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Steph Curry Steps Up BIG Time To Help Golfer's Cancer-Stricken Wife & Nia Wilson's Family + Yara Shahidi Is The CHANGE AGENT That We Need!

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Steph Curry is giving up a lot of cash to a help a golfer's wife who's battling cancer and to the family of slain teen Nia Wilson. Get those deets, plus soak in little sis Yara Shahidi's Hollywood Reporter cover and find out what she said about changing the world inside...

Some professional athletes are just that, professional athletes. Then, there are some professional athletes who prove why they're MORE than just entertainment. Most of them aren't just shutting up and dribbling a ball up and down the basketball court.

When Golden State Warriors baller (and avid golfer) Steph Curry heard about golfer Scott Harrington having to leave the Ellie Mae Classic golf tournament - a tournament he was participating in - he knew he had to do something to help.

After competing in the Ellie Mae Classic golf tournament over the weekend (and coming in last place), the NBA superstar announced that he's donating $25,000 to the longtime Web Tour pro Scott Harrington and his wife Jenn Harrington's GoFundMe account. The account was created to help the couple pay for Jenn's medical expenses and the cost of living. Ellie Mae will also make a $15,000 donation to the couple's GoFundMe as well.

Check it:


Curry's high-profile donation encouraged others to donate to the cause. There are several comments on their GoFundMe account that say Steph is the reason they're donating.

Scott and his wife Jenn hopped on Twitter to thank Steph (and others) for the hefty donation:




At the time of this post, the couple has raised $105,465 of $150,000 goal in just one month.

And before he donated to that cause...



The Warriors all-star player helped raise over $21,000 for the family of Nia Wilson, the teenager who was murdered by a white man in a knife attack at an Oakland BART station last month.

Before tip off of the SC30 Select Basketball Showcase in San Francisco, Steph, who coached a team against his brother/NBA player Seth Curry, took center stage and encouraged everyone streaming the game to make a donation, with all proceeds being given to the Wilson family. Donations could be given via Facebook.

Some of Nia's family members were in attendance including, Ansar Mohammed and Letifah Wilson, the father and sister of Nia. Letifah was with her sister on the day of the attack and she also suffered stab wounds.

"I'm sure everybody is aware of the tragedy, the loss we've had in the Bay Area recently, with the life of Nia Wilson," Curry addressed the crowd. It was a senseless tragedy that should not have happened. We want to use this game to dedicate to your family, to show how much we appreciate you guys for fighting through this loss," he continued.

As of the time of this post, $21,395 was raised. If you'd like to still donate, click HERE.

Shoutout to Steph Curry, who welcomed his third child (a boy) last month, for lending a generous helping hand.

On the magazine front...

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By now you know, Yara Shahidi has been crowned as one of this generation's most "woke" actresses. And rightfully so. The 18-year-old is well aware on social issues and injustices that are going on around her and she's not shy to speak out about them.

Now, the "Grown-ish" actress is detailing how she plans to make a difference using her platform. She's been big on promoting teens who just meet the 18-year-old threshold to VOTE via her Eighteen x 18 initiative. Not only is she informing and educating teens about presidential elections, but she's also focused on midterms as well.

"My passion really stemmed from having gone through the 2016 election, where myself and many of my peers were unable to vote," she told The Hollywood Reporter. "A lot of them went with their parents to the polls, but there was that feeling of being lost. Like, 'What can we do to contribute to our sociopolitical landscape?'"

Shahidi famously had a registration booth at her own voter-themed 18th birthday party (yes, really), held in February at Los Angeles' Underground Museum (the guest list included Reese Witherspoon's daughter, Ava Phillippe, rapper Kodie Shane, actress Peyton List and several of her Grown-ish and Black-ish co-stars). And now she's putting the finishing touches on Eighteen x 18's first national summit, which will take place next month in Los Angeles, along with salons and other voter registration events around the country.

What can't she do?!

Her partner on the initiative, Michael Skolnik, who's worked with several young activists in his career, insists he's not overreaching when he says, "If Yara wants to be president one day, she will be." Her TV boss, Kenya Barris, tends to agree, though he's hopeful his young star will get to experience life first. "Sometimes I worry about her," says the father of six, "because she's been so uber-successful at everything that she's attempted and I want her to leave room for being a kid."

You can read her full interview here.

By the way, Yara joins the bevy of black women landing magazine covers for the month of September, including Beyonce, Rihanna, Issa Rae, her TV mom Tracee Ellis Ross and tons more. Peep her spread below:

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Recently, Yara attended premiere of Crazy Rich Asians at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX rocking a red ruffled Prada mini dress. You can catch season 2 of "Grown-ish" in January 2019. Loves it!


Photos: Getty/MEGA/THR

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