• Saweetie Kicks off Non-Profit Launch with Virtual Workshop Series to Support AAPI Entrepreneurs

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    By Jasmine Browley · June 11, 2021June 11, 2021 It looks like the Icy Girl's warm heart is leading her to give back in a major way. Rapper and mega-influencer Saweetie announced she is launching a non-profit to support Black and Brown underserved youth through financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and technology training. In partnership with gaming collective Gen.G , the Icy Baby Foundation's initial initiatives will be the launch of the rapper's Twitch channel on June 14, followed by a discussion on raising awareness around AAPI allyship. “Now is the time to come together and support each...
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  • Black Girl Freedom Fund Focuses First Round Grants to Organizations Serving Black Girls Across the U.S

    Black Girl Freedom Fund Focuses First Round Grants to Organizations Serving Black Girls Across the U.S

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    By Jasmine Browley · June 11, 2021June 11, 2021 Who runs the world? Girls. Now, they're getting a little more help. The Black Girl Freedom Fund , an initiative of Grantmakers for Girls of Color, has announced its first grant recipients. Guided by an advisory committee of seven Black girls and Black gender-expansive youth between the ages of 13-17 years old, the first round of grants will be allocated to organizations that address the safety and wellbeing of Black girls. The fund came out of a need to disrupt funding disparity to Black-led organizations, particularly those dedicated to...
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