Exactly the same way that stood with us during those happy moments in big screens, fields and while listening to their sweet songs, the Afro-American stars also decided to stand with our fellow brothers in Houston. Particularly, during this had time of disastrous Hurricanes.
It ranged from singers to actors to athletes. Below are just but a few of the black stars whose support has been felt during this challenging moment.
Tyler Perry is among the latest celebrities who have spoken out after Hurricane Harvey attacked through the Texas’s coastal areas, leaving dozens dead and thousands displaced.
Perry, 47, shared on his Facebook account that he issued a $1 million donation to organizations he entrusted would deliver goods specifically to those who needed it most. A portion of the funds was directed to Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church.
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Jamie Foxx also announced on Instagram that he gave a $25,000 donation to Global Giving‘s ‘Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.’
“Just want to let everybody in Texas understand that we got you on this. From a fellow Texan, my heart and prayers go out,” said the 49-year-old-actor.
Solange arranged a special benefit show to aid the victims, with all earnings going toward Houston reliefs. The concert took place at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston.
Kevin Hart was among the stars who were on the frontline to challenge other celebrities to help our fellow Texans.
In his effort of urging fellow celebs to give back, Hart created a hurricane relief fund. He challenged his friends like Chris Brown, the Rock, and JAY-Z to contribute at least $25,000. Chris Brown, 28, cooperated but increased the figure to $100,000.
Beyoncé—a Houston native herself—shared an Instagram photograph of the state’s flag with the message, “Texas you’re in my prayers.”
Hurricane Harvey caused vast wreckage after making a landfall in the town of Rockport, as a Category 4 storm. Rockport and Port Aransas took the brunt of the storm that hit the coastal area with 130-mph winds. The storm left a lot of homes flooded, without power and multiple buildings destroyed.
The storm resulted in several parts of the Houston area to receive a very high amount of rainfall. Weather Channel reported that the rainfall amount had even exceeded 20 inches, with southeast areas of Harris County logged at 24.28-inches of rain in 24-hours.
It was an incredible act by our black celebrities to show our fellow brothers from the affected area that despite our ethnic, racial and political differences everyone deserves to live a conductive life.