A Man in India is Buying Oxygen Tanks and Giving Them Away

A Man in India is Buying Oxygen Tanks and Giving Them Away

Jun 29

Months into the pandemic’s grasp, Mumbai remains one of the worst-affected cities in India by COVID-19, with over 60,000 current cases overrunning hospitals. Staff and facilities are overwhelmed, their workload far greater than they have supplies, time, space, or stamina for. Shahnawaz Shaikh is not a doctor or an EMT, just a businessman. But for months, he’s been servicing as a...

Bank of America Pledges $1 Billion to Address Racial Inequality

Bank of America Pledges $1 Billion to Address Racial Inequality

Jun 03

In 2013, Bank of America was fined $2.2 million after a judge found them guilty of racial discrimination in the hiring practices at their Charlotte, North Carolina offices. Over 1,100 African-American job seekers were denied due to what the judge called “unfair and inconsistent selection criteria” over the previous two decades. While a formal complaint about that discrimination was filed against...

Magic Johnson’s EquiTrust to Donate $100M to Support Minority-Owned Businesses

Magic Johnson’s EquiTrust to Donate $100M to Support Minority-Owned Businesses

May 20

When Earvin “Magic” Johnson retired from playing professional basketball in 2000, it was already obvious that he was not the sort of man who would just retire and ride out his substantial fortune for the rest of his days. He’d already tried his hand at coaching, and at hosting a television show, and starting a record label. And he was just getting started. Today, Johnson runs Magic Johnson...

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Donates $13.6M to Antibody Testing

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Donates $13.6M to Antibody Testing

May 06

In 2015 on the birthday of their daughter, pediatrician Priscilla Chan and her husband, Mark Zuckerberg, set up the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub to fight disease worldwide. In the past 5 years, most of their activities have been towards securing funding beyond the $1 billion in yearly funds coming from Facebook shares, but now they are taking a step forward. On...

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...