Monday, June 04, 2012

Mary J. Blige Leaves College Students in a Lurch


When we heard Mary J. Blige's charity, The Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now, owed the bank more than $250,000 [click here if you missed that], we thought that was the worst of it.

Turns out that was only the tip of the iceberg...

Apparently FFAWN promised full 4 year scholarships to 25 underprivileged Bronx high school students but has not been fulfilling their obligations.

Checks written to colleges have bounced, several students are on the verge of being forced out of school and still others say they haven't received any money in over a year and have been forced to take out loans.

There's also an interesting connection between the failed scholarship fund and Mary's 'acceptance' to Howard University back in 2010 [click here if you missed that].

Apparently the Women's Academy where Mary chose her scholarship recipients also gave her the infamous honorary GED she tried to use to bolster claims she'd been accepted to Howard University when she had not.

And the kicker? In exchange for the honorary GED Mary was supposed to appear at the school for a rally to encourage the students and the one time she showed up, she only stayed for a few minutes, complained of jet lag and left.

Get it together, Mary.

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow

Anonymous said...

Damn how about the Thunders they won again. All they need is two more games!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mary better get it together and pay for these students' education!!

Anonymous said...

Foul! Come on man, I have always respected MJB, she's getting the side eye now...

Anonymous said...

She dont run the day to day of the charity....the dude does. He messing up,she is spokesperson...so its gonna fall on her. But the dude is the one doing the underhanded mess...not Mary J Blige.

Anonymous said...

Education should be free for all everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Prolly been cheaper to send them to Harpo's school in AFRICA

Anonymous said...

That's why you don't throw your name on everything. How is a high school dropout going to manage a charity on that scale anyway.

Anonymous said...

What happens when you don't stay in your lane...This

Anonymous said...

I believe at this point Mary should find a way to reimburse the bank and pay the children's tuition, since her name is connected to the charity.

She claims that she will take responsibilty for what occured even though she admitted she associated with the wrong people. Just write the check.... Just saying.

Anonymous said...

FRAUD! She needs to take that blonde wig off of her head. She looks like a fucking idiot.

Bee Gee said...

In one breath, Mary says that she's "Founder and CEO".. in another breath, she says that she "didn't have the right people in the right places doing the right things"..

Pot meet kettle, "founder and CEO". She should be beyond embarrassed. While she coonin on table tops singin' about chicken wraps, her foundation is fuckin up peoples' lives.

Re-nigga

Anonymous said...

@Bee Gee

Brother, how right you are!
SMH....sadly.

Anonymous said...

Mary take off the dumb blonde wig!
You are feeding into the stereotype!

PUSSYCATFUN said...

MARY, MARY FUCKIN' MARY!

YOU SHOULD OF KNOWN BETTER...NOW YOUE "CELEBRIY" HAS FALLIN' ANOTHER 50,000.00 FEET!

CHICKEN WRAPPIN' BLONDE WIG/WEAVE WEARING JACK ASS!

YOU KNEW DAMN WELL YOU DIDN'T HAVE THE FUNDS AND OR RESOURCES TO PULL THIS SHIT OFF!

Anonymous said...

Please visit JUSTICEFORALLNOW.NET

TruthBeTold said...

coons gonna coon

Anonymous said...

now the chicken commercial all makes sense.....

Anonymous said...

What a messed-up situation. This is why people in charge still need to keep their ear to the ground, even if they are not involved in day-to-day activities.

Anonymous said...

Mary must of pissed of the wrong person....first they had her singing about damn chicken, now her charity is blowing up in her face. Poor nonsinging Mary.


BTW, what's in the BK chicken wrap again?

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous said...
Education should be free for all everywhere.
2:21 AM

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Yet people complain about Cuba and education and medical is free there. This country called America, ain't shit. They want to bully every other country and tell them what they should and shouldn't do with their citizens, yet we have no civil liberties, there are homeless people everywhere, no jobs.......the American Dream is a lie that they feed people, this is the American Nightmare. LOL @ people killing themselves to come here....you live in America, you work from the age of 15 or 16 until you die. You will never have enough for retirement.

Anonymous said...

Steve Stoute is responsible for this mess....dumb Mary shoulda never followed his lead in any type of deal. He been a shyster from day 1.

Anonymous said...

I'm confused, I didn't know colleges give honorary GED's.
That's got to be real sad for those students. I bet Will & Jada or The Gates Foundation will come to their need. This is really jacked up, Mary should've used that coon-ca$h she got from Kentucky Fried Chicken & took care of those students. She need to take that blonde wig on tour this summer and make this situation right, or get reality show.

Anonymous said...

This uneducated, illiterate hoodrat, is dumb as a box of rocks, and has no idea about running a charity.

Mary J made a promise to those 25 students, she needs to follow through, make that no good, no working husband get a damn job.

Anonymous said...

FUCK THE BULLSHIT, TALKING ABOUT MARY J IS NOT RESPONSIBLE, SHE IS, SHE WAS TO OVERLOOK THE SITUATION AND MAKE SURE IT WAS HANDLED, YOU DON'T PUT YOUR NAME ON SOMETHING AND DON'T KNOW WITH THE FUCK IS BEING DONE, WHO DOES THAT.

MARY J BLIGE IS IGNORANT PURE AND SIMPLE!

Anonymous said...

@10:24am Really? Steve Stoute? old drug-gambling-hooker chasing Steve? I wouldn't trust him to give a homeless-diabetic-hooker a ride to the candy store.

dreadee said...

Damn, Mary. I need to to correct this ASAP! EPIC FAIL.

Only1Nikki said...

Mary needs to get back on some tables and sing that Chicken Chicken Cluck Cluck song for massa.

Anonymous said...

@2:18

She's not the "spokes person" she herself claimed to be the CEO. As the CEO the buck stops at her desk. She is supposed to review and sign off on all financial every year. She should see bank statements, tax documents, payroll, balance sheets. She has NO fucking excuse other than to admit that she didn't know what the hell she was doing. She hired the idiots and thieves. She is the common denominator.

Anonymous said...

Instead of knowing everything in the chicken wraps should.have known the contents of her foundations bank account.

Anonymous said...

Instead of knowing everything in the chicken wraps should.have known the contents of her foundations bank account.
12:27 PM
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For sure!!! LMAO!!!!

Anonymous said...

@9:09 Preach it!!!

Anonymous said...

Pure foolishness.

Anonymous said...

9:09

America is a Pyramid scheme internally and world wide. One of the reasons our economy is the way it is because world economy is more flat than its ever been in history.

Anonymous said...

If Mary put the funds into her pocket that she represented to the bank that it was intended for non-profit purposes she could be in hot water with the IRS. If she spent the money on personal items she needed to detail that in her personal income tax report. (It was noted previously that the "charity" hadn't filed a report.)

Mary, clean your act up fast. This "story" is quickly getting away from your ability to explain it. Expect Mary to "lawyer up" any minute now.

Anonymous said...

She dont know whats going on LOOK @ her, SHE GOT A HEAD FULL OF KOREAN HAIR DYED BLONDE!! Nuff SAID.

Anonymous said...

Wow Mary... wtf dude?

Anonymous said...

Where is Kendu Isaacs and Steve Stoute?

Anonymous said...

MJB, is a shell of her old self...that's why I prefer Keisha Cole!!! now she's one to keep it real...

Anonymous said...

"Women's Academy where Mary chose her scholarship recipients also gave her the infamous honorary GED"
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LOOKING SIDE EYES....ROFLMMFAO

Anonymous said...

Come on now, honestly, who would put Mary in charge of anything. LOL

Anonymous said...

If she got 2 million for that cluck cluck commercial, she has the money to pay for the students education and reimburse the bank

Anonymous said...

She make black business people look bad, this is why people don't trust doing business with us as it is. she oughta be ashame of herself, she fuckin' with peoples education, she better fix that or she loses me as well as of other people as fans. She can easy cut all of them a check

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