Following his sold-out stop at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, legendary musician Prince donated the Harlem Children’s Zone a line of credit of $1 million and $250,000 lines of credit to the Uptown Dance Academy and American Ballet Theatre to help pave the way for the next generation’s artistic geniuses. The lines of credit were issued so that Prince could remain informed of the organizations’ needs.
“A function of our love for the next generation is instilling in them our own hard-fought knowledge,” Prince said. “We can’t wait and see—or only hope for—the future of those coming after us. We must actively take responsibility for ensuring their success.”
BLACK BOOK RETAILER HELPS CHILDREN IN NEED
Meet Nick Chiles and Denene Millner, a couple who are also co-founders of North Paran, the most comprehensive website for books by and about black people, and whose mission is to get a book in the hands of every child who doesn’t have one. For every book they sell, they donate a book to a child in an impoverished community because “in the life of a child, there is often nothing more powerful than a book.” Visit northparan.com for more info.