complexion brush that can be used to blend the foundation stick.

The foundation alone is $ 30 while the brush is $ 14—you can save a few dollars by buying a foundation-and-brush bundle for $ 40 (which honestly is a great value, imo).

My bare skin before foundation:

Mented Foundation Review
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11 a.m.: My skin after applying all three shades of the Skin by Mented foundation stick

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The foundation shade alone is a bit darker than my skin tone, but with the warmer part of spring right around the corner, I’ll be out of the house more and getting a nice tan. The other two sticks left me with a subtle highlight and contour, which I prefer on any regular day.

3 p.m.:

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The foundation is holding up rather nicely. So far, it feels and looks like skin.

6 p.m.:

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I’ve mainly been working home today where it’s a million degrees. My skin has gotten dewier, but it doesn’t look bad at all.

Final thoughts:

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From my experience, stick foundations are hit or miss. I’m happy to say that the Skin by Mented foundation is a hit for me. Unlike other foundation sticks I’ve tried in the past, it’s very easy to blend and doesn’t settle into pores. I also like that the coverage is buildable but doesn’t get cakey at all.

These days, I apply foundation with a brush more often than sponges, and this brush works very well with the formula. I’d recommend using a mix of tapping motions and short strokes (with the brush) to blend the foundation seamlessly into your skin.

As much as I love a hydrating foundation, I don’t like my foundation to have a very dewy finish from start to finish. I prefer my oils to kick in throughout the day and make my foundation dewy (is that weird?). I could tell just by swatching that this foundation would look super dewy on my skin. To tweak the finish, I applied a little loose powder before and after the foundation. If you have oily skin, I’d recommend using this method as well.

The shade range by, today’s standards, is short-ish.

Considering that 40+ shades is becoming the norm, Mented’s small range may come as a shock. But it’s important to remember that Mented was founded to focus on the needs of WOC. I think the smaller range is warranted, but I also don’t think more shades in the long term would do any harm. Overall, the foundation is a great formula, and I really hope to see it climb the ranks of some of the beauty world’s holy grails.

If you’re looking to try out Skin by Mented for yourself, it’s available on Mented’s website. Unfortunately, the foundation is not available in stores, but Mented has a handy tool to help you match your shade online. You can also purchase a sample pack for $ 5.

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Discovery, World Wild Life Foundation Team Up to Preserve Bikin National Park Featured in ‘Tigerland’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Discovery and World Wildlife Fund US (WWF-US) will partner on a matching donation campaign to help preserve Bikin National Park in Russia, the partners said at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday. The announcement comes as Discovery is in Park City, Utah for the premiere of the company’s new documentary “Tigerland,” a look at the […]



Nixon Foundation distances itself from Roger Stone

Don’t get me Roger Stone! The Nixon Foundation distanced itself from the newly indicted Roger Stone on Friday, dismissing reports that the self-proclaimed “dirty trickster” was a campaign aide to the 37th president. “This morning’s widely-circulated characterization of Roger Stone as a Nixon campaign aide or adviser is a gross misstatement,” the foundation for President…
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Ray Charles Foundation Employee Claims She Was Fired After Uncovering Possible Fraud

The Ray Charles Foundation is being sued by a former employee who claims she was fired after she reported possible fraudulent transactions.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Thu Tran says she worked as an accountant for the charitable organization from 2014 until she was let go on July 9, 2018.

Tran claims in January, she complained to a member of the board of directors about “suspected misappropriate of funds, diversion of charitable assets, and other fraudulent conduct.”

The suit says that Tran believed Valerie Ervin, president of the foundation, “had engaged in suspicious financial transactions related to a vehicle purchase, travel expenses, and home improvement, among others matters.”

In the following months, Tran claims that Ervin “began to systematically strip away” her job duties and excluded her from board meeting she had previously attended. Tran claims she was also kept out of financial and tax audit meetings.

Tran claims that in “an effort to avoid unwanted attention and embarrassment of a possible investigation into misappropriation of funds and assets,” Ervin terminated several board members and employees of the foundation.

Then in July, Tran claims she was let go by the Ray Charles Foundation.

Tran is suing the foundation and Ervin, claiming wrongful termination and other workplace-related violations. She is seeking unspecified damages.

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It’s November… Are You a Member? | Join The Surfrider Foundation Today

Surfrider Foundation Press Release

It’s November. Are You a Member?

Membership is the lifeblood of our organization. Each $ 25+ membership supports our programs, gives us political clout, and shows the strength of our community in real, irrefutable numbers.

San Diego County prides itself on being the largest & most active chapter in the country, with a membership of 2000. It’s an impressive number, but also very small when you consider our 3 million+ population.

Humor me.

Imagine if every county resident who loved our coast became a Surfrider member. Every surfer, paddler, swimmer, and beachgoer. Every parent who cares about clean water & healthy beaches for their children.

With that level support – not just financially, but as a community that stands up for its beaches – we could approach 100% capacity to protect San Diego county’s 72 miles of coast.

This is the SD County Chapter I dream about.

One where every ocean-loving citizen joins our ranks at the level they can afford. One where together, we achieve 100% protection of our coast the same way we’ve been doing it for 34 years:

As a powerful activist network that RALLIES, FIGHTS, and WINS for our beaches.

It’s November. Are you a member?

Join the Surfrider Foundation TODAY HERE

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Bride Who Wed in Hospital So Ailing Father Could Walk Her Down Aisle Launches Tribute Foundation

Last November, Vieneese Stanton was on top of the world as her father, Preston Rolan, walked her down the aisle at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center where she wed Douglas Stanton.

Less than a month later, Rolan died from acute myeloid leukemia, leaving Vieneese devastated. Now the 28-year-old new mother is determined to preserve her father’s memory through her newly-minted Stanton Standards Foundation.

“A lot of people connected to us after they saw our wedding story go viral, and having my dad be there for us. So we started thinking, like, what if we could do the same thing for other families? UCSF hospital really put in a lot of effort to make that day happen for us… So we thought, ‘What if we formed an organization like that for people?’ ”

So, they did. They launched the organization to provide lasting memories for family members that have a loved one with a terminal illness. By May of this year, the foundation was officially established as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

RELATED: California Bride Weds in Hospital So Dying Father Can Walk Her Down the Aisle

With that, the Stantons got to work. The foundation’s first helped Yvonne, who has a heart condition and has about a year left to live. Through the foundation, Vieneese and Douglas raised hundreds of dollars to treat Yvonne and her close friends and family to a nice dinner at Oakland’s Southern Cafe.

“We hosted a rose ceremony where we bought her two bouquets of roses and we had her family and friends go around and they each gave her a rose. We really believe in giving people their roses while we can still smell them,” she says.

“They shared with Yvonne their greatest memories with her. They reminisced on good times they had with her and she was able to really enjoy those moments. “That’s something that’s always done at funerals.”

RELATED: Cancer Patient Who Walked Daughter Down the Aisle in Hospital Wedding Dies: ‘I’ve Lost My Superman’

The couple shared smiling photos of Yvonne Barela with her friends and family on the foundation’s website. And Vieneese says she’s eager to create lasting memories for more families in the future.

The foundation is accepting donations on its website and through a GoFundMe page set up for the organization.

“We really want to be a reliable resource when a family says, ‘We have a loved one who’s about to pass away. Are you able to help us?’ We want to say yes. We don’t want to tell them to wait six months,” Vieneese tells PEOPLE.

“We really want to be proactive because with terminal illness time is limited. We want to be there for the families because we believe that helps with the mourning process. I can speak for myself when I say that. I miss my dad like crazy. I think my father would be ecstatic if he were here today.”

Vieneese’s story made headlines last year, as photos of her with her ailing father made their way around the Internet. In the months after Rolan’s death, Vieneese and Douglas welcomed their first child, now 6-month-old Noelle.

“I miss my dad like crazy. Being a parent for the first time and not having my parents has been emotional at times,” she says, alluding to her late mother. “My daughter is awesome and my husband is awesome. Together we’re pushing through it.”

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