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...

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...

Jay-Z and Meek Mill’s Initiative Urges Prisons to Address COVID-19

Jay-Z and Meek Mill’s Initiative Urges Prisons to Address COVID-19

May 20

In the eighteenth and nineteenth century, the flea-spread typhus was spread so heavily in prisons that it was called jail fever. It spread unavoidably between inmates because they were crowded in conditions that didn’t allow them to take care of their own hygiene. And while endemic typhus is no longer a jailhouse plague, inmates are still particularly vulnerable to crowd-spread disease....

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...

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...

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...