Monday, December 10, 2007

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Tiki Barber and Related Companies Announce New Affordable Housing Joint Venture: Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker and former NFLer Tiki Barber at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center Thursday December 6, 2007 in NY.

Jeffery C. Mays from NJ.com writes:

"Former Giants running back and television commentator Tiki Barber is teaming with one of the biggest real estate companies in the country to purchase and renovate affordable housing in Newark.

Tiki Ventures, the Related Companies, developer of the Time Warner Center and the new Moynihan Station in New York City, and Centerline Capital Group will join in the $150 million venture over the next four years." Read on...

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Comedian and television producer Chris Rock with wife Malaak Compton-Rock hosted a special Christmas shopping event at the Target store in Brooklyn for approximately 100 children from the Bushwick Salvation Army Center.

Each child that participated received a $250 Target gift card to shop for themselves or other loved ones on their Christmas list. Target donated an additional $100,000 to the Bushwick Salvation Army Center.

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Russell Simmons with Tracy Mourning at Rush Philanthropic Art Foundation's celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach on December 6th.


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BET founder Bob Johnson attends a gala event in Baltimore honoring the late Reginald Lewis, America's first Black billionaire. Gala attendees also included American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault and Earl Graves, founder and publisher of Black Enterprise magazine.
Photo: Baltimore Sun

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Sean Taylor with his family in 2004 at the NFL draft.

Sean Taylor's grandmother is speaking out on the tragic death of her grandson, dispelling the stories surrounding his murder. She tells Essence.com:

"It was painful, because we knew none of that was true," Taylor’s grandmother, Constance Dingle, who helped raise him, told ESSENCE. "It was even more upsetting to hear that he caused his own killing. But those of us who knew him, knew better." Read on...
Photo: AP

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