Michael Jordan to Donate All Income From Blockbuster Documentary, ‘The Last Dance’

Michael Jordan to Donate All Income From Blockbuster Documentary, ‘The Last Dance’

Apr 24

The Last Dance, which began airing on ESPN on Sunday, April 19th, is a ten-part documentary series about the career of athlete Michael Jordan. Using 106 interviews and excerpts from over 10,000 hours of sports footage of Jordan, the series will juxtapose Jordan’s rookie year in 1984 with his ‘last dance,’ his final season with the Bulls in ’89. Director Jason Hehir spent...

Rihanna Expands COVID Philanthropy, Teams up with Jack Dorsey

Rihanna Expands COVID Philanthropy, Teams up with Jack Dorsey

Apr 24

Robyn Fenty, better known as the celebrity music artist Rihanna, is on the philanthropic front lines of the COVID-19 impact on the world. In March, her charity the Clara Lionel Foundation (named for her grandparents) donated $5 million to relief efforts both in the U.S. and the Caribbean. She also donated an unknown quantity of personal protective equipment to hospitals in New York State. In...

LEGO Retrofits Machines to Make PPE for Hospitals and Donates LEGO sets

LEGO Retrofits Machines to Make PPE for Hospitals and Donates LEGO sets

Apr 23

On April 9th, Danish toy company LEGO announced that they had retrofitted dozens of their machines to make protective facial visors to donate to hospitals in Denmark and possibly around other EU countries. “This week we began to make visors at our factory in Billund for healthcare workers on the frontline in Denmark. We are so incredibly proud of the team who made this happen. They worked around...

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Pledges $1 Billion to Fight COVID-19

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Pledges $1 Billion to Fight COVID-19

Apr 16

Jack Dorsey founded Twitter, perhaps the most impactful of all the social media giants, in 2006 when he was 30 years old. He followed it up by developing Square, a banking company facilitating e-payments via smart phone. Seven years later, only hours after Twitter went public, Dorsey became a billionaire. Now in 2020, his net worth is estimated around $5.5 billion. On Tuesday, April 7th, Dorsey...

The Home Depot Donates Its Entire Supply of Masks to Fight Coronavirus

The Home Depot Donates Its Entire Supply of Masks to Fight Coronavirus

Apr 09

Prior to the current international health crisis, most health care workers would rarely need an N95 mask. The tight-fitting respirators use non-woven fibers to keep particles as small as viroids from passing through, either in or out, and they’re excessive for most health-care uses. Physician Sidnee McElroy, doctor and educator, reports that before COVID-19, she’d only worn one on...