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As awful as it may seem, Return to the Isle of the Lost pushes a relationship between J*ne and Carlos and Jay and Jordan. For whatever reason, Melissa and Disney haven’t caught onto the fact that their fanbase is much larger than small children, who really don’t care much about relationships if we’re being honest. So what is possessing them to think that forcing these characters into these relationships is a good idea?

Descendants has been, unsurprisingly, one of their more successful series. It brings in the money, and parents and kids enjoy it alike. However, one thing that tends to confuse me is their need to have everyone be in a hetero relationship, whether it works or not.

J*ne and Carlos and Jay and Jordan have had little to no interaction, and have not been given a plausible setting for a satisfying relationship to form. There’s no chemistry there. It would be-with a heavy heart, I say this- more reasonable for Jay to get with Audrey or Lonnie before Jordan. Hell, Carlos could be with one of those unnamed Auradon cheerleaders and I’d still support it more than j*nelos.

We’ve all established that many of us don’t like J*ne for obvious reasons, but that’s not even why J*nelos is so hard to even consider being a tangible pairing. Carlos was written with no attraction to Mal, Evie, or any other female on the island. Who was his attraction written towards? Jay. From analyzing his laughs to being relieved when Jay revealed Evie wasn’t his type, it was clear Carlos was not heterosexual. Jay flirted with people because that’s what he was taught. We see more of Jay being less inclined to a heterosexual pairing by the way he’s constantly interacting and protecting Carlos.

When I read the second book, it felt off. Something about the writing wasn’t how it should have been. Personally, I think Melissa was writing to please the parents’ standards, rather than appease her other fans. Again, children don’t really care as much about relationships. But why would she write Carlos in such a queerbaiting way?

However, there are a few things to keep in mind:
-Jay and Carlos spend time plotting ways to overthrow tourney teams together (Mal’s diary.)
-Jay thinks Carlos is special (Mal’s diary or spellbook, I can’t remember.)
-Jay trusts Carlos to use things he stole.
-Carlos likes making Jay laugh because it makes him feel good.
-They can relate to each other on deeper levels when it comes to bad parents (Carlos didn’t have a pillow and slept in the closet, whereas Jay slept on a rug under an unstable tabletop covered in heavy equipment.)
-Jay relies on Carlos for his smarts, and Carlos for his strength.
-They balance each other out.
-Cameron Boyce likes Jaylos (Dove’s string of tweets about trying to find Mal/vie blogs to prove to him that mal/vie was better than Jaylos, and that Cameron was ‘picking a fight.’)

These relationships will be inevitable, but it’s almost disrespectful to put Carlos with a female at this point. While I personally advocate for Jay and Carlos, it would be better to see Carlos not enter a relationship with anyone at this point. But, like many fandoms and shows, the writers don’t really care about that. So it’s pretty much up to us to keep supporting Jaylos. While we may not get a canon relationship, we have many great fanfics, edits, gorgeous art, and more.

Jay-Z, photographed with the first bucket of water collected from a water pipe system he had installed in Mwananyamala, a ward in the Kinondoni district of the Dar es Salaam region of Tanzania, on October 4, 2006. 

The installation was donated to the ward from Hov as part of his United Nations-certified “Water for Life” charity tour. In partnership with MTV and the UN, Hov toured several developing countries, meeting with young people who do not have access to safe water. The network followed him and recorded the tour for a documentary titled “Diary of Jay-Z: Water for Life.”

“I was looking for a cause to attach myself to,” Jay explained in an interview upon the documentary’s release. “I knew I was going to some places where there was problems and as soon as I came across the problems of water, and seen the numbers that were attached to it, I was like, this is it.”

After doing some research he learned that the lack of clean water is a global crisis that blights the lives of millions of people every day. In 2006 the United Nations estimated that more than 1 billion people do not have access to clean drinking water and more than 2.6 billion live without proper sanitation. As of 2013 they estimate those numbers have dropped to 783 million and almost 2.5 billion respectively. 6 to 8 million people still die annually from the consequences of disasters and water-related diseases. As Hov explained, “Three people die every three minutes … from easily preventable diseases.

In order to witness these problems firsthand, Jay approached MTV and invited a crew to follow him during his first African tour. But he wanted to do more than entertain and meet and greet fans. “I set an incredibly lofty goal of getting the U.N. involved,” he said. “So they spoke to my people, they spoke to MTV and then the whole thing happened and it’s like… Wow!”

In the documentary Jay, who was 37 at the time, admitted that it had taken time for him to appreciate the value of his riches. “You put a guy who’s 16, 17 years old, a young guy who came from a difficult neighborhood and wasn’t used to having anything. In the next eight months he’s a millionaire. It’s shocking. It’s really shocking. It’s like ‘Wow, you mean I can go get a watch that costs whatever, whatever, whatever?’” he said. But he also recognized that his experiences in the hood were nothing when compared with the lives of those living in extreme poverty. “It made me realize that as tough as we had it – and there are tough neighborhoods in the places that I grew up – but that’s not the bottom,” he said. “You know they say 'I’m from the bottom.’ It’s not really the bottom, because you have water, and roads [that] are paved, and you can go to school … You don’t have to play out in open sewage. Now that’s the 'hood.”

Adventures: an annotation

[The genesis for the ‘story’ was @randomlyjay posting a post asking everyone to reblog the post if they were jaysome. Mostly as a meta joke on the ‘reblog if’ stuff out there though I knew it would eventually reach beyond those who a) follow Jay and b) know what jaysome is. {Spoilers: it’s jaysome :p}. Some people reblogged the post to their side blogs, leading to messages to them from Jay about how he knows the post was their post because he’s really good at bindings. And then asking if their side blogs needed more jaysome since of course that was the only reason people would reblog the post to side blogs and not their regular one :)   

Jay is nothing if not arrogant in his innocence. 

@feverfewm pointed out that Jay, of all entities, would know the value of side blogs. Which inspired the idea of Jay having an adventure with another side blog. One that wasn’t fictional, but that wouldn’t stop Jay. Other inspiration was @thatrandompoet posting diary entries from when she was 13. Forever and a Day is from those entries and the novel no longer exists. Since @thatrandompoet was partially responsible for @randomlyjay existing as a side blog, I figured her side blog of @actuallyrandomstuff would be chosen. And asked her to name it, hence Lizzie. I also warned her Jay would be asking the side blog about going on adventures.]

“Hi!” 

“Wait, what –.”

“I’m Jay!”

“I – I know you are. What am I?” [This deliberately has no grounding scenes to it. Whether @actuallyrandomstuff ends up IN the real world at all is left undefined. I didn’t want the story to be long, and one narrows things when one defines them. Hence why jaysome has no strict definition :)]

“A friend of course. We’re going to have adventures and find a copy of Forever and a Day, Lizzie!” [Wherein Jay basically brings @actuallyrandomstuff to ’life’ as Lizzie so they can have adventures. This is naturally disconcerting. Forever and a Day is explained further at the start of the annotations.]

“I don’t understand. I’m not real, Jay. thatrandompoet told you I’m not real, not like a Jay is. Not like you are.” [Because naturally a side blog brought into proper existence by Jay would understand Jay. If you read any Frankenstein parallels, they are entirely intentional. {Yes, I’m making meta jokes in the meta post explaining a post that is functionally a meta joke.}]

“Oh, I know that but I’m very good at doing helpings and it’s a lot easier for people to be real than humans think! Like people know dreams are real even if they don’t exist and real is real even if it doesn’t exist.” [This references Jay briefly telling @thatrandompoet that OF COURSE he can make @actuallyrandomstuff real and the wandering magician stopping Jay from explaining too much about how fragile the concept of real is.]

And he smiles, and the smile draws me in. It can’t not. He’s not even trying, the boy who grins, and I am pulled to places I have no names for. The world, wild and mad. A rushing through highways, real and on the internet. We dive into a diary to emerge on the other side. Time stutters, twists, moves. [They look for the novel @thatrandompoet wrote because Jay is nothing if not helpful, travelling the Internet and the real worlds in some fashion.]

He holds my hand. There is a diary, and I am not her. But there was a hand held like fingers on desks. My name is Lizzie. These are not my memories, but we move through them. Hunting. Somehow, Jay disturbs nothing but the nothing is still an ocean, still a tidal wave, still a storm that grabs me and doesn’t let go.  [Jay is very good at bindings.] [”Of course I am,” Jay adds. “I’m jaysome at bindings!”]

“I can’t do this,” I say finally. We are far away. We passed through the internet of green lights, into darkness, into red lights that say stop but Jay is still moving. Still searching. “I am not thatrandompoet, but those lights were warnings. Signs of danger. Forever and a Day is not here.” [The story gets dangerous, and also connects to the current ‘red lights’ prompt for @thatrandomprompt because I figured it would help with the surreal fun.]

“I guess not?” Jay scratches his head. “But we’re only at 4chan. I bet there’s five and six and seven too!” [I picked 4chan just for this joke and the reference the next day to Jay causing Charlie to spit coffee by declaring he’d be ‘in 4chan’. The implication of passing into darkness to reach 4chan is that Jay and Lizzie explained the Deep and Dark webs first before reaching 4chan. Jay is nothing if not thorough. @thatrandompoetsaid Jay should definitely use IN 4chan as the choice of words to Charlie because that was more worrying :)]

“Jay.”

He turns toward me. Innocent. Puzzled. There is a knowing in him, but it doesn’t become understanding. He knows, but he won’t let himself know. [It is best not to think too hard about the implications of this.]

“I can’t do this. I can’t be real like you are. You see green lights everywhere. The universe is adventures, is a constant go. It’s not like that for me.” [If you’re getting Velveteen Rabbit stuff about Real from this, that too was intended. I thought it would be fun if it toyed with Real as a flaw or danger rather than a good thing.]

“Oh! Would it help if I was Andrew?” [This is a reference to @thatrandompoet doing a post once about a BF named Andrew who was 17; Jay’s post on the subject was done months after her post on the topic. Because Jay.]

“I – no. That was a long time ago. Jay. I am actuallyrandomstuff. Random things. Things that interest a poet who is also random. Being Lizzie isn’t me.”

“But you are Lizzie!” [Jay made this happen. He knows it is real.]

“But it hurts.” He stares, gapes in shock. “It hurts in this forever we’ve been in, Jay. And for a Day after, it might hurt as well. I can be a fiction. That’s not the same as a story. That’s a different kind of real.” [When you’ve been made by something more than a god, you want to break the truth to them very, very gently that it can’t work out :)]

“Oooh. You found Forever and a Day and it hurt?” [Because Jay naturally links it all to the adventure!]

“Sometimes that’s what the past does,” I try. “Nostalgia tints everything rose-coloured, but it’s really red. Red tints, red lights warning us to stop. That the future is our goal. That’s what it means, Jay.” [Another link to the prompt, and eventual to-be-repeated concept about nostalgia that will be why Jay has no diary in his own future. This will come up in an eventual story. I seed stuff like this far ahead :)]

“Ok, okay!” And he grins, and I am back. On tumblr. Again myself.

Not whole.

But safe. 

[And that’s that. The entire story is based on a LOT of old and meta jokes and comments so trying to understand it without context is hard. Which is normally never intended for any story in the magician series, which is one reason why the story lacks the magician series tag.]

anonymous asked:

on your post where you rant over that c*ne moment from return to the isle of the lost, you said that in the mal's diary book jay thought carlos was special, did you see a post over it (or can you send it pls) or did you read it yourself from the book

maybe I overstepped with “special” but he does believe Carlos is nice, and they care about each other a lot. I took pictures of all of the moments I could find as I went through the book for you :^)

Jay-Z and Beyoncé, photographed during a welcoming ceremony in Mwananyamala, a ward in the Kinondoni district of the Dar es Salaam region of Tanzania, on October 4, 2006.

A brand new clean water pump installation had been donated to the ward from Hov as part of his United Nations-certified “Water for Life” charity tour. In partnership with MTV and the UN, Hov had toured several developing countries, meeting with young people who do not have access to safe water. The network followed him and recorded the tour for a documentary titled “Diary of Jay-Z: Water for Life.”

“I was looking for a cause to attach myself to,” Jay explained in an interview upon the documentary’s release. “I knew I was going to some places where there was problems and as soon as I came across the problems of water, and seen the numbers that were attached to it, I was like, this is it.”

After doing some research he learned that the lack of clean water is a global crisis that blights the lives of millions of people every day. In 2006 the United Nations estimated that more than 1 billion people do not have access to clean drinking water and more than 2.6 billion live without proper sanitation. As of 2013 they estimate those numbers have dropped to 783 million and almost 2.5 billion respectively. 6 to 8 million people still die annually from the consequences of disasters and water-related diseases. As Hov explained, “Three people die every three minutes … from easily preventable diseases.

In order to witness these problems firsthand, Jay approached MTV and invited a crew to follow him during his first African tour. But he wanted to do more than entertain and meet and greet fans. “I set an incredibly lofty goal of getting the U.N. involved,” he said. “So they spoke to my people, they spoke to MTV and then the whole thing happened and it’s like… Wow!”

In the documentary Jay, who was 37 at the time, admitted that it had taken time for him to appreciate the value of his riches. “You put a guy who’s 16, 17 years old, a young guy who came from a difficult neighborhood and wasn’t used to having anything. In the next eight months he’s a millionaire. It’s shocking. It’s really shocking. It’s like ‘Wow, you mean I can go get a watch that costs whatever, whatever, whatever?’” he said. But he also recognized that his experiences in the hood were nothing when compared with the lives of those living in extreme poverty. “It made me realize that as tough as we had it – and there are tough neighborhoods in the places that I grew up – but that’s not the bottom,” he said. “You know they say ‘I’m from the bottom.’ It’s not really the bottom, because you have water, and roads [that] are paved, and you can go to school … You don’t have to play out in open sewage. Now that’s the 'hood.”

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Okay, lemme give you a scenerio:

You knew it, you’d gone crazy and there was no turning back. This felt a lot like how you pictured Jay feeling when you’d written him in Jay’s Diary. What now? Well, you wanted blood. You knew that much… The part of you that was still Andrew knew that he didn’t want to do this for the first time, but you were almost hungry for it. You found yourself drooling. With a grin, you took a kitchen knife and walked to the door. Upon opening it you saw Nathan standing there. He smiled at you before looking you over, his eyes gliding over your messed hair, old clothes, and gluing themselves to the knife in your hand. The look of terror had never been more prominent on any face you’d ever seen. “A-Andrew… Put the knife down… Please… Don’t do this, my li'l boy…” You could hear the concern in your loves voice. Jesus Christ. What were you doing?

—  Brooke. Ffs. XD @mowieofthemowcatclan

Jay-Z and Beyoncé, photographed using the water pipe system he had installed in Mwananyamala, a ward in the Kinondoni district of the Dar es Salaam region of Tanzania, on October 4, 2006.

The installation was donated to the ward from Hov as part of his United Nations-certified “Water for Life” charity tour. In partnership with MTV and the UN, Hov toured several developing countries, meeting with young people who do not have access to safe water. The network followed him and recorded the tour for a documentary titled “Diary of Jay-Z: Water for Life.”

“I was looking for a cause to attach myself to,” Jay explained in an interview upon the documentary’s release. “I knew I was going to some places where there was problems and as soon as I came across the problems of water, and seen the numbers that were attached to it, I was like, this is it.”

After doing some research he learned that the lack of clean water is a global crisis that blights the lives of millions of people every day. In 2006 the United Nations estimated that more than 1 billion people do not have access to clean drinking water and more than 2.6 billion live without proper sanitation. As of 2013 they estimate those numbers have dropped to 783 million and almost 2.5 billion respectively. 6 to 8 million people still die annually from the consequences of disasters and water-related diseases. As Hov explained, “Three people die every three minutes … from easily preventable diseases.

In order to witness these problems firsthand, Jay approached MTV and invited a crew to follow him during his first African tour. But he wanted to do more than entertain and meet and greet fans. “I set an incredibly lofty goal of getting the U.N. involved,” he said. “So they spoke to my people, they spoke to MTV and then the whole thing happened and it’s like… Wow!”

In the documentary Jay, who was 37 at the time, admitted that it had taken time for him to appreciate the value of his riches. “You put a guy who’s 16, 17 years old, a young guy who came from a difficult neighborhood and wasn’t used to having anything. In the next eight months he’s a millionaire. It’s shocking. It’s really shocking. It’s like ‘Wow, you mean I can go get a watch that costs whatever, whatever, whatever?’” he said. But he also recognized that his experiences in the hood were nothing when compared with the lives of those living in extreme poverty. “It made me realize that as tough as we had it – and there are tough neighborhoods in the places that I grew up – but that’s not the bottom,” he said. “You know they say ‘I’m from the bottom.’ It’s not really the bottom, because you have water, and roads [that] are paved, and you can go to school … You don’t have to play out in open sewage. Now that’s the 'hood.”

Can He Live? The Charity Work of Shawn “JAY Z” Carter

Every few months the general public and media seem to debate Jay Z’s dedication to charity work. Personally Hov channels the great Jewish philosopher Maimonides, who constructed the “Eight Levels of Charity.” He believed the highest form of giving is anonymous-to-anonymous, which equates to a completely self-less offering. Hov in heavily invested in this idea and chooses to conduct his charity work privately and efficiently. But for those still wondering, here is a list of Shawn Carter’s charity work that has been made public:

Every year from 1997 to 2004 Jay-Z hosted the “Jay-Z Santa Claus Toy Drive,” where he travels back to the Marcy Projects on Christmas Day with his family to donate presents to the children living there. The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund now assumes the role of handing out the gifts. Jay also provides for Thanksgiving turkey drives in his hometown borough of Bedford–Stuyvesant every year.

Jay-Z employs hundreds of people at his various companies, and he always endeavors to employ under-privileged young black women and men who are most in need of employment.

April 1999 - Jay-Z donated his proceeds from the Denver stop of the “Hard Knock Life Tour” to help the families of the victims of the Columbine tragedy: “We decided to donate the proceeds from this show as soon as we saw the date on the schedule. We’ve known first hand how pointless and senseless violence always is, and we wanted to show our support in a real way.”

July 2000 - Participated in a program teaching young consumers the reward of investing in the stock market. As part of the three-month program Jay donated $10,000 to his former high school, the George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School.

August 2000 – Hosted, commentated, and made a donation at a charity basketball game that benefited the Boys Harbor summer camp and T.H.A.N.K.U. (The Hillcrest Avenue Neighborhood Kids Union).

2001 – Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella Records formed “Team Roc,” a charity organization affiliated with the New York Mission Society that created basketball leagues for at-risk youth.

September 2001 – As well as a $45,000 personal donation from Jay to each charity, Roc-A-Fella Records donated a portion of each “The Blueprint Lounge Tour” concert ticket sold to the American Red Cross, WQHT New York’s “Hip-Hop Has Heart Foundation” and the New York Fire Department, who were working to support survivors and the families of the victims of the 9/11 tragedy. There was also a specially designed Rocawear shirt sold during the tour and in-stores that benefited those organizations.

October 2001 - Performed at “The Concert for New York City,” a benefit concert for victims of the 9/11 tragedy. Hov also donated unique memorabilia that was later auctioned off to support the Robin Hood Foundation.

November 2001 –Hosted and performed at the “Jay-Z’s Thanksgiving Give Back Concerts” in New York. Proceeds went to the “Team Roc” organization.

March 2002 - Headlined and donated to the “Urban Aid 2″ benefit concert in support of Russell Simmons’ charity that raises funds awareness for HIV prevention initiatives.

December 2002 – Jay-Z surprised a group of youth who were a part of the New York Knicks reading program for inner-city kids. He joined them in class for the day and read to them.

2003 - Formed the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation with his mother Gloria Carter. They founded the charity on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. Since its formation the Foundation has donated over $10 million to more than 750 students who would have otherwise not been able to afford a college education.

2003 - Since the first branch opened in 2003, each The 40/40 Club has ensured that a percentage of profits is given to music and sport charities in deprived communities. The club also gives first option on jobs to unemployed young people.

April 2003 - Was honored by The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding for his work in improving Black–Jewish relations.

October 2003 - Jay’s partnership with the Heineken Music Initiative had the Dutch brewers donation portions of their Red Star Sounds Present Def Jamaica dancehall project to the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.

November 2003 - All proceeds from his legendary “Fade to Black” concert went to various charities, including the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation and the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network. During the show he donated $25,000 to the mothers of Biggie and Tupac to be used for their charitable efforts.

May 2004 – Jay-Z hosted a charity luncheon for the Golden Gloves Foundation, and along with “Team Roc” he formed a scholarship program for underprivileged youth who have boxing potential.

July 2004 – Enlisted Beyoncé, Tyra Banks, Queen Latifah, Kanye West, and more to design a pair of Reebok “S. Carter II” shoes to be auctioned off. All proceeds went to the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation and Jay matched the donations.

September 2005 - He donated $1 million to the American Red Cross’ relief effort after the devastating Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Hov also put in personal calls to his famous friends to encourage them to donate, and appeared on the BET telethon for Hurricane Katrina to appeal to the general public.

2006 - Sent more than $2,500 worth of designer street wear to the Campaign for Adolescent and University Student Empowerment, a foundation that supports the low-income area of Spring Hill in DeLand, Orlando.

2006 - Funded and co-produced the documentary film Black Sorority Project: The Exodus. The film told the story of 22 female students at Howard University who defied barriers of race and gender to join the women’s suffrage movement and form a new sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, which is still known as one of the nation’s most formidable women’s organizations.

August 2006 - Met with United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan at the organization’s headquarters in New York. He joined forces with the United Nations and together they planned to help fight the global water crisis. He set out on his “Water for Life Tour,” travelling all over the world filming the documentary “Diary of Jay-Z: Water for Life.” He installed pumps and water sewage solutions in impoverished villages all over Africa.

August 2006 – Jay-Z personally-pledged $400,000 to PlayPump International for the installation of water pumps in malnourished villages in Africa.

November 2006 – Performed a concert in New York city for his “Water for Life” program with the UN. The concert raised almost $300,000 for PlayPump International.

November 2006 - Appeared alongside Russell Simmons in a public service announcement for the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, condemning anti-semitism and all other forms of racism.

November 2006 – Hosted and played in a charity poker game. $403,862 in proceeds went to the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation and AROD Family Foundation.

May 2008 - Established an educational trust for the two children of Sean Bell, the unarmed man shot and killed by the police in November 2006 on the day he was to be married. Jay-Z also made sure Bell’s fiancée, Nicole Paultre Bell, was taken care of, and hired her to appear in Rocawear’s ‘I Will Not Lose’ advertising campaign.

June 2008 - Designed a pair of wellington Hunter Boots during his time at the “Glastonbury Music Festival” to be sold at auction. Proceeds from the auction went to WaterAid to raise much need funds for their work in Madagascar improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation

June 2008 – Donated to the Robin Hood Foundation’s annual fundraising drive. The foundation’s proceeds support 240 poverty-fighting programs in New York City.

August 2008 - Performed at the “Africa Rising Music Festival” to raised money for Africa Rising, an organization established in 2006 to reflect the culture and positive attributes of Africa’s social, political, and economic progress.

December 2008 - Designed an “I/denti/tee” shirt in collaboration with Bono for Bono’s charity EDUN LIVE, which works to improve the skills of their clothing workers and aims to foster trade in Africa by ensuring all of its products are 100% African, from “grower to sewer.”

February 2009 – Formed the charity Two Kings with LeBron James. They donated over 150 musical instruments to the Mesa Arts Academy in Mesa, Arizona.

April 2009 - Jay-Z donated $25,000 to the Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now.

September 2009 – Organized the benefit concert “Answer the Call,” which benefited the New York Police & Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund. The concert raised $750,000.

January 2010 – Recorded “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)” with Bono, Rihanna, and The Edge. They performed the song during the Hope foe Haiti Now live charity telethon. Proceeds from the sale of the song supported rebuilding in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.

February 2010 – Donated a signed Gibson guitar to a charity auction for the Artists for Peace and Justice Foundation.

February 2010 – Jay-Z and LeBron James’ Two Kings charity conducted a counseling and inspiration session for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas in Texas.

September 2010 - Performed at the Keep a Child Alive organization’s “Black Ball” to raise awareness and urgently needed funds to help children and families affected by HIV in Africa and India.

May 2010 – Donated and signed his 35-piece limited edition Audemars Piguet “Royal Oak Offshore Las Vegas Strip Tourbillon” timepiece to the watchmakers “Time to Give” charity auction. The auction benefited the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS organization, and Hov’s AP piece sold for $220,000. The event raised a total of $816,000 in proceeds.

August 2010 – Partnered with Nike to create five pairs of exclusive “All Black Everything” Air Force Ones, which were auctioned off to benefit the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.

November 2010 – Donated and signed bottles of Armand de Brignac to be auctioned to benefit The Compound Foundation, which provides funds and equipment to build recording studios inside local group home centers.

New Years Eve 2010 – Auctioned VIP tickets to his and Coldplay’s headlining show at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas to benefit The Grammy Foundation.

February 2011 – Jay Z and LeBron James’ charity Two Kings provided funds to renovate over 100 public parks and gyms across America. 

March 2011 – Raised $42,000 for the Stephen Gaynor School, a non-profit school for students with learning differences, by auctioning the chance to sit courtside with him at two New Jersey Nets vs. New York Knicks games.

June 2011 – Donated to auction a coveted internship at Roc Nation, with proceeds benefiting the Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now.

September 2011 - Hosted a carnival-themed fundraiser at Pier 54 in New York for the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. The event raised over $1 million in proceeds.

October 2011 - Lent his voice talents to the premiere episode of Warren Buffet’s animated children’s series Secret Millionaires Club. The show empowers kids by helping them understand the world they live in, teaching them about the impact their decisions have on their own lives and encouraging them to have the confidence to be the best they can be.

January 2012 – Jay Z and Beyoncé donated a large portion of the gifts given to them upon the birth of Blue Ivy Carter to charities that could pass them on to those less fortunate.

February 2012 - Jay performed two charity concerts at Carnegie Hall to benefit the United Way of New York City organization and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.

February 2012 – Jay donated $25,000 to the Whitney Houston Memorial Foundation in the wake of her untimely death.

March 2012 - Donated the Maybach 57 used in his and Kanye West’s “Otis” video to auction, where proceeds went to Save the Children’s relief efforts for the East Africa Drought Disaster of 2011.

September 2012 – Executive-produced and funded the release of Shola Lynch’s independent documentary Free Angela & All Political Prisoners.

October 2012 - Jay auctioned ten limited-edition signed Brooklyn Nets “Carter #4″ jerseys on eBay. Over $15,000 worth of proceeds went to the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.

September 2012 – Proceeds from Jay’s “Made in America” festival went to the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey organization.

November 2012 – Donated to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort. He also purchased and donated generators to New York residents after they lost power during the hurricane.

July 2013 - Donated a large sum of money to the Marina Abramović Institute. In 2015 she would publicly accuse him of not making the donation to her art foundation, but later had to apologize as records show he had indeed donated.

September 2013 – Donated to the Made in Africa Foundation and helped launch the Africa50 campaign, which aims to lift 200 million Africans out of poverty.

October 2013 – Jay releases a holiday collection with New York department store Barneys. After racial profiling issues arose within the store Jay ensured that 100% of the profits would be donated to his Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. Proceeds topped $1 million.

2014 - Donated to and supported charities who demand and fight for justice for those discriminated against in the trans-community.

January 2014 - Performed at the invitation-only “DirecTV Superbowl Super Saturday” event, with proceeds benefiting the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

June 2014 – Jay Z and Beyoncé’s “On The Run Tour” donated $1 from every ticket purchased to the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. A portion of the proceeds from each “Chase Lounge VIP Ticket Package” was also donated to the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.

August 2014 – Donated tens of thousands of dollars to pay the bail charges for hundreds of protesters who were arrested during the Ferguson protests held after a police officer killed Michael Brown.

August 2014 – Curated the line-up and performers for the Roc Nation “Summer Classic Charity Basketball Tournament” charity basketball game. The $1,040,000 in proceeds benefited the RC22 Foundation and the PitCCh-In Foundation.

September 2014 – Jay performed as the headliner for the Global Citizen Festival and made a substantial donation to the cause. The Global Citizen project aims to end extreme global poverty, as well as focusing on solving epidemics like Ebola, ending the HIV/AIDS crisis, and providing clean water.

December 2014 – Jay-Z paid for and hand-delivered “I CAN’T BREATHE” shirts to the Brooklyn Nets locker room to promote the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement on a national scale.

December 2014 - Met with the Governor of New York State Andrew Cuomo about doing a top to bottom review of the Criminal Justice system. Jay pushed them to discuss how everyone can work together to pass a reform package that ensures equality in the eyes of the law.

December/January 2015 - Jay and Beyoncé paid for over 2,000 American troops stationed in Kuwait and Afghanistan to have the opportunity to watch their “On the Run Tour” film on New Year’s Eve. They filmed spots for the beginning of the screenings, speaking of their gratitude for our nation’s troops and military families.

April 2015 - Donated tens of thousands of dollars to pay the bail charges for hundreds of protesters who were arrested during the Baltimore protests after the death of Freddie Gray.

May 2015 – Donated to the Baltimore Justice Fund. TiDAL live-streamed Prince’s “Rally 4 Peace” concert, and the streaming service matched the donations made by the general public during the stream.

May 2015 - Visited Baltimore on Mother’s Day to attend Prince’s “Rally 4 Peace” concert, and backstage he met with Freddie Gray’s family in a visit closed to the press. Hov and Beyoncé donated a large sum of money to the family to help them continue their journey for justice.

May 2015 – Jay’s longtime friend and collaborator dream hampton reveals that he has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the “Black Lives Matter” campaign, helping to establish new chapters of the movement all over the country.

June 2015 - Supported Roc Nation Sports athlete Robinson Cano at his annual charity event “Canoche” in Seattle. Hov donated a signed bottle of Armand de Brignac, which sold at auction for $5,500. He also made a private contribution to Cano’s charity fund.

August 2015 - Jay Z signed and wrote lyrics on two used skateboards, donated by professional riders Paul Rodriguez and Shane O’Neil, for the Tony Hawk Foundation’s “Boards + Bands” fundraising initiative.

September 2015 - As with every “Made in America” festival, Hov provides space free of charge to charity organizations in an area called the “Cause Village.”

October 2015 - Organised the TiDAL X: 10/20 charity concert. Enlisted his talented friends to donate their time and efforts and held a concert where 100% of the proceeds were matched by TiDAL and donated to charity. The event raised $1,500,000, which was donated to the New World Foundation and Harry Belafonte’s Sankofa non-profit group. They in turn gave the proceeds to organizations dealing with income and racial inequality, childhood education, and strengthening relationships between local communities and law enforcement.

November 2015 - Donated $100,000 to Los Angeles’ White Memorial Medical Center’s cancer unit.

February 2016 - Attended the annual “amfAR Gala,” one of the most successful and high-profile AIDS benefit events. Entrance started at $5,000 per person, and went up to $80,000 for a table.

March/April 2016 - Aligned the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation with Ticketmaster, with a percentage of each ticket sold by the company during a five-week period going directly to underprivileged scholarship students. “By removing financial obstacles to higher education, a student can move from public housing to public office, from bus pass to passport, and from unemployment to undeniable.”

June 2016 - Roc Nation partnered with Brooklyn-founded STATE Bags to donate over 30,000 fully-stocked backpacks to communities involved with President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative. The bags reached children across thirty cities nationwide, with six cities receiving a mentor programme from a Roc Nation artist or athlete. Nearly 20% of school age children in the United States are living in poverty, with 6.5 million students missing a month or more of school each year.

July 2016 - Curated the line-up and performers for the second Roc Nation “Summer Classic Charity Basketball Tournament” in Brooklyn. All the proceeds from the event went to four different benefits including the PitCCh In Foundation, the RC22 Foundation, Fundacion El Angel de Miguel Cotto and Beyond Type 1.

September 2016 - Jay Z lent his writing talents and voice to the Molly Crabapple-drawn “The War on Drugs is an Epic Fail” short film. His friend dream hampton had approached the Drug Policy Alliance about collaborating with Revolve Impact, the social impact agency she works with. Hov soon came on board with the project to encourage everyone to stand on the right side of history.

November 2016 - Jay Z headlines the inaugural Global Citizen India festival in Mumbai, India. He made a substantial donation to the cause, as well as his time. The Global Citizen project aims to end extreme global poverty, as well as focusing on solving epidemics like Ebola, ending the HIV/AIDS crisis, and providing clean water to all.

March 2017 saw the premiere of the prison reform documentary series TIME: The Kalief Browder Story, of which Jay served as an executive producer. He participated in a discussion at the Sundance Film Festival and a town hall event in New York. Upcoming productions Hov has in the pipeline include a series on the lives of Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin, as well as an inequality-focused series with National Geographic channel titled RACE.

May 2017 - Jay’s Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation partnered with eBay on a ten-day charity auction, where the belongings of celebrities and unique Roc Nation and TIDAL experiences were auctioned off. 100% of the proceeds went to the foundation’s educational programs and scholarship fund.

June 2017 - Jay Z wrote an op-ed for TIME magazine on the injustices facing people of color who are trapped within the corrupt bail system. In the piece he revealed he made donations to the Southerners on New Ground and Color of Change organizations to ensure 100 fathers would be bailed out for Father’s Day.

beautifulxruins  asked:

Do you have a list of charities and charitable events Beyonce and Jay Z have been involved in over the years. Even ones that media might not have highlighted, Just so I can have something to pull out next time someone tries to say they don't give back.

I have a few, maybe I missing some, but this would be enough for you to go HAM..

Beyoncé Charity Work, Events and Causes

She is not only one of the great survivors of the music industry, but also someone who cares deeply about people.

The Survivor Foundation, an organization she founded with fellow Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. The foundation’s accomplishments are many, including the Music World Cares Christmas Carnival that enabled over 300 low-income households to enjoy a fun-filled day of food, entertainment, a visit from Santa Claus and free toys from the toy giveaway. The singer also held a series of food drives before her concerts in 2006 to collect the food that was so desperately needed by victims.

Beyoncé was also an Ambassador for the 2005 World Children’s Day, and released “Stand Up For Love,” the anthem for the event which takes place annually around the world on November 20 to raise awareness and funds for children’s causes.

In 2007, Beyoncé partnered with a variety of anti-hunger organizations, including Feeding America, The Houston Food Bank and The Global Food Banking Network, in conjunction with her Beyoncé Experience tour.

Beyoncé and her mom Tina, joined forces to give back to the community, they opened the Beyoncé Cosmetology Center at the Phoenix House Career Academy, located in Brooklyn, N.Y.
She first came to know the Phoenix House, the nation’s leading nonprofit provider of substance abuse and prevention services, when she was preparing for the role of Etta James in the 2008 film, Cadillac Records. She donated her entire salary from the production.
The Beyoncé Cosmetology Center, was founded to help people addled by drug and alcohol addiction, offers a seven-month cosmetology training course for adult men and women, teaching the theory and practical skills that the recovering addicts need to pass the New York State cosmetology licensure exam.
They pledged to donate $100,000 annually.

Beyoncé is a co-founder of CHIME FOR CHANGE, a platform designed to empower women and girls through education, health and justice.

Last year at the one-year anniversary of The Sound Of Change Live, she donate $500,000 to fund Chime projects for girls and women in the areas of Education, Health and Justice, as follows:
EDUCATION:
$125,000 to support 100 school girls at Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) schools in Kenya for one year.

HEALTH:
$125,000 to provide 320 Embrace infant warmers to 100 rural health facilities in 11 Millennium Village sites across 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Mali, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, and Ethiopia). The Embrace infant warmers will help more than 1,900 at-risk newborns survive and thrive.

JUSTICE:
$125,000 to provide 600 Sisters in Strength Youth Leaders and Alumni in New York City with the critical educational and mentoring support, job training, counseling services, and resources they need to successfully navigate and graduate from high school and college through Girls for Gender Equity.

JUSTICE:
$125,000 to provide 25 human trafficking survivors in Los Angeles with counseling, medical care, legal services, and individual recovery treatment to rebuild their lives through the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST).

Beyoncé donated a handbag to an auction benefitting Women’s Fund for Scotland. But her concern for people is sometimes more discreet, as was shown when she visited two people who were injured during a fireworks accident at one of her concerts, arriving at the hospital shortly after the concert ended. Head nurse Darryl Williams said, “She was just very concerned about the people injured in the audience. It was unannounced and we kept it very low-key so that she could spend time with them.”

Charities & foundations supported 

46664 American Foundation for AIDS Research Artists for Peace and Justice Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes Boys & Girls Clubs of America Candie’s Foundation CHIME FOR CHANGE Clinton Bush Haiti Fund Clothes Off Our Back Entertainment Industry Foundation Feeding America Food Bank For New York City GEMS Global Poverty Project Kids Wish Network Love Our Children USA Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation MusiCares Music Rising Oxfam Phoenix House Prince’s Trust Save The Music Foundation Small Steps Project Stand Up To Cancer Survivor Foundation The Lunchbox Fund The Samburu Project Women’s Fund for Scotlan

Causes supported

AbuseAddictionAIDS & HIVAnimalsAt-Risk/Disadvantaged YouthsBullyingCancerChildrenCreative Arts,DiabetesDisaster ReliefEducationFamily/Parent SupportGrief SupportHealthHuman RightsHunger,MiscellaneousPovertyRape/Sexual AbuseUnemployment/Career SupportWaterWomen

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And there is BeyGOOD  Launched in 2013, inspires people everywhere to be kind, be charitable and get involved in their local communities. To date, over 2 million fans have joined in to raise awareness and resources for causes important to them. 

Jay-Z Charity Work, Events and Causes

Jay-Z sent more than $2,500 worth of designer street wear to the Spring Hill Campaign for Adolescent and University Student Empowerment (CAUSE) in appreciation of their community efforts.

His November 2006 concert in New York city raised over $250,000 for PlayPumps International.

On August 9, 2006, he met with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan at the organization’s headquarters in New York. The rapper pledged to use his upcoming world tour to raise awareness of–and combat–global water shortage.

Also in 2006, he visited Africa and produced a documentary entitled Diary of Jay-Z: Water for Life.

He pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross’ relief effort after Hurricane Katrina.

Shawn Carter Foundation, the mission of the Shawn Carter Foundation is to help individuals facing socio-economic hardships further their education at institutions of higher learning. Students served by the Shawn Carter Foundation represent diverse backgrounds, and face significant barriers to success such as teen pregnancy, homelessness, poverty, former incarceration, sexual and domestic abuse, and gang membership. The Foundation supports these students on the run to greatness through its scholarship fund, annual college tours, study abroad experiences, counseling initiatives, and holiday toy and meal drives

Jay Z set up an educational trust for Sean Bell’s kids. They lost their father at the hands of the NYPD (Jay has paid and is still paying for the tuition of the children)

Charities & foundations supported  

Artists for Peace and Justice Boys & Girls Clubs of America Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Global Poverty Project GRAMMY Foundation Music for Relief PlayPumps Red Cross Robin HoodCauses supportedAIDS & HIVAt-Risk/Disadvantaged YouthsChildrenCreative ArtsDisaster ReliefEconomic/Business Support,EducationEnvironmentHealthHuman RightsMiscellaneousPovertyWatersrc I made a  little post before, this may help you (Just because you don’t know about it doesn’t mean Jay Z isn’t ultra conscious and charitable by Shaun King) by the way, they joined forces

Beyonce And Jay Z On The Run For Charity
“On The Run: Beyonce and JAY Z,” in partnership with #BeyGOOD, donated $1 from every ticket purchased to the Shawn Carter Foundation to support students. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from each Chase Lounge VIP Ticket Package also was donated to The Shawn Carter Foundation.

The greatest form of giving is anonymous to anonymous. So here y’all go, I promise this. Jay Z (Nickels and Dimes)

Hope this help you! :D

The ball

Going back to this , I am now at least 80% sure that Finn (Nico) will be briefly singing and playing the guitar in the grand finale. On e4′s ep.3 trailer we know from Linda  that Finn called to apologize maybe after his failed attempt at the hospital. What if to show Rae how much he loves her and how deeply sorry he is for whatever happened he tries to reach out to her on the night of the ball through their special way of communicating- MUSIC. 

Just look at her she looks so surprised.

We have yet to see the “Spoiler Alert” scene, which to me seems like Nico is rehearsing with the crew. On Finn’s image there is a taxi behind him, hmmmmm coincidentally at about 1:02-1:03 on Dan’s Vlog  P3 a lady mentions “worried about a door banging on the taxi” right before we can hear someone singing in the background doing their line run… Omg asdfgh I know I know I may be taking this toooo far but wouldn’t it be nice to see that dickhead trying to make it up to Rae after all he put her through. There is hope fellow emus, and even if at the end they just end up as friends I wouldn’t be so upset as long as EVERYONE is happy and making healthy decisions.