Boris Kodjoe and his wife Nicole Ari Parker donate over 100,000 face masks to support ‘our heroes’
ABOVE PHOTO: Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker (Photo: s_bukley / Shutterstock)
By Florence Antoine
May 14 was the season finale of “Station 19”. Actor Boris Kodjoe, who plays Captain Robert Sullivan in ABC’s first responder drama, says he and his wife, the actress Nicole Ari Parker, have donated more than 100,000 face masks to support “our heroes” – all first responders during this pandemic. Kodjoe said, “It was actually Nicole’s idea. We therefore offer reusable soft masks in gray, blue, black and pink for women. As for his show, Station 19, Kodjoe says he and his castmates are waiting to see when they can resume filming next season. “It depends on when this country comes together and tests everyone for the coronavirus, not just those who can afford it.” …….
According to reports, Taraji P. Henson will be the opening speaker for a virtual graduation ceremony honoring students from her hometown of Prince George County, Md., on Saturday, May 30. Other special guests will include Kenny Lattimore and NFL player Joe Haden. The Oscar-nominated actress will speak to more than 8,000 seniors graduating from public, charter and alternative high schools in the county …… ..
Earvin “Magic” Johnson, majority owner of Equi Trust, the country’s largest minority-owned insurance company, announced a $ 100 million partnership with MBE Capital Partners (MBEC), the largest certified lender, and the National Action Network (NOPE). Together, they focus on delivering PPE loans aimed specifically at minority-owned businesses and women in underserved communities. Working with Magic’s Equi Trust, the MBECP pipeline exceeds $ 500,000. MBE Capital is committed to providing vital financing to small businesses …… ..
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