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#NipseyHussle Spirit–Giving Back to the MS Gulf Coast

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There are so many people who don’t get enough recognition. Not because no one cares but because we may take these people for granted.

In light of the death of Nipsey Hussle—LA philanthropist & rapper—who was gunned down, I started thinking about people, who also play a hand in my hometown— Moss Point, MS.

Upon dying, it has been revealed that the ‘Victory Lap’ rapper has impacted/employed over 40,000 people.

As a lover of his community, I could not help but think about those who love the country town. From events to charitable events, these individuals are giving back one good deed at a time.

Here are a few of our own, who we should celebrate.

Otis Carter IV– Founder, 4Ward Entertainment Group

Where can I start? This fellow Leo is always giving back, sparking change. Whether it is bringing comedy shows or other events to the country town, or putting independent artists in a position to have a platform and get paid, O.C. is always looking out for the underdog and spreading knowledge in the process.hD

DaMarcus Hughes– Founder, DaMarcus T. Hughes Foundation, LLC

From providing scholarships to celebrating single mothers on Mother’s Day, through his foundation, The DaMarcus T. Hughes Foundation, LLC—the philanthropist has truly blessed the community one person at a time. It’s not one community initiative that pushes the city forward that he has not been a part of.

The League—Creator, The Champagne Jam

While we may debate the attire for The Champagne Jam, one cannot deny the effort these men put into giving back to the city, one time a year. From a scholarship fund and ending the night with a huge holiday party, the group of men not only give back but also guarantee a good time.

Shaana Montanna—Founder Mentoring Majesties

Shaana Montanna may reside in Nashville, TN but the Moss Point native gives back monthly to young women in her area. From etiquette classes to college preparation, this woman is doing her part to change the community one mentee at a time.

Erin Alexis–Owner Smoke & Mirrors Glam Studio

Makeup artist Erin Alexis is doing her part to bring business owners together. The boutique owner recently hosted a pop up shop, which brought businesses ranging from apparel to desert companies together.

Patrice Pickett-Fitness Instructor/Owner–Do Better Divas

Mrs. Patrice is always helping the community to get back in shape. From weekly/monthly challenges & volunteering with other community leaders, to assisting the Moss Point High School Senior class, this Do Better Diva is making time to get the community in shape & ensure students have a memorable year.

Y’Eisha Jac’Eil—Celebrity Hairstylist

Y’Eisha maybe a hairstylist but she’s always sowing into the city. Be it Easter bakets or assisting in other ways, she ensures to not only slay your frontal but brightens someone day, one good deed at a time.

As you see, we all have a marathon to run. Never mnow who we may impact, while doing so.

Who should I add to the list?

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