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9 Nov 2017

Oprah Winfrey donated $5 million to the private middle school for gifted black students Ron Clark Academy

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November 9, 2017 Category: Go With The-Flo Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  Oprah Winfrey (Photo: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock)

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By Florence Anthony

Isaac Wright Jr, who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life in a New Jersey prison before being exonerated after spending seven years behind bars, is now the subject of an upcoming TV series produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. In an astonishing turn of events, Wright was sworn in as a licensed attorney and granted admission to the bar of the New Jersey Supreme Court on September 27, 2017. Wright hopped up on 50’s radar after the BX Fight Club in Bronx, New York,  approached him to find a way for them to become legal so that they could get 50 Cent to attend the fights. Says Wright:  “The guy running the fight club came to me and said: “If we can get 50 to come to the fights, it will really blow us up. But he has a promoter’s license and he won’t come because we’re illegal. Can you help us get legal?” While incarcerated, Wright perfected the art of writing motions as he studied the law. He looked into the way the policemen and firemen were able to put on fight cards and found the loophole he needed, partnering with a school. As soon as the fight club was legal, 50 Cent attended a fight. He asked the guys: “How did you make this happen?,” and they told him Isaac’s story. Wright is currently Of Counsel with the law firm Hunt, Hamlin & Ridley located in Newark, New Jersey…………

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children presented the annual Food & Wine Gala on Tuesday, November 7 at The Metropolitan Club in New York City. With a menu prepared by Michael Ferraro Owner/Executive Chef of Delicatessan, the special evening was hosted by Deborah Norville, anchor of “Inside Edition,” Guest speakers were Nina and Tim Zagat, Co-Founders of Zagat. Proceeds from the Food & Wine Gala support The NYSPCC’s Trauma Recovery Program. As the world’s first child protection agency, The NYSPCC responds to the complex needs of abused and neglected children and those involved in their case, by providing counseling, legal and educational services……..

Celebrity Philanthropist/Award-winning Author Jean Shafiroff stunned in selections from her extensive couture ball gown collection during New York City Gala season. Most recently, on October 30, Shafiroff wore a gown by African-American designer B Michael America to the Studio Museum of Harlem Gala which raised $2.2 million. The Diva of Philanthropy began the season at the New York Philharmonic 106 All-Stars Gala Concert of New York’s Orchestra on September 19 where she graced the red carpet in a blush pink Victor de Souza  gown with black trim and matching black-opera-length gown. Mrs. Shafiroff hopes to one day donate her collection of couture gowns to a museum, or to auction them for charity………

According to reports, Oprah Winfrey donated $5 million to the prestigious Ron Clark Academy, a private middle school for gifted black students in Atlanta. Oprah was the special invited guest for the black tie event to commemorate the middle school’s 10th anniversary. She shocked the crowd of teachers, parents and volunteers when she announced her donation to the school. The students reportedly erupted in wild applause. The money will go toward building a performing arts academy………

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