Kenya Moore Clarifies Her $20k Celebrity Apprentice Donation To Detroit Public Schools

Posted on Jan 29 2015 - 2:00pm by Avigail

Kenya Moore

As reported in October 2014, Kenya Moore, star of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” made good on her promise to donate $20,000 to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. The Detroit native graduated from Cass Tech High School in 1989 and is hoping that the money will be used to close the education equity gap in her struggling hometown.

In addition to Kenya’s personal donation, she also donated an additional $20,000 to her favorite charity. On the Jan 19 episode “Celebrity Apprentice,” Kenya led her team to victory and she won $20k. Kenya’s charity of choice is the Detroit Public Schools Foundation and the RHOA star donated her winnings. In total Kenya has donated $40,000 to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation.

 

Moore thanked her supporters in her Bravo blog,

“Thanks for all the love and support to my many supporters and team twirl and staff that keep me pushing forward! You support me and are always honest. And thank you for all the congratulations I received from my win on Celebrity Apprentice last week. As project manager I won $20,000 for my charity the Detroit Public Schools Foundation (detroitpsfoundation.org).”

However, naysayers immediately started throwing shade by accusing Kenya of not using her own money for the initial $20,000 donation last year. Kenya cleared up all misconceptions in her blog,

“Unfortunately, during my high moment there are always people trying to rain on my joy. There were a lot of tweets accusing me of not using my own $20,000 when I made the donation to DPSF last year. The fact is, the Trump organization holds the donations until after the show airs to preserve the integrity of the show’s outcome. Therefore, DPSF received 2 checks; one from me for $20,000 from my personal bank account and the other from Celebrity Apprentice for $20,000.”

Kenya also addressed Nene Leakes failure to follow through on a challenge she presented last year at the season six reunion,

“The real question is: Where is NeNe’s $20,000? #IllWait”

 

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  • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

    Nay-Nay’s piss poor excuse for not sending her donation was because Kenya too too long.
    I don’t give 2 chits how long she took. At least she kept her word.
    Where I come from? You don’t make promises you don’t intend to keep. Your word is your bond.
    Ne-Ne if you’re such a rich bish, like you claim you are & are so quick to remind people of all that bank you claim you have, then where’s the check you promised?
    Trifiling, nasty azz heaux!

    • This is genius!! Loves it.

      • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

        Ha-ha! Thanks. How ya been Seusseroo? Cold here in NYC. Expecting more snow over the week. Like every other day it’s predicted snow! LOL! & a skosh more tonight. Nothing big though, just really, really cold.
        Brrrrr!

  • cait

    Where is the discussion, I can’t find it ?

    • cait

      Found it ! Am I dim or what !

  • cait

    Good move, Kenya ! Shows up No-No as a lying SKANK, who pretends to donate, on air, then reneges ! I read that when she goes to Charity Events/Auctions she never spends a penny, but makes like she has !

  • classycns

    I’m Rich Nene is selling her used clothes this Fri/Sat at 2115 Piedmont rd. NE suite 101 ATL, GA. Anyone in the Atl want to check it out and report back to use how many red bottoms she will sell to “her twitter fans”. This info is on her twitter. Didn’t this hypocrite shade Kandi for doing the same? LOL.

    • cait

      “Big Ass Girl” and “Big Teeth Girl” day out ! Ooohh ! Will someone get me one of her wigs, cos I trying hard, but don’t look stupid and slutty enough

      • bethany

        Hilarious!!! LoL

        • cait

          But will you get me the wig ?

    • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

      See that’s the thing that riles me up with Ne-Ne. It’s bad enough she’s a loud-mouth, vile & nasty bully, but I expect that.
      She apparently learned very early on to use her size & her loudness to intimidate others.
      & so far? It’s worked for her, but It’s her complete & total hypocrisy on the daily, is what slays me & makes me stabby!
      Like the half-breed comment to Claudia. If anyone of those women had taken that barb & reversed it by called Ne-Ne out for attempting to be more acceptable or palatable to the “mainstream public” by having her nose done or getting the monstrous chiclet teeth or even by going blonde? Holy-hell would have broken loose!
      Why does Ne-Ne get a pass on such a racially biased slur like that? I honestly saw that as more venomous & hateful than the whore comment. (As we Ladies know almost every truly, truly, pissed-off woman when realizing she’s losing the argument & is at a loss for words will throw out the “whore” card.)
      That was way too far for me. She crossed the line on that one way too far.

      Okay sorry for the rant.

      • cait

        Tigs, you got it spot on ! Does she really want to be white with the snozz and the hair ? She tried to get Dim to fake-up as a black girl in the photo-shoot !

        • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

          I really don’t know what her issue is Cait. If she’s truly bigoted or what? Judging by that comment & the fact she even went there? I’d have to answer yes, but if the girls had spun that one back on her? Which is exactly what Claudia was doing. I think she would have gone ballistic!

          • classycns

            Nene is self-hating. She was probably teased/bullied as a young girl about her looks. I’m sure the ones that teases/bullied were probably the pretty girls. But that’s no excuse because pretty girls get bullied/teased by the ugly girls as well. That is why Nene resorted to slut shaming.
            That’s the only bargaining chip and unattractive woman has against a beautiful woman. Sad part is that some people will carry that into their adulthood. Nene has been friends with attractive women, i.e. Cynthia, Monique Smith (btw I wonder how Monique feels about the half-breed comment; she’s biracial) and her Bridesmaids but they are all afraid of her. So if your friends are afraid of you does that mean there is an authentic friendship?

          • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

            Very well stated Classy. Agree 100%. I think it had to do with Ne-Ne feeling so threatened by Claudia & her quick, sharp witty retorts.that Ne-Ne went ‘there’. But it is no excuse to cross that line. If you were raised right, you just don’t go there! It’s just plain wrong.

      • Mustang

        She tries to mask her lack of refinement and smarts by being overbearing and loud. She ‘gets away’ with her nonsense in my opinion, because everyone knows what they will get if they challenge her; more nonsense and volume.

        • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

          & then to try & make it seem more charming, she gives her nasty side it’s own name & persona. ( Nay-Nay.) As if this somehow exonerates her from her ratchet behavior. Like it’s something cute. Probably snatched the idea from Beyonce. Trying to imitate her ‘Sasha Fierce’ persona. Only Nay-Nay ain’t cute!

    • TeeCeeWillow

      DAG YO I HOPE I WAKE UP IN ATL WHEN I COME TO!!!

    • RonnieIsBack

      yup..

  • cait

    Got about 1 inch of snow here in South Manchester today ! Everything, on the roads, ground to a halt ! My guy took 1 hour to travel 2 miles to my house, then 4 hours to go 16 miles home !
    You guys are so organised for bad weather and the UK can’t cope with a flurry of snow !

    • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

      Wow Cait! That’s rough. We got about 11 inches here in Queens, NY from the last storm & are expecting a skosh more snow tonight & brutally cold temps. Raine Woman got almost 20 inches where she is. Stay safe & warm Hon! ❤ ☼ ツ

      • twifan2

        We getting the cold winds & low temps tonite! BBBBBBRRRRRRRR

    • twifan2

      Hi Hi cait! 🙂
      I can send Chats over to you & he can burro a path in & out of your house! I couldn’t get all the furry beasts back in the house yesterday. They loved playing in it yesterday! NOT ME! 🙁

      • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

        That pic of Chats rolling in the snow with his cute pink tongue out is the best! You should share it. Love it. Love Chats!

  • Carmen Mitchell

    Nene an ass.

    • fred

      a BIG ass

  • TeeCeeWillow

    DIS BISH BE TOOTSIE ROLLIN HUH AZZZ DOWN TO DA SKOOL WIT DAT MONAY HAYYYYY MA CUSIN AT DPS TAKE ALL DEM CHARITEE CHEKZ RITE DOWN TO DA CHEK KASHIN JOINT YAZSSSS HUNTY DEN WE GETS OUR HURR LAIIIIDDDD YASSSSSS!!!!

  • Kudos Kenya! You followed through and made good on your promise. Additionally, you shined some much needed light on the foundation. Hopefully other alum will step up and contribute to a worthwhile cause.

  • RonnieIsBack

    Nene always getting her minions to do her dirty work..now even Radar has false stories about the scandelous past of Kenya…this after she sent the C & D…Moose need to quitl
    I knew Kenya paid the money…hell she made more than $20K getting her hair pulled at the reunion sitting in the first seat.
    Twirl is kray at times and had a personality only few can love, but she is harmless…
    Nene, PHaedra and Poooorsha need to fall back and worry about their own chit.

    • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

      Hells yeah Ronnie! So spot on!
      Happy Friday Honey! Hope all is well. Have you a great weekend.

      • RonnieIsBack

        Boom! Happy Friday Tig!!

    • Bonita Gee

      Thank you. You said it all…….. Moose full of talk and no action. with her phrase; “I’m rich bitch!” But can’t keep her donation promise.

      • RonnieIsBack

        Hey Bonita Applebaum….you staying warm. It is freezing up here in effin MI….20 CotDayum degrees…