African-American LGBT charity group debuts: A newly launched charitable organization called Kindred: An African American LGBT Giving Circle gave its first grant this week, beginning what organizers hope is a new brand of philanthropy. The $13,000 gift went to Washington, D.C.’s Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League. “Our African-American history is rich with individual philanthropists — people who provided warm meals for families in the community in need, and books and resources for young people trying to make it through school,” organizers said.
Wyclef on Lauryn Hill: Watch this video of him discussing what he says was the real reason behind the Fugees’ breakup: his troublesome relationship with Hill and the fact that she lied about the paternity of her child.
Falcons running back arrested and charged: Just hours after assisting the Atlanta Falcons to victory against the Denver Broncos, Michael Turner was arrested for driving under the influence, Rolling Out reports.
Give blood for Sickle-Cell Awareness Month: September is Sickle-Cell Awareness Month, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, SCD affects 1 out of every 500 African Americans; about 70,000 Americans are now living with the disease. BET News is encouraging readers to donate blood to help those who are affected.