Beyonce And Kelly Build A LOW-INCOME HOUSING PROJECT In Houston

: MediaTakeOut.com has learned that Beyonce and Kelly Rowland have generously contributed millions of dollars towards developing affordable housing in Houston. Here's an excerpt from a press release that Beyonce's camp is sending around.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, efforts began to construct Phase I of the $4 million "Knowles-Rowland Temenos Place Apartments." Last month Temenos CDC received the final funding needed for construction. The housing development is the result of a collaboration with House of Deréon founders Tina Knowles and Beyonce Knowles, Survivor Foundation, Inc., the City of Houston, and St. John's Downtown (Church Home of the Knowles Family).

The project is a 43 unit, single room occupancy supportive housing facility for at-risk populations designed to provide permanent living accommodations for women and men who are taking significant steps in improving their lives after the traumatic effects of personal and natural disasters.

The apartments will provide "a safe place to live" for all residents. Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Solange, Mathew and Tina Knowles have pledged 1 million dollars to the "Knowles-Rowland Temenos Place Apartments" project. Wal-Mart and American Express are major contributors to Temenos CDC and the Survivor Foundation's overall initiatives. Giorgo Armani and Loreal have also made commitments to support this project.

Thanks to a generous donation from Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé Knowles, located on the same block as the "Knowles-Rowland Temenos Place Apartments," is a 1.2 million Knowles-Rowland Center for Youth which is an exciting, multipurpose recreational complex for youth and a youth HIV education and risk reduction program called "Breaking The Silence."

This isn't getting a whole lotta news attention. But we bet the media will be right there when the first person gets shot in front of Beyonce's projects...

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Radiationhoney
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That's good for Houston www.myspace.com/suffadonthedonofthedistrict


KiluRenee
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nice pic, nice effort


Radiationhoney
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More celebs should do stuff like this. www.myspace.com/suffadonthedonofthedistrict


candy82
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what they said ^^^^^^^^^


teeyonce
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I'm a Katrina evacuee!!! Can I get a plae there ??!! It's a far cry from the project in New Orleans !!! LOL


justandy
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Kelly might need one of those with her records sales


heymetoo
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Thats great im from Houston and they already have a community center here so keep up the good work ladies!!!!!


Sh-high
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I agree with Radiationhoney; celebs should give back to community. Good girls


tanto07103
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Thats a good look!


QDilla
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Yeah Thats cool! www.myspace.com/onlyqmibffmatters


MissJNS
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Well, that's good that they did this....unfortunately, I'd say within the next 5-10 years, this "project" will become like all the other projects across America....rat infested, drug infested, too many dumb baby momma's allowing their baby daddy to freeload, while he brings over his other woman while she's at work, etc. Will Beyonce and Kelly want recognition as having build this project then? I wonder. A better idea would have been to create a shelter home with STRINGENT rules to insure that violence, drugs, etc. will stay out, but if this is open-door for anybody...beware. I hope it turns out good though.


2thick4u
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This is beautiful. I can't wait to see the finished project!!! notenoughrealmen.blogspot.com myspace.com/tosexy4u2handle Holla at your GIRL!!!


ladytee35
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Those are the projects in Houston? damn they kinda fly lol


MissDukes1
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I've never seen a project well on tv, but that one looks nice hopefully the residents well take care of it. Good for Beyonce and Kelly I'm sure they do other things that aren't as portrayed in the media as if it was Brad or Angie. Same with other AA stars.


SAPHIRE
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That is such a great thing that Bey and Kelly have did besides everything else.That's the way you are suppose to give back.What if she had of built a pissy place for ppl to stay, then all hell would break through the gates some bytches are never satisfied with anything someone else does possitive.



SAPHIRE
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mto how are you going to block out my word pissy and you have it on the same page.I guess I need to spell it another way pissie pissie pissie pissie pissee pissy.lol


sexycocoa
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LOL@ MissJNS That definitely does not look like a housing project at all.It looks like a big house which would be sectioned off to different families.Anyway that's a good look I guess.I hope this is a heartfelt gesture on Beyonce's part beacause we all know she as phony as hell!


blackraspberry
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that's great! only 43 units though.


strongblackwoman
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kudos to them! that's what's up for real....


witchywomn
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So basically its a F UCKING tenant house! wHOOPPEE! bIG f ING DEAL! These type of housing units r filled with people that r not doing well. If find it troubling that this is the best she can do. They said it was single room units! WTF is that, how in the hell is that going to help families? Do they even have their own bathroom, even the Y has that! I think its a good thing that it hasn't been publicised, how long ago was Katrina, 2 years, its a ll too Little, too late! Actually I find it quite insulting considering how much money this girl makes that she can't do better than a damn tenant house


Beautynyc
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YES THATS COOL, THEY SHOULD OF MADE IT BIGGER AND RICH PEOPLE SHOULD DO THE SAME...... COME ON!


divamarie

witchywomn
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OH I hate when ppl have to put their Damn name on everything they do, THAT IS PHONEY! Many many ppl who have a lot more money than B anonymously donate, and do not want any recognition, they just want to give, b/c thats where their heart is at!


xugarbush-nyc
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I DON'T KNOW IF BEYONCE DOES ALOT FOR HER COMMUNITY & HER OWN PPL,BECAUSE I CERATINLY HAVEN'T HEARD OF ANY OTHER PAST EFFORTS BUT THIS IS DEFINITELY A GREAT PROJECT,HOPE SHE JUST DOESN'T STOP HERE & DOES MORE GREAT THINGS TO HELP THE NEEDY,LESS FORTUNATE,ILL,HOMELESS & DISABLED WITH ALL THAT $$$$ SHE HAS. WHY DID SHE TAKE SO LONG TO GET THINGS DONE THOUGH?


MissAmerica1
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These two women are beautiful and what they are doing is beautiful as well!! But Im sure that they do things all the time that we arent aware of.


whatwhatwhat
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When does Kelly move in?


mstinaboo
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I'm glad to see they are doing something to "give back" to the community..especially to those who REALLY need it. You see so much negative press and nonsense news about celebrities, this is DEFINITELY A GOOD THING. Why haven't we heard about this in other media forums!!! If they were partyin' hard, we definitely would have heard about that!


ILIKEHER
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MTO Yall are so Negative! First you hope it dosent smell like PISS what a word to use.Then you already suggesting that some one will get shot! You MUTHAFUCKAS need a real life and job FUCK OFF!


gyalyougood
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Well I must applaud their efforts, that is excellent.


smitty254
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southwest houston texas..awwwwrweady



c
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Thats a good look! Go Bey & Kell's


sexyazzred
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How in the hell can someone twist this commendable act into anything less?? "Too little, too late"...there is no such thing "Why does her name have to be on it"...Who cares?? They call the projects I work near the pork and Beans, for christs sake! "Why are they single housing units"...Obviously there is a need for them or i doubt they would have built them as such. Beyonce is one person and she can't right all the wrongs in the world but this is a huge step in the right direction. She didn't have to do any of this. I hate to use this word, but anyone with anything negative to say on this one is clearly just hating...


mzlediva
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that very generous of them. the only problem i have is why only one bedroom if it's for families? hope i read that wrong but regardless that's a blessing for them to build the apt and the center. Way to go Knowles-Rowland family!! Oh and MTO is right the media will be there time something goes down so they can slander Beyonce's name. Want something sexy, steamy, dramatic, and fun to read check out my new book "Blind Temptations" the Seduction of Sex, Lies, & Betrayal. Order it today for your chance to win one of the first copies of Chocolate Flava 2 from Zane featuring me! check me out at www.lesleyhal.com


LAtotheA
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This is great! MTO stop hatin'.


REDBONE37
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That is wonderful.


tiaje
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I'm from Houston too. What part of Houston are they building this project? The youth center is downtown so hopefully it won't be over there. The downtown lofts are expensive and low-housing tenants will be be able to afford those prices. Good job Bey and Kelly. Let Solange collect the rent.


SAPHIRE
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I know what it is with the hatin bytches..It's some hatin hoe's that are living in a roach infested drug rehab facility strung out crack heads pimps and hoe's and to see something nice other than where you are living at just pains you and to see Bey and Kelly or anyone else do something nice pisssess the fuk out of you because you are still in in the GUETTO.Get your tired azzes up and get off welfare and go find a dammm job and stop living off everybody else who works for a living.


CHICAGO_GIRL
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NOW TOP THAT RIHANNA!! LOL


bdsbabydoll
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Ok now MTO has pi**#d me off for real!!! Whoever posted this needs a foot up their behind! THat little snide remark on the end about the "media" being the first ones there when someone gets shot was not necessary at all. MTO is the first media outlet to post negative things about her all the time, putting up jacked up photos left and right, and talking about the girl's momma. And you know that's a no no!


Teekay
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LOL MTO said someone gets shot in front of "Beyonce's projects" lmao that was too funny


bdsbabydoll
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And for those who say too little too late, or any other negative things about a gift, I get the feeling they would be the first in line to take advantage of the opportunity they've offered for living accomodations. She did not have to do that, she could have kept her money in her danged pocket.


somethingtosay
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Its sad how people can do something positive and still get negative remarks MTO!


boyshorts28
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Yall are some stupid ass poeple saying negative stuff about what she is doing yall aint done shiit for your community now you have something to say.....@kimkelmor I agree with you 100%..and I can bet that black people are the main ones saying this shiit..It is a shame that we cant even compliment our own for something like this. Do you see white people saying things like this when they people do good things... HELL NO...you fuccking people disgust me and this comment is for all the negative remarks that was given because she is doing something good.


cosmicgirl
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About time they are actually doing something productive.


KaiteurFalls
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witchywomn: You ignorant fool. Exactly what are you doing with your money to help your fellow human beings. And as said on Oprah, she already give 1 million to Katrina victims. boyshorts28,somethingtosay,bdsbabydoll,and to the other positive people: Finally some people with sense. If the negative comment people had it there way, she should of give all her money to Katrina victims. While other celebrities keeps there money for themselves. And does it matter how long she took to give away HER MONEY that SHE worked for.



witchywomn
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Another thing downtown Houston is a f ucking S HITHOLE!Just cause these ppl have been through Katrina and had a lotta hard knocks thsy r destined to live in one of the worst crime ridden areas in the country? That shit pisses me off, would this B want to live there? If she really wants to do good, how about getting ppl outta this area? Another thing, Id would never live in a tenant house either, its a fancy word for HOMELESS shelter, and all the problems that these shelters bring! Instead of these fake ass homes, why dont she put these ppl up in her house, or better yet, instead of buying that 3000.00 purse, put another kid in college! She will NEVER understand what it is like to struggle, and I dont like bitches with mansions with 200,000 cars tellin me she knows how I feel! Oh and her "donation" is chump change to her, so therefore it IS insulting!


sir_tibbs
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I think it's great that they are doing this. We need to see more black wealthy celebrities getting involved in lower class black communities. I also see nothing wrong with it being for single room occupancy. Society has done more than enough to cater to the baby mama population.


KaiteurFalls
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witchywomn: I'm pretty sure at least 1x in your life you have purchased a name brand clothing and guess what it; it had someone's name on it. So what, it's her name, some people wants there name to live on. Have you ever heard of Trump Everything.


witchywomn
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LOL! Your just a FOOL! !KaiteurFalls! She is PHONEY! And you are an IDIOT! You think shes great, I DO NOT! SO WHAT!!!!!!! She has a lot more things that she could do, but chooses not to! This tenant house will be reeking of piss, infested with crime and drugs! Watch!


witchywomn
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Um actually I have never bought any brand name label unless you call the gap name brand! I am not a child and therefore I do not equate my self worth with a label! I may not have a lot of money, but I do give my 10% every week, and I always volunteer my time, I have been delivering meals for Meals on Wheels once a week for the past 6 years, so please don't tell me I don't do things for my community. If I had more money I would be doing a lot more. If I had endless supplies of money like Beyonce, Id do far more than what she has done. I def. would not have a 14 bedroom mansion and a 100+ thousand dollar car! And sorry never buy a stupid Louie purse either, I hate purses, and many woman who carry them r fucking idiots and equate their value as a human by labels! They really should see a shrink about that. Thats just my opinion, I think B could do far more, and outting this in a s hithole side of town, where everyone is trying to rise up out of, I think its defeating her cause


MissAmerica1
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@ KIMKELMOR AND BOYSHORTS28 I DONT THINK I COULD HAVE SAID IT BETTER!! I wasnt going to go there at all with these MORONS but after reading your posts I had to say something. Its simply amazing to me the mentality of those on this site. This girl cant win no matter what!! Our people (and i know thats who it is) are our downfall!! UNREAL!!


MissAmerica1
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witchwoman do you think that Beyonce and Kelly have always had $200,000.00 dollar cars and 14 bedroom homes?? Heck no, they worked hard to get where they are!!


SAPHIRE
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here is a little more exciting shyt that a sista is trying to do for the less fortunate since all of you hater's got so much negative to say. SECOND HARVEST FOUNDATIONS (that's feeding the hungry) RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND UP FOR AFRICA SHE ALONG WITH J-LO AND OTHER ARTIST DONATED 10,000.00. SHE ALSO HAS ANOTHER PROJECT WHICH IS LINK A CHILD AND IT IS NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS STRICTLY FOR THE CHILDREN THAT ARE HOMELESS AND MOTHERLESS BABIES. SHE ALSO IS DOING A CONCERT IN HER HOMETOWN THAT IS TO BENEFIT THE LESS FORTUNATE WITH A FOOD DRIVE TO BENIFIT SECOND HARVES FOOD BANK WHICH IS HER FOUNDATION. AND THAT'S NOT ALL I just don't have the time to type all day. I APPLAUD HER FOR BEING SO GIVING WITH A BIG HEART.


simpleeme24
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Gosh some folks are so ignorant and clueless....Whatever she's building whether it be a house, homeless shelter, "project"....it's not what or where that's going to determine the environment or the outcome of the environment, it's up to the people that'll moves in to keep there homes free from violence and crime.......I commend theses girls for giving up there earned income to help my neighbors, friends, family from New Orleans.....God bless everyone who lends a hand, every gift is a seed sewn


simpleeme24
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Great info SAPHIRE......From the little I know about her, I know that she definitely LOVE and ADORE children and she is always giving back anonymously.....Definition of anonymous is having no distinctive character or recognition factor....For those that can't comprehend the meaning it's basically stating to do something with out anyone else knowing....You guys DO NOT know these peoples every move....Bunch of Broke Bastards...


c
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Dubya THATS RIGHT FAM, WE GOTTA HELP THE UNDERDOG SELL! LMAO! GO COP THAT NEW KENNY CHEASNEY ALBUM!!! STRAIGHHT COUNTRY CRACK MUSIC!!! IN STORES 2DAY!!! GO COP IT!!! ITS THAT COUNTRY CRACK MUSIC LMAO! COP THAT KENNY CHEASNEY ALBUM!!! GO COP THAT B5 ALBUM, THE NEW JACKSON 5 OF THIS GENERATION LMAO!!! COP THAT B5!!!


Honesty24
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Good, it's about time we hear about someone besides Oprah, Brad and Angelina doing something positive for our people, other than buying material shit, to make themselves feel better.


needloot
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Big Bussiness! That's great what they doing. Doing something for the community and also puting MORE MONEY in the bank is good. Real Estate is a big bussiness. That's what I'm trying to do too.


twingurl
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Beautiful. That's what i call spreading the wealth.....( APPLAUSE)


YusefX
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I see NO possible way you can knock this move by beyonce and kelly. It looks like a very nice building and dignified and respectable looking housing that people could take pride in. Maybe if public housing looked comparable to private owned apartments people would take a little more pride in its upkeep. And they should encourage its upkeep and if you cant at least keep the building clean then the tenants should be removed. ITs time for some tough love in our black family. Time to stop being apologists.



HardCore
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Beyonce don't owe people shyt. Its nice someone wants to put some of your broke azzes into somewhere decent that probably don't have rodents and roaches in it (atleast until you move your shyt into there, then they'll come too, like always). Be grateful that someone is thinking about your mutha fucc'en azzz. My only concern is why put the housing into the hood knowing damn well that it will just spiral downhill in terms of conditions. Put it on the outskirts of the city where people kids can get a chance at good suburban educations, safe neighborhoods, less crime infested. Take people out of the ghetto and that will be the best thing you can do for a person that doesn't know life exist outside of their comfort zone.


HauteCoutureDiva
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LOL @ whatwhatwhat! You are a mess.


universalbliss
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Black people are the only group in this country always talking about somebody "need" to do more for their community. Successful black people choose their causes and the organizations they want to support, just like you choose whether or not youre going to give the bum a dollar or not. Wouldnt it be great if we built our own community, stop having kids out of wedlock (which almost guarantees low income status), get degrees, and build our own communities. yea its great if people who have already achieved weath contribute but what does it mean if as a whole our people cant create and pass down wealth if we always waiting for someone else to help...?


SAPHIRE
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@simpleeme Thank YOU!! WE JUST GOT SOME FAT AZZ UGLY AZZ HATIN HOE'S ON HERE THAT IS JEALOUS BECAUSE SHE GOT IT GOING ON ALL THE WAY AROUND.THIS CHIC IS AN ENTREPRENEUR AND TO BE AT HER AGE WITH SO MUCH DRIVE IN HER IS SO AMASING.QUEEN BEY AS ALWAYS.


Victorygurl
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This is old news...NEXT!!!!


SAPHIRE
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@KIMKELMOR TRIPPIN ON THESE HATIN BYTCHES.WHAT YOU KNOW GOOD.


bdsbabydoll
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@ univeralbliss. PREACH SISTA!! lol I hate that word need too. I've done some phone work for Fema and the Red Cross shortly after the storms, when the need was great. But I lost my patience a year or so afterward. I'm normally not rude, and value my job, love getting my paycheck, but I just had to tell this guy off one night. He called upset because they wouldn't give him any more assistance, talking about what people NEED to and SHOULD give him. And had the nerve to have a nasty attitude. They had already provided him a temporary home for two years, some get started money, the bus passes right through the Fema park, so all that's left for him to do was get a damned job. He NEED the Red Cross/Fema to give him more money to make it through since he lost everything, and has 3 kids to take care of. My reply to him: You should be responsible for you and yours. If you had been handling your biz correctly before the storm, you would have had adequate money in the bank to ensure your own family's survival in the event of an emergency. It's not up to the world to give you anything, you go out and make your own way, and take care of you and yours. Not wait on anyone else to do it for you. And waiting on handouts. And when you get them, you're unappreciative. It was a blessing to be able to eat and have a dry place to live, and now you're mad because people won't do more? That's the reason some people don't share the wealth in the first place. It won't matter because no one will appreciate it, certainly not your own people. I can guarantee you that if something bad happens at the project Beyonce helped build, it will all fall on her because she is prominent. Never mind the fact that many other people donated to that cause, like Wal Mart, Amex or Armani. She will be made the focus of it, because some of us suffer from the crab in a bucket syndrome.


SAPHIRE
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@KIMKELMOR AS USUAL YOU DO MAKE SENSE.THIS TYPE THING GOES ON ALL THE TIME EVEN HERE IN GA.DECATUR WAS CONSIDERED A BLACK AREA BUT NOW THE WHITE FOLKS HAVE MOOVED BACK IN WITH BIG AZZ HOUSES AND HAVE PUSHED THE BLACK PPL OUT BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT AFFORD THE TAXES ANYMORE. I AM NOT FOR SURE WHERE THESE PROJECTS ARE LOCATED BUT I AM QUITE SURE HER AND KELLY DIDN'T BUILD THIS HOUSING FOR LOW INCOME PPL NOT TO BE ABLE TO AFFORD IT.AND LIKE YOU SAID PPL NEED TO START DOING SHYT FOR THERE OWN COMMUNITY AND SPEAKING OUT UNTIL THEY ARE HEARD.SOME PPL ACCEPT THE WAY THINGS ARE AND SOME CONTRIBUTE TO THE VIOLENCE AND POLLUTION LOADED WITH TRASH.IT SHOUDN'T HAVE TO TAKE SOMEONE ELSE TO MAKE A STAND IT SHOULD ALWAYS BE THE PPL THAT ARE IN THAT SITUATION TO LEARN HOW TO FIGHT BACK.


JukeBox
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wow, kudos for them for giving back to the community. but this should also encourage people who are living on a fixed income to work hard now that Bey and Kels are giving them that boost.


caramel7196
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I am happy that they have taken steps to rebuild a community for the folks of Katrina. IT'S A BEAUTIFUL THING AND NO MATTER WHAT THEY DO PEOPLE ARE GONNA HATE!


mistiblue
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@ witchywomn Do you live in Houston? You can't...not thinking that downtown is (as you said) a sh!thole. Or perhaps you haven't been downtown lately...it has changed. And another thing (which really lets me know you aren't here in the H) they placed most Katrina victims on the Southwest part of town and on the North side. Also,if you did live here, you would know that there is other things that the Knowles family has done. I'm not trying to call you out, but I just like for people to be well informed.


SAPHIRE
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@mistiblue did you just put your foot up someone's azz?lmao


PrettyBoi
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nowadays you do not want 100% full-on low income housing! especially if you spent millions on fixing it up. you would really want mixed income housing these days cuz the low income/section 8 n*ggaz are just gonna come in & tear the shyt up & in no time it will end up looking like garbage. make a portion of it low income & the larger part medium/upper income housing. here in california thats how they do it & it works better. & have security!!!


mistiblue
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LOL @ kimkelmor & SAPHIRE No, SAPHIRE it isn't even like that. I was just trying to throw in some facts kimkelmor Back in the day it was a mess, but back before Houston hosted the SuperBowl they fixed it up.(plus Houston was trying to win an Olympic bid) So now mainly there are businesses, clubs, wine bars and nice lofts.


blu_les
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I really think that is so wonderful that these beautiful young women would donate money out of their own pocket to build affordable housing in city they grew up in,very commendable and respectable. Lord knows ..certain celebrities would even give second thought to giving back to their community..Beyonce is so gorgeous to me...



buckcherry02
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yeh dat is wat peeps should do, not like fu/cking fifty throwing dollar bills all ova, skank ass piece of chocolate! www.myspace.com/buckcherry02


c
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mistiblue I dont think that Houston can have the Olympics until 2016 Maybe! Becuz next year its in China and 2012 its coming to New York!


mistiblue
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C Houston was trying to get that very same bid, but lost. Houston will never get the Olympics until all of the d@mn construction is complete. Which will be never!!!!


mistiblue
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C besides...why would they want the Summer Games to be in a city where the heat index gets up to 110??? Not to mention how humid it is here. UGH!!


SAPHIRE
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@Mistiblue Is there weather similar to the heat in Arizona?If so I can clearly see what you are saying because it is so fukin hot there.


SAPHIRE
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I got to say this about Bey because she is such a true friend to Kelly even when we saw her sales were not doing good Bey as a friend still was trying to help her and as you see even if Kelly don't get back on her feet with her singing career look who is going to have her back.Bey,is a true friend.


SAPHIRE
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Kimkelmor Before you say you will be there make sure you find out where in New York it's going to be just to be on the safe side.lol I am just kidding ppl from N.Y. that would be nice.


mistiblue
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SAPHIRE My hubby told me it is hot in Arizona, but he says it is dry heat as opposed to here where it is extremely humid. I don't even bother with curling my hair April - October. Just walking from my car to my office my hair turns into a frizzy puff ball.


c
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kimkelmor Yeah, I Heard that years ago, I tink its gonna be in MSG (Madison Square Garden)! mistiblue Yeah I bet Houston is too hot for all that Activity unless they have it in an arena!


c
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SAPHIRE Kelly will always be Beyonce's, Tony Yayo or Memphis Bleek! LOL!


strwby_cheesecake
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Thanks Beyonce & Kelly for your donation that you gave freely. Thank you for giving what you gave because you didn't have to. Thank you for going out of your way for the Katrina victims a year later. The fact is that MANY of the Katrina victims wee poor and lived in public housing due to choice that they made. I mean, they chose to have 5 kids knowing that they couldn’t support them because they lacked the education and know how to get a job and/or establish a career for themselves. But they are right – it’s your fault Beyonce because you made better choices, not to have 5 kids by 5 men, however you chose to pursue your dreams to be a star. Oh no, it doesn’t stop there, MANY of the Katrina victims DID NOT work and MANY have been on WELFARE well since they were BORN. But they are right; it’s your fault because you made better decisions. And to top it all off, because I made the wrong decisions in life you and the rest of America need to pay for it.


mistiblue
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C Yeah, I guess they could do that, but unless everyone gets jet air packs, they won't be able to navigate the city. Oh, wait...I forgot they will place them on the Metro Rail. Yes the rail runs into cars quite a bit, but Metro has assured us that it is totally safe and that the accidents are all of the drivers' faults. Another reason we won't get a Summer Game...HELLO!!! and this is a biggie: HURRICANE SEASON! Even with moderate rain it floods here and don't try to leave; it will take you 22 hours to make a 4 hour trip. Other than the extreme heat, awful traffic, flooding, tropical storms, hurricanes, West Nile Virus and white women who snap and kill their hubbies; Houston is a great place to host a major event!I love my city!


mistiblue
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LOL @ kimkelmor What's wrong with B-More? I saw The Corner & The Wire and it seems like a lovely place. J/K!


SAPHIRE
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Is Baltimore that bad?Does it remind you of G.I. because it is bad as hell there.Here in GA. there are so many children that get molested and murdered and then you don't here shyt else about it.


tiaje
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@mistiblue...I love my city too. You better rep Houston up in this piece. But we have a storm brewing today in the Gulf so try to stay high and dry. But as far as this "project" goes, where are they building it? Like I said in an earlier post: it can't be in the downtown area, rent will be too high for them to afford. The Lofts are taking over 3rd Ward off Clinton Dr. so it can't be over here in the "hood". And Oprah made her neighborhood on Angle Lane and I'm sure Oprah doesn't want to be upstaged by our own Bey and Kelly.



SAPHIRE
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@mistiblue Girl don't even talk about hair I havent even combed mines in a week and it is so big that my hair has a mind of it's own.I just get up in the morning and try to pat it down and the strangest thing about this is I haven't had to curl my hair all week it's just like a big wig.


mistiblue
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kimkelmor LMAO!! I don't even know what to say.


ISIS
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@witchywomn Go get your own millions and do what you want ,sorry if you struggled in your life @ some point we all have, stop hatin get up off that low self esteem train.


mistiblue
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@ tiaje I am looking outside right now and the skies have "that look" so I will be in all day. And about this "project"...I'm with you because we all know Perry Homes is all over the place with lofts in downtown and none of that stuff is cheap. There are also some really nice lofts off of (I think) Elgin not too far from the two universities in the tre.


Whoa
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Some of these comments make me sick. First and foremost she doesnt have to do a dang thing for anyone truthfully. She is not obligated to support anyone. She should be a good person and treat the people who support her with kindness and respect, period. She doesn't have to spend her money on anyone anymore than you or I. She works hard for what she has and she does it publicly and endures people laughing at her when she falls. Then she give 1million and someone has the audacity to say big whoop? Well here's a whoop, when you give more or anything for that matter, talk. Until then shut up. And further more, "assistance" is supposed to be just that. Meaning short term. They shouldn't need a suite of rooms, it is just supposed to be help. If it's too nice, then they will stay and the next thing you know tear it down and be there for 20 yrs and then post on here saying big whoop that someone tried to help their azz.


SAPHIRE
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@c laugh out loud!I thought I would just spell it out this time.I need some new shyt other than lol or lmao it's old as helllllll.I have read in between your lines c and I think you are callin Kelly Bey's bytch.Is that what you are saying that they ar eating coochies.


tiaje
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@mistiblue....Why you call out Perry Homes like that? LMAO cause I own one here in Spring. And you are so right this bytch wasn't cheap. But you have to pay for nice things or end up with a KB Home.


mistiblue
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SAPHIRE LMAO!!! I know the feeling. I came home from running errands one day and my hubby looked at my head and made the mistake of saying I must have been in a rush to not have combed my hair before I left. The sad thing is that I did, but you just couldn't tell.


mistiblue
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@ tiaje LOL!!! Girl, Perry has their signs up all over the place in downtown.


SAPHIRE
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@Kimkelmor Dammmm!I thoght that Gary was the worst place in the world.Do you carry some protection with you?That sounds like the shyt the mafia has been doing for years.That is deep.Most of it is about drugs and money and crooked azz cops.


SAPHIRE
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@mistiblue Girl I would have just had to play it off,that shyt hurt though when it comes from your hubby,because even though my hair is big azz hell I try to convince my self that it looks o.k. until one of my kids ask me ,mommy what's wrong with you hair????sometimes kids can say some shyt that will make your grown azz cry.lol


tiaje
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@kimkelmor ...you are out of control today. They took your damn nail clippers? But couldn't stop 5 men with knife-like instruments from running into the Twin Towers.


mistiblue
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SAPHIRE LOL!!! Girl, my son once told me the food I cooked was...and I quote "nasty". LMAO!!!! Every since then when he sees me at the stove he aks me if I am going to make that "crazy stuff" again.


c
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SAPHIRE I'm not calling her Bey's bitch, I'm saying that Kelly has nothing to worry about, she will always be rich Becuz of Bey, she will always Beyonce's hypeman LOL! Its like to me DC is the R&B version of the Chicago Bulls Triangle Offense. LOL Kelly is Pippen on the right hand of the stage, Michelle is Rodman on the left, she dont score she's the there to co-sign the three part harmony LOL! And Bey is Jordan Of Course and the stage is her court and the mic is her ball! Its Clutch Time For Bey On that Stage and she always delivers!


HardCore
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The best way to see Baltimore is passing it on I-95, looking at it over the guardrails without slowing down. Have you ever entered a city and before you get to the off-ramp, [wondering] "what the helll am I doing here"? If you ever wanted to know how 'REAL' poor people live, Baltimore won't disappoint you. But I have to be fair, Like all major cities, the 'GOOD' part in the inner harbor area. Inner Harbor is beautiful with shops, restaurants, nightspots, boats, boardwalks, its a real comfortable area. Go a few block west and you hit porn central, stripclubs, whores, peepshows, real back alley shyt. Then a lil' after that street, shyt just basically goes downhill from there. Its just amazing to see how many people choose to be stuck in a cesspool. Hell, they even have a prison(that's right, a prison) right in the middle of the hood. If that ain't wake-up for your azz I don't know what isn't.



chocolatemocha
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That's good looking out for the community. Keep up the good work. Visit myspace blog myspace.com/daurbanundergroundz


krishaney6112
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I AM SO TIRED OF YOU BITCHES HATING ON KELLY. AND YALL TALKING ABOUT WHEN SHE MOVING IN. YOU HOES THE ONES NEED TO MOVE IN. AND TO justandy SUCK A COCK.


mabeline
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Congrats ladies for giving back.. speaks volumes. Hope yall stick it out to the end.


drburke
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Nothing compares to giving. theres no better feeling in the world. Every has an opportunity to give and they should. Of course we don't have their money, but we do have enough to give to Save The Children. St. Judes Children's Hospital, HIV recovery sources, UNCF,Unicef Foundation., Ronald McDonald House, etc. There are so many and it doesn't cost anymore than $25. per month. Give it's a wonderful thing.


mzarrogance
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good for them. this project has been in talks since katrina. i actually thought it was finished and people were residing there. now i know this is a gossip site, but i see people complaining at the next blogger for hating and no one noticed mto's tone throughout the WHOLE article. that was disrespectful on mto's behalf. and for those of you who haven't heard of this artist or that artist giving back, our people don't recieve media coverage for that unless it's oprah. or are we that warped? it's more rappers supporting and contributing money to the jena6 than movie stars, politicians, etc. i KNOW a lot of you don't know about it b/c no one wants to portray 'us' in a positive light. it is killing people how this community has rallied around these young men and forced the media to pay attention. and of course, AL wasn't on the bandwagon until the cameras were rolling a week or so ago. WE now have their attention when the racist DA of Jena comes to court w/ six police officers.....


anatello2007
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SHOOT FLOSSING ALL THAT MONEY THAT'S WHY THEY WANT TO KIDNAP HER ASS!


bdsbabydoll
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@ mzarrogance Oh yes I did notice mto's tone, that was the first thing that ticked me off and made me comment! Theyll be the first to report it if something does happen at that building, and be quick to blame it on Beyonce, like she'd have something to do with it. Next, someone will post that BEyonce SHOULD pay for security guards for the bldg too.


Prettylady4life
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THAT'S WONDERFUL. GOD BLESS THEM BECAUSE EVERY ONE DON'T GIVE BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITIES. I THINK MASTER P DID SOMETHING LIKE THIS TOO.


ra3-chow
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they are smart


stinka
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MTO, why yall gotta be so ignorant by calling them housing projects??!!!


stinka
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Radiationhoney said: "More celebs should do stuff like this." Actually, I think celebs and other wealthy folks do stuff like this all of the time, but don't send out a press release like the Knowles family.


BriggsGlamour
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Beyonce giving back is Fabulous! Thats what you suppose to do when you make give to others so they can make! Keep up B you dont need the approval of these games Girl you was God Sent!


divascorpio
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AND THE FIRST OCCUPANT WILL BE SOLANGE, WITH HER NO-CAREER-HAVING AZZ!!!! LOL!!! SHE'S LOW-INCOME AS A MUV FUGGA!!!! but seriously, GOOD THING TO DO FOR YOUR PEOPLE, BEY & KELLY!!! but for real tho::: make sure pitiful azz Solange always has a suite at this new place cuz with the way she's going, she'll need it!!! lol!!!!


SAPHIRE
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@kimkelmor hey girllll,what's up?I had to get the hell on yesterday I didn't realize the time,yall azzes are so dammm funny.what's up @c and @tiaje and of course @mistiblue. first of all @kimkelmor I am glad you had all of that protection but gaw- dammm a toe nail clipper,lol lol I am shocked they didn't keep your azz, lol.Have you thought about relocating? @mistiblue I decided to go home and do my hair last night and it was looking good,I even felt like dressing up today girl but when I took my scarf off this morning and start getting other things together my hair became an automatic pump so I just patted it down once more.You no what I started doing with my kids, I figured since they were being so honest with me I was going to be real honest with them, so now they think about shyt before they say it.lollol @c Girl you is crazy as hell,shyt I wish I was Oprah's best friend I mean bytch lol, that chic got so much dammm money that if she wanted to run for President she could and maybe she would win....


tiaje
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Finally some information on where this project will be: Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland are in partnership again -- not to sing, but to help put homeless people into apartment housing. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday on the Knowles-Rowland Temenos Place apartments on Gray at Chenevert. It will eventually be a $4 million, 43 unit complex. The Survivor's Foundation donated $1 million. The city of Houston is providing the bulk of the funding, community development and housing. Beyonce, who is on tour, was represented at the groundbreaking by her family. The project is located in midtown next to St John's church. ------------------------------------------------ Wonder if the tenant's will have to go to her home church since its next door?



SAPHIRE
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praise the lord. thanks @Tiaje


KaiteurFalls
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witchywomn You have such anger with this housing project, is it because you grew up in one and that's all you ever saw was drug infested,etc. If she had given 50 million you probably would of wanted her to give 100 million. Last time i checked, SHE WORKED for HER MONEY, so how she spends it is between her and the charity she picks. And she has given to other charities, sorry she hasn't sent you a portfolio of it as yet for you to determine if it's good enough. And the woman in my family do have those expensive bags, sunglasses, clothes, etc and they worked for the money, so they buy whatever the hell they want too with the money that they worked for. If someone wants to buy a million dollar shoe, bag or whatever and they worked their behinds off for it, so let them be. Some people are just never satisfied.


travieboo7
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all project have pissy smell in the elevators


SAPHIRE
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I hope she has this written in there contracts: no pimps and ho's no nasty azz pampers in front of your door no smokin crack on the premises no pissie azz drunks hangin by the elevator no selling food stamps and if you can't pay $50.00 a month get you azz out,NO EXCEPTIONS!


QueenExample
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This is OutStanding!! All celebrities should step it up like this!


YAYABC2B
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alawson
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Single room? Does that mean that these are all studio apartments? Although it's still a great help. I would think it would be more beneficial to build a facility for low income "families". Still, I commend Beyonce and Kelly and all other involved for giving back to the community!! Beyonce is truly a business Woman! You better work it Bey!


qt_pie
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Amen! Im glad they doing something, much respect for that. Im sick of hearing about Lil Wayne and Baby stuntin when there are still homeless people from Katrina and they round here lip locking talking bout how much jewelry they got on its ridiculous