BG, Unk, Young Joc Help Historically Black Colleges Affected By Katrina

 Former Cash Money Records rapper BG is giving back to his native New Orleans by taking part in a benefit block party for area universities.

BG, along with fellow rappers the Chopper City Boyz, Unk, Young Joc and R&B crooner Lloyd, will take the stage during the BET "Stand and Deliver" block party.

Hosted by BET 106 and Park co-hosts Terrence and Rocsi, the event was created by BET and Cox Communications to rebuild historically black colleges and universities in New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, as well as renew school spirit and restore hope.

"I am proud of BET's long-term commitment to the rebuilding of the Gulf region," said BET Chairman and chief executive officer Debra Lee, who added that "Stand and Deliver" represents an example of the network's "strong connection with students at historically black colleges and universities."

BET cameras were on hand to tour the campuses of Dillard, Xavier and Southern Universities, while staff and personalities met faculty and administration and talked with students, to get a feel for campus life one year after Katrina.

The block party will celebrate the launch of the Stand and Deliver Rebuilding Fund, a special fund established by the BET Foundation to reconstruct or repair a building at Dillard, Xavier and Southern. Proceeds from the event will benefit the universities.

Established in 2003, the BET Foundation is a nonprofit organization created to raise public awareness to the numerous health-related challenges within African- American communities.

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