Friday, February 10, 2012 Reports on Celebrity Philanthropy

This week, hip hop mogul Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter performed two charity concerts at Carnegie Hall to raise funds for his foundation, the Shawn Carter Foundation and the United Way of NY. However, his giving met with skepticism, as reports recently surfaced that Carter reportedly donated only $6,000 in 2010 despite earning 63 million.

As many celebrities tend to use their star power to raise funds for charity without reaching into their own pockets, should they ask their fan base for their dollars? BlackGivesBack along with the Admiral Center and Jodie Blum, former Executive Director of hip hop artist Common’s charitable foundation weigh in. Head over to and let us know your thoughts.

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